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Doctor visits by youngsters with ADHD up 90%|
Medical doctors are seeing more visits of youngsters diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a report published in the December issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
The proportion of youth visits to physicians that were for ADHD inc...
Ritalin as Last Resort?|
Colorado Discourages ADHD Drugs - Educators Buck Treatment Trend
Jillian Lloyd, Christian Science Monitor - Colorado's education board is now urging schools to rely more on effective classroom discipline and less on medication for unruly kids, and the move has catapulted the state to the for...
Survey: Consumers dislike drug ads|
Side-effect warnings reduce effectiveness of drug ads, study finds. A Nando Times news article states, "You've seen the TV commercials for drugs that promise to relieve allergies, banish migraines, grow back your hair, prevent heart attacks, relieve herpes. Then comes the stern voice droning on ...
Did the Rx Kill, or the Father?|
Judge Cites Hyperactivity Drug in Homicide Acquittal
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Ten days after he began taking a widely used medicine called Adderall to control his attention deficit disorder and help him with his college studies, Ryan Ehlis slipped into a psychotic fog and ki...
2012 Super Bowl Commercials Raise Eyebrows|
by Michael Dorausch, DC
Racy advertisements on Game Day have been raising eyebrows long before GoDaddy Girl Candice Michelle (wife of a chiropractor) was featured in a 2005 wardrobe malfunction Super Bowl Ad, but thanks to the Internet, people can (and do) tweet real-time, their distaste for b...
Antibiotic overuse still a problem, experts say|
SAN FRANCISCO -- Experts have been pounding the same message over and over again for years - overuse of antibiotics has helped fuel the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs.''
Yet the abuse of antibiotics remains a cause for concern and could even be on the rise, scientists and doctors told a drugs ...
Hospital Patients Worry They'll Get Wrong Drug|
Patients are more concerned about receiving the wrong medication in the hospital than about pain or cost of treatment, according to a new study. The telephone survey of 1,008 adults was conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), a professional organization that mainly rep...
Do you have to be a health nut to be healthy?|
By Darrel Crain, D.C.
Do you have to be a health nut to be healthy? "Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing," said Redd Foxx.
Good health is something most folks don't even think about until they have lost it. If your good health, or that of someo...
20th Anniversary of my Licensure as a Chiropractor|
by Stew Bittman, DC
My life has been overflowing with nostalgia lately. I guess it all started in March; right around the time Hillary (my wife) tried out and made it into the cast of a local production of "Hair". By the time the show actually went into performances, I could've understudied any...
Seeing the Good in the Hearts of People|
By Michael J. Moore, Doctor of Chiropractic
A recent experience that I had while Donna and I were on a trip to Palmer College in Iowa is worth repeating for the life lesson that it brought to me. On our way through the San Francisco Airport, I noticed a woman being escorted by an airline attend...
Pennsylvania chiropractor asks - are you coachable?|
by Sharon Gorman, DC
A couple of months ago my husband showed up to lunch one day with a surprise gift. He bought me a motor scooter. My husband has had a motorcycle for years and I was one of the few wives that I know who actually enjoyed riding on the back. All of that changed a few months...
March 2008 Review of Chiropractic News Archives|
By Daria Belov
From as early as last week, to news from the turn-of-the-century, there is often times stories and articles we may have missed that deserve greater attention. But with the growth of social media, RSS feeds, and an abundance of news related web sites, there's tons of information c...
Fear of Microbes and Vaccination Questions|
By Darrel Crain, DC
Have you ever noticed that young children seem genetically programmed to encounter every possible microbe in their surroundings? On playgrounds around the world you'll see little ones who have never met walk up and lick faces with one another while other toddlers wander plea...
Most Kids Ear Infections Healing without Antibiotics|
by Michael Dorausch, Chiropractor
A recent study published in a September issue of JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) found that most kids with ear infections do not need antibiotics, but they get them anyway.
It is estimated that up to 98% of medical doctors treat ear ...
More Medicare Confusion in 2007? Here's some help...|
Many people are still confused about the new Medicare part D or drug plan options related to the 2007 Medicare plan. According to Federal officials, 17 companies have been approved to provide Medicare drug coverage nationally for 2007. In 2006, there were nine. As a result, some Medicar...
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