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Why did the CDC mask guidelines change to no masks in most public places for the fully vaccinated?

Why did the CDC mask guidelines change to no masks in most public places for the fully vaccinated? I have been both vaccinated and have had covid-19.   The term super immunity has been used to describe people like me, yet in NJ, we were still told that masking was required. If immunity through vaccination or from antibodies after covid-19 is effective, why the mask?    Shouldn’t being immune allow us all to go maskless in most situations? Our immune systems need exposure to everything in our environment to be effective as it defends us from everything.  Isn’t that how things Read More »

Robotic surgery is more common than ever before. Is it safe or safer than having your doctor do it by hand?

Robotic surgery is more common than ever before. Is it safe or safer than having your doctor do it by hand? Robotic surgery is more common than you think.   Procedures such as LASIK to improve vision are mostly computer-driven. Many routine surgeries now use the Da Vinci robot system manufactured by Intuitive surgical. Hysterectomies are a common surgery now performed using Da Vinci. Others include Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for head and neck cancer (FDA-approved since 2009) Radical prostatectomy, pyeloplasty, cystectomy, nephrectomy, and ureteral reimplantation; Myomectomy and sacrocolpopexy; Hiatal hernia repair The robot basically assists the doctor rather than doing Read More »

Living longer; how long can humans live and would you want to?

Living longer; how long can humans live and would you want to? The NY Times recently published an article questioning how long we could live.  If you could live well over a hundred years, would you want to? Would you be healthy or dependent on others to function and be kept alive with drugs and doctor visits as seems to be quite common in states like Florida with older residents? Would you outlive your savings? The article references someone who lived to 122 years old and was independent until the age of 110.  Very few of us ever live that Read More »

Changing the way we age may be as simple as improving our gut microbiome according to the NY Times.

Changing the way we age may be as simple as improving our gut microbiome according to the NY Times. Everyone wants to age better but to do so, you need to take care of your body. This includes both the mechanical and the gut microbiome.  Your body is a machine with integrated mechanisms for nutrition, immunity, and mechanical function, all powered by the heart, nervous system, brain, and many other sub mechanisms. I have always told our patients from the chiropractic perspective; “if you take care of the machine, it will take care of you”.   Too often, we don’t listen Read More »

The latest information on what causes runners high from the NY Times

The latest information on what causes runners high from the NY Times Have you experienced Runners High without realizing why you feel great after a long run? Runners high is this almost mythical feeling that has been described by numerous running magazines. It previously was thought to have been caused by endorphins which regulate pain.` We now understand it is really about the endocannabinoid, which has an effect similar to cannabis according to a new study. Check out the article below Getting to the Bottom of the Runner’s High For years we’ve been crediting endorphins, but it’s really about the Read More »