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5 day isolation period for covid-19 has been dropped by the Centers for Disease Control.

5 day isolation period for COVID-19 has been dropped by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Many of us are aware of COVID-19 but are mostly living as we always did before the pandemic. The CDC announced today that they have Dropped the 5-day rule that was designed to reduce the spread of the virus.  This is wonderful as the CDC which makes health policy for the country is acknowledging that the virus is no longer a problem for the average American. As we have reached community immunity, and many of us have also been vaccinated, even the wearing of Read More »

What’s missing from the CDC’s new guidelines on Opioids and how your voice can be heard.

What’s missing from the CDC’s new guidelines on Opioids and how your voice can be heard. We have all heard about the Sacklers and may have even been enraged after watching Dopesick on Hulu.  How does this happen in the USA? The dark side of capitalism is that often many people will find a way to make a product, leverage others and make billions while harming others.   Those others may have wittingly or unwittingly caused the harm as was the case with Opioids. Sure, the Opioid crisis could not have happened without medical doctors being willing the recommend them with Read More »

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 »