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Chiropractic Care Is Helping To Reduce Opioid Prescriptions

The opioid crisis is in the news constantly. I have several posts here which discuss what is considered the unofficial genesis  of the problem as well as the various lawsuits and other news. A study I missed earlier this year

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

Massive Opioid Ruling

  This week in Oklahoma a judge ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $572 million to the state for it’s role in the opioid crisis. The judge had found that Johnson & Johnson and it’s subsidiaries where guilty in fueling

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

Drug With Digital Tracking Got FDA Approval?

I don’t know what is more troubling here, a drug with a digital tracking device or that the FDA approved it with limited evidence. In 2017 a drug with digital tracking got FDA approval to be sold to the public.

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

New Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment for Children

  I was just reading about a new irritable bowel syndrome treatment for children and it got me thinking. Are children really having a problem with irritable bowel syndrome? While investigating this question I got down a deep hole in

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Pediatrics

Choose The Right Sun Protection This Summer

  I have written on this in the past but I again think it bears repeating that we need to choose the right sun protection this summer. There is a lot of info worth learning about sunscreen and protection from

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Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

Anticholinergic medications block the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the nervous system. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, which means it is involved in the transmission of a signal through the nervous system. Anticholinergic drugs can block acetylcholine in three areas of our nervous

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Gluten-Free Diet May Ease Symptoms of Schizophrenia

A new study indicates that a gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of schizophrenia. This is seemingly an unbelievable connection between diet and mental health. It is something I have actually head of this before from a psychiatrist who treats her

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Wellness

If not high LDL what does cause heart disease

In my last post I mentioned I would follow up with my thoughts on what, if not high LDL, does cause heart disease. What is funny is I just read several articles which attempt to show that HDL is not

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Posted in Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Should I Take an Antidepressant for Back Pain?

So I just read a recent study that I found mildly disturbing. In my opinion it’s a case of we have this drug we need to find a disease for. This study was on low-dose amitriptyline and it’s use for

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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics

Opioids Are Not Much Better for Chronic Pain as a Placebo

Opioids are likely going to be in the news for a long time to come and the news is never good. A recent study found that opioids are not much better for chronic pain as a placebo. I have written

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