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If You Don’t Get Adjusted Your Organs Will Shut Down

Scare tactics. Do I believe that Chiropractic is awesome…no doubt. Have I seen it help with a laundry list of problems, like asthma, back pain, bed wetting, ADHD and even high blood pressure? Yes. Has chiropractic found a cure for these symptoms/conditions? No. Then what have we done? We helped a stuck spine get moving…

No Appointments Really?

June 13, 2012 No Comments

Back in the day, OK last year, I used to have patients make appointments.  With everyone as busy as a beaver the following would be a common occurrence in my office: (Phone Rings) Hello Harrington Family Chiropractic (Patient) Hi, my name is Linda and I am running 15 minutes late for my 10:00 appointment.  Is it OK…

Winter Blues

December 6, 2010 No Comments

Here in the Northeast, the days have gotten short awfully quickly.  It is not unusual to go to work in the dark and come home in the dark.  Mix that in with gray skies and no green/leaves on the trees and it is easy to slide into a funk. Here are a couple of tips…

A Sneaky New Change in Insurance

November is a big month for renewing insurance plans.  A lot of patients come into the office with insurance questions and over the years I have become fairly adept at reading insurance plans.  It used to be very simple, what was the co-pay, did I have prescription coverage and what sort of flexibility did I…

Is it Time to Stock Your FSA

Imagine I told you that I could save you .35 cents on every $1 that you spent on something, would you be interested? If your company is offering you a flex spending plan (FSA)  and you are not taking advantage of it, you are leaving real money on the table. Please let me explain how…

What, I Can’t Hear You!

August 18, 2010 No Comments

Image via Wikipedia In a recent study, a group of Boston doctors have discovered that 1 in 5 kids having hearing loss typical of 50-60 year olds. In this study, the doctors looked at a group of 3000 teens from 1988 to 1994 and compared their hearing data with a group of 1500 teens between…

Maternity Leave

August 12, 2010 No Comments

Image by Jenny Leigh via Flickr If you live in Massachusetts you may have noticed the recent ruling from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court that no longer guarantees a woman’s job after 8 weeks of maternity leave. In the past most companies would allow up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, using the  federal Family…

Are you Taking Heartburn Medication?

August 10, 2010 No Comments

Have you ever heard of a proton pump inhibitor?  No, it is not from Star Trek!!! Proton pump inhibitors are commonly prescribed medications that suppress acid in the stomach.  Many people know this as heartburn or reflux.  Taking these medications appears to be associated with fractures in postmenopausal women and bacterial infections in many patients.…

Miscarriage News

August 6, 2010 No Comments

Image via Wikipedia As a father of four great kids, my wife and I have also had some experience with miscarriages.  After each miscarriage the doctors would tell us to wait six months before thinking about getting pregnant again.  A new study just released is shedding some light on when you should try to have…

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