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The Pain Free Podcast
6 minutes | Apr 24, 2015
069 – Is Cracking Your Knuckles Bad For You?
Researchers used an MRI to finally find out the answer to this age-old question. Read the study here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0119470
7 minutes | Apr 23, 2015
068 – Which Bench Press Angle is Best For Huge Pecs?
Researchers looked for the highest muscle activity with several different angles of bench press. Find out the best angles in their study here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17461391.2015.1022605#.VS_6d_Diubx
7 minutes | Apr 22, 2015
067 – Do Salt Tablets Help You Perform Better?
This study in The Journal of Sports Science and Medicine says NO. http://www.jssm.org/gecc.php?id=jssm-14-172.xml
6 minutes | Apr 21, 2015
066 – A Treadmill That Speeds Up When You Do
Researchers have come up with a treadmill that speeds up and slows down according to your position on the treadmill belt. Read more about the treadmill and its uses here: http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Abstract/publishahead/VO2max_Measured_with_a_Self_selected_Work_Rate.97774.aspx
6 minutes | Apr 20, 2015
065 – Starting Physical Therapy Early Can Save Your Back And Your Wallet
Early physical therapy for low back pain saved a substantial amount of money for the 100,000+ patients in this study. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/15/150/abstract
7 minutes | Apr 19, 2015
064 – Are Marathoners Better In Bed?
A new study from the University of Cambridge suggests that distance runners have higher testosterone and may be more desirable. Read the article here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/distance-running-may-be-an-evolutionary-signal-for-desirable-male-genes
6 minutes | Apr 18, 2015
063 – Can They Really Transplant A Human Head?
An Italian surgeon will be the first to attempt the transplant on a 30 year-old with a rare muscle-wasting syndrome. Read more about it here: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530103.700-first-human-head-transplant-could-happen-in-two-years.html?full=true#.VPBeBVOsVM6
6 minutes | Apr 17, 2015
062 – Can You Really Buy Breast Milk Online?
The answer is yes, but you may be getting more than you bargained for. Some may be mixed with cow’s milk. Read the study here: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2015/03/31/peds.2014-3554.full.pdf+html
6 minutes | Apr 16, 2015
061 – What’s The Best Weight Loss Program Out There?
Everyone wants to know the answer! Listen to the episode you will find out… Read the research report here: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2214178
7 minutes | Apr 15, 2015
060 – Phone Counseling Helps Back Surgery Patients
This recent study published in The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation showed that counseling post-operative back surgery patients helped improve pain levels and function. Read the study here: http://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993%2815%2900257-9/abstract
6 minutes | Apr 14, 2015
059 – Can Vitamin D Help Pain From Arthritis?
Obese osteoarthritis patients found relief by taking Vitamin D. Read the study here: http://journals.lww.com/clinicalpain/Abstract/publishahead/A_Cross_Sectional_Examination_of_Vitamin_D,.99341.aspx
6 minutes | Apr 13, 2015
058 – Can You Google Map Your Body?
Researchers are using Google Maps algorithms to look at the human body in ways that have never been done before.
6 minutes | Apr 12, 2015
057 – Tylenol Does Not Help Back Pain
A large study done by the British Medical Journal casts doubt on one of the traditional first line defenses for dealing with back pain. Read the study here: http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h1225
6 minutes | Apr 11, 2015
056 – Do You Have Exploding Head Syndrome?
This psychological phenomenon is more common than you think (and quite messy – just kidding!), especially among college students. Read the whole study here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jsr.12292/abstract
6 minutes | Apr 10, 2015
055 – Can Smoking, Obesity, Alcohol and Depression Put You At Risk For Back Pain?
A presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Orlando, Florida says YES. Read more about the Association here: http://www.aaos.org/home.asp
6 minutes | Apr 9, 2015
054 – Early X-Rays, MRI’s and CT Scans Do Not Help Your Back Pain
Imaging tests end up costing more and do not lead to better outcomes for back pain, according to this recent study. Read study here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203801
6 minutes | Apr 8, 2015
053 – An Apple A Day Keeps The Pharmacist Away
A new study looked to find out if an apple a day really does keep the doctor away. It doesn’t. But it does keep the pharmacist away. Read the study here: http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2210883
5 minutes | Mar 12, 2015
052 – How Pain Disrupts Your Sleep
A new survey put out by the National Sleep Foundation raises some eye-opening (no pun intended) facts about pain and sleep deprivation. Read the whole study here: http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/2015-sleep-and-pain
7 minutes | Mar 11, 2015
051 – A Simple Treadmill Test Can Help Predict Your Lifespan
A study recently came out showing how your performance on a treadmill can predict your likelihood of dying in the future. Read more about the study here: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/pb/assets/raw/Health%20Advance/journals/jmcp/jmcp_pr90_3_1.pdf
6 minutes | Mar 10, 2015
050 – How Mussels Can Help Your Muscles
Researchers, helped by a pharmaceutical company, have found a supplement derived from mussels that can help reduce soreness and pain in your muscles! Read the study here: http://www.jissn.com/content/12/1/10
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