30% of SAMe supplements fail to pass testing

Alternative Medicine, Joint Health, Mental Health, Nutritional Health
Dietary supplements containing SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) can be effective in treating osteoarthritis as well as depression and mood disorders, but only 7 out of ten SAM-e supplements recently selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com met all quality criteria. Furthermore, the cost of SAMe varied almost 6-fold ... with the most expensive product failing! (more…)
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Does Internet-based knee rehab work?

Joint Health
I often have patients ask if they can do their physical rehabilitation at home – either because it's too far to drive to physical therapy or too expensive. Some want home physical therapy with a therapist, some want to try to do it themselves. We've not really known if it would be effective for folks to "do it yourself" or not. Now we may have an answer. The Los Angeles Times' "Booster Shots" blog reported that Internet-based rehabilitation for patients who had knee replacement surgery proved as effective as traditional therapy sessions, according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Researchers "compared a live, Internet-based rehabilitation program to a traditional one for 65 men and women who had recent knee replacement surgery" and found that "after…
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