Health Care Paradigms

Victoria’s Secret? Victorian values

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A woman was barred from breastfeeding in a store in Austin, Texas recently.  This should not come as an earth-shattering news flash; despite most of the country slowly beginning to join the 21st century, there are always pockets of resistance.  The interesting part of the story was the store that was involved.  Victoria’s Secret. How […]

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The Anti-Placebo Effect

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Detractors of chiropractic sometimes wonder whether ?the powerful results that patients claim they experience as a result of chiropractic care are the effect of some kind of auto-suggestion, or ?placebo? phenomenon.? The theory goes that fast-talking chiropractors hoodwink their clients into believing they will get better, or are getting better, via some slick marketing tool […]

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Snow Shovelling Safety

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With the latest winter storm leaving us with a fresh batch of white stuff, a lot of folks at the office have been asking about how to move that stuff around without hurting their backs. According to the Journal of Emergency Medicine, more than 11,000 adults and children report to the emergency room each year […]

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Ultrasound Radiation and Your Baby

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A patient expecting their first child recently asked me about prenatal ultrasounds.  Allow me to “sound off” on this “ultra-important” topic. Prenatal ultrasounds have become commonplace in the United States, even to the point of the popularization of “ultrasound parties” and “3-D ultrasound bonding services” which seem to treat this technology with the kind of […]

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Slings and Things

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SLING BLOG By Dr. Matt Rushford   A lot of parents have been asking me lately for my recommendations regarding baby carriers and other apparatuses for small children.   Pediatric chiropractic has some very specific suggestions when it comes to these questions. The way in which a child is held or carried and the various gadgets […]

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Primum Nocere

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One of the principal precepts of medical ethics includes the maxim, “primum non nocere”, or, “First, do no harm”.  The phrase, a version of which is found in the Hippocratic corpus, describes the importance of restraint in the application of medical intervention. However, the phrase, as it applies to modern medicine, is misleading because it […]

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Jiffy Lube Your Body!

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“If it ain’t broke,don’t fix it!” Or so goes the quintessential New England axom.  There is a lot of wisdom in that truism, as anyone who has tinkered with a motorcycle or lawn mower can tell you. Of course, like most proverbs, the opposite is equally true (“don’t judge a book by its cover/what you […]

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Cancer and the Environment

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  Imagine a road winding through high, steep cliffs.  In one section, there is a steep downgrade followed suddenly by a severely sharp curve bordered by a 100 foot sheer drop to jagged rocks below.  Chronically poor road conditions and the lack of any railing on the road contribute to a high rate of accidents […]