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How Austerity Kills

Source NY Times

Fiscal Policy can be a Matter of Life or Death

In their new book, “The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills,” economist David Stuckler and physician Sanjay Basu examine the health impacts of austerity across the globe. The authors estimate there have been more than 10,000 additional suicides and up to a million […]

New Report Warns About Chemicals and Cancer

SOURCE: The New York Times: May 5, 2010

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.

The cancer panel is releasing a landmark […]

Calcium deposition in osteoarthritic menisci and meniscal cell culture

Conclusions Calcium deposition is common in OA menisci. OA meniscal cells calcify more readily than normal meniscal cells. Pathological meniscal calcification, which may alter the biomechanical properties of the knee meniscus, is potentially an important contributory factor to OA. […]

Low IQ among top heart health risks, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) – Intelligence is second only to smoking as a predictor of heart disease, scientists said on Wednesday, suggesting public health campaigns may need to be designed for people with lower IQs if they are to work.

Research by Britain’s Medical Research Council (MRC) found that lower intelligence quotient scores were associated with higher […]

In Support of Chiropractic (and Maintenance) Care

In Support of Chiropractic (and Maintenance) Care

The Chiro.Org Blog

Although I prefer the term “stabilizing care”, maintenance care remains a controversial topic, at least with insurance providers and the science buffs who claim that only randomized trials are “proof”.

I invite you to read Ron Rupert, D.C,.’s article “Maintenance Care: Health Promotion Services […]

JAMA Claims Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Increases Fall Risk in Older Adults

JAMA Claims Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Increases Fall Risk in Older Adults

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Journal of the American Medical Association 2009; 302 (20): 2214-2221

Chronic pain is experienced by as many as two out of three older adults. Now, a new study finds that pain may be more hazardous than previously thought, […]

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween! Trick or Treat?

The Chiro.Org Blog

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 […]

Potential MRSA Treatment?

Background Infections with MRSA remain a growing public health concern, prompting the need to explore alternative treatments instead of the on-going effort to develop stronger drug-based therapies. We studied the effect of 405 nm blue light on two strains of MRSA – US-300 strain of CA-MRSA and the IS853 strain of HA-MRSA – in vitro. […]

The NEW, “The New Oxford Book of Food Plants”

The following is taken from TheScientist.com’s Blog entry from Friday (09/18/2009) Posted by Margaret Guthrie:

“The book presents detailed nutritional information on food plants, including insight into hybridization and genetic modification, such as genetic engineering to reduce cell-wall softening in tomatoes, one of the world’s most popular “vegetables.” …… Details of vegetative components are given, […]

Cervical Spine Trauma

Cervical Spine Trauma

The Chiro.Org Blog

The cervical spine provides structural stability and support for the cranium, and a flexible and protective column for movement and balance adaptation, along with housing of the spinal cord and vertebral arteries. It also allows for directional orientation of the eyes and ears. Nowhere in the spine is […]

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 […]

Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease

Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Arch Phys Med & Rehabilitation 2005 (Jun); 86 (6)

You may enjoy reviewing this FULL TEXT article from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, because Chiropractic scored the highest in reducing pain of 16 different modalities that were tested.

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The Health Care Debate

Editorial Commentary:

I think, before we go forwards with any healthcare plan, America needs to answer some basic questions.

The real issues we must answer are:

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Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   The Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Page

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a chronic syndrome that occurs predominantly in women and is marked by generalized pain, multiple defined tender points, fatigue, disturbed and nonrestorative sleep, and numerous other somatic complaints.

Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia

To meet the fibromyalgia […]

Early Life Infections and the Immune System

Chiro.Org Blog: There is a growing body of literature suggesting that early (infant) antibiotic use (and perhaps vaccination) is associated with increased incidence of adolescent diseases like asthma, and other atopic diseases like hay fever and eczema. […]