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Don’t Give More Patients Statins

ON Tuesday, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new cholesterol guidelines that essentially declared, in one fell swoop, that millions of healthy Americans should immediately start taking pills — namely statins — for undefined health “benefits”.

This announcement is not a result of a sudden epidemic of heart disease, nor is it based on new data showing the benefits of lower cholesterol. Instead, it is a consequence of simply expanding the definition of who should take the drugs — a decision that will benefit the pharmaceutical industry more than anyone else. Read more…

Practicing Good Posture

 

Questions about the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act? (aka ObamaCare)

Here is a link to an article on WebMD and here is another one on Slate.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most expensive of all work-related injuries. Over his or her lifetime, a carpal tunnel patient loses about $30,000 in medical bills and time absent from work. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and prevention methods for CTS here…

Natural Sleep Solutions

Historically sleep problems have been relegated to a therapist and a couch, with a picture of Sigmund Freud hanging in the background. Sleep disorders have been difficult for health care practitioners to assess, since typically they happen in an unconscious state. Find natural strategies to help improve your quality of sleep, here.

Smoking Cessation

More than 50 million Americans smoke and research has shown that smoking can exacerbate back pain. In fact, for patients with chronic spine disease, the action or condition that is most often reported along with the pain, is smoking. If you’ve decided to quit, your doctor of chiropractic can help. Here are a few tips to get you started…

You Can Help Veterans Receive the Care They Need

Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) has introduced the Chiropractic Care to All Veterans Act in the House of Representatives. The bill would require the Veterans Administration (VA) to have a chiropractic physician on staff at all major VA medical facilities by 2016. You too can help ensure the services provided by doctors of chiropractic are available to the brave men and women who have served our country. This bill needs cosponsors to increase the likelihood of its passage. Simply click the link below to urge your federal representative to cosponsor this bill! Click here to contact your representatives.


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