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Acupuncture Considerations
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Monday, November 27, 2017 05:51 PM

There is an ongoing confusion regarding acupuncture in healthcare. To some, acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been in widespread use since the stone age and is available for all to use.  To others it is the bedrock of an oriental medical system every bit as jealous of its “turf” as the occidental (western) medicine system is of its professionals.    

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The Cost of the Opioid Crisis: $95 Billion in 2016
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Monday, November 27, 2017 07:29 AM

The benefits of putting an end to the opioid crisis exceeded $95 billion in 2016 underscoring the importance of swift investment in evidence-based interventions.

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Victims of Cancer Doctor Could Receive $4.1M
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Saturday, November 25, 2017 05:56 PM

An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments.  The medical doctor is serving a 45-year prison sentence for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. He admitted putting patients through grueling chemotherapy — even when they didn’t have cancer. Attorneys said 81% of 741 claims are fully or partly eligible for restitution.

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New Blood Pressure Treatment Guidelines
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Friday, November 24, 2017 09:07 AM

New blood pressure guidelines have been issued by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.   In a 192 page document FOUND HERE.

Various studies indicate chiropractic care can be an effective nonpharmacological therapy for hypertension (see sources below).

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Clinical Prediction Rules Screen Cervical Spine Injury in Low-risk Patients
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 09:23 AM

To update findings of the 2000-2010 Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders (Neck Pain Task Force) researched the validity and reliability of clinical prediction rules used to screen for cervical spine injury in alert low-risk adult patients with blunt trauma to the neck. The authors of this study searched four databases from 2005 to 2015. 

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