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Havard’s School of Public Health and Medical School sponsoring their course in clinical trials for FREE.

HSPH-HMS214X Fundamentals of Clinical Trials is just one of the courses offered at www.edx.org.

Ever wonder what it would be like to take a course offered at an Ivy League University? Wonder no more! Harvard is part of a consortium of the most prestigious Universities in the world that is offering MOOC‘s (Massive Open […]

Senate Investigation Reveals That Millions Were Paid for Positive Spin on Spine Fusion Product

Chiro.Org Blog: Highly positive studies, published in peer-reviewed medical journals, depicted Medtronic’s spine fusion product as a major breakthrough in back surgery, but those studies were drafted and edited with direct input from Medtronic employees, while the doctors listed as authors were paid millions, according to a U.S. Senate investigation. […]

Newer antimicrobial therapies proposed may lead to resistance of human innate immune response.

But like antibiotics, bacteria can evolve resistance to AMPs, risking the possibility that bacteria will also be able to resist the first arm of the human immune system. […]

British Chiropractors Under Fire from Singh Supporters

Chiro org has been following this story since it’s inception.

Today The Guardian reports that one in four chiropractors in Britain are under investigation as a result of a campaign by Singh supporters.

As the British Chiropractic Association’s battle with Simon Singh continues to work its way through the legal system, chiropractors are counting the […]

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

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Happy Haloween, everyone!

I just had the pleasure of seeing about 800 children walk past my office this morning on the yearly Haloween Walk, sponsored by our local business association.

Besides goodies for the kids, we have handouts for all the moms about the benefits of […]

Update on Vertebroplasty: A Unique Evidence-based Review

Chiro.Org Blog: A recent article in the the New England Journal of Medicine has changed my impression of vertebroplasty. The article reported on a multicenter clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of percutaneous vertebroplasty for the treatment of painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. [2] In the study, patients who had one to three painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures were randomly assigned to undergo either vertebroplasty or a simulated procedure without cement (the control group). Participants could have up to two spinal levels treated. […]

Science writer Simon Singh wins ruling in chiropractic libel battle

In two previous articles, here and here, I talked about author Simon Singh’s battle with the British Chiropractic Association. The Guardian reported yesterday that the initial ruling has been overturned. From The Guardian:

A science writer who is being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association is to fight on after a preliminary judgment […]

Antibiotic Abuse

Editorial Commentary:

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has been begging conventional medicine to stop overprescribing antibiotics for decades. Even so, a recent study in the Journal of Hospital Infections found that 37% of 600 antibiotic prescriptions were considered unnecessary and another 45% were considered to be inadequate.

Considering that antibiotic use in infants has […]

Who Should Adjust (or “Manipulate”)?

Editorial Commentary:

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently crafted and published the WHO Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Chiropractic (FULL TEXT Adobe Acrobat 512KB) in consultation with the World Federation of Chiropractic, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges and various chiropractic, medical, osteopathic, and other groups. [1]

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Orthopedic Residents Are Incompetent To Diagnose or Manage Musculoskeletal Complaints

Orthopedic Residents Are Incompetent To Diagnose or Manage Musculoskeletal Complaints

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Chiro.Org Editorial Commentary:

Chiropractors pride themselves in their ability to diagnose and manage neuro-musculo-skeletal (NMS) complains. According to all the surveys, this is our bread and butter, and no one on the planet is better trained to diagnose (locate) and treat […]

How Much of Orthodox Medicine Is Evidence Based?

How Much of Orthodox Medicine Is Evidence Based?

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This is an interesting letter from the British Medical Journal

Scientific heavyweights deplore the NHS money wasted on unproved and disproved treatments used by practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), [1, 2] but Lewith, a CAM proponent (see previous letter), is cited […]

Evidence-based Practice

Evidence-based Practice

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As long as we’re on the topic of Evidence-based Practice, you’ll enjoy Anthony Rosner PhD’s article “The Shifting Sands of Evidence-based Medicine”.

Robert D. Mootz, DC, who is the Medical Director for the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries also penned an interesting review in JMPT titled […]

Chiropractic and Infantile Colic

Chiro.Org Blog: After enjoying John’s posting on the Canadian BCA/Singh case, I feel it’s time to pour some gas on the conversation, to heat things up a bit. First, you can review the articles under consideration at the Chiropractic and Infantile Colic page. […]

Chiropractic evidence under attack in BCA/Singh case

Previously I wrote about the British Chiropractic Association suing science writer Simon Singh for libel. This has been widely criticized as a tactical mistake due both to the expense and to the negative publicity which has thus far ensued. The BCA has recently produced a list of evidence justifying the chiropractic treatment of children with […]

Modafinil May Be Addictive

Modafinil is a popular drug used by people who want or need to stay alert. It has become a popular stimulant, used by soldiers to stay awake and by citizens looking for a safe brain boost, including one in 10 researchers. The FDA issued their “Approved” stamp for it to be used for treating narcolepsy […]