There are plenty of reasons to work out, and this may be another: Exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells that improve thinking in mice with a form of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers reported that it may be possible to develop drug and gene therapies that trigger the same beneficial effects in people with the brain disease.
September 2018 is designated as National Drug-Free Pain Management Awareness Month: an opportunity to raise public awareness about the dangers of prescription and over the counter (OTC) pain medications. Sponsored by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), this month of observances will educate and inform consumers, managed care, state legislators and patient referral sources on non-pharmacologic options, such as chiropractic care.
Healthy people with a low risk of cardiovascular disease may still need to keep a close eye on their cholesterol, according to new research. A study, published recently in the journal Circulation, found that otherwise healthy people with high LDL cholesterol levels are at higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those with lower LDL.
What company wouldn’t want to reduce workplace injuries and absenteeism, decrease workers’ compensation costs, and boost employees’ engagement and morale? Meeting these goals is essential as Minnesota employers struggle to recruit and retain people in this ever-tightening job market. It turns out that offering employees health care and wellness services right at work is an effective way to accomplish all of these objectives, and then some.
Fat-freezing is touted as a noninvasive way to shed “love handles,” but it’s riskier than previously believed, Florida plastic surgeons warn. After the procedure, about one in 138 patients develops hardened lumps of fat at the treatment site, according to a small, new study.