Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Evidence On Managing Breakfast And Your Lifestyle

Breakfast, weight loss and metabolism continue to have confusing evidence and one size fits all doesn't necessarily work. Read ideas and evidence on how to manage it within your personal lifestyle HERE

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Are Your Supplements Dangerous?

Supplements are commonly used for athletic performance and weight loss. Do they work and how safe are they? Find ways to investigate your supplements HERE

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Opioid Use Around ACL Surgery

U Iowa study looking at opioid use surrounding ACL tears and surgery. 1/3 were using opioids before surgery and 5% were still using at 12 months after surgery. Get off of them presurgery if at all possible! ACL tears don't hurt once the swelling and bruising is gone. No one walks around and says my torn ACL is sore today. It is a functional injury. Remaining on opioids makes pain control after surgery difficult and increases risk of long term addiction. Read details HERE

Friday, January 26, 2018

Why Do Certain Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?

Why do songs get stuck in your head. These songs called earworm songs have a few common characteristics and there are reasons they embed in your brain so effectively. Find details HERE

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

14 Ways To Bring More Joy To Your Life

Find 14 ways to prioritize balancing your life and making sure you maintain space for things that make you happy. Read hints HERE

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition seen in middle aged men and women predominantly. It is more common in diabetics. A trivial shoulder injury can initialize the process which is fibrosis and scar formation in the shoulder making it is stiffer and stiffer. The natural history is increasing stiffness for 1-2 years followed by a natural return to normal range of motion that may take another year. Obviously, patients do not want to wait this long.  The past several years I have been using a cortisone injection into the joint which seems to stop the process and reversed the stiffness when done in conjunction with physical therapy.  Since adopting this approach I have not had to operate on someone with frozen shoulder for several years.  A recent study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine highlighted a randomized trial that corroborated my impression. You can find details  HERE

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

More Brain Benefits From Exercise

As previously discussed exercise has many benefits for the brain. HERE is more evidence that our function and thinking improves with exercise

Friday, January 5, 2018

7 Habits Of Low Stress People

Some people have it figured out and lead low stress lives. HERE are 7 hints on how they do it

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Avoid The New Year's Resolution Crowd At The Gym With This Home Workout Program

The gyms will be crowded for the next couple of weeks with the resolution crowd. Use this program at home till the pretenders quit the gym. Find it HERE