Latest Research Wrap-Up

Here’s some of the lat­est research news:

My col­league from New­ton, MA, Thomas Michaud, DC, con­tributed an arti­cle to Dynam­ic Chi­ro­prac­tic out­lin­ing the opti­mal treat­ment and reha­bil­i­ta­tion for sprained ankles.  A sprained ankle is much more than a self-lim­it­ing minor tear.  Too often it can con­tribute to long-term dis­tur­bance of bal­ance and coor­di­na­tion.  His reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­to­col insures prop­er soft tis­sue heal­ing and retrain­ing of bal­ance and coor­di­na­tion.

More on ten­don and lig­a­ment injuries.

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A recent large scale review of the evi­dence on vit­a­min D defi­cien­cy con­clud­ed that low vit­a­min D is most often the result of poor health, not the under­ly­ing cause of it, so that sup­ple­men­ta­tion may not be as help­ful as we thought.

More on vit­a­min D for pain.

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Researchers pro­posed a sim­ple way to dis­tin­guish the ear­ly signs of demen­tia from “nor­mal” mem­o­ry loss.  They dif­fer­en­ti­at­ed between recon­struc­tive mem­o­ry – when you piece togeth­er the dif­fer­ent parts of a scene or cre­ate a con­sis­tent nar­ra­tive – ver­sus sim­ple rec­ol­lec­tive mem­o­ry – when you recall a spe­cif­ic name, word, or phrase.  Rec­ol­lec­tive mem­o­ry loss is a com­mon occur­rence in aging, but loss of recon­struc­tive mem­o­ry only occurs with demen­tia.

More on keep­ing your brain sharp.

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Doc­tors are still pre­scrib­ing antibi­otics 6 times more fre­quent­ly than guide­lines sug­gest they should.

More on adverse drug reac­tions.

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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website, askdrlavine.com, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com or at 212-400-9663.

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