Monthly Archive:: June 2013

Can’t Get Enough Sunshine? Take Probiotics to Boost Vitamin D

Probiotics aren’t just good for your tummy. A new study shows that taking probiotics could boost vitamin D levels, which could be protective against osteoporosis and hip fractures. Up to 40 million Americans are at-risk

Skipping Breakfast Can Cause Insulin Resistance

They say it’s the most important meal of the day, and that just may be true. In a recent study, skipping breakfast was found to temporarily induce insulin resistance in overweight women. Insulin resistance is

Acupuncture for Back Pain is Both Accepted and Effective

Acupuncture, with its ancient history of improving wellness in humans, can provide patients suffering from various ailments with relief of pain and symptoms without the use of drugs or other more invasive procedures. Ongoing research

Can Sunshine Stave Off the Flu?

Here’s another reason to soak up the sun this summer: new research shows that Americans’ vitamin D levels fluctuate with the seasons, putting you at a higher risk of a deficiency during the winter

Talking to Teens About Weight Loss: Helpful or Harmful?

With over a third of adolescents categorized as obese or overweight in the US, many doctors and parents alike wonder how to best support teens in healthy weight management. A new study found that

Fibromyalgia Isn’t Imaginary, Study Confirms

Scientists have uncovered new insight into why fibromyalgia patients experience widespread pain and fatigue, and have confirmed that the condition isn’t imaginary. An estimated 10 million people in the US suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, but

Racial Disparity Found in Diagnosing ADHD in Children

Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often benefit from treatment and medication to increase their success in school and ease problems with social interactions and associated behavior issues. However, the benefits of a

On-site Chiropractic Lowers Employee Medical Costs

Offering chiropractic care at on-site health facilities could decrease employee medical costs associated with musculoskeletal injuries and headache, suggests the results of a recent study. Musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of worker disability

Yoga Boosts Brain Function

A 20-minute daily yoga session could boost your brain power. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers found that people had improved working memory and inhibitory control after a single 20-minute

Advances in Auto Safety: 1959 vs 2009

Auto safety has come a long way in the last 60 years, and it’s easy to take it for granted. A new video from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety does an excellent job of