Thursday, August 31, 2017

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Extend longevity

Moderate drinking evaluated in ~350K people over 8 years demonstrated 20%  less risk of dying from any cause and 25-30% decrease in cardiovascular disease. Read details HERE

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How To Lose 5 LBS Fast

Need to lose 5 lbs fast for an event. Here are some relatively safe and effective ways. Find them HERE

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Can You Cut Too Many Calories?

Too aggressively limiting calories may slow your metabolism and have the opposite of the desired effect. Read details HERE

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Kids' Sports Leagues: A 15 Billion Dollar Industry - Time Cover Story

There are many issues surrounding the burgeoning kids' sports phenomenon. Some good, some bad including early sports specialization which may lead to more injuries. Read this week's Time Magazine cover story on the topic HERE

Want To Age Better? Maintain Your Life Purpose

Studies have shown that people that maintain a purpose to your life age better. Read details in this Time article HERE

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Social Jet Lag i.e. Sleeping In On The Weekends May Make It Worse

Sleeping in on the weekend and disrupting your sleep schedule  known as social jet lag may make you feel worse than arising at your usual time. read details HERE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Cardinal's Rosenthal Will Undergo UCL (Tommy John) Surgery. What does That Mean?

Trevor Rosenthal by report will undergo ulnar collateral surgery. UCL reconstruction or Tommy John surgery as it is commonly called involves replacing a torn ligament on the inside of the elbow. The anterior band of the UCL is typically replaced with a graft. The graft may come from the forearm, knee or sometimes a cadaver. Fortunately, the results are frequently good and elbow procedures are more successful in returning throwers to the previous level than many shoulder procedures in pitchers. Read this American Journal of Sports Medicine STUDY of UCL reconstructions we performed at Washington University in the Sports Medicine group that showed a 92% success rate at returning patients to their previous level of throwing. Typically recovery takes 12 months to return to pitching competitively. 

Worried About Your Eyes After The Eclipse?

Didn't follow the rules and stared at the eclipse without proper eye protection? If you are concerned or have eye troubles read what to do HERE

MARS Predictors Of Patient Reported Outcomes After Revision ACL Reconstruction

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Want To Delay Retirement -- Hit The Gym

If you haven't saved enough for retirement or you just like working and want to keep at it -- then keep exercising. One of the most common causes of forced early retirement is poor health. read details HERE

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Moderate Exercise May Be The Most Healthy

Moderate intensity exercise may be best for overall fitness. Short bouts of higher intensity may be all that is needed. Read details HERE

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Running And Exercise May Be Socially Contagious

The amount and effort of your exercise may be related to what your friends and acquaintances do for exercise even when only online friends. Read details  HERE

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MOON ACL Reconstruction Award Winning Study

At the AOSSM Annual Meeting the 10 year outcomes for the MOON Group were presented by Kurt Spindler MD. The study won the AOSSM O'Donoghue Award for best clinical study for 2017. The MOON Group is a 7 site study focusing on primary ACL reconstructions. 
Findings in this study of 1592 ACL reconstructions with 83% follow up showed several factors impacting the IKDC and KOOS Sports and Recreation and KOOS Quality of Life with worse scores. These included: Grade 3 and 4 cartilage wear in any compartment, previous medial meniscectomy, revision ACL reconstruction, higher BMI, smoking, reoperation or subsequent surgery and lower baseline scores. Factors not predicting worse scores included surgeon, medial and lateral meniscus surgery, sport played, graft chosen, MCL or LCL injury or higher laxity.
Factors that predicted worse Marx score can be seen in this slide. These findings can be used to better predict outcome and counsel patients as to expectations for ACL reconstruction.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bryce Harper Bone Bruise: How Long Will He Be Out?

By report Bryce Harper sustained a bone bruise without any ligament damage. Good news, but recovery may still take time. Read our report on isolated bone bruise recovery which was the first study analyzing this in the medical literature. See it HERE. We showed average time to full activity was 3.1 months so reports the team feels he may miss the rest of the regular season are probably accurate.

How To Impact Your Appetite With Exercise

Some exercise stimulates your appetite and some blunts it. Find details  HERE

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Worried About The Impact of Exercise On Your Heart

People have often been concerned that strenuous exercise may actually be hard on your heart. Anecdotal stories of increased heart disease in marathoners etc. Have fueled this. Find the truth HERE

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Great Hints On How To Handle Stress Without It Affecting Your Health

How you handle stress can affect your health, but new research about how you approach stress can decrease or eliminate the worst health effects. Also, many great tips on decreasing stress in general. Find it ALL HERE

Friday, August 4, 2017

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Their Fridge

Wonder what a dietitian keeps stocked in their fridge at all times? Find this nutritionist's 15 go to foods HERE

Thursday, August 3, 2017

You Can Learn Resilience Even In Your Middle Age Years

Researchers long believed resilience and its characteristics are gained in childhood. New research shows we can increase our resilience to life stressors even in middle age. Read hints and details HERE

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Need Motivation To exercise? Find Hints Here

Many people avoid exercise because they believe it needs to be a sweat drenched all consuming activity. There are many ways to exercise and improve health without overdoing the commitment. See the discussion HERE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Resistant Starches Offer Health Benefits

Resistant starches have several health benefits. These include a feeling of fullness, stabilizing blood sugar. Foods containing these include potatoes, bananas, chickpeas and other grains. Read the details in this Time Magazine article HERE