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Wine Drinking has Heart Health Benefits, but Only If You Exercise

In order to get the cardiovascular health benefits from drinking a moderate amount of wine, one has to also exercise, according to a new study.

Czech Republic researchers presented their findings August 31, 2014 at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

“This is the first randomized trial comparing […]

Physical Therapy as Effective as Corticosteroid Injections for Relieving Shoulder Pain, Disability

Manual physical therapy, by trained physical therapists, and subacromial corticosteroid injections provided equal and notable improvement in pain and function among people with unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome. Unilateral shoulder impingement syndrome includes several painful conditions related to the shoulder, such as rotator cuff syndrome, rotator cuff tendonitis and bursitis.

In a study published […]

New Evidence Questions Meniscal Repair Surgery Effectiveness

People having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee fared no better a year after the procedure than those having a “sham” surgery, according to a new study. The finding should make patients who have knee pain attributed to a meniscus tear question whether surgery to repair it is a good option.

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Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery for Common Back Problem

Physical therapy and other nonoperative treatments are just as effective at reducing pain and disability as surgical spinal fusion for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease. This is according to a study published September 15, 2013 in the scientific journal World Neurosurgery.

Researchers at the University of Virginia studied 96 people with degenerative disc […]