Archive for September, 2008

Negative Emotions Slow Down Physical Healing

Monday, September 8th, 2008

A new study shows physical proof that — a strong and happy marriage — can be a boon to your health. According to the study, physical wounds take much longer to heal in marriages marred by hostility and conflict than those in which couples build a more pleasurable home life. Scientists used a suction device … Continue reading

Chronic Back Pain Impairs Decision Making

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Scientific evidence supports the hypothesis that chronic pain impairs an individual’s decision-making capability. As part of one study, investigators compared 26 healthy people with 26 patients with chronic back pain (CBP) and 12 patients with a condition called chronic complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is a chronic nerve disorder typically afflicting the arms or … Continue reading

Treating Back Pain Less Costly With Chiropractic Care

Monday, September 8th, 2008

The study comes from American Specialty Health Plans Inc. of San Diego. The company provides employers with health insurance coverage for complementary medicine, including chiropractic care and acupuncture. The company compared four years of back pain claims from two groups: 700,000 health plan members with chiropractic care coverage and 1 million members with the same … Continue reading

Do You Want To Be Healthy?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Drinking soda is bad for your health in so many ways; science can’t even state all the consequences. Here’s what happens in your body when you assault it with a Coke: Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only … Continue reading