Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Are cancer centers pushing too many tests? See what the NY Times says and some advice from Dr. C.

Are cancer centers pushing too many tests? See what the NY Times says and some advice from Dr. C. A couple of months ago, my wife had a mammogram that had something that was partly suspect and was difficult to read.   The test was rerun at the Barnabus outpatient center (which we were billed for twice) only to be told that the second test showed a possible something.  As a health care provider, I read the test and there was nothing I saw that showed any irregularity. As I always tell everyone, don’t worry unless someone gives you something to Read More »

A teen has already broken some of Usain Bolt’s track records; Athletes all over are getting it done.

A teen has already broken some of Usain Bolt’s track records; Athletes all over are getting it done. Usain Bolt was known for his ability to frustrate even the most accomplished track and field athletes due to his freight train-like acceleration and speed. Records are made to be broken and the NY Times recently reported about Erriyon Knighton, just out of high school who has already lowered Bolt’s world junior record in the 200 meters. A local Favorite, Sydney Mclaughlin has done similarly in hurdles as she broke her own records and there are many others now reporting record-breaking times Read More »

How should we measure immunity in children? Hint; its not just about antibodies.

How should we measure immunity in children? Hint; it’s not just about antibodies. Immunity requires much more than antibodies. During the covid-19 pandemic, news services were telling us that our antibody levels had to be high to prevent infection from the virus.   We were also told that we needed a booster to maintain antibodies to protect ourselves. Then, we were told that we needed to be vaccinated or else we couldn’t see a Broadway play, or get on an airplane.   Then those who were vaccinated were getting covid-19 anyway.  Then came the variants and anyone who did not have the Read More »

Charschan Chiropractic is face mask optional after a new order from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.

Charschan Chiropractic is face mask optional after a new order from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. We are no longer requiring facemasks in either of our offices either in the public areas or in the treatment rooms after the latest announcement from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. Following the science of virology shows us that face masking at the beginning of the pandemic may have made sense as a precautionary measure when we had very little understanding of the Covid-19 virus. We are here today because of the science behind adaptation and the masks clearly make it more Read More »

Dr. C’s Safari trip to Africa; an adventure of a lifetime.

Dr. C’s Safari trip to Africa; an adventure of a lifetime. Many patients have asked how our two-week adventure to Africa was.  It was an adventure of a lifetime. There are many ways to go on a safari and it can be done to fit many budgets.   We used a tour operator recommended by a couple of friends who went. The tour operator who you use will determine the facilities you stay at as well as the experience.   Our tour started in Cape Town, S.A., and then progressed to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls as well as to Zambia to Read More »