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Home Remedies for Lower Back Pain

photo of lower back painBack pain is one of the most common physical ailments. Studies show that eight in 10 Americans have back pain at some point in their lives, usually in the lower back.

Your might have sprained it while working in the yard or cleaning house. Or your back might hurt from an old sports injury or a chronic condition such as arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis.

Sudden or severe back pain should be checked by a doctor or a physical therapist. That also goes for pain that won’t go away.

But sometimes you can treat nagging pain and discomfort on your own.

Wilson Ray, MD, chief of spine surgery for the Department of Neurological Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, says home remedies ” tend to be better when they’re combined than [when done] alone.”

1. Keep Moving

You might not feel like it when you’re in pain.

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Autism: Signs and Symptoms

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can look different in different people. It’s a developmental disability that affects the way people communicate, behave, or interact with others. There’s no single cause for it, and symptoms can be very mild or very severe. 

Some children who are on the spectrum start showing signs as young as a few months old. Others seem to have normal development for the first few months or years of their lives and then they start showing symptoms.

But up to half of parents of children with ASD noticed issues by the time their child reached 12 months, and between 80% and 90% noticed problems by 2 years. Children with ASD will have symptoms throughout their lives, but it’s possible for them to get better as they get older.

The autism spectrum is very wide. Some people might have very noticeable issues, others might not. The common thread is

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Gene Collier: Gene Therapy: Ohio joins Pennsylvania with ‘stand-your-ground’ law, also known as ‘make my day’ | Tribune

Apr. 7—Another active shooter was getting busy with his Second Amendment rights as I sat down to write this Tuesday morning, with no final accounting of this latest swoop of metronomic American carnage yet available at deadline.

The ghoulish tally in Frederick, Md., where the active shooter’s day ended typically in his own death, will attach to the spike in gun violence that began last month in Atlanta and Boulder, where 18 bloody corpses served to illustrate a nation eager to get back to slaughtering each other with real bullets rather than waiting out some soulless pathogen.

But there was more gun news Tuesday.

In Ohio, Tuesday was the day the new state law took effect, officially plunging the Buckeye State into the company of 37 others (including the Keystone State) with so-called stand-your-ground laws in the statutes.

Funny how this works, and by funny I mean, of course, tragic.

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How Therapy Actually Works and 5 Myths about Therapy Debunked | by Erin Frey | Kip Blog

Erin Frey

Since we started building a mental health startup, Kip, we’ve fielded a lot of questions from people who are curious about therapy. These questions have been enlightening and validate the work we are doing. They have also revealed many common misconceptions about what exactly therapy is, who it is for, and how it works.

Have you ever had these thoughts about therapy?

  • Therapy doesn’t work.
  • Therapy is not for me–it’s for people with serious mental health issues.
  • Talking to someone about my problems won’t help me.
  • I can fix the problem myself.
  • Once I start going to therapy, I’ll have to go forever.

Many people have had these same thoughts, but they’re not true! And worse, these misconceptions prevent people from enjoying the positive, life-changing benefits that therapy brings.

Therapy is a scientifically proven process that teaches you how your mind works. It helps you navigate your feelings, build better

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Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Surgery, and Treatment

What Is Meniere’s Disease?

Meniere’s disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness in which you feel as though you’re spinning.

It also can cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. The hearing loss eventually can be permanent.

The disorder takes its name from a French doctor, Prosper Meniere, who suggested in the 1860s that the symptoms came from the inner ear and not the brain, as most people believed.

Meniere’s Disease Causes

The cause of Meniere’s disease isn’t known, but doctors think they understand how the symptoms of Meniere’s happen.

Fluid builds up inside a part of your inner ear called the labyrinth, which holds structures that help with hearing and balance. The extra fluid interferes with the signals your brain

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Hydrogen therapy for Covid-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) | by Vaibhav

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Covid-19 rendering

In the cohort involving 201 patients with confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia, risk factors associated with the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and progression from ARDS to death included older age, neutrophilia and organ and coagulation dysfunction. Recently, accumulating evidence suggests that a subgroup of patients with severe COVID-19 might have a cytokine storm syndrome and hyper inflammation. [1,2]

[A] Prof. Zhong Nanshan, Chinese scientist, epidemiologist and pulmonologist who discovered the SARS coronavirus in 2003 on benefits of the oxygen-hydrogen gas mix inhalation in Chinese patients

[B] Overview of planned or ongoing studies of drugs for the treatment of COVID-19

Hydrogen-oxygen nebulizer

[C] Duried Alwazeer, Redox Research Center, Igdir Üniversitesi on Potential Cheap and effective Drug for COVID-19

https://www.researchgate.net/post/Potential_Cheap_and_effective_Drug_for_COVID-19

Given the theory that molecular hydrogen can significantly down-regulate expressions of inflammation-related genes and selectively reduce hydroxyl radical, there are reasons to believe that cytokine storm

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Root Canal Procedure for Infected Tooth Nerve: Purpose, Procedure, Recovery

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

People fear root canals because they assume they are painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the procedure itself.

What Is Dental Pulp?

dentalpulpThe pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the center of the tooth and contains the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The tooth’s nerve is in the “root” or “legs” of the tooth. The root canals travel

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Different Types of Approaches and How They Work

If you’re thinking of trying therapy, you might’ve already noticed the surprising amount of types available. Though some approaches work best for specific conditions, others can help with a range of issues.

In therapy, you’ll work with a trained mental health professional. What you’ll do in each appointment depends on the preferred methods of your therapist and the issues you’re looking to address.

You can expect to spend some time discussing how challenging situations, emotions, and behaviors affect your life.

This will likely involve working through some negative events or distressing thoughts. It may be difficult in the moment, but the end result is usually a happier, more fulfilling life.

Here’s a look at some common types of therapy and how to choose which one is best for you.

Psychodynamic therapy developed from psychoanalysis, a long-term approach to mental health treatment.

In psychoanalysis, you can expect to talk about anything

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Aquahab Physical Therapy has Partnered with Progress Physical Therapy, Part of the Ivy Rehab Network | Health Care Hospitals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Ivy Rehab Network (“Ivy”), a national leader in outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitative services, is proud to announce that Aquahab Physical Therapy is now a part of its extensive network of therapy centers. Aquahab has joined Progress Physical Therapy, one of Ivy’s three market-leading brands in the Philadelphia market.

“We are thrilled for Aquahab Physical Therapy to join the Ivy Rehab Network and become a Progress Physical Therapy facility,” said Matt Littman, President and CEO of Aquahab. “We’re looking forward to this partnership greatly and are happy to see that the top-tier service that we have provided to our patients for 30 years will continue on. We are looking forward to teaming up with such professionals in the business so that we can continue to enhance what we’ve built and offer our team extended opportunities for growth and development. This is

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What Is a Podiatrist and What Do They Do?

What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Podiatrists are medical specialists who help with problems that affect your feet or lower legs. They can treat injuries as well as complications from ongoing health issues like diabetes. You might hear them called a podiatric physician or doctor of podiatric medicine.

Are They Doctors?

Podiatrists are doctors, but they don’t go to traditional medical school. They have their own schools and professional associations. They also have “DPM” (doctor of podiatric medicine) after their names instead of “MD” (medical doctor).

Podiatrists can do surgery, reset broken bones, prescribe drugs, and order lab tests or X-rays. They often work closely with other specialists when a problem affects your feet or lower legs. In the U.S., podiatrists are licensed and regulated by state governments. 

Education and Training

In college, students who want to be podiatrists take biology, chemistry, and physics along with other science classes to get

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