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Chiropractic Medicine

Risky Business?
Posted on 2019-02-18

As previously discussed, the field of chiropractic medicine is quite divisive and even internally divided.

In 1966, a group of physicians cursed the profession, stating "In all the years that they have been talking about them, chiropractors have never been able to furnish proof of these m...

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Chiropractic Medicine

Bare Bones
Posted on 2019-01-18

Before you can begin to assess the efficacy or ethics of chiropractic medicine you have to understand what exactly it is along with its perceived purpose.

The original basis of chiropractic medicine was that most or all health issues could be cured by spinal manipulation, called spinal su...

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Weight Loss

Rapid Results Keto
Posted on 2018-11-12

If you have not heard about the latest diet craze to hit mother earth, then I am about to blow your mind. I am talking about the Ketogenic Diet! What is it? How does it work? What should you eat? What can you do to enhance your weight loss?

These are all questions we might ask as we ...

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Massage

Relax Your Stress Away
Posted on 2018-09-17

It certainly sounds great to spend an entire day at a spa being pampered and having people tend to your every need, but massages are no longer viewed simply as a way to treat yourself. There are many presumed health benefits to massage as well.

Gone are the days when the only place you co...

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Purdue Pharma

An Empire of Pain
Posted on 2018-08-17

You may not be familiar with their name, but you are almost certainly familiar with thier products.

Purdue Pharma is responsible for the production of various pain management medications including vicodin, codeine, hydrocodone, fentanyl, hydromorphone and oxycodone. If you have never hear...

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CBD

Manage Your Pain Today!
Posted on 2018-07-18

In our previous post we gave you a general idea of what CBD is, its legality, and in part how it could be beneficial to use for certain ailments. This is a newer form of treatment and we are not 100% sure of its benefits, however as we are all learning more and seeing the positive benefits from...

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CBD

The Cure for What Ails You?
Posted on 2018-06-18

Medical cannabis is reputedly a modern marvel in the healthcare industry. MyHealthcareAuthority already has two posts on the topic; however, these previous posts focused on the illicit versions of the substance.

What is now taking the medical industry by storm is a perfectly legal substan...

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Anesthesia

What Happened?
Posted on 2018-05-15

Your doctor places a small mask over your nose and mouth and tells you to count backward from 10. This isn't a strange math test, despite the fact that your doctor may be telling you the same corny jokes you'd hear in math class. You make it to 6.

...

You wake up. What just happen...

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Stem Cells

The Potential
Posted on 2018-04-16

Presently, only a few different diseases are treated through the use of stem cell research; however, scientists are extremely optimistic that this process can be utilized in treating a vast array of human disease and disability.

This could even result in scientists being able to cure ai...

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Stem Cells

The Ethics
Posted on 2018-03-16

Stem cell research is possibly the most controversial topic in the medical sciences, taking the second place spot arguably to human cloning which is legally banned.

There are many special interest groups and organizations, from religious groups to general science ethics organizations th...

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Stem Cells

Digging Deeper
Posted on 2018-02-16

Now that we've established a baseline understanding of stem cells it's time to dig a bit deeper into this remarkably complicated and controversial topic.

While adult stem cells are used and experimented with widely, it is much simpler to work with embryonic stem cells (ESC). As we will di...

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Stem Cells

The Basics
Posted on 2018-01-16

Generally speaking, stem cells can be used to repair damaged tissue, treat and further understand disease and for future drug discovery. They are able to be utilized with this intent because they belong to a special group of cells that are dynamic and capable of differentiation. This means that ...

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3D Casts

Casts V2.0
Posted on 2017-12-16

Each year in the United States approximately six million people break a bone. Most of these injuries end up with that individual walking around with a heavy cast of fiberglass or plaster to assist in their healing. This has been the established treatment for quite some time now.

The comme...

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Smart Pills

Monitored Obedience
Posted on 2017-11-16

The end of 2017 provided us with a hallmark in the healthcare space. Medical researchers have been working on, and journalists have been writing about, the principle of monitoring pharmaceutical intake for well over a decade. Heading into 2018, however, the FDA has officially approved the first s...

