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The NY Times asks why it is so hard for doctors to unlearn things. Is the lack of unlearning driving healthcare costs?

The NY Times asks why it is so hard for doctors to unlearn things. Is the lack of unlearning driving healthcare costs? The NY Times recently looked into why doctors have such a hard time learning new things.  One of the most difficult problems is to teach doctors to unlearn bad habits in the past which would can lead to lower costs and less potentially harmful practices.  Many of these practices are driving healthcare costs. Recently, a systematic review in JAMA Pediatrics looked at the overuse in pediatric care in 2016 regarding Pedialyte use that was more expensive than other less Read More »

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia and strokes according to the NY Times.

Rethinking the idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks, dementia  and strokes according to the NY Times. The idea of taking an aspirin a day to prevent strokes has been around for years, and it has been promoted by many doctors for the prevention of heart attacks, dementia  and strokes. According to 3 recent papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine, people 70 years and older do not have any benefit from this regimen.  On the other hand, the use of aspirin as a preventative agent actually caused a slight increase in overall mortality with Read More »

How can you prevent muscle loss as you age, according to the NY Times?

How can you prevent muscle loss as you age, according to the NY Times? As we age, sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass can become a significant health concern. Your goal as your age is to prevent muscle loss, since the process can begin in your 40’s and you can potentially lose half of your muscle mass by the time you are 70. Like osteoporosis in our bones, sarcopenia or the loss of muscle tone, mass and strength can become a significant health concern. The good news is that staying active and getting regular physical exercise, you can prevent or Read More »

3 foods that can lower breast cancer risk according to the NY Times.

3 foods that can lower breast cancer risk according to the NY Times. According to the NY Times, there are three foods that should be in your diet now that can lower your risk for breast cancer according to a new study. The study, published recently in the Internal Journal of Cancer suggests that eating substantial amounts of fruits and vegetables may lower the risk for breast cancer. Read the article below Cauliflower, Kale and Carrots May Lower Breast Cancer Risk Eating lots of fruits and vegetables was tied to a lower risk of breast cancer, especially the most aggressive kinds. By Read More »

Make your heart younger with exercise according to the NY Times.

Make your heart younger with exercise according to the NY Times. In the chiropractic world, we always see mobility and movement as some of the essential elements of life, while a lack of movement is incompatible with life as we know it.  When someone becomes old and ill, often the lack of mobility leads to swollen limbs and infections and a deconditioning of the heart. More research is now showing that if we exercise and stay active as we age, our heart will not only be healthier but can also become a more effective pump and even act as if Read More »