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Patchwork of state regs on raw milk blankets the country
by Cookson Beecher
January 18, 2016
There's more than one way to skin a cat. That's especially true when looking at how states are tangling with the dilemma of how to regulate the sale of raw milk.
Raw milk is milk that hasn't been pasteurized with heat to kill pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria and campylobacter. The controversy comes because many raw-milk advocates tout it as a natural, clean product that offers a wide range of health benefits, among them preventing digestive upsets and asthma. Many also say it's a matter of food freedom - that consumers should be free to choose what they drink or eat.
Texting increases back pain: Chiropractor
by Clover Raftis
April 13, 2011
An Ontario chiropractor is seeing an increase in neck and back pain and he believes handheld devices - and the increased popularity of texting - are to blame.
The natural look of someone texting is quite uncomfortable and Dr. Peter Pain, a Kingston, Ontario, chiropractor. Pain said he worries about the future of this humped-over nation. "It will be scary in five or 10 years from now, seeing the hand, neck and shoulder issues from all the chronic texting people were doing as teenagers," Pain wrote on his blog.
When it's all heavy going
The Irish Times
by Clodagh Mulvey
November 11, 2008
FOR MANY of us, chiropractic care is synonymous with neck-cracking antics we would rather avoid.
We imagine that if we are already in terrible pain with a back injury or neck strain, the last thing in the world we would want to do is place any one of our seven, precious cervical vertebrae in the hands of such a therapy.
What's up with that job?
by Claudia Gibson
October 15, 2012
The musculoskeletal system - bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons - is the domain of a chiropractor, who treats patients suffering from back and neck pain, headaches, muscle pain and various other ailments.
While most of us know that chiropractors manipulate a patient's spinal column and joints, they also make diagnoses and perform treatments like massage, acupuncture and ultrasound. A chiropractor uses equipment like TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines, gravity tables and traction devices to help relieve pressure on the spine. They also may advise patients on overall health issues. Chiropractors aim to help their patients avoid the use of drugs or surgery to alleviate pain.
Sports-Related Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know
by Claudia Anrig, DC
August 22, 2009
Almost 75 percent of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organized sports, either at school or on a community team.
This may seem like a good thing; after all, there's the benefits of learning to work together as a team, building camaraderie and consistent physical activity. However, parents need to pay special attention to the potential injuries that can occur at any time and proactively involve you, their chiropractor, as a part of their child's health care team.
The Sleepless Child
February 6, 2005
A child not sleeping through the night, or not receiving adequate rest, is an unreported and often undiscussed topic between health care providers and parents.
Many studies suggest that the lack of sleep, or interruption of sleep, may have numerous adverse effects on the well-being of a child. The lack of sleep may adversely influence the immune system and neurobehavioral changes
Chiropractors Present Themselves As An Alternative To Painkillers
by CJ Arlotta
July 28, 2016
As government officials attempt to tackle the opioid epidemic, associations advocating for nonpharmacologic approaches to pain management are launching their own campaigns to inform the general public of alternatives to prescription painkillers.
There were 18,893 deaths involving prescription opioids in the country in 2014, up 16% from 2013. Deaths involving drugs like fentanyl and tramadol increased by 79% from 2013 to 2014. Often it's said that healthcare companies don't cover chiropractic services for those in pain, but according to research published by the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, that's not the case. The non-profit organization's findings revealed that up to 87% of all insured American employees are covered for chiropractic care.
GreenLight Laser shows promising results in treatment of enlarged prostates
Hospital News (UK)
by Cindy Woods
December 1, 2008
A new study in the use of GreenLight Laser therapy to treat enlarged prostates is already yielding positive results at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH).
Urologists Drs. Edward Woods, William Baldwin and Nick Logarakis of TSH are participating along with two other Ontario hospitals. Coordinated by McMaster Institute of Urology at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, the study is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Have American Parents Got It All Backwards?
by Christine Gross-Loh
July 4, 2014
Though parents around the world have the same goals, American parents like me (despite our very best intentions) have gotten it all backwards.
We need to let 3-year-olds climb trees and 5-year-olds use knives. Imagine my surprise when I came across a kindergartener in the German forest whittling away on a stick with a penknife. His teacher, Wolfgang, lightheartedly dismissed my concern: "No one's ever lost a finger!" Similarly, Brittany, an American mom, was stunned when she moved her young family to Sweden and saw 3- and 4-year-olds with no adult supervision bicycling down the street, climbing the roofs of playhouses and scaling tall trees with no adult supervision.
7 Natural Anti-Anxiety Herbs to Reduce Stress
by Christina Sarich
August 15, 2016
Looking for a non-pharma solution for easing nerves and reducing anxiety? Here are 7 natural anti-anxiety herbs for reducing anxiety and stress.
This amazing herb, related to ragweed, can be brewed in a tea or taken as a supplement, and it has been used for centuries to ease the mind and calm frazzled nerves. It has a mildly-sedating quality, and is often used for those having difficulty sleeping due to stress.
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