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New Studies Place in Doubt Safety of Taking a Daily Aspirin

Published September 16, 2018, three new studies place in doubt safety of taking a daily aspirin for primary prevention. These studies were a part of the ASPREE trial, Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly trial. It was a large

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

NSAIDs Increase the Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Osteoarthritis is the term we use to describe degenerative joint disease. This is due to a breakdown of the tissue surrounding a joint due to increased loading. When a joint is abnormally loaded for a prolonged period of time the

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

Concussion in the News

I wanted to write a brief post on a few things I have seen in the news recently regarding concussions. In these instances of concussion in the news the first I wanted to point out is what happened to Cubs

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Injury Prevention

Chiropractic Care is Better Than Usual Medical Care

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association no less, found that chiropractic care is better than usual medical care for low back pain. If you are reading this blog and familiar with chiropractic care this

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Posted in Back Pain, Healthcare Policy and Politics

Supplements Are Good

I wrote on this before and I hate it that I am doing it again because it makes me feel like a conspiracy theorist, which I am not. I read today two different items one arguing that Omega-3 supplementation has

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Di-Obesity is an Epidemic in America

  There has been a dramatic increase in obesity and diabetes in America over the past 20 years. Enough of an increase to say Di-Obesity is an epidemic in America today. In 1997 19.1% of Americans were obese and 5.1%

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

Banning Youth Football In Illinois is Bad Policy

For the past year I have been digging into the literature regarding concussions and sports.  I believe that I have a firm grasp on the topic of concussions, I’ve read the research and I know the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology involved. 

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Pediatrics

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

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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Is There a War on Supplements

Is there a war on supplements? I frequently read Mercola.com 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

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