Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says

Should I get the flu vaccine? Overall hospitalizations for influenza-like illness (ILI) are at their highest since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began collecting such data. A recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine estimates that the flu vaccine is only 10-30% effective against this season’s most virulent virus, […]

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PRP stimulates hair growth in men and women

by Dr. Dhai Barr What is PRP Hair Restoration? Studies published over the last 10-years have found PRP injection to be an effective treatment to stimulate new hair growth in both men and women. PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a treatment that uses growth factors derived and concentrated from the patient’s own blood in our lab. […]

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Does PRP repair knee OA? Another study says yes!

Another study adds to the evidence that prp repairs arthritis of the knee  By Terrance Manning II, ND At Oregon Regenerative Medicine, we see PRP repair arthritis of the knee everyday. Despite a wealth of published clinical evidence, many physicians remain skeptical of the efficacy of PRP. Studies prove that PRP is more effective treatment of knee arthritis than […]

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OTC pain relievers speed total knee replacements and progression of osteoarthritis

Studies have shown that the main therapeutic effects of PRP and stem-cell therapies rely on the delivery of a high concentration of bioactive growth factors, which stimulate repair and regeneration.

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What is Heart Disease?

Not all cholesterol is created equal—some types/sizes are less likely to clog your arteries—and there are markers other than cholesterol that can assess your risk of heart disease

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Doc Talks: OTC pain meds, the good, the bad and the alternatives. January 11, 6:30 PM

Do NSAIDS increase risk of total knee replacement? Americans take 30 Billion doses of OCT pain meds a year. Taking NSAIDS has been shown to more than double the risk of total knee replacement. The overall impact of NSAIDS on our nation’s health has been well documented, yet few of us appreciate the magnitude of these health […]

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Platelet Rich Plasma ability to heal inhibited by OTC pain relievers

NSAIDS inhibit the ability of Platelet Rich Plasma to stimulate tissue repair. Reporting in the June 2015 issue of Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr. Gert Schppinger and colleagues at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery in Graz, Austria showed that NSAIDS inhibit the ability of platelets to stimulate tissue repair. In this […]

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Stem cells build cartilage better with weight loss

Stem cells are better able to build cartilage after weight loss. Research published in the International Journal of Obesity in November of 2012 has found that obesity caused by diet can alter the health of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Researchers demonstrated that stem cells build cartilage better if MSCs are harvested from adipose of lean mice. […]

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Back to school means surge in concussion risk

Follow up care found to be inadequate A 6-year study made by Blue-Cross Blue Shield found that the diagnoses of concussion has increased 43 percent from 2010 through 2015 in the U.S. Additionally, concussion diagnoses spiked 71 percent for patients ages 10 through 19 during the same time span. For this age group, the fall is […]

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Chondroitin sulfate plus glucosamine as effective as Celebrex

Glucosamine, chondroitin and prolotherapy are an effective combination for knee pain.

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