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Surgeries skyrocket due to NSAIDs

February 10, 2016

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Surgeries skyrocket due to NSAIDs by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  If you have ever had a painful joint, such as the hip, knee, shoulder or low back, your doctor may have prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). These drugs are among the most commonly used drugs in the world for the treatment of osteoarthritis […]

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Knee surgery likely causes arthritis

January 26, 2016

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Knee surgery likely causes arthritis — by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  In a recent study, it was shown that a common type of knee surgery may actually increase arthritis and cartilage loss. Knee surgery repairs tears by removing a piece of cartilage called the meniscus in the knee joint that acts as a shock […]

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Prolotherapy can heal foot pain

October 24, 2015

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Prolotherapy can heal foot pain by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  If you have ever had pain in the heel and bottom of your foot, you likely are already aware of a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is one of the most common causes of this pain. Plantar refers to the bottom of the foot; […]

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Statin drugs and CoQ10

September 22, 2015

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Statin drugs and CoQ10 by Dr. Fred Arnold —  It is a common belief of many medical professionals that statin drugs lower the incidence of cardiovascular disease by lowering LDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol levels are considered the “bad cholesterol,” which is why many doctors prescribe statin drugs to lower it. However, a recent study in […]

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Prolotherapy versus rooster comb injections

June 8, 2015

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Prolotherapy versus rooster comb injections by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  A question frequently asked by many patients is “What is the difference between prolotherapy and rooster comb injections?” Although both treatments are used to treat painful arthritic knees, distinct differences exist between the two treatments. Both prolotherapy and rooster comb are injection therapies to […]

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Adrenal fatigue – all too common

May 6, 2015

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Adrenal fatigue – all too common by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  One of the most common symptoms patients present in my office is feeling tired and worn-out, saying they just cannot regain their normal energy, no matter what they do or how many doctors they visit. No evaluation for fatigue should be performed without […]

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Get the lead out

March 13, 2015

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Get the lead out by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  The Centers for Disease Control classifies lead poisoning as an environmental disease. Even though it has been known for centuries that lead has detrimental health risks, it has continued to be utilized in a variety of ways. The ancient Romans used the term “plumbism” to […]

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Fluoroquinolones — worse than the disease?

December 30, 2014

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Fluoroquinolones — worse than the disease? by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  A n article in the Arizona Republic on September 17, 2014, used the above title to discuss a group of potent antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. They are one of the best-selling classes of antibiotics and are used to treat serious infections. Six fluoroquinolones are […]

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Progesterone — for both men and women

October 26, 2014

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Progesterone — for both men and women by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Progesterone is one of the sex hormones produced by and found in both men and women, only in different concentrations. Progesterone has been shown to have many health benefits, even reducing the incidence of cancer. It is important that a proper balance […]

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Intravenous nutrition

August 24, 2014

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Intravenous nutrition by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Intravenous nutrition involves vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are delivered directly into the bloodstream. Probably the most popular intravenous nutrition is the Meyers’ cocktail, named after John Meyers, M.D., who used intravenous injections to treat his patients for a variety of health conditions. Why is intravenous […]

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Oxygen — the most critical nutrient

June 19, 2014

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Oxygen

Oxygen — the most critical nutrient by Fred G. Arnold —  Nutrients are the components in foods that all living things need to survive and grow. They are used to build and repair tissues, regulate body processes and are converted to and used for energy. Organic nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins (or their building blocks, […]

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Prolotherapy versus prolozone

April 14, 2014

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Prolotherapy versus prolozone by Dr. Fred Arnold —  Patients frequently have questions regarding two of the regenerative medicine treatments we provide — prolotherapy and prolozone. Since both therapies are used for most of the painful back and joint problems we treat, the treatment of choice is dependent upon the patient. Many similarities and differences exist […]

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Does your MRI really mean you need surgery?

February 23, 2014

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  by Dr. Fred Arnold —  Far too often, a patient will say a doctor has recommended surgery for a painful back or joint condition based on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test. This diagnostic test can visualize the internal structures of the body and be an invaluable tool to identify abnormalities in an area […]

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