Cambridge Clinic of Chiropractic - Dr. Matthew DiPiazza

at 416 W Main St , 53523

Cambridge Clinic of Chiropractic - Dr. Matthew DiPiazza
416 W Main St
Cambridge , WI 53523
United States
Contact Phone
P: (608) 423-4666


Short Term Care for Your Neck and Back Pain No Appointment Needed Walk-Ins Welcome!

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 18:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 18:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 18:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 18:00

Keep Bedbugs Out of Your Home. If you are a traveling, you should take extra precaution to avoid bringing home the crafty little critters called bedbugs. Experts from the University of Minnesota Extension recommend the following: pack anything that could harbor bedbugs in a sealed plastic bag, put dirty laundry directly into the washing machine, launder all clothing in the hottest setting possible, inspect luggage for bedbugs, and wash luggage with a scrub brush and hot soapy water. If you have infested items, heat them to 120 degrees Fahrenheit (~49 degrees Celsius) for at least two hours. Freezing infested items to 23 degrees Fahrenheit (~-5 degrees Celsius) for at least five days can also be effective. University of Minnesota Extension, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-18 19:34:53 GMT

How to Prevent Snoring. The National Sleep Foundation offers the following suggestions that may help prevent snoring: lose excess weight, have a regular sleep schedule, sleep on your side, do not eat for at least three hours before bed, do not drink alcohol for at least four hours before bed, and avoid medications such as antihistamines, sleeping pills, and tranquilizers. The National Sleep Foundation, December 2014

Published on 2015-02-16 19:25:04 GMT

Spit Test May Help Detect Lung Cancer. A test that analyzes spit may soon be used to distinguish early stage lung cancer from noncancerous nodules. The study found that the sputum test was nearly 83% accurate in identifying lung cancer and nearly 88% correct at identifying when a nodule was not cancerous. The investigators suggest that the test could be very beneficial in determining if such small masses are benign or cancerous after they are detected in a CT scans, which could reduce invasive and unnecessary procedures. Clinical Cancer Research, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-11 21:02:54 GMT

Anxiety and Back Pain. Brazilian researchers claim there is a link between anxiety and back pain among individuals under the age of forty. While this does not prove cause and effect in either direction, previous research has shown that anxiety can increase muscle tension, affect posture, and increase sedentary behavior - all factors that could increase a person's risk for back pain. Spine, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-09 19:20:02 GMT

A Cold Nose May Lead to Catching Cold. There may be some truth behind the old wives' tale that people should keep warm to avoid catching colds. A new study finds the immune system is less effective when it is colder, allowing a common cold virus to enter the nose and replicate more easily. The finding suggests that varying the temperature influences host immunity, rather than the virus, leading the researchers to conclude "cooler temperatures can enable replication of the common cold virus, at least in part, by diminishing antiviral immune responses." PNAS, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-05 22:09:36 GMT

Antibiotic Breakthrough Could End Drug-Resistant Superbugs. A new class of antibiotic may be a potential game-changer in the fight against drug-resistant superbugs, like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The researchers note that because this class of antibiotic destroys bacteria cell walls, the pathogens will find it difficult to mutate into resistant strains. Animal studies have demonstrated their effectiveness, but further research is needed. The authors of the study conclude, "The properties of this compound suggest a path towards developing antibiotics that are likely to avoid development of resistance." Nature, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-04 19:12:51 GMT

Spinal Adjustments Improve Soccer Kicking Speed. Soccer players who received lumbar spine manipulation combined with sacroiliac joint manipulation experienced a short-term improvement in their kicking speed when compared with players who did not receive any spinal manipulation treatments. Further research is needed to determine the benefits of spinal manipulation for soccer player performance as well as other sports. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-03 19:13:03 GMT

