Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

The Apple health app and the future accessibility of your health records on your phone according to the NY Times.

The Apple health app and the future accessibility of your health records on your phone according to the NY Times. I love my Apple IPhone.  Many users of their phones love them as well and once you have entered their ecosystem of integrated apps, music, etc, most of us never leave. If you have used Apples health app to find out how many steps and calories you have used up during the day, as many of us have done, you may soon find that you can access your health information as well. A dozen large medical institutions across the country Read More »

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times.

Long term C-section risks; more concerns from the NY Times. Most of us know people who had their children via C-section, a potentially lifesaving procedure for both mother and child during a problematic birth. C-section rates in the USA are about 32% of all live births, and according the WHO (World Health Organization), the international rate that is expected should actually be 10-15%.  Consumer Reports earlier this past year suggested that higher rates of C-section may depend on the hospital you use, and profit which can offer a reimbursement level that is 30% more for a c section than a vaginal birth. Of Read More »

Researchers have successfully cloned healthy monkeys; are we next?

Researchers have successfully cloned healthy monkeys; are we next? Whatever you think of cloning, the scientific community is hard at work trying to clone different animals and have recently successfully cloned monkeys. Depending on how we think about the future, the future of cloning human beings, whether for replacement parts, or to replace a loved one has arrived. Is it safe? A recent article featured on CBS news reports on the current state of cloning, the ethics, the safety and what it may mean to us in the future.  Read more below Researchers clone 2 healthy monkeys — are humans Read More »

Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Mattress for You, a guest post.

Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Mattress for You, a guest post. Studies have shown strong correlation between sleep quality and overall productivity. Several factors, including using the wrong mattress, can cause low sleep quality. Hence, choosing the best mattress can prove a life-changing factor for anyone. Suffice it to say that there is no one-size-fits-all in the mattress industry; however, there are key factors one should pay attention to when choosing a mattress. Key Factors to Guide Your Decision Reviews Size Budget Type of Mattress Body Type and Position Reviews Take advantage of online reviews of mattress products. Reviews Read More »

Is getting up from a seated position becoming more difficult? more difficult? Here’s 3 back pain prevention exercises you can do now before its too late.

Is getting up from a seated position becoming more difficult? more difficult? Here’s 3 back pain prevention exercises you can do now before its too late. As many of us age, it seems more challenging to do certain simple tasks such as getting up from a seated position.  Is this an age related problem or is there something that we or our healthcare providers are not understanding about this simple task. Sure, you can purchase a chair that will elevate and lift you as you stand up, and companies are manufacturing chairs that will do this for you, but is that helpful or Read More »