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How a drug went from $50 to $28,000 a vial

Chiro.Org Blog: The doctor was dumbfounded: a drug that used to cost $50 was now selling for $28,000 for a 5-milliliter vial. […]

Could High Insulin Make You Fat? Mouse Study Says Yes

Chiro.Org Blog: Animals with persistently lower insulin stay trim even as they indulge themselves on a high-fat, all-you-can-eat buffet. When we eat too much, obesity may develop as a result of chronically high insulin levels, not the other way around. That’s according to new evidence in mice reported in the December 4th Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, which challenges the widespread view that rising insulin is a secondary consequence of obesity and insulin resistance. […]

Too Sweet to Be Good? The Potential Health Hazards of Artificial Sweeteners

Chiro.Org Blog: With worldwide obesity rates doubling in the past three decades, is it any surprise that artificial sweeteners have been gaining popularity? Beginning with the creation of saccharin, “sugar substitutes” have become the supposed answer to a dieter’s prayer – and part of the daily diet of many of our children. Let’s review the various sugar substitutes on the market today to appreciate what they are and why they may not be the best option in terms of your patients’ – and your – health. […]

Best and worst jobs for people in pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Going to work when you have a chronic pain-causing condition can be difficult or even downright impossible, depending on the job. Studies have shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to change jobs, reduce their hours, be fired, and retire early than people without the condition. […]

Choice: It Really Does Matter!

Chiro.Org Blog: This review, by scientists at the Department of Orthopaedics at the Geisel School of Medicine, clearly suggests that the first doctor you choose to see will have a dramatic effect on whether you end up having spinal surgery. […]

New Oregon LBP Guidelines: Try Chiropractic First

Chiro.Org Blog: The new State of Oregon Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain recommend spinal manipulation as the only nonpharmacological treatment for acute lower back pain. […]

Earn 1 Credit of CE for Reading This Medscape Article on Fibromyalgia: “No Offense, Doctor, But I Want a Referral for My Pain”

Chiro.Org Blog: You are seeing a 42-year-old woman whom you diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4 weeks ago. Her main complaint continues to be diffuse, dull body pain, but she also reports occasional numbness in both hands. She says that she has felt fatigue for the past several years, and she blames poor sleep for this. She denies depression but says that she gets tearful when she thinks about her chronic symptoms and how they have limited her from what she has wanted to accomplish. […]