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October 21, 2019

Brain injury from concussion may linger longer than one year after return to play

There is growing evidence that recovery from a concussion may not be complete even when symptoms such as headache and dizziness are gone and the athlete is allowed to return to play.

Kids who specialize in a single sport more than eight months in a year are more likely to get injured

Because sports are competitive in nature, it's logical to think that the more time a person spends at a particular sport, the better they will perform. But with kids, especially those whose bodies are still developing, focusing on one sport can actually cause harm in the form of an overuse injury.

Humans have salamander-like ability to regrow cartilage in joints

Contrary to popular belief, cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by creatures such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs.
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Dr. Paul Holtom

Iconic chiropractor: A conversation with Dr. Paul Holtom – 97 years young

It’s humbling, talking to someone who has practised longer than I have been alive. Is a chiropractic practice one of the secrets to a long life? In spite of a slow start (treatment cost at that time was two dollars and fifty cents), Dr. Holtom went on to develop one of the busiest clinics ever seen in Ottawa. During the seventies, he was seeing over 500 patients a week. Dr. Holtom was also one of the people involved in politics when OHIP was obtained by chiropractic. Ministers of Health were often medically oriented but to his recollection, we had one or two key supporters in provincial cabinet who were instrumental in helping chiropractors achieve the goal of partial compensation, which also provided the profession with third party credibility. » Read more...