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Ontario will set up a new clinic to help diagnose and treat people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, and it could expand to help patients with other rare diseases, Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced Monday.
The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), published an update to a previously issued evidence-based clinical practice guideline on chiropractic management of low-back pain (LBP). The update, which revised and combined three previous guidelines, supports that doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are well-suited to diagnose, treat, co-manage and manage the treatment of patients with low-back disorders.
It is upsetting to see anyone in pain, but it's especially heartbreaking to watch a child endure chronic pain.
Wishing patients a "Happy New Year" is all well and fine, but if you're serious about spreading cheer in the New Year, consider passing along more specific advice from a psychologist who studies the science of happiness at Washington University in St. Louis. There is no secret to happiness, but there is a science to it, says Tim Bono, a psychology lecturer in arts and sciences who teaches courses on happiness at the university.
The clinical market is flooded with new, over-the-counter products and equipment. Every day we are bombarded with emails, phone calls, company reps and pamphlets, telling us in breathless detail about the amazing properties and qualities of this or that tool, cream or stretch band. In recent years, we have found ourselves starting to turn a blind eye to the deluge, as have many of you. This is a real pity, as there are some products out there that can make a substantial contribution to our evolving clinical practice.
Older people with age-related loss of muscle mass and strength may be at greater risk of falling and bone fractures, according to new research led by the University of Southampton in the U.K.
REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has passed legislation that will allow people to pay privately for MRIs.
Seeking to improve the reliability of medical testing, an international team of top experts has released new guidelines for doctors and scientists on how to best report their assessments of new and existing diagnostic tests.
Not surprisingly, workers whose job requires them to stand for many hours a day commonly experience foot pain and discomfort. This can ultimately lead to other implications of the foot and the kinetic chain.
A patient in her late 50s presented with back and left leg pain. This had been a problem for decades as the degenerative scoliosis was catching up to her quickly. Her pain prevented her from sleep. Her symptoms became constant and nagging, especially with walking and prolonged sitting.
Many chiropractors are guilty of trying to do too much too soon. Rushing things can be detrimental to the patient. They can get confused with the amount of information and treatment that comes at them. Unfortunately, this confusion can eventually lead to patients dropping out of care. We need to learn how to hold back a little in order for the doctor-patient relationship to blossom and allow people to experience chiropractic and health on another level.
The Conference Board of Canada study, commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), says that it would cost the federal government $3.3 billion in the next year to implement three strategies to cope with the wave of aging baby boomers.
A study suggests men taking opioids for chronic pain are twice as likely as women to escalate to a high dose and die from drug-related causes.
Canadian governments have done little to address the crisis faced by autism families across the country. This sentiment was true in 2007 when it was put forward in the cross-party Senate report on the state of funding for the treatment of autism in Canada, aptly titled, Pay Now or Pay Later. And until recently, this sentiment could be used to sum up the role of the federal government, which has largely left the crisis up to provincial ministries to manage.
Erica Schenk has been a runner for 10 years, but a single snapshot of the curvy athlete may represent her most significant strides yet.

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