Various ideas for you en-us NYK RSS Feeder flu shot story Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:35:23 -0400<p>This story isn&#39;t about chiropractic, but it so upsetting that I have to share it.&nbsp; An unfortunate young woman &ldquo;has no use of her legs and lacks the strength in her upper body to feed or clothe herself.&rdquo; She&rsquo;s 24 years old now, and was 20 when it happened.&nbsp; And the headlines say that she &ldquo;wins $11.6 million for treatment.&rdquo;&nbsp; Right.&nbsp; &ldquo;Up to&rdquo; $11.6 million for treatment.&nbsp; Sounds to me like the medical community that did this to her won.&nbsp; They are the ones who&rsquo;ll get this $11.6 million.&nbsp; But don&rsquo;t worry she&rsquo;ll also get &ldquo;more than $1 million for her lost wages, pain and suffering and other medical expenses.&rdquo;&nbsp; Wow, she must feel so very lucky.&nbsp; And who is paying this money?&nbsp; The drug company?&nbsp; The doctors involved?&nbsp; Nope.&nbsp; The government.&nbsp; Which means, of course, that you and I are paying for it.&nbsp; Why are we paying for it?&nbsp; Because of a &ldquo;safety net created by Congress a quarter century ago to spread the cost of those risks and ensure that vaccine manufacturers can keep doing business.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> NSAIDS Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:48:28 -0400<p>NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. &nbsp;They&#39;re used to decrease inflammation (keep in mind that your body created the inflammation on purpose to deal with a problem) and pain. &nbsp;Unfortunately, they&#39;ve been known for years to kill as many at least 16,500 Americans each year (about the same as die from AIDS.&nbsp;<a href=\"\"></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>And now we see that they also are associated with &quot;A Fib,&quot;&nbsp;the newest, flashiest disease that we&#39;re all supposed to panic about, and take the latest new drugs for, according to the constant barrage of direct-to-consumer ads that we have to watch if you choose to watch any TV at all. <span style=\"font-size: 10pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;\"><a href=\"\"></a></span><span style=\"line-height: 1.6em;\">. &nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style=\"line-height: 1.6em;\">And if you do end up with &quot;A Fib,&quot; there&#39;s a drug to treat that, too. &nbsp;As long as you don&#39;t mind the chances of &quot;serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding.&quot; &nbsp;</span><a href=\"\"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Diane Rehm Spasmodic dysphonia Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:21:14 -0400<p>When Diane Rehm of NPR&rsquo;s The Diane Rehm Show was first diagnosed with Spasmodic dysphonia (<a href=\"\"></a><span style=\"line-height: 1.6em;\">), our office contacted her to let her know that chiropractic was known to have success with her problem.&nbsp; She was very courteous and did reply, but said that unless there were large studies indicating that chiropractic care could help, then &nbsp;she was going to stick with medical care.&nbsp; That was back in approximately 1998.&nbsp; Today (16 years later) &nbsp;she still has the problem and, to the best of my knowledge, is still not seeking chiropractic care.&nbsp; Here&rsquo;s another recent study showing someone who was helped with chiropractic care. </span><a href=\"\" style=\"line-height: 1.6em;\"></a></p> <p>Here&rsquo;s&nbsp; a relevant report:&nbsp; <a href=\"\"></a>&nbsp; &ldquo;Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials.&rdquo;&nbsp; This comically and with great insight states that parachutes have never been adequately tested in randomized controlled clinical studies.&nbsp; The basic point is that not everything needs to be studied.&nbsp; Sometimes it just makes sense that something is beneficial.&nbsp; My point:&nbsp; Your nervous system controls EVERY OTHER SYSTEM IN YOUR BODY. If you have interference in your nervous system, your body CAN NOT WORK PROPERLY.&nbsp; PERIOD!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Could that include the muscle in your throat&hellip;the muscles that allow you to speak properly? &nbsp;Of course it could.&nbsp; We don&rsquo;t need a large randomized clinical study to demonstrate that you&rsquo;re better off without interference in your nervous system.&nbsp; Just like we don&rsquo;t need a large randomized clinical study to demonstrate that having a parachute is better than not having a parachute if you&rsquo;re falling from an airplane.</p>