Tag: complementary care

Complex surgeries on the elderly often results in poor outcomes; but a surgeons group believes this can be improved.

Complex surgeries on the elderly often results in poor outcomes; but a surgeons group believes this can be improved. If you have elderly parents who may be frail, the idea of a complex surgery should have you concerned.   While surgeons often suggest that a surgery may be needed to prolong the life of an older person, most of these surgeries result in poor outcomes, and worse, unneeded suffering for both the person who had the procedures and their families. For too long, our health system has emphasized the quantity of life over the quality of life.   Too many of our Read More »

Fans of alternative / complementary medicine get the word out; reasons to consider a non medical provider for what ails you.

Fans of alternative / complementary medicine get the word out; reasons to consider a non medical provider for what ails you. Many chiropractic patients have been through it all; the tests, the procedures, the drugs and the fear of what if. What if they had only visited the chiropractor first? What if they visited another type of provider first? Most of us have been indoctrinated into the healthcare system and warned that if we do not use it first, our lives could be in jeopardy. On the other hand, NPR suggests an average of 210,000 and 440,000 patients die from Read More »