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  • TOPICAL ICE IS A GREAT PAIN RELIEVER BUT NOT DIRECTLY ON THE SKIN

    Topical ice or cold pads are our preferred methods to relieve pain after surgery or after PRP or stem cell injections: but never directly on the skin.

    As the accompanying picture shows, when ice is applied directly to the skin a burn can result. This patient injured her knee and applied ice directly to the skin. A mild burn resulted. She then bumped her knee resulting in a superficial skin breakdown. Her skin is healing well but we counsel our patients that ice should always be applied over a cloth.

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  • AQUABIKE IS A BETTER TRIATHLON

    Triathlons have had 2 basic problems: running injuries and excessive training times. Aquabike is a relatively new competition that solves both problems.


    Aquabike, which is growing rapidly, simply means a combined competition of swimming and cycling without the running. While running is terrific exercise, it is also very hard on the joints of most adults – especially when the running is on asphalt or concrete as is usually the case. My office is filled with runners with knee, back, and other problems caused by the repetitive pounding of regular running. Cycling and swimming can have their own overuse injuries but the incidence and severity are much less. And since cycling is primarily a lower body exercise and swimming extensively involves the core and upper body, Aquabike provides great conditioning balance: there is no need for the extra lower body workout provided by running.

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  • FACIAL REJUVENATION PRP TREATMENT USING YOUR OWN GROWTH FACTORS FOUND TO WORK BETTER RATHER THAN “READYMADE” AS ANTI-AGING WRINKLE TREATMENT.

    Microneedling using PRP (platelet rich plasma) obtained from a small blood draw is a proven relatively painless technique of opening pores to allow growth factors to penetrate deeply to reduce wrinkles and help rejuvenate skin. There are no injections and no cutting of skin.

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  • PROBIOTICS FOUND IN GREEK YOGURT SHOWN TO DECREASE INFLAMMATION OF ARTHRITIS

    Probiotic supplementation was found to reduce rheumatoid arthritis pain and inflammation in a recent randomized controlled study. While probiotics can be taken in pill form, it is generally better, and less expensive, to obtain nutrients from food. Fortunately the probiotics that were effective in this study can be found in Greek Yogurt. We would recommend Fage Greek Yogurt. It is the best brand available in our opinion for many reasons: including high protein content, low calorie count, creamier consistency (which differentiates Greek from plain yogurt due to its being strained three times instead of two), excellent taste plain, and no added sugar. Most of the lactose is removed from Greek yogurt, and most of the little that remains is digested by the probiotics in the Greek yogurt itself so that even most lactose intolerant individuals are usually able to digest it without a problem. The fact that it has therapeutically proven probiotics is one more reason to use it. The tested probiotics were lactobacillus casei – which has been shown effective in other studies, lactobacillus acidophilus, and bifidus.

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  • OBAMACARE PROVISION CAUSES HEALTH CARE COSTS TO RISE

    It is well known that Obamacare has resulted in accelerated increases in health costs. An interesting recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled “The Deception Behind Those In-Network Health ‘Discounts” explains how a little known provision of Obamacare incentivizes insurers to raise costs even more. The essential problem is easy to understand. It is simply that insurers make ever more money when health costs rise because they just pass the increased costs on to their enrolled insures, and keep a percentage of the premiums that these clients-patients pay. The higher the costs the more the insurance companies keep.

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