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Alternative Treatments for Joint Knee Pain

Alternative Treatments for Joint Knee Pain
Our knees, hips, and ankles take a beating in daily life—from trudging up and down stairs to playing games with the kids—because they support our weight, act as shock absorbers, and allow us to run, jump, dance, and dodge. And like the movable parts in a machine, these joints are more prone to problems and can wear out faster than the rest of our body. When your knees and joints are in constant pain and need repair, your options can seem limited to over-the-counter or prescription medications with terrible side effects—or you must simply live with the problem. Fortunately, there are clinically studied natural ingredients that can rebuild joint tissue and stop inflammation. Better yet, they are just as effective as prescription drugs but have none of the side effects. We Need Our Knees Pain is a strong barrier to staying active. If your knees and joints hurt, even the...
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Enrolling in Medicare? Don't Make These Mistakes!

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Finding the right Medicare plan matters. With hundreds of policies to choose from, and so much information to understand, many people guess when choosing a policy and end up paying too much for a plan that doesn't cover what they need. Open enrollment period for Medicare begins October 15. To help baby boomers avoid making the most common mistakes, the nonprofit National Council on Aging (NCOA) created My Medicare Matters . For more than 60 years, NCOA has worked to improve the health and economic security of older adults through education and decision support. My Medicare Matters provides a clear and friendly guide to help boomers evaluate their individual needs, compare their options, enroll in a plan, and sustain the best coverage for years to come. "People typically spend most of their life with healthcare more or less handled for them by an employer," said James Firman, NCOA president and CEO....
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National Survey Shows Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction

Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction
Americans with chronic pain say that current treatments using prescription painkillers do not work, leading to years of intense suffering, thoughts of suicide, and often dependence on the medications. According to a new national survey sponsored by the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, chronic pain is creating an epidemic of addiction. "Many people with chronic pain feel hopeless," said Dr. Peter Przekop, a leading US chronic pain and addiction treatment expert who treats patients at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. "The pain seems unending, traditional treatment often leads to drug addiction, and many wonder if life is worth living." The 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain do so at a cost of around $600 billion a year in medical treatments and lost productivity. The survey reveals that nearly 80 percent of those being medicated for their pain would be willing to...
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Massage Keeps Dartmouth College Athletes In the Game

Massage Keeps Dartmouth College Athletes
Anna Terry’s journey of becoming a sports massage therapist was intertwined with her athletic career. She became involved in sports at a very young age, participating in field hockey, softball, canoeing and gymnastics, ultimately dedicating her energy to kayaking. After graduating from Southwest School of Massage in Durango, Colorado, in 2002, the New Hampshire native attended the 2002 Slalom World Championships as both an alternate on the Team USA Canoe/Kayak  and the team’s massage therapist. She made the team and competed the following year, after which she retired from kayaking and focused on her sports massage career full time. She knew, having been an athlete who received guidance from trainers, that she wanted to serve a clientele of athletes, make them feel better and get them back in the game. Now, Terry, 34, splits her time between her practice— bodyKinesis LLC —and her position as a sports massage therapist and...
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US Moms Agree: Food and Happiness Go Hand-in-Hand

US Moms Agree: Food and Happiness Go Hand-in-Hand
Many ingredients are actively engaging in new conversations, and moms agree, food and happiness go hand-in-hand. Moms are making informed decisions about food in order to help their families lead better lives. Leading food ingredient company, Chr. Hansen, Natural Colors Division, commissioned the "Thought for Food" survey to learn what US moms look for in food labels and to gauge their perceptions of natural ingredients. While moms rely on personal insight gained from Google searches, news segments, and social media discussions, most of their purchasing choices are made by reading food labels.  "One significant outcome from the survey found 83 percent of respondents wish there were more naturally derived food offerings from US food companies. This insight drives product development to help our customers meet consumer needs," said Mary Bentley, senior vice president of color sales and commercial development, Natural Colors Division, Chr. Hansen. "It's also interesting to note 80...
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Differences In Attitudes About Diabetes Based On Age

Differences In Attitudes About Diabetes Based On Age
US announced today the findings of a new survey that reveals striking differences in opinion among various age groups about diabetes and available treatment options. In particular, the generation known as "millennials" (those aged 18 to 34) shows an uneasy mix of fear and ability to handle managing their diabetes, which is being diagnosed at a rate of 1.7 million new cases every year. Millennials rate themselves having better knowledge of diabetes than do Americans ages 35 and older, with 72 percent of millennials indicating they are well versed about the condition versus the 64 percent of non-millennials who expressed some knowledge about diabetes. Despite this self-reported understanding, millennials are less likely than older populations to think that diabetes is a serious health condition; overall, 74 percent of millennials think it is serious compared with 84 percent of the older survey respondents. An estimated 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent...
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