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Montreal researchers explain how your muscles form
All vertebrates need muscles to function they are the most abundant tissue in the human body and are integral to movement. In a recent article published in Nature Communications , an international team of researchers discovered two proteins essential to the development of skeletal muscle. This research, led by Jean-Fran 231 ois C 244 t 233 , a professor at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute IRCM and the Faculty of Medicine at Universit 233 de Montr 2 ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Sleep length may affect risk of falls and fractures
Compared with women in a recent study who slept seven to eight hours each night, women who slept for 5 hours or 10 hours had about a 25 percent increased odds of experiencing recurrent falls falling at least twice in a year . In the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research analysis, poor sleep quality, insomnia, and more sleep disturbances were also associated with an increased odds of recurrent falls. Short sleep was associated with an increased risk of all f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Treating spinal pain with replacement discs made of 'engineered living tissue'...
PHILADELPHIA - For the first time, bioengineered spinal discs were successfully implanted and provided long-term function in the largest animal model ever evaluated for tissue-engineered disc replacement. A new Penn Medicine study published in Science Translational Medicine provides compelling translational evidence that the cells of patients suffering from neck and back pain could be used to build a new spinal disc in the lab to replace a deteriorated one ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
A hydrogel that adheres firmly to cartilage and meniscus
Some types of body tissue, like cartilage and meniscus, have little or no blood supply and are unable to heal if damaged. One promising approach to this problem is to inject a hydrogel loaded with repair cells or drugs into the damaged area in the hope of stimulating tissue regeneration. However, commercial hydrogels do not stay put after being applied to the treatment area because of pressure from the body s movements and the flow of bodily fluids. Doctor ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection
A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according to a team of Penn State bioengineers. Their new understanding of the mechanism that allows citrate to aid in bone regeneration will help the researchers develop slow-release, biodegradable, citrate-releasing scaffolds to act as bone-growth templates to speed up healing in the body. In our lab, we ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Nov 26
Trumpism and the Bigotry of the Antagonists to Integrative Medicine and Health
Waking this day post election to the ascending era of Trump in national politics is unfortunately familiar territory for those of us in integrative health and medicine. We have our own long-standing problem of integration of cultures and tribes and economies. And like other such problems in the name-calling, divisive Trumpian United States, the context of the integrative health debate is often shaped as anti-science and bigotry. An example came across my d ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 15
Eudaimonia, Chiropractic Care and Creating the Best "YOU"
I love the ancient Greek word, eudaimonia It means human flourishing, and who doesn t want a life that flourishes Aristotle used this term to describe the state of highest human good. In other words, this life is all about making sound choices that lead to positive, constructive activities. As a chiropractor who has practiced for over 40 years, I said to myself, this word encapsulates exactly what I ve wanted for my patients - an optimum state of well-bein ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Oct 6
Why Chiropractors and Physiotherapists Must Strengthen their Marketing Strate...
National Academics Relieving Pain in America report considers chronic pain as a national challenge because it affects 100 million American adults. Number of sick days taken due to chronic back pain has seen a dramatic increase from 7.7 million days in 2013 to 9.6 million days in 2014 resulting in a loss of 1 billion. 34 percent growth in the employment of physical therapists from 2014 to 2024 does not surprise because of the growing demand for physical the ...
Huffington Post - Sat. Oct 6
Eudaimonia, Chiropractic Care and Creating the Best "YOU"
I love the ancient Greek word, eudaimonia It means human flourishing, and who doesn t want a life that flourishes Aristotle used this term to describe the state of highest human good. In other words, this life is all about making sound choices that lead to positive, constructive activities. As a chiropractor who has practiced for over 40 years, I said to myself, this word encapsulates exactly what I ve wanted for my patients - an optimum state of well-bein ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 1
Exploring the Benefits of Animal Physiotherapy
Animals have always been a part of my life, even before I took my first breath. Carrying me to full term was a difficult pregnancy for my mom, but it was her two Yorkies, Kirsch and Butch, who laid by her side and comforted her during the nine months that she was bed ridden. They could sense when my mom was in pain, and licked her face until the moment passed. They could feel when the baby was moving, and repositioned themselves next to her belly until the ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 1
Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative...
At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate strands have knit together into a whole that was unimagined at the outset Do the lineages of each become the shared ancestry of what is emerging These are the opening lines of what is effectively the first written history of the movement for integrative health and medicine. I put history in quotation marks becau ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 17
Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Eliminate Recurring Pain
Heal Your Chronic Pain Understand The Source Of Recurring Pain and Learn Effective Techniques To Eliminate It. If there s one thing I know for sure, it s that you and I are always looking for ways to ease our Chronic Pain symptoms and learn more about the causes of them. Something that has proven invaluable in my healing journey is hearing from health experts from across the world of wellness. Today, without asking you to make an appointment, pack your bag ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Sep 17