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Chronic Pain Treated With Magnetic Force Fields Is Not Science Fiction

Chronic pain is reaching epidemic proportions here in the United States and is the most common cause of long-term disability. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), over 76 million people in the U.S. — that is approximately 25%, have had at least one pain episode that lasted for more than 24 hours.Of these,…

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Belly Fat In Seniors May Lead to Poor Memory, Cognitive Decline

Belly fat in seniors can lead to poor memory, cognitive decline, and even Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; a study reports. Currently, approximately 47 million people worldwide are affected by dementia. And as the number of senior citizens rises, so does the number of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.This number is expected to rise to 75 million…

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SNAP Benefits A Lifeline Safety Net Program For Senior Citizens

SNAP ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ) is a vital program for millions of senior citizens who would otherwise be at risk for hunger, malnutrition, and possible chronic illness. Statistics show that in 22% of households receiving SNAP, at least one adult is age 60 or older. SNAP is administered by the Department of Agriculture…

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Peaches Are A Great Way To Stay Healthy This Summer

Peaches are a great summer food that are packed with nutrients and vitamins that will keep you healthy. For example, just one peach can provide you with 15% of your daily Vitamin C needs. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and flushes out bad chemicals that have been linked to cancer.       Peaches:…

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Acupuncture, What It Is, How It Works, Does It Really Heal?

Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It’s primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions. More than 3 million Americans use it but it is even more popular in other countries. In France,…

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CMS Announces New Improved Pay Schedules for Physicians, Telemedicine Visits

CMS  (The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced its 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Qualified Payment Program . It includes major promotion of digital health technology, increased telemedicine coverage, and a reduction in documentation requirements.       CMS: Telemedicine Upgrades For telemedicine CMS will pay physicians for “brief check-ins” and for remote evaluation…

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Biogen New Alzheimer Drug, Finally The Answer or A Bust?

Biogen is now reversing itself and declaring success for it’s current in-testing Alzheimer’s drug, BAN2401. This is the same drug that failed last year when compared against the placebo over a 12 months testing period. Biogen’s announcement last week is based on 18 months of testing data from the Phase 2 trial. The highest dosage…

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Orthopedic Rehabilitation, What It Is, How It Works, Why it Helps

Orthopedic rehabilitation is devoted to restoring function of limbs in patients recuperating from impairments caused by either injury or disease. Therapists will use  massage, exercise, hydrotherapy, and ultrasound to help patients recover from sports injuries, disease, or reduced joint mobility.     Orthopedic Rehabilitation: What Is Treated? Many different symptoms and conditions are treated by…

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Super Molecule Helps Boost Immune Cells To Fight Cancer

A super molecule helps boost the immune system’s fight against cancer by eating up malignant cancer cells. Scientists have developed a chemical structure built of smaller molecules that bond, or click, together like a jig saw puzzle.  This super molecule evades the cancer cell defenses and destroys it by eating it.       Super…

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Prescription Medications Linked To Depression, Mood Swings

Prescription medications typically can cause a variety of side affects. In fact, while the prescription medication itself may provide the intended healing in varying degrees, side affects are a certainty. Now, researchers report that several medications can cause depression and other mood disorder side effects. Indeed, it appears that depression as a side effect of…

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