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Soda Tax

Lots of news this week about a soda tax, both locally and world wide. If you live in the Chicagoland area it has been reported a once cent per ounce tax on soda (we call it pop in these parts),

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Nutrition, Wellness

Health Care is Changing in the US

You might not know much about this but health care is changing in the US. I am not talking about the affordable care act (Obamacare) but that has influenced health care for sure. What I am referring to is changes

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Taking Long-Acting Opioids Increases your Risk for Death

There is a huge discussion ongoing in healthcare today on the use of opioids in treating chronic condition, specifically non-cancerous chronic pain. There are several groups who have come out in favor of utilizing opioids less because they come with

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

Chiropractic Management of Scoliosis

If you read my first post this month, June 10, 2016, you read a little about managing scoliosis including chiropractic management. This post is an expansion on that previous post, specifically chiropractic management of scoliosis. Somethings here might surprise you,

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Posted in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Healthcare Policy and Politics, Pediatrics

Get Your Vitamin D

WOW, we just had a great weekend for weather in the Chicago-land area which reminds me that it is time for my annual vitamin D reminder so here it is; be sure to GET YOUR VITAMIN D! If your check

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

No evidence Chiropractic care causes stroke

You read that title right, there is no evidence chiropractic care causes stroke and this is not pro-chiropractic propaganda either but a statement I can make because of what has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Chiropractors have been on

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Immunizations for healthcare workers

So there has been a big push to get/force immunizations for healthcare workers, this has mainly been in the hospital or institutional setting. My family has felt this push since my wife is a RN who works in the OR

Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Americans Perceptions of Chiropractors

The Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport IA commissioned the Gallup organization to conduct a poll to look into Americans perceptions of Chiropractors. Gallup conducted the poll in the Spring of 2015 of 5422 American adults. The results were recently

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

The Future of Medicare

Several recent reports on the financial stability of Medicare have been released in the news this week and there is real cause for alarm despite the spin. Each year the government accountability office (GAO) gives a report on the status

Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics

Risk for a Brain Bleed in Antidepressant Users

Antidepressants are a very commonly prescribed drug; approximately 1 in 10 Americans use it and in women aged 40-50 the rate is 1 in 4.  The number of people on antidepressants has skyrocketed over the past 10 years due to

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Posted in Healthcare Policy and Politics, Wellness

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