Chiropractor News

Experts focus on urgent need for Fracture Liaison Services in the Asia-Pacific
Singapore - November 5, 2016 A proven method of identifying and managing patients at high risk of fracture is the implementation of coordinator-based Fracture Liaison Services FLS in clinics and hospitals. Due to their importance to osteoporosis management, FLS are a key focus of the IOF Regionals 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, which opened in Singapore on November 4th with delegates from ...
EurekAlert - Sun. Nov 6
Scientists find key protein for spinal cord repair
DURHAM, N.C. -- A freshwater zebrafish costs less than two bucks at the pet store, but it can do something priceless Its spinal cord can heal completely after being severed, a paralyzing and often fatal injury for humans. While watching these fish repair their own spinal cord injuries, Duke University scientists have found a particular protein important for the process. Their study, published Nov. ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Nov 4
Body builders aren't necessarily the strongest athletes
An increase in muscle size with exercise may not be directly related to an increase in muscle strength, according to a recent analysis of the literature. Investigators who examined available evidence have concluded that size and muscle strength may actually be separate phenomena, which challenges many assumptions upon which exercise programs have been based. The researchers noted that there is a w ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Nov 3
Study finds mild exercise helps decrease pain and improve activity level in ol...
It s never too late to reap the benefits of exercise, and that includes older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, according to a study. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery HSS found that a low-impact exercise program in senior centers in New York City s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens communities helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life for ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 2
New study confirms link between early menopause and higher risk of fracture
CLEVELAND, Ohio November 2, 2016 --If you re in menopause before the age of 40, you have a higher fracture risk. That fact has already been proven by the Women s Health Initiative WHI clinical trials. Now a new study evaluating the same WHI data further concludes that, even with calcium and vitamin D supplements, your risk of fracture is still higher. The study is being published online today in M ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Nov 2
Samumed selected for 7 presentations in 5 therapeutic areas at ACR 2016
San Diego, CA--November 1, 2016 - Samumed, a leader in tissue regeneration, today announced it has been selected to feature seven presentations in five different therapeutic areas at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology ACR Annual Meeting from November 11-16 in Washington, D.C. The ACR Annual Meeting is the premier educational event for physicians, health professionals and scientists who trea ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1
Orthopaedic surgeons use new patient-focused measures to assess outcomes
ROSEMONT, Ill. November 1, 2016 --Orthopaedists traditionally rely on X-rays, MRI, CT scans, physical measurements, and functional tests for patient outcomes assessments, but this is changing thanks to new technology that communicates ongoing, real-time outcomes feedback from patients, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons JAAOS . Two studie ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Nov 1
Understanding the fascinating interaction between bone and brain
The best news is that the brain has become front and centre in the regulation of bone modelling , conclude authors Professors Paul Dimitri and Cliff Rosen in their concise review of the complex role of the central nervous system in bone metabolism. The review The Central Nevous System and Bone Metablism An Evolving Story , published in Calcified Tissue International Musculoskeletal Research , show ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Disparities in postop readmission may be reduced by improving nurse-to-patient...
PHILADELPHIA, PA October 31, 2016 - A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research CHOPR shows that older black adults are not only more likely to be readmitted following an elective hip knee replacement, than otherwise similar white patients - they may also be more adversely affected by insufficient hospital nurse staffing. The r ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Customized vitamin D supplements may benefit pregnant women
Washington, DC -- Individualized supplement doses help protect pregnant women from vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism . The research found vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early i ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 28
High-frequency spinal cord stimulation provides better results in chronic back...
October 28, 2016 - For patients with severe, chronic back and leg pain, a new high-frequency spinal cord stimulation SCS technique provides superior clinical outcomes, compared to conventional low-frequency SCS, reports a clinical trial in the November issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The new HF10 techn ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 28
Popular ultrasound treatment does not improve fracture healing
Hamilton, ON Oct. 25, 2016 - Low intensity ultrasound after surgical repair of a bone fracture is a popular treatment to improve recovery, but it doesn t work, says a large international study led by researchers at McMaster University. In a clinical trial published by The BMJ today, the researchers show no difference in the recovery time between using low intensity pulsed ultrasound LIPUS or a pla ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Oct 26