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Jan

29

2010

Chiropractic’s role in sports

As more athletes discover the benefits of chiropractic care not only for injuries but additionally for increased performance, more athletes and teams are using chiropractic to gain an important edge.  A recent study published in the March/April 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, (JMPT) examined the usage of chiropractic care by National Football League teams throughout the US. The Journal article...

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Jan

29

2010

Kids, Colic and Chiropractic

From the April 11, 2002 issues of CNN Interactive and Web MD comes a story about children and colic.  The story has an unusual slant in that there are many medical opinions that admit that the medical approach is ineffective.  These same medical opinions also admit that the chiropractic approach did help infants with colic.  But the articles still fall short of endorsing chiropractic care....

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Jan

29

2010

More children going to Chiropractors

The June 6, 2002 issue of the Boston Globe reports on a phenomenon becoming more common, children under chiropractic care. The story states: “Chiropractors’ offices, once filled with middle-aged construction workers, over-the-hill athletes, and migraine headache sufferers, are taking on a younger look these days as more and more parents are bringing their children in for exams. For many children, trips to the chiropractor have...

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Jan

29

2010

Sham knee surgery just as good as the real thing

In an interesting research project published in the July 11, 2002 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) comes a study of the effectiveness of knee surgery on the elderly. What may be most interesting about this study is that some patients in the study got “sham surgery” instead of the real thing. Presently, the popular knee surgery is performed on about 300,000...

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Jan

29

2010

Study shows Chiropractic Technique effective in Breech Birth

A study published in the July/August 2002 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) shows that a chiropractic technique known as the “Webster Technique” for managing the musculoskeletal causes of intrauterine constraint, is effective in cases of pregnancy with women experiencing breech presentation which can lead to a cesarean section birth. According to the published study, “Intrauterine constraint is defined as any...

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Jan

28

2010

Reality Bytes – Quotes & Stats

Aspartame  (NutraSweet®) was first approved in 1974. It was then taken off the market in 1975 due to many health complaints. The financial backers of the toxic sweetener then forked out $310,000,000 dollars in 1981 to SLIDE it by the FDA under the new name NutraSweet®. (Remember, aspartame is a man-made chemical. It can actually increase the appetite and has many associated complaints. If a...

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Jan

11

2010

Landmark Legal Decision Supports Chiropractic

Further validation of chiropractic care evolved from an antitrust suit which was filed by four members of the chiropractic profession against the American Medical Association (AMA) and a number of other health care organization in the U.S. (Wilk et al v. AMA et al, 1990). Following 11 years of litigation, a federal appellate court judge upheld a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Getzendanner...

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Jan

04

2010

Solution to Killer Superbug Found in Norway

Solution to Killer Superbug Found in Norway Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza AP OSLO, Norway (Dec. 30, 2009) — Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratched. A light layer of dust coats the blood pressure monitors. A faint stench of urine and bleach wafts from a pile of soiled bedsheets dropped in a corner. Look closer, however,...

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Jan

04

2010

Vitamin D and Falls

By Dr. Allen S. Josephs – Thursday, January 28, 2010 When it comes to the health of aging adults, certain nutrients and foods may be helpful, especially vitamin D. A recent article showed that vitamin D appears to reduce the risk of falls in older people living in nursing facilities(1). Forty-one clinical trials involving over 25,000 elderly people (mostly women) were reviewed. In five trials,...

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