How Strong Are Your Bones?

(DGIwire)  Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide.  Because there are no symptoms associated with bone loss, it is often only discovered after a fracture. People are rightfully concerned about age related bone loss and often ask what they can do about it.  Although there are many supplements and drugs which are touted as […]

Is a “Stiff Upper Lip” Seriously the Only Option When in Pain?

(DGIwire) — Chronic lower back pain has become a common complaint. Does this mean we should just resign ourselves to a stiff lower dorsum and keep a stiff upper lip? The answer is no, because when back pain becomes constant, it can lead to serious consequences. Since chronic lower back pain is difficult to diagnose and […]

Resolution: Improve Your Health, Americans

(DGIwire)  Health and fitness are always at the top of the list when it comes to New Year Resolutions regardless of anyone’s age. That is the good news and also the bad news because overall health in America is going in the wrong direction. Although you may hear that average life span in the United […]

Exercise Alone Won’t Halt Weight Gain

(DGIwire) A recent study published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine looked at the exercise patterns and weight of more than 19,000 adults over a 22 year period. The researchers found that almost everyone gained weight during that time and that only those that exceeded all current recommendations were able to avoid significant […]

Symptoms of “Aging” May Mask a Much More Serious Threat

(DGIwire)   Ebola continues to make headlines on a daily basis. And this year’s flu season is just getting started. But there is another serious health threat sweeping through the country right now that very few people are aware of. Yet if you are over the age of 55, chances are good you may be […]

For Those with Chronic Pain, the Goal is Relief

(DGIwire) Regardless of whether or not you are a fan of football, baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer or any other sport—it’s hard not to get captured by the excitement once the Super Bowl, World Series, the Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, World Cup or any of the other tests of athletic superiority grip the masses. Sport aficionados […]

Are Oils and Fats Really Healthy?

(DGIwire)  Oils and fats are a common health topic today.  Many people are consuming tablespoons of olive, macadamia, walnut, avocado, flax seed and coconut oils or perhaps fish and krill oils on a daily basis in an effort to improve their health.  There is an ongoing debate about which ones are the most beneficial.  Our […]

The Link Between Wealth, Fast Food & Obesity

(DGIwire) — Researchers from the University of Michigan collected data suggesting a correlation between the number of fast food restaurants and obesity rates.  This may sound like old news but scope of the data they analyzed is impressive and their conclusions compelling. In the study, they looked at 26 wealthy nations.  It is the wealthy […]

Avoid Refined Sugar And Fructose But Not Fruit

(DGIwire) — The evidence appears to be building a case that refined sugars and fructose, like high fructose corn syrup, in commonly consumed quantities, may be harmful and should be eliminated or severely restricted in our diets.  This looks like sound advice.  However, a problem arises when health or weight-loss “experts” start telling people that […]

Can Man Live on Coffee Alone?

(DGIwire) — A study done in 2005 by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania concluded that the top source of antioxidants in the average American diet comes from coffee.  In fact, there was really no runner-up as nothing else even comes close.  Black tea came in second place but it was beaten by […]

Protein Confusion: How Much Should Your Diet Include?

(DGIwire) — A new article in the journal Cell Metabolism, cited research around protein consumption by adults aged 50 years and older which was specifically designed to determine how different levels of protein intake might affect health. So, do we now finally know how much protein we need?  Absolutely not!  In fact, the results appear […]

Knee Replacements: Not Just for the Elderly Anymore

 (DGIwire) —  Baby boomers’ knees are wearing out more quickly than ever. According to a recent article in AARP: The Magazine, the number of knee replacements in the U.S. has almost doubled in the past decade, to 600,000 a year, in large part because boomers want to remain active as they get older. Historically, knee […]

GPS for Joints: Could Surgeons Using Computer Technology Get You Where You Want to be Faster?

 (DGIwire) — Computers continue to transform every aspect of modern life. In hospitals, “surgical navigation”—surgery with the assistance of computers—is enabling surgeons to achieve greater accuracy during a wide range of procedures, including knee replacement. Among the innovators in this exciting arena is OMNIlife science, Inc., a Massachusetts company that designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality […]

close