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A Disappearing Act

Restoration Opportunities
Posted on 2017-10-16

If you read the previous articles regarding hair loss you now know how seriously the concept of going bald is taken. Despite the lack of life threatening side-effects of hair loss, individuals that are suffering clearly will go to great lengths and extreme sacrifices to attain their normal hair a...

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A Disappearing Act

What's The Big Deal?
Posted on 2017-09-25

If you are not experiencing balding yourself it may be tough to discern what exactly the issue is here. What is the purpose of the hair on your head, anyway? Does it fend off predators? Does it help you find food? Does losing your hair diminish your senses, like a cat without whiskers? Not by any...

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A Disappearing Act

What Is This Growth?
Posted on 2017-09-11

All of your hair is dead. From the mane that you have growing atop your head to the mop that clogs the drain in your shower. All dead.

Despite these statements being incredibly ominous, they are actually true, but you do not need to be alarmed.

Your hair is made up of keratin,...

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A Disappearing Act

The Balding Curse
Posted on 2017-08-28

One day you wake up and look at yourself in the mirror and suddenly it seems like the naturally occurring beauty that covers your head is thinning. You've spent years perfecting your hair style; parting, combing, spiking, gelling, pasting; possibly a large part of your morning routine.

T...

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Virtual Medicine

Welcome to the Future
Posted on 2017-08-15

Virtual and augmented reality has arrived!

Ten years ago, people would have scoffed at this concept. Those of us that are old enough to recall 'remarkable new breakthroughs in virtual reality' such as Virtual Boy would be at the front of the crowd, laughing, when we hear those words aga...

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Blood Money

Donate Today!
Posted on 2017-07-03

Give Blood! Save a Life Today!

We see blood mobiles parked outside of our corporate offices, gyms, churches and shopping centers all the time. Within these mobile blood banks are a few vampires ready to use their needles to suck the life force out of your body, but it's all for a great ca...

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Young Blood

The Fountain of Youth?
Posted on 2017-06-19

Researchers are exploring the theory that young blood could be the key to the fountain of youth. They do not believe by any means at this time that it could necessarily lead to eternal life; however, they do believe that it could have profound positive effects.

For decades, researchers h...

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Big Pharma

A Quandary of Greed
Posted on 2017-06-05

A portion of the historic Hippocratic Oath taken by all physicians states, "I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing"

This sounds like a wonderfully utopian and altruistic principle; unfortunately, this is...

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Big Pharma

An Economic Boon
Posted on 2017-05-18

In an industry responsible for well over 100,000 over-the-counter (non-prescription) substances alone, not including prescription medications, you have to wonder who is responsible for all of these products.

The answer to that is a vast number of employees, many large companies and an ext...

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Big Pharma

The Basic Facts
Posted on 2017-05-04

There is no doubt in the mind of any American that Big Pharma truly earns its name. Every time I listen to the radio or a podcast, read an article online, hop on social media or even walk down the street, I seem to be inundated with pharmaceutical marketing.

How truly BIG is Big Pharma, ...

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CRISPR

Ethical Quandary
Posted on 2017-04-20

Remember when you put down that wager based on "when pigs can fly"? It's looking increasingly likely that people may be coming to collect in short order.

While that is clearly an absurd idea and it's tough to discern a reason why scientists would see fit to genetically manufacture flying ...

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CRISPR

How It Works
Posted on 2017-04-03

Effective modified DNA sequences? The ability to turn specific genes on and off at will? The potential to systematically re-write our genetic code?

Now you see why this is so incredibly exciting! How does it work, though?

What we have referenced as CRISPR up until this point is ac...

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CRISPR

Precision Genetic Modification
Posted on 2017-03-20

The discovery of CRISPR is perhaps the most exciting and controversial revelation in the history of science since Copernicus proposed that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

That is not an inflated statement. Once you learn the power of CRISPR and what it can mean for mankind,...

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Viruses

7