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How Daily Exercise Benefits the Body & Mind

When we think about getting regular exercise, our focus tends to be on the number on the scale and how many plates we can put on that bench press bar. Occupational and physical therapy might be in there, too, but especially in the age of

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8 Super Foods that Boost Immunity

Food is the fuel that either keeps our body running like a fine-tuned machine, or turns our insides into a rusty bucket of parts that don’t run. Just like some foods are toxic to bodily systems and organs, other foods strengthen your body. In the

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Integrative, Holistic Medicine: All About Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting hair-thin needles into acupressure points on the body and then stimulating them. It’s often used for pain relief and stress management, but is proving to be an effective part of integrative treatment regimens for a variety of conditions. Acupuncture has been an

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Dr. Hal Blatman Selected As Cincy’s Best Pain Doctor

We’re proud to announce that Dr. Blatman has been selected by patients as Cincy’s Best Pain Doctor in Cincy Magazine for THREE different categories in 2022: Interventional Pain Management Pain Management Pain Medicine Look for him in the Winter 2023 issue!

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The Shortcomings of Cortisone Treatments for Pain

Cortisone injections are used for a host of things, perhaps most notably, really bad bouts of poison ivy. As an emergency intervention for allergic reactions, it has its uses. But cortisone shots are also standard treatment practice in degenerated joints, partially because it has expedient

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The Implications of Biotechnology for Medical Research & Healthcare

As medical research speeds ahead with advances in disease and injury treatment, biomanufacturing is becoming more common. In fact, in medicine, biotechnology is the future. Biomanufacturing is creating a biologic from living cells, and is being researched in food production and other industrial purposes –

The Health Advantages of Getting Your Daily Dose of Sun

It’s summer, and that means bright, sunny days, mornings on the front porch, kids’ outdoor sporting events, and trips to the beach. Much of the time, when we talk about the summer sun, we’re talking about how to protect ourselves from harmful UV rays. Wear

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Marijuana Regulation in the US

It seems like it’s been a long time since the first state passed legislation about marijuana – probably a lot longer than you think. During the Victorian era you could get marijuana tinctures in any drug store, and marijuana was used medicinally in different solutions.

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Platelet-Rich-Plasma Therapy: What it is & How it Works

In the field of regenerative medicine, two of the most promising new therapies that might prove “cure-alls” for a variety of ailments are stem cell therapy and PRP therapy. Both are meant to use endemic material to spur your body to heal itself, but only

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Medical Marijuana Helps Your Body & Mind

More than two-thirds of US states agree that medical marijuana is useful for helping a variety of chronic ailments, from cancer to joint pain to cachexia and more. But as we venture farther into research on the medicinal benefits of marijuana, the medical community is

Let’s Talk About Erectile Dysfunction 

Erectile dysfunction is a sensitive subject. It affects you in the most intimate way possible, and if you have a partner, it affects them, too. But it can’t be a taboo subject if we want to develop effective treatments that prevent its recurrence on a

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Latest News in Medical Research on Stem Cell Therapy

We are over 3 decades into stem cell research in medicine. Stem cell treatments, historically, have been proven to be an effective regenerative therapy for macular degeneration, a degenerative condition of the eye that eventually results in blindness. The benefits of stem cells in bone

20 Crazy Food Chemicals to Stay Away From

We all know that processed foods are not a part of a healthy, nutritional diet. However, they tend to be the tastiest, probably due to the high sugar or salt contents and the trans fats. But these aren’t the only unhealthy things hiding in your

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Why Does Medical Marijuana Work So Well for Pain?

A quick look at Ohio’s list of conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment will show you that many conditions have something in common: major symptoms include chronic, often severe, pain. From long-term pain from Crohn’s, cancer, Huntington’s, or MS, medical marijuana has proven effective at

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