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Heart failure kills more Americans than any other disease according to Time magazine. Is our healthcare system failing them or are we failing ourselves?

Heart failure kills more Americans than any other disease according to Time magazine. Is our healthcare system failing them or are we failing ourselves? Heart failure is the number 1 killer of Americans according to a new report published in JAMA Cardiology. Improvements in public health and medicine have improved life expectancy. A rapidly-aging U.S population with high rates of diabetes and obesity is challenging the progress made so far that had been showing cardiovascular disease rates had been rapidly declining over the past few decades. This new study which looked at death certificates from 2011 through 2017 also points Read More »

The flu epidemic 2018; are there other options that may be more effective and safer than the flu shot?

The flu epidemic 2018; are there other options that may be more effective and safer than the flu shot? It’s the flu epidemic 2018, and according a many reports, this year’s reports suggest that a higher percentage of us are contracting the flu that previous years.  It also means that flu shot promotions are in high gear, while the medical system uses scare tactics to compel us to have this vaccination. Should you get the flu shot and will it help you avoid becoming a statistic?   There are reports that some of us who have had the flu shot have Read More »

Opioid deaths have nearly doubled since 2009 according to Time magazine. Isn’t it time to champion non pharmacological care of painful conditions?

Opioid deaths have nearly doubled since 2009 according to Time magazine.  Isn’t it time to champion non pharmacological care of painful conditions? Not a week goes by where we hear about the Opioid problem.  Chiropractic medicine has been at the forefront of non pharmacological pain management and is often underutilized by the medical system.  About a year ago, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield revealed their Omnia Plans which placed 94% of the chiropractors in the more expensive tier 2, even though the profession is part of the solution to this mess.  Are they tone deaf?  Are our politicians? Do your Read More »

Hormone disrupting chemicals; a healthcare crisis we are just beginning to understand according to Time Magazine.

Hormone disrupting chemicals; a healthcare crisis we are just beginning to understand according to Time Magazine. A recent series of papers from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has uncovered a problem that may be responsible for millions of people who have had problems in the endocrine system, the part of the body that regulates hormones responsible for many of our normal functions. The chemicals, in common plastics we consider safe likely impacts the developing brain and neurodevelopmental disabilities, obesity and diabetes, and male reproductive disabilities. The estimated costs of this problem is in the billions. Check out the Read More »

Is treadmill running as effective for conditioning as outdoor running?: Time magazine answers this frequently asked question

Is treadmill running as effective for conditioning as outdoor running?: Time magazine answers this frequently asked question Treadmills are a popular way of conditioning and every hotel, cruise ship and gym has them. Many of us own one as well and use it to stay in shape. Others use it to train indoors for a race or for a triathlon. Is it as effective as running outside is a commonly asked question. If you elevate the platform to the first or second level (depending on the machine), it does somewhat simulate a road feel. You can make it feel as Read More »