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Health Articles by Dr. Lavine

Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

The humble mushroom is gaining popularity as a healthy food. And for good reason...

Pain sensitization in the spinal cord

Pain research at Stanford measures the altered state of the spinal cord as it becomes sensitized from a repeated painful experience.

Espress Yourself

Your life is like espresso......

Dangerous Drugs That Put Seniors At Risk

Guest article from Drugwatch, a consumer watchdog website, on the dangers of certain prescription medications for seniors.
Dr. Lavine Interviewed by Virginia Reed for Progressive Radio Network

Dr. Lavine Interviewed by Virginia Reed for Progressive Radio Network

A radio interview of Dr. Ronald Lavine by Virginia Reed on Progressive Radio Network.

Helping Lower Back Pain With Chiropractic – New Scientific Evidence

The latest research on chiropractic methods for helping lower back pain from the medical journal Spine.

New Standards for the Diagnosis of Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis

The diagnostic criteria for spinal stenosis are controversial. Which tests are best? How do the physical signs of pain and leg weakness connect with the MRI picture of a narrowed spinal canal?

Touch in Communication and Health

You live in a world of tactile experience although you may only rarely think about it. Scientists are learning the vast significance of the sense of touch in communication, healing, learning, and emotional expression.

Hospitals Benefit From High Rate of Surgery Mistakes

It’s a tragedy that the current medical system has strayed so far from its basic mission of protecting people’s health. Financial incentives have become so skewed that they actually encourage sub-standard care. Two recent articles offer powerful evidence.
Improving hamstring rehab exercises

Improving hamstring rehab exercises

More than thirty years ago I learned valuable movement principles from one of my mentors -Irmgard Bartenieff. She strongly emphasized the need for integrated exercise that involved trunk stabilization. Now new research shows the importance of this approach in hamstring rehab.

Rewrite Your Experience of Depression and Chronic Pain

If you experience depression and chronic pain, don't let negative emotions take over. Discover how to rewrite your experience and introduce counterbalancing thoughts.

Weight Loss Secrets

It’s been theorized that if everyone who wanted to lose an extra 10-20 pounds actually lost the weight and kept it off, the cumulative disappearance of body mass would destabilize the earth’s orbit and send the planet hurtling off into interstellar space. Actually, that's not true at all. But in this article you can discover a few things that are true about weight loss.
Research deepens questions about low back mri

Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI's taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately.
Frailty syndrome

Frailty syndrome

Frailty is becoming a major concern of physicians treating the elderly. Discover some of the components of frailty that gerontologists are studying in this guest post provided by Laurie G. Jacobs, MD of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

MRIs not helpful in understanding low back pain & sciatica

Dutch researchers took MRI's of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI's taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean?

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