Cancer Death Rates in the US Continue to Drop. Death rates from cancer in the United States (US) continue to fall (down 22% since a peak in 1991), according to the annual report from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS argues that continuing the fight against cancer across all segments of the population could lead to even greater reduction in cancer related deaths. Dr. John R. Seffrin, the CEO of ACS adds, "The change may be inevitable, but we can still lessen cancer's deadly impact by making sure as many Americans as possible have access to the best tools to prevent, detect, and treat cancer." American Cancer Society, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-02 19:13:50 GMT

Prostate Cancer May Be Easier to Detect with a New Type of MRI. A new type of MRI appears to be considerably better at detecting prostate cancer tumors than the MRI technology found in many hospitals today. The new MRI technique is called restriction spectrum imaging, which picks up water diffusion in tissue rather than blood flow. The technique may also be able to predict the grade of a tumor as the amount of water cancer cells take into their nuclei differs with tumor grade. The ability to predict tumor grade using non-invasive imaging could spare patients from aggressive prostate surgery and instead allow them to be monitored with scans. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, January 2015

Published on 2015-01-29 19:13:01 GMT

U.S. Bicyclist Deaths Increasing. While bicycling can be a great form of exercise while enjoying the outdoors, the number of bicyclist fatalities in the United States (US) is increasing among adults in larger cities. Investigators recently reported a 16% increase in bicyclist deaths from 2010 to 2012, with the greatest increase noted in densely populated urban areas. The researchers note that most of the deaths were likely preventable, as two-thirds of the fatalities occurred when riders who weren't wearing a helmet. Governors Highway Safety Association, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-28 19:04:57 GMT

Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Health. Most individuals enjoy sitting around a fireplace on a cold winter’s night, but fires can affect air quality and a person's health, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Smoke from wood contains fine particulates that can injure lungs, blood vessels, and the heart. The EPA offers the following tips for building a cleaner burning fire: use only dry wood, use dry kindling to start a fire, make sure the fire has enough air to burn efficiently, never burn garbage, be aware of air quality, and use an EPA-certified wood stove. Environmental Protection Agency, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-27 19:49:05 GMT

Folic Acid Vital Before and During Pregnancy to Reduce Risk of Small Gestational Age. Women who take folic acid prior to conception appear to be less likely to have babies that are small for their gestational age, which can cause an array of health complications. Folic acid is a B vitamin that is already highly recommended for women of a childbearing age, as it reduces the risk of a child developing neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. The study found that the highest rates of small gestational age occurred among babies whose mothers had not taken folic acid before conception or during pregnancy. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, November 2014

Published on 2015-01-26 19:16:41 GMT

High-Stress Jobs May Increase Stroke Risk! While high-stress jobs have been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, little research has focused on whether or not stressful jobs are also linked to an increased risk for stroke. To find out, researchers followed 196,380 individuals for nearly a decade and found that overall incidence of stroke among those with high-stress jobs was 9% higher than those with moderate-stress or low-stress jobs. Stroke, January 2015

Published on 2015-01-22 19:16:40 GMT

An Explanation for How Resveratrol Helps the Body. Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California believe that resveratrol (a compound typically associated with red wine) benefits the body by binding to an enzyme called TyrRS. Once bound, the combination can travel into the nuclei of cells and activate protective genes associated with cellular repair, longevity, and tumor suppression. Nature, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-21 21:03:24 GMT

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide. A new report indicates that obesity is associated with nearly 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide every year, and almost two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe. Study leader Dr. Melina Arnold explains, "Our findings add support for a global effort to address the rising trends in obesity. The global prevalence of obesity in adults has doubled since 1980. If this trend continues, it will certainly boost the future burden of cancer, particularly in South America and North Africa, where the largest increases in the rate of obesity have been seen over the last 30 years." The Lancet Oncology, November 2014

Published on 2015-01-19 19:41:48 GMT

Tablets & E-Readers May Compromise Sleep Quality. Light emitted by electronic devices, like e-readers and tablets, may disrupt sleep if used in the hours just before bedtime. Harvard researchers found that individuals using these types of devices felt less sleepy and took longer to fall asleep than when they read a regular printed book. After using a light-emitting electronic device before bed, study participants also found it harder to wake up and become fully alert the following morning. The researchers assert that the light emitted from such devices suppresses the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the body's sleep-wake cycle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-15 19:12:35 GMT

Older Cars May Be a Bad Choice for Teen Drivers. Nearly 50% of teen drivers killed between 2008 and 2012 were driving cars that were over ten years old and in most instances lacked important safety features. Researchers say that because teens are more likely to get into crashes than older drivers, it's important for parents to consider safety and cost when choosing a vehicle for their children. Journal Injury Prevention, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-14 19:41:35 GMT

Hugs May Keep Infection at Bay. Researchers claim that hugging may help protect against or reduce the severity viral infections -- like the common cold. Lead researcher Dr. Sheldon Cohen adds, "The apparent protective effect of hugs may be attributable to the physical contact itself or to hugging being a behavioral indicator of support and intimacy. Either way, those who receive more hugs are somewhat more protected from infection." Psychological Science, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-13 20:19:10 GMT

Riding Adult-Sized ATVs Can Be Deadly for Youth. Riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) poses a high-risk for injury or death to children and teens. Dr. Mary Aitken, a professor of pediatrics and public health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, writes, "Finding a more effective way to communicate the risks of these vehicles to parents and youth is key. But in the meantime, a combination of strategies including training exposure, improving vehicle design to improve safety, and improving enforcement of existing policies may help." Pediatrics, January 2015

Published on 2015-01-13 15:55:31 GMT

Stressed By Checking Emails? Though it may be difficult to change your inbox checking habits, a new study reveals that participants felt less stressed when they checked their email less often. Computers in Human Behavior, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-08 18:49:32 GMT

Bed-Sharing Toddlers More Likely to Develop Asthma. According to a new study, toddlers who sleep in the same bed as their parents may be at a greater risk of developing asthma than toddlers who sleep on their own. Researchers found that bed-sharing at 24 months of age is associated with an increased risk of wheezing between three and six years of age and a greater risk of being diagnosed with asthma at age six. More research is needed to determine the factors involved in the development of asthma through bed-sharing. European Respiratory Journal, December 2014

Published on 2015-01-07 19:15:40 GMT

Internet Addiction is a Worldwide Problem. An analysis of 31 nations found the overall global prevalence of Internet addiction is around 6%. Internet addiction is the inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person's life, including their health and relationships. Investigators noted that Internet addiction varies among regions around the world from about 1 in 38 people in Northern and Western Europe to about 1 in 10 people in the Middle East. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, December 2014

Published on 2015-02-23 19:15:27 GMT

Falls Among Seniors on the Rise in the US. The rate of older people who suffer a fall is on the rise in the United States. Falls can have devastating effects on quality of life, as many individuals who fall fail to regain their prior level of function. Investigators found that the total number of older adults with at least one self-reported fall increased from 28% to 36% between 1998 and 2010. To help prevent falls at home, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Hepinstall recommends "[eliminating] throw-rugs, keeping, keeping the path to the bathroom well-lit at night, avoiding medications that cause light-headedness or disorientation, maintaining good nutrition and hydration, and engaging in exercise programs that boost muscle mass and balance." JAMA Internal Medicine, January 2015

Published on 2015-02-10 19:18:39 GMT

Mixing Clarithromycin with Statins Could Lead to Hospitalization. If you take statin medications for high cholesterol and are prescribed the antibiotic clarithromycin, beware. Researchers have found that co-prescription of clarithromycin and a statin is linked to an increased rate of mortality and hospital admissions for acute kidney injury or high levels of potassium (hyperkalemia). The authors of the study presume the adverse events could represent statin toxicity and that in order to prevent such toxicity, the use of another antibiotic that does not interact with statins should be considered. Canadian Medical Association Journal, December 2014

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