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Who Else Doesn’t Understand Sciatica?

June 16, 2010 No Comments

Have you ever woken up and had burning pain going down the back of your leg.  As a chiropractor, I see this everyday. You are going along, everything is great, and then BAM, your leg is killing you and you feel like it will never go away. Image via Wikipedia A brief review of anatomy…

HSA/FSA…the new Alphabet Soup of Healthcare

June 2, 2010 No Comments

As a health provider I have seen a huge swing in health care reimbursement in the last few years.  The days of $5 co-pays seem to be long gone!  A patient came into the office last week with a $45 co-pay, which was laughable due to the fact that his health insurance company only paid…

Word of the Day: Telomere

January 28, 2010 No Comments

What if I told you one of the most important words in your health vocabulary should be telomere.  Let me give you a quick definition and you should immediately understand what I am talking about.  A telomere is the end of a chromosome. These specialized structures are involved in the replication and stability of linear…

Get out the Vote!

First off, please accept my apologies for the space between posts.  Between the holidays and the start of high school hockey I have slacked here…no more I promise.  For those of you who are interested I coach a high school hockey team and you can follow our progress either through our website (www.ccchsboyshockey.com) or follow…

Case of the Month October 2009

October 26, 2009 No Comments

Mrs. X presented to the office with bilateral carpal tunnel. First a little background.  Carpal tunnel is a common term for pain in the wrist.  For many years it was assumed that because the pain was in the wrist, then the problem was originating in the wrist.  Chiropractors have worked to show there may be…

Doctors Getting Paid To Market Drugs

A while back I wrote a post on a drug company, Eli Lilly, using ghost writers to write favorable articles and having doctor’s sign their names to them as if they had written them.  You can read that here.  At best it is a murky situation. Recently, Eli Lilly was back in the news here…

Could the Sun Help You Fight the Flu?

Skin cancer is a huge topic of concern for lots of people.  As someone who is, shall we say, pigment challenged, I make a point to use sunscreen when I am out and will try to avoid spending too much time in the sun in the middle of the day.  While this is for sure…

Is This Bad Economy a Good Thing?

July 30, 2009 No Comments

Crazy right, how could there be a silver lining in the economy cloud?  Well if you are a little older in age and this economy has forced you to rethink retiring, it may be saving your brain. There is a promising study out of Britain that studied  medical records of 382 men whose Alzheimer’s symptoms…

E Cigarettes, Are They Safe?

July 23, 2009 4 Comments

Have you ever heard of an E Cigarette?  I mean I know I am hardly cutting edge of cool but these are news to me. I was walking through the Burlington Mall the other day when I noticed a kiosk that was selling E Cigarettes.  Having never seen these before I went home and looked…

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