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Opioid Use on the Decline in the VA System

I have written a number of times on the opioid crisis going on in America today. The first news I recall hearing or reading about this was in regards to opioid use in the VA system. While the biggest story

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Neck Curve and Neck Pain

  A major component of the care we provide is a detailed examination of your posture and the structure of your spine. We measure the curves of your spine and compare it to normal values to help determine what influence

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Posted in Neck Pain

A Healthy Diet is More Important than Genetics in Managing our Weight

The human genome project was started in 1993 and completed in 2003. In the years leading up to and surround the human genome project we were told about all the great things that would come from this investment. Things like

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Nutrition

Low T Linked to Ibuprofen Use

Have you heart these commercials about “Low T?” The first time I heard one several years ago I was taken aback now they are commonplace and I think we all understand that there is an issue with low testosterone that

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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nutrition, Wellness

Statin Use Raises Risk of Diabetes

An estimated 38.6 million Americans are on a statin. Global sales of statins is a $30 billion industry. According to some sources stains are so important for our health that we all should take them to prevent heart problems. I

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Is There a War on Supplements

Is there a war on supplements? I frequently read which is the largest alternative health site on the internet. He had a post from December 30, 2017 about this war on supplements, essential oils, and homeopathy. I am not

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Wellness

Life Expectancy Decreases

Did you see this news? For the second year in a row the life expectancy decreases largely due to opioid related overdose deaths. I did a little further digging and found that last year’s announcement of a drop in life

Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Neck Pain, Wellness

The Genesis of the Opioid Crisis

A letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine has been called the genesis of the opioid crisis. This might seem crazy but it is very true and while looking back doesn’t fix the present it does

Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics

New Consensus on Concussion Injuries

A new consensus on concussion injuries was published in the April 2017 edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In October of 2016 a group of experts met in Berlin to poor over the evidence up to that date

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Injury Prevention

Even Short Term Oral Steroids Carry Serious Risk

Surprise! That Drug we Thought was Safe, isn’t. New research shows that even short term oral steroids carry serious risk which may outweigh their reward. Oral steroids are most commonly used to treat inflammation related to upper respiratory tract infection,

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Posted in Back Pain, Neck Pain

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