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How Does Orthopedic Surgery Stack Up to Interventional Orthobiologics?

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The Old Gaurd versus the New Kid One of the things that orthopedic surgery suffers from is that the basic technology is decades old and came into being at a time when there were very low research standards for surgical care. Take for example a knee replacement. If this procedure didn’t exist and I were to propose to the FDA and insurance companies today that I wanted to amputate a major part of someone’s body and insert a metal and plastic replacement, both would require large randomized controlled trials and a decade of research before allowing this to be approved and covered. Despite that, it took decades before someone tested a knee replacement against conservative care. Why is that a big deal? Because we didn’t know until that study that whacking out someone’s knee joint and replacing it with a prosthesis was better than going to physical therapy. In addition, we still don’t have a single study that compares a knee replacement to a placebo procedure (the medical term is sham). Why

When Lab Research Scientists Play Doctors -The Paul Knoepfler Files

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Regenexx -  Do you remember that famous 1970s TV quote, “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”? Well, that’s what some research scientists are doing. Let’s dig into that today. Ph.D. vs. M.D. A Ph.D. is someone who begins with a Bachelors in Science degree and then takes additional graduate-level course work in their field. Ultimately, on the lab research side, they work in a lab and then perform original research and rigorously defend a thesis, which can take years. An M.D. (or D.O.) is someone who went to medical school, and then a hospital internship, years of residency training in a hospital, and often subspeciality training. There are boards to sit for, licensing tests to take, and finally, after you’ve given away your 20s, you’re finally a practicing physician. Hence, what do Ph.D.’s know about medicine? Not much outside of their very specific fields. Meaning if a lab Ph.D. tried to treat a patient or provide advice to a patient, that could be practicing medicine without traini

10 Best Quercetin Supplements of 2023

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If you are looking for the best quercetin supplement , you've come to the right place. Quercetin is a type of flavonoid present in many fruits, vegetables, and grains. It’s one of the most abundant antioxidants in the diet and plays an important role in helping your body combat free radical damage, which is linked to chronic diseases. In addition, its antioxidant properties may help reduce inflammation, allergy symptoms, and blood pressure. Some doctors are advocating its use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), in combination with vitamin C, noting that  Quercetin and Vitamin C  have synergistic effects. There are many quercetin supplement brands available out there. Which one should you buy? Why do we provide so many options below? Many of the brands do go out of stock on Amazon (this article needs to be updated from time to time). You may also have your own set of purchasing criteria and it's likely to be different for different individuals. For example, y

100% of Oat Products Tested Positive for Glyphosate

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Oat-based foods, such as oatmeal, cereals and bread, are considered by many to be a healthy dietary addition, but if you eat such foods know that you're probably getting herbicide residues along with them. In testing done by Friends of the Earth (FOE), 100% of oat cereal samples tested positive for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide. 1  While there are multiple reasons to reconsider the health value of oats, including their lectin content, the rampant use of glyphosate on this crop as a desiccant just prior to harvest, and the subsequent glyphosate contamination, is worthy of attention. All Oat Cereals Tested Contained Glyphosate FOE, looking to uncover how many pesticides and herbicides residues are in commonly eaten foods, tested store-brand cereal, beans and produce from the top four food retailers in the U.S.: Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Albertsons/Safeway. Altogether, 132 samples of house brand samples were tested, from more than 30 U.S. stores

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