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A New Drug To Lower Lipid Levels was Just Approved by the FDA

So a new drug to lower lipid levels was just approved by the FDA, good news? IF you have ever attended my heart health class I hope you answer no or at least maybe to that question. I don’t think

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

Marijuana Use For Sleep Disorders: Short Term Benefit with Long Term Problems

Marijuana Use For Sleep Disorders: Short Term Benefit with Long Term Problems   If you read my recent post on marijuana use I hope you got my main point which is there is a lot of unknowns in terms of

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Marijuana Will Be Legal in Illinois, What Should You Know About It.

Marijuana will be legal in Illinois, what should you know about it that you might not already? I have talked to a number of people about this, mostly informally and I have found that everybody has an opinion. Many have

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Long Term Safety of Artificial Sweeteners for Children is Unclear

A recently published statement by the AAP has found that the long term safety of artificial sweeteners for children is unclear. The American Academy of Pediatricians says there is insufficient evidence about the long-term safety of artificial sweeteners in children

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition

Restless REM Sleep May Contribute to Mood Disorders

  A new study has found that restless REM sleep may contribute to mood disorders and anxiety. A team of Dutch investigators used functional MRI (fMRI) to scan the brains of participants who underwent a stressful experience,in this case, hearing

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Forward Head Posture

According to a 2016 study, sleep apnea is associated with forward head posture. I do a talk on sleep and every once in a while I like to look for relevant studies on sleep issues including sleep apnea. This study

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

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

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