Here’s some of the latest research news:

My colleague from Newton, MA, Thomas Michaud, DC, contributed an article to Dynamic Chiropractic outlining the optimal treatment and rehabilitation for sprained ankles.  A sprained ankle is much more than a self-limiting minor tear.  Too often it can contribute to long-term disturbance of balance and coordination.  His rehabilitation protocol insures proper soft tissue healing and retraining of balance and coordination.

More on tendon and ligament injuries.

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A recent large scale review of the evidence on vitamin D deficiency concluded that low vitamin D is most often the result of poor health, not the underlying cause of it, so that supplementation may not be as helpful as we thought.

More on vitamin D for pain.

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Researchers proposed a simple way to distinguish the early signs of dementia from “normal” memory loss.  They differentiated between reconstructive memory – when you piece together the different parts of a scene or create a consistent narrative – versus simple recollective memory – when you recall a specific name, word, or phrase.  Recollective memory loss is a common occurrence in aging, but loss of reconstructive memory only occurs with dementia.

More on keeping your brain sharp.

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Doctors are still prescribing antibiotics 6 times more frequently than guidelines suggest they should.

More on adverse drug reactions.

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