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A user guide for your knees courtesy of the NY Times

A user guide for your knees courtesy of the NY Times Do you ever wonder why some people have knee problems while others don’t? The NY Times recently offered a section that discusses the function of the knees as well as the anatomy and some exercises that you can do to strengthen the structures surrounding the knees. The knee is actually a pully system, that relies on the kneecap for leverage to move the leg.  It also relies on foot posture and symmetry both in the feet and hips, to equally distribute the weight from one leg to another.  Finally, Read More »

Muscle cramps; useful advice on how to get rid of them.

Muscle cramps; useful advice on how to get rid of them. Do you experience muscle cramps?  We all do at one time or another but are we experiencing muscle cramps or are we feeling a protective mechanism of the body? Imagine, you are lying in bed and you move your foot a certain way which causes it to cramp.   Traditionally, most people will try to massage out the cramp or stretch it loose. To cramp or not to cramp? Some foot cramps may be caused by tight lateral fascia in the leg which will restrict motion in the foot Read More »

Scientists thought vaccinations eliminated the measles. What is behind the recent measles outbreak?

Scientists thought vaccinations eliminated the measles. What is behind the recent measles outbreak? The Measles had been thought by many scientists to have been eliminated.  Most of us have had the Measles vaccine, often through the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). It has been unclear as to how long the vaccine would be effective and people who did not get adequate immunity initially were thought to have immunity after a second vaccination. Recently, there have been Measles outbreaks that began during an annual Hasidic pilgrimage from Israel to Ukraine. This led to a state of emergency in New York’s Rockland county, Read More »

Consumer Reports offers credible information on CBD in their latest issue. Check it out.

Consumer Reports offers credible information on CBD in their latest issue. Check it out. If you are wondering what all the fuss is about with CBD and the claims on what it can do for you, Consumer Reports in their April issue has some great information on it.   Our blog has reported on CBD products in the past which are reported to relieve pain, help your depression, insomnia and relieve anxiety. CBD is the non intoxicating component of the Marijuana plant.  According to some reliable sourced, CBD has many claims attached to it but the science behind it and Read More »

Is healthcare in the USA expensive? American’s borrowed 88 billion last year to pay their medical tab.

Is healthcare in the USA expensive? American’s borrowed 88 billion last year to pay their medical tab. According to USA today, Americans paid 88 billion last year to pay their medical bills. According to Gallop who is known in the USA for their polling Americans on different subjects, Americans borrowed 88 billion dollars to pay their medical bills. The total cost for medical care in the USA was $3.7 trillion nationwide, which translates to $10,739 per person.  These numbers are insane. Most Americans are aware that a major health event can bankrupt them.   Imagine working your whole life and having Read More »