The Basics of Free Healthcare

The Basics of Free Healthcare

I keep reading about the right to health care. Of course health in our current system is not caring for our health at all but rather managing disease. But with all rights come responsibilities. Somehow we have gotten the idea that health care should be free, available

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Knowledge Is Power!

Knowledge Is Power!

  There are two huge billboards on Rt. 315 by Ohio Health saying they only do spinal surgery when necessary. Their idea of necessary and mine are very different. A study was recently done by medical doctors at multiple universities. The study found that after an injury

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They’ve Opened The Door on Obesity

They’ve Opened The Door on Obesity

The AMA has just declared “OBESITY” as a disease. I wish that meant they are taking this seriously, developing  a plan to look at the causes and using their considerable clout to make preventive changes but I doubt it. By declaring obesity a disease, they are opening

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Slow, But Steady!

Slow, But Steady!

Did you feel the earth shake? Are pigs flying? After tens of thousands of studies saying the most effective treatment for back pain is chiropractic care, the AMA finally is recommending it. In a recent press release, the Journal of the American Medical Association is YES (wait

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Drugs – Who Needs Them?

Drugs – Who Needs Them?

Another article is in the paper today about drug mills, increase in addiction to pain medications and the resulting ruination of lives. When will we learn covering up the symptom rather than addressing the problem is never a good idea? Whether that symptom is pain, heartburn, headache,

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The Scariest Thing You’ll See in a Grocery Store

The Scariest Thing You’ll See in a Grocery Store

A patient sent me a picture from a local grocery store of a sign announcing “FREE ANTIBIOTICS”. How dangerously insane is that? At one time, antibiotics were a true miracle drug. They were designed to treat overwhelming bacterial infections and they worked. Unfortunately they have been  seriously

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Blueberries, the Super Food!

Blueberries, the Super Food!

My husband and I just returned from Maine – our standard Fourth of July vacation. While there we ate a lot of blueberries- in salads, muffins and my favorite – blueberry French toast. Here are some things you probably didn’t know about blueberries. Blueberries protect against memory

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Buldging Backpacks

Buldging Backpacks

Back to school ads are everywhere. Yikes – that feels like the end of summer even though we are barely one month into it. So while wardrobes are being planned and supplies purchased, give some thought to what they will be wearing on their backs. Backpacks should

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