Have Chronic Pain? Here’s a Safer Alternative to Opioids

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Looking for a safer, more effective, and less costly alternative for treating chronic pain now that the Centers for Disease and Prevention has pegged the number of deaths from opioid abuse at more than 28,000 in 2014 alone? One of the most popular choices: drug-free chiropractic care.

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Are You At Risk of Having a Fatal Brain Aneurysm?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – – It should have been a day like any other for Lisa Colagrossi, a New York City journalist for WABCChannel 7. She should have reported the news and returned home to her family. Instead, on March 20, 2015, the 49-year-old mother of two, died from a ruptured brain aneurysm.
Unlike cancer and other diseases, little is known of this deadly condition. In Lisa’s case, she was experiencing one of the classic warning signs of a brain aneurysm — the worst headache of her life — but it was not recognized as a possible aneurysm. This overall lack of knowledge is what prompted Colagrossi’s husband, Todd Crawford, to create The Lisa Colagrossi Foundation (TLCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness of and education about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for brain aneurysms.
A brain aneurysm is a weakness or thinning of the wall of a blood vessel in the brain. Eventually, the blood vessel wall begins to bulge outward. This may cause a leak or rupture and result in bleeding into the brain.
The most common signs and symptoms of brain aneurysms include the sudden onset of the following:
* Worst headache of your life
* Sensitivity to light
* Stiff neck
* Sharp pain behind one of your eyes
* State of confusion
A number of factors can contribute to the development of a brain aneurysm. Some risk factors develop over time, while some are present at birth. Common risk factors include:
* High Blood Pressure
* Smoking
* Head Injury
* Older Age
* Drug/Alcohol Abuse
* Family History
In addition, women and African Americans are nearly 50 percent more likely to develop a brain aneurysm.
For its part, The Foundation has been credited with saving several lives since its inception in September 2015.
One such survivor was suffering from a sudden excruciating headache. After her sister heard Crawford on the radio speaking about his work with TLCF and the signs, symptoms and risk factors of a brain aneurysm, she urged her to go to the hospital. Multiple CAT scans, one spinal tap, and six weeks later, she had lifesaving brain surgery in which two aneurysms were clipped.
Currently, an estimated 6 to 15 million people have a brain aneurysm, with an estimated 40,000 ruptures occurring every year. Of those, over 60 percent will die, and of those who survive, over 66 percent will suffer major neurological deficits.
“Brain aneurysms don’t need to result in a tragic loss,” says Crawford. “The more people that are aware of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors that accompany a brain aneurysm, the more lives that will be saved.”
For more information, please visit www.tlcfound.org.

How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Backpacks

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If you’re like most parents, you remember sending your kindergartener off to school with a backpack bigger than they were. While your child may be able to shoulder it, students are now weighed down more than ever by these cumbersome packs.

Which is why, say experts, more kids than ever before are complaining about back and neck pain. With school starting up again, a likely reason for the complaints is the heavy load they’re carrying (and we’re not talking about classes), with everything from textbooks to laptops to musical instruments crammed inside.

Did You Know Your Eye Makeup Could Be Making You Sick?

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – For a lot of women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed — just as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes.
But while mascara and eyeliner can create different looks, from subtle to striking, they can also make you sick.
The problem: Eye makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria. We all have a few microbes, like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, living around our eyes. When eyeliner or mascara is applied, some of those bugs stick to the applicator and are carried back to the makeup container.
Eye products are supposed to contain preservatives to keep bacteria from growing. But some products don’t have enough. And over time, the preservative’s effectiveness declines. As a result, the bacteria on an eyeliner pencil or mascara applicator grow and multiply. Each time you apply makeup, you get bigger and bigger doses of bacteria — enough to cause serious infections.
“Every year, many women end up with eye infections from cosmetics,” warns the University of Rochester Medical Center. “In rare cases, women have been temporarily or permanently blinded by an eye cosmetic, according to the FDA.”
You can, however, prevent these problems and others with these simple tips:
* Don’t share makeup to avoid spreading bacteria.
* Replace your eye makeup regularly, at least every three to four months.
* Remove eye makeup at the end of every day.
* Practice good eyelid hygiene.
* Keep updated on the latest eyelid-eyelash hygiene clinical safety reports.
Christine Sindt, OD, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, recommends wiping the eyes daily with a new antibacterial eyelid cleanser, such as Avenova from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals. “One recent study showed that Avenova dramatically reduces the amount of Staphylococcus and other bacteria around the eye — by more than 99 percent,” says Sindt. “Avenova contains a solution of pure hypochlorous acid, a substance used by the body as a natural defense against pathogens, but is completely harmless to skin.”
“I encourage women to talk to their doctors about daily eye hygiene using safe and effective products, such as Avenova, which can be the best defense against infections and other common eye problems, like dry eye and Blepharitis,” adds Columbus, Ohio, ophthalmologist Alice T. Epitropoulos, MD. “Take these steps, and women can have both beauty and healthy eyes.”
For information click on www.Avenova.com.
Watch this video for more details on treatment for your eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJoIOTvFGCI. Or call 1-800-890-0329.

Breakthrough Medical Technologies Save and Improve Millions of Lives

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – Millions of people are living longer and in better health, thanks to major advances in medical technology that have produced new high-quality, cost-effective therapies.
Half a century ago, a pacemaker used to treat cardiac arrhythmias was the size of a hockey puck. Today, it’s smaller than a AAA battery. Since 1980, medical technology has reduced fatalities from heart disease and stroke by more than half, reported the National Center for Health Statistics. In that same period, average life expectancy in the United States has increased dramatically — by over five years.
Advances in medical technology are significantly improving patient outcomes and health-system savings, helping people lead longer and better lives. Global medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical (www.sjm.com) estimates that throughout its 40-year history, approximately 70 million patients have been touched by one of its many life-saving technologies.
New pioneering technologies are on the horizon thanks to the continued commitment for improved medical care. Companies like St. Jude Medical are exploring creative and unique partnerships to drive disease awareness and improve patient outcomes. Here are some of the most important new innovations:
* Patients today can connect with their physicians through smart technology offering remote monitoring — transmitters that communicate data about a patient’s condition to their doctors without the patient having to leave home. Research shows that telemedicine expands access to health services for people living in rural or remote areas, and can assist in health care outreach to people who may be vulnerable to untreated chronic conditions.
* In electrophysiology lab systems, used by doctors to manage heart-rhythm disorders, technological innovations have helped doctors reduce costs, streamline workflow and improve quality of care. Integrated lab products from St. Jude Medical make up technologies that let doctors performing cardiac procedures navigate with the help of prerecorded X-ray images. This reduces exposure to radiation for health care personnel and patients.
* The use of colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy screening tests have prevented some 560,000 people from developing colorectal cancer, according to a Milken Institute study.
* Implantable spinal cord stimulation devices, which can provide relief from chronic pain by interrupting pain signals to the brain, are now available in upgradeable technology. Patients will be able to access new, improved therapies via software updates as soon as they are approved, instead of having to undergo repeat surgical procedures to have their devices replaced when new technology comes along.
* Implantable devices that provide deep brain stimulation can help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. About 1 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.
* Insulin pump usage results in better blood-sugar control, resulting in fewer clinical complications, reduced emergency room visits and decreased hospital admissions, according to a study by the Milken Institute.
Of course, medical technology still faces major challenges, especially in expensive epidemic diseases such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other heart conditions. By 2030, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects cardiovascular disease to cost more than $1 trillion.
But today, more than ever, companies like St. Jude Medical are leading the way to solve some of the world’s biggest health care challenges. Scientists, engineers and inventors work with imagination to transform the treatment of expensive epidemic diseases and save and improve lives.

Biotech Companies Are Still the “It” Stock to Have in Your Portfolio

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – If Wall Street has taught investors anything in recent years, it’s how finicky the market can be. While there is never a “sure thing” when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies are still a solid opportunity.
One company that is emerging head and shoulders above its counterparts is Endonovo Therapeutics (ENDV), a biotechnology company developing bioelectronics-based products and therapies for regenerative medicine.
Analysts say that what makes this particular company so attractive is the fact that it is focusing on both the medical device field and as cell therapies.
Endonovo’s devices are based on the Time-Varying Electromagnetic Field technology originally developed at NASA. The way it works is this: the technology uses electromagnetic pulses to deliver electrical stimulation to the nervous system and cells. These devices are non-invasive and non-implantable, and are used to prevent and treat vital organ failure by reducing inflammation and cell death at the same time while promoting regeneration.
In pre-clinical studies, Endonovo’s technology was found to be an innovative approach to treating acute inflammation, since others in the field typically use implantable electrodes to treat patients. The company is concentrating its efforts on treating inflammation in the liver, which, if validated, could change the landscape of medicine since inflammation is the root of all disease.
In addition, the company has plans to apply for orphan drug designation for its next-generation, off-the-shelf treatment of Graft-Versus-Host (GvHD) disease, using enhanced stem cells from the human umbilical cord.
If Endonovo receives FDA approval to market its product, the company could easily reach a billion-dollar valuation.
For those not familiar with GvHD, it is a rare condition in which immune cells in donor bone marrow or cord blood transplants attack the recipient of the transplant, causing a failure of the graft, and is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among recipients.
Endonovo’s method is different from other companies that are also looking for a way to treat GvHD in that Endonovo’s strategy does not include genetic modification and the use of small molecule drugs to enhance the therapeutic properties of stem cells. This means, according to Yahoo Finance, that ENDV’s approach may be translated to other types of stem cells, and is easier to scale up and ultimately manufacture.
For more information, please visit www.endonovo.com.

Is Your Eye Makeup Making You Sick? What You Need to Know

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – For many women, eye makeup is an essential part of being properly dressed, as important as a stylish outfit or nice shoes.
But while mascara and eyeliner can create different looks, from subtle to striking, they can also make you sick.
The problem: Eye makeup can be a breeding ground for bacteria. We all have a few microbes, like Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, living around our eyes. When eyeliner or mascara is applied, some of those bugs stick to the applicator and are carried back to the makeup container.
Eye products are supposed to contain preservatives to keep bacteria from growing. But some products don’t have enough. And over time, the preservative’s effectiveness declines. As a result, the bacteria on an eyeliner pencil or mascara applicator grow and multiply. Each time you apply makeup, you get bigger and bigger doses of bacteria — enough to cause serious infections.
“Every year, many women end up with eye infections from cosmetics,” warns the University of Rochester Medical Center. “In rare cases, women have been temporarily or permanently blinded by an eye cosmetic, according to the FDA.”
You can, however, prevent these problems and others with these simple tips:
* Don’t share makeup to avoid spreading bacteria.
* Replace your eye makeup regularly, at least every three to four months.
* Remove eye makeup at the end of every day.
* Practice good eyelid hygiene.
* Keep updated on the latest eyelid-eyelash hygiene clinical safety reports.
Christine Sindt, OD, Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, recommends wiping the eyes daily with a new antibacterial eyelid cleanser, such as Avenova from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals. “One recent study showed that Avenova dramatically reduces the amount of Staphylococcus and other bacteria around the eye — by more than 99 percent,” says Sindt. “Avenova contains a solution of pure hypochlorous acid, a substance used by the body as a natural defense against pathogens, but is completely harmless to skin.”
“I encourage women to talk to their doctors about daily eye hygiene using safe and effective products, such as Avenova, which can be the best defense against infections and other common eye problems, like dry eye and Blepharitis,” adds Columbus, Ohio, ophthalmologist Alice T. Epitropoulos, MD. “Take these steps, and women can have both beauty and healthy eyes.”
For information click on www.Avenova.com.
Watch this video for more details on treatment for your eyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJoIOTvFGCI . Or call 1-800-890-0329.

There’s At Least One Thing Americans Are Satisfied With

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Sponsored News – How often are the overwhelming majority of Americans satisfied with anything these days?
Not that often, judging by news headlines.
So it’s worth noting that a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that a whopping 83 percent of households surveyed were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with chiropractic care. Among the factors putting chiropractors over the top: displaying “concern about a patient’s overall health, and the extent to which (they) explain the condition and the treatment.”
In fact, even as the number of Americans attracted to chiropractic care for its drug-free, hands-on, and non-invasive approach to treating neuro-musculoskeletal conditions continues to grow — virtually tripling in the past two decades — evidence of patient satisfaction continues to pour in:
* Nine out of 10 patients in a recent BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders study on upper cervical chiropractic care for neck pain, headaches, mid-back, and low back pain reported a “high level” of patient satisfaction.
* In a head-to-head matchup against traditional medical providers, writers in the prestigious American Journal of Public Health concluded that “much of the satisfaction gap” they found — with doctors of chiropractic coming out on top in patients’ opinions — appeared to come down to “differences in the amount of advice and explanation” provided by each.
“Utilization of chiropractic care continues to increase largely because of its documented effectiveness, high patient satisfaction, and lower costs,” says Sherry McAllister, DC, executive vice president of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, noting that doctors of chiropractic have a minimum of seven years of higher education.
To find a local doctor of chiropractic, visit F4CP.com/findadoctor.

Americans Would Prefer to See a Chiropractor Than Primary Care Doctor for Certain Conditions, Study Finds

Doctor reviews the medical test results of a senior couple and gives them the good news.

To hear news outlets tell it, the majority of Americans are overwhelmingly unsatisfied these days.

So it’s worth noting that a study in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics found that a whopping 83 percent of households surveyed were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with chiropractic care. Among the factors? Displaying “concern about a patient’s overall health, and the extent to which (they) explain the condition and the treatment.”

In fact, even as the number of Americans attracted to chiropractic care for its drug-free, hands-on and non-invasive approach to caring for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions continues to grow — virtually tripling in the past two decade

Physician Prescribers Should Recommend Drug-Free Options Rather Than Opioids for Pain Relief

Chiropractor/doctor discussing treatment options with a beautiful senior patient.

The recent opioid overdose-related death of Prince, a world-renowned musician, has once again put the spotlight on how overmedicated our society is and how desperately it is in need of an adjustment.

Last March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shook the medical industry to its roots by encouraging doctors to use conservative care options prior to taking out the prescription pad for opioid use.

The move came in response to growing alarm over the most recent statistics, showing an annual toll of 28,647 deaths involving the potentially addictive drugs. The United States makes up only 4.6 percent of the world’s population, and yet consumes 80 percent of its opioids — and 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone.