Monthly Archives: December 2014

Weight Training Prevents Age-related Abdominal Fat (better than aerobic activity) 07105 Weight Training Prevents Age-related Abdominal Fat (better than aerobic activity)Although aerobic exercise alone was associated with less weight gain than weight training overall, a combination of the two optimized waist circumference results, Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues found.“To combat sarcopenia that is inevitable with aging, older adults are recommended to… Read more »

Does Chronic Back Pain Begin In the Teen Years? 07105 Does Chronic Back Pain Begin In the Teen Years?Most people assume that teens do not have back or neck problems, or if they do, they are just sore from an injury or overuse. But when I ask an adult patient with chronic back pain when they first started having problems, it is… Read more »

Preventing Text Neck 07105 REPRINT FROM THE ACAPreventing Text NeckAmericans sent 110 billion text messages in December 2008, according to the Census Bureau. As technology advances, allowing us to do more tasks on smaller equipment, our bodies often pay the price.With a growing potential for injuries from technologies that we rely on, it’s important to minimize the risks.One problem that… Read more »

Aspirin May Help Prevent Skin Cancer 07105 Aspirin May Help Prevent Skin CancerWe all know the risks of with spending too much time in the sun. Ultraviolet rays can increase the risk of skin cancer, which is why we – or at least, the more cautious among us – put on sunscreen before we set off on an extended… Read more »

Lower Death Rates in Men With Prostate Cancer Who Exercise 07105 Lower Death Rates in Men With Prostate Cancer Who Exercise Yet another study is confirming the benefits of physical activity following the diagnosis of cancer, this time of prostate cancer, on all-cause and prostate-specific survival, Swedish researchers report. The study was published online December 19 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. “Being… Read more »

Risk of Colorectal Cancer Decreased With Higher Selenium Levels 07105 Risk of Colorectal Cancer Decreased With Higher Selenium LevelsA new study published in the International Journal of Cancer finds that higher levels of selenium are associated with a decreased colorectal cancer risk. The researchers found that a higher selenium status is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer.An essential micronutrient for… Read more »

Factors for Decreasing the Problems of Rheumatoid Arthritis 07105 Factors for Decreasing the Problems of Rheumatoid Arthritis The best ways for controlling rheumatoid arthritis involve modifiable risk factors that trigger pain, such as extra weight and lack of physical activity. Unfortunately, around 66 percent of people with diagnosed arthritis are overweight, making every step more painful than it needs to be. And 44 percent… Read more »

How Exercise Changes Our DNA 07105 How Exercise Changes Our DNA We all know that exercise can make us fitter and reduce our risk for illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. But just how, from start to finish, a run or a bike ride might translate into a healthier life has remained baffling.Now new research reports that… Read more »

Winter Dandruff. 07105 Winter Dandruff.Ok, this condition is just unpleasant and hardly a topic of terminal health concerns, but I never set out to write this blog to persistently scare my readers.  Sometimes I just want to offer advice on mild topics.Let’s talk about how to approach ridding yourself of dandruff in natural ways.Let’s start sweet…. Read more »

NSAIDs May Protect Against Common Skin Cancer 07105 NSAIDs May Protect Against Common Skin Cancer Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may protect against skin cancer, according to a study published online December 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. NSAID use has been associated with lowered risk for colon, lung, breast, and prostate cancers, but evidence for preventing skin cancer has… Read more »