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Health and wellness news with a focus on muscle and soft tissue pain, injury and recovery.
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7 Natural Remedies for Knee Pain - Care2.com

7 Natural Remedies for Knee Pain - Care2.com | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
7 Natural Remedies for Knee Pain
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Do you suffer from knee pain? Here are some natural remedies for those creaky knees. Back when I first started running – maybe 20 years ago – I did some damage to my knees.
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Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses

Gout isn't always easy to prove: Study finds CT scans help catch cases traditional test misses | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought.
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New study shows how junk food diets prompt laziness

New study shows how junk food diets prompt laziness | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Eating a diet that consists of processed foods and sugars not only contributes to obesity but also to lethargy, researchers have shown in a new mouse study.
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FDA Warning on Pain Injections Comes Too Late for Some - Businessweek

FDA Warning on Pain Injections Comes Too Late for Some - Businessweek | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
FDA Warning on Pain Injections Comes Too Late for Some
Businessweek
One of the most popular treatments for neck and back pain—steroid shots—can be dangerous, and in rare cases can cause paralysis and death, the U.S.
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7 Back Pain Myths Busted

7 Back Pain Myths Busted | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue

By Linda Melone

Approximately 80 percent of Americans can expect to experience back pain at some point in their lifetimes. If you find yourself hurting and decide to search online for “back pain solutions” y...
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Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA

Aspirin's benefit in preventing colon cancer depends on DNA | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Two decades after scientists discovered that aspirin might reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, a new study finds that it has that benefit almost exclusively in people with genes that produce high levels of a particular enzyme. "If you have low levels of (the enzyme), taking aspirin to reduce your colon cancer risk is probably not helping you," said Dr. Sanford Markowitz, professor of cancer genetics at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland and co-leader of the study. "But people with higher levels are getting a bang for the buck: The combination of high enzyme levels plus taking aspirin really seems to be the key to measurably reducing colon cancer risk." Identifying who can cut their risk of colorectal cancer, which the American Cancer Society projects will kill 50,000 people in the United States this year, by taking aspirin is especially important because the drug poses a significant risk of ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.
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Runners suffer more inflammation and muscle damage than cyclists

Runners suffer more inflammation and muscle damage than cyclists | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
New scientific findings give endurance runners a reason to consider varying their training regime to include other sports.
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Studies and clinical trials are showing avid runners and joggers experience considerable muscle damage.  If you are beginning a new exercise program, it is best not to start with jogging or running. And if you are a runner or jogger, be sure to add other programs such as swimming and cycling to reduce muscle damage.

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Will that sugar rush help you get stuff done? - Futurity

Will that sugar rush help you get stuff done? - Futurity | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
That afternoon candy bar may not be necessary if you’re trying to finish a tough task. Believing you have the … Continued
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Medical Documentation: Efficient vs. Personalized Treatment - The Wellness Digest

Medical Documentation: Efficient vs. Personalized Treatment - The Wellness Digest | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Should the need of medical billing and coding for insurance companies trump a more personalized treatment approach by medical professionals?
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The Candy That Calms

The Candy That Calms | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Snack on this to ease anxiety
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A good reason for a daily serving of dark chocolate!

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17 Dogs That Swear They're Human

17 Dogs That Swear They're Human | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Dogs have always been one of man's best friends, but with every great friendship may come some amount of animosity or outright jealousy. See your friends may just want to be a little more like you, or vice versa.
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Because smiling and laughing are important. : )

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Futurity.org – This quick visual test predicts IQ

Futurity.org – This quick visual test predicts IQ | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Research news from leading universities
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Anatomically correct chairs line up with your bones and organs

Anatomically correct chairs line up with your bones and organs | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
You may not normally think much about your spine, rib cage, and pelvic bones when you sit in an ordinary chair, but Sam Edkins' "Anatomically Correct" seats are more than ordinary.
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I could use this chair!

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Why was John Silva's chronic pain undiagnosed for so long? - CBC.ca

Why was John Silva's chronic pain undiagnosed for so long? - CBC.ca | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Why was John Silva's chronic pain undiagnosed for so long?
CBC.ca
CBC reporter Susana da Silva launches a special series on chronic pain this week with her personal account of her father's struggle. Watch for more stories in the days ahead.
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Regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain in older women

Regular aerobic exercise boosts memory area of brain in older women | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Regular aerobic exercise seems to boost the size of the area of the brain (hippocampus) involved in verbal memory and learning among women whose intellectual capacity has been affected by age...
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Ask Well: Do Foam Rollers Aid Workouts?

Ask Well: Do Foam Rollers Aid Workouts? | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
A reader asks: At the gym, instead of traditional stretching, I see tons of people rolling around on foam rollers. What does the research say about the benefits?
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EPA Asked to Halt Pesticide Use on Apples Until New Safety Studies are Done | Food Safety News

EPA Asked to Halt Pesticide Use on Apples Until New Safety Studies are Done | Food Safety News | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
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New alternative to surgery for shoulder pain? - Boston Globe

New alternative to surgery for shoulder pain? - Boston Globe | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
New alternative to surgery for shoulder pain?
Boston Globe
One of the most common causes of shoulder pain — rotator cuff tendinitis — may soon be treatable with an alternative to surgery and over-the-counter painkillers: shock wave therapy.
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14 Steps To Cut Out Processed Foods & Begin Eating Real Food

14 Steps To Cut Out Processed Foods & Begin Eating Real Food | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Making dietary changes can be tough. It is by far one of the biggest topics I discuss with people when it comes to questions about making healthy lifestyle changes.  One of the toughest parts? We are addicted to many foods and how they make us feel. Processed foods are so important to get off of […]
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Trainers Butt Heads With Coaches Over Concussion Treatment

Trainers Butt Heads With Coaches Over Concussion Treatment | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
A Chronicle survey reveals that football teams' medical staffers often pay a career price if they want more recovery time for players than coaches do.
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What Causes Nightmares?

What Causes Nightmares? | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
When you're waking up from a nightmare, your first question might be, “Was that a bagel chasing me through my house with a sledgehammer?
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I am fortunate that I do not have nightmares, but I sure do have some weird dreams. Sleeping on my stomach maybe the reason.

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Recommended: Olive Oil - In Photos: A Quick Guide To The Mediterranean Diet

Recommended: Olive Oil - In Photos: A Quick Guide To The Mediterranean Diet | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Goal: about 4 tbsp/day
The amount of olive oil includes oil used for cooking and salads and oil consumed in meals eaten outside the home.
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You don't have to go full blown Mediterranean diet to boost health and immune system. Following the recommended daily/weekly servings will help your health a lot!

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Image of the Day: Microbial Tenants | The Scientist Magazine®

Image of the Day: Microbial Tenants | The Scientist Magazine® | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
Human skin (yellow) is covered in resident fungi (cyan) and bacteria (magenta).
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The Wellness Digest and Horse Curator - Google+ - Organic vs. Natural: Understand the Difference …

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Organic vs. Natural: Understand the Difference

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Wonder what the difference is between foods labeled organic and natural?

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As More Alzheimer's Drugs Fail, Researchers Find Hope In Vitamins And Spice

As More Alzheimer's Drugs Fail, Researchers Find Hope In Vitamins And Spice | The Wellness Digest | Scoop.it
New studies suggest that compounds in cinnamon and B-family vitamins may help protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
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Research is showing cinnamon to have many health benefits. It helps regulate blood sugar, reduces inflammation throughout the body and may help break down plaques. Researchers are now testing the effects of two components of cinnamon to use as a treatment for Alzheimer's. 

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