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Study: Plasma Injections Better than Surgery or Steroids

Injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP) into injured parts of the body reduce pain and improve function more than surgical or steroid treatments, according to a new study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA). PRP is…

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Montana Doctor Sounds the Alarm

A new patient named Vicky came to see me. She was pretty desperate. She had fallen down a flight of stairs a month ago, breaking her collarbone, several ribs and her pelvis. Prior to falling, she was in chronic pain…

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CDC: Pregnant Women on Painkillers Put Babies at Risk

About a third of women of childbearing age in the U.S. are taking opioid painkillers, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that warns of the dangers of opioid use during pregnancy. CDC researchers…

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‘Microcapsules’ Could Heal Damaged Cartilage

A new microcapsule delivery system developed by British researchers could reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and even reverse damage to cartilage tissue. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) say tiny microcapsules infused with a protein molecule called C-type…

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