Tag: cdc

Cold, covid and flu season? Some thoughts from Dr. C.

Cold, covid, and flu season? Some thoughts from Dr. C. Cold and flu season is typically from December through February.   This year, 2021 things are different. In the Northeast, where we live, reports from two months ago were saying that this was going to be one of the worst Flu seasons, although current data shows us that the Flu is the least of our worries.  This, as I reported earlier this year is likely due to fewer people doing international travel and the newer strains people are being vaccinated against are not coming to the USA. It is also true Read More »

Opioid addiction, the CDC and patients who are hurting; The chiropractic profession offers better options.

Opioid addiction, the CDC and patients who are hurting; The chiropractic profession offers better options. You are probably tired of hearing about opioid addiction from numerous different news sources. Patients who have relief on opioids for pain relief are now having difficulty getting them or getting off of them because of the latest policies of the CDC.  Doctors are terrified of them and their prescriptive rights for the drugs have been restricted by the CDC. Recently, USA Today reported on the frustration being felt by both doctors and patients as they try to manage the explosion of drugs that relieve Read More »

Should you be concerned about the Zika virus?

Should you be concerned about the Zika virus? The next health care scare is here in the form of the Zika Virus.  The World Health Organization has recently declared that the Zika virus, which has been a growing problem in South America, especially Brazil is now being found in other parts of the world. It is transmitted by mosquitos and currently there are concerns about its link with the birth defect called Microcephaly, a disorder that causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and brain damage.  Not long ago, one of our Brazilian cousins had to abort a Read More »

It’s Tick Bite Season! Prevention & Removal Tips

It’s tick bite season; here are some great tips for tick prevention and removal. Lyme disease is a major concern during the summer months, usually due to deer ticks who can transmit a number of unfavorable organisms that can make us ill, and experience unusual symptoms which may be life threatening. Of course, prevention is the best way to avoid having a tick bite, but sometimes, they will attach to us in ways that we never imagined. This happened to my wife this past year while planting flowers, and we never figured out how the tick got on her. Luckily, Read More »