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Chiro.Org Blog: It is well accepted that non-communicable diseases, whether musculoskeletal or not, represent a social and economic burden, because they can be the source of long-term morbidity, and with increasing longevity they are expected to become increasingly common . The prevention of such diseases can therefore minimize costs of health care, improve quality of life, and decrease both morbidity and mortality. Guidelines exist on how to approach this, such as the “Healthy People 2020”, which promotes modification of individual behaviour with a multidisciplinary approach . […]
Chiro.Org Blog: The United States, despite spending more money on health care than any other country, has a population with shorter life expectancy and greater morbidity than any other wealthy nation . The areas in which the U.S. lags behind its 16 peer nations are all lifestyle-related to a great degree . Clearly this situation requires an approach that engages people in modifying their health behavior, as early as possible, rather than relying on heroic measures once conditions have become chronic and life-threatening. That approach is systematically addressed in the science of health promotion and disease prevention, often simply called “prevention” or “preventive care ”. […]
Chiro.Org Blog: With such striking epidemiologic examples, numerous lifestyle factors are now being taken seriously by researchers and clinicians as potential avenues for AD prevention, particularly given the current lack of disease-modifying treatments — in other words, the lack of a cure. Couple these insights with advances in neuroimaging and other biomarker tests that allow for early disease identification, and it appears we have at least some control over our brain health. But is lifestyle modification enough to actually prevent or significantly delay AD? Will adopting healthy habits heed results, or are other factors such as genetic influences standing in the way? […]
Chiro.Org Blog: Recipients of chiropractic care reported better overall health, spent fewer days in hospitals and nursing homes, used fewer prescription drugs, and were more active than the non-chiropractic patients. […]
Chiro.Org Blog: Researchers, just publishing in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP), have found that a diet enhanced with vitamin and mineral supplementation can lower the risk of developing precancerous colon cancer lesions by up to 84%. Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting men and women in the US, with nearly 150,000 new diagnoses each year. […]
Chiro.Org Blog: Since chiropractic’s breakthrough decade in the 1970s — when the U.S. federal government included chiropractic services in Medicare and federal workers’ compensation coverage, approved the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) as the accrediting body for chiropractic colleges, and sponsored a National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference on the research status of spinal manipulation — the profession has grown and matured into an essential part of the nation’s healthcare system. […]
Advising on Prevention in Chiropractic:A Look at Public Health Promotion
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SOURCE: Topics in Integrative Health Care 2011: 2 (1) Harrison Ndetan, M.Sc., MPH, DrPH, Michael Ramcharan, DC, Marion Willard Evans, Jr., DC, PhD, MCHES, CWP
Chiropractic care is among the more commonly used Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) therapies. Spinal […]
Source Scientific American
The town of New Ulm, Minn., some 90 miles outside of Minneapolis, is small. With a population of about 15,000, the self-proclaimed polka capital of the U.S. might not seem like the most obvious locale to roll out an aggressive, unconventional attack on heart disease.
But for the […]
Discordant results from MTHFR studies and randomised trials could be explained by aspirin reducing or negating the anti-platelet effect of lowering homocysteine. On this basis, folic acid would have a role in the primary prevention of ischaemic heart disease, when aspirin is not taken routinely, but not in secondary prevention, when it is routine. […]
Vaccination is a controversial topic with chiropractors because of our non-drug and non-surgery approach to health.
The Vaccination Page attempts to present both sides of the vaccination issue.
Low Back Pain and Chiropractic
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As you may know, until the late 90s, all chiropractic research was funded by our schools, or by research organizations like the FCER and the ICPA.
Even since then, the Federal Government has funneled homeopathic doses of cash towards chiropractic research. For this reason, much of early […]
Our Pediatrics Section contains a wide variety of materials pertaining to children’s health.
The Kids Need Chiropractic, Too! page contains many articles by the profession’s foremost pediatric specialists.
Interesting and timely post on Wired Science yesterday. Virii have been found to remain virulent for centuries, and could potentially for millenium, in the frozen lakes of Siberia. This is likely due to the configuration or “anatomy” of a virus particle. You can read more of the report about a presentation made at the American […]
Although some of the e-mail I received lately regarding Resveratrol sounds like hyperbole, there is a lot of research demonstrating that resveratrol does switch on the SIR1 genes, thus extending lifespans in lower species.
Studies also show a favorable reduction in other health risks including diabetes, vascular disease, and various forms of cancer. So…the real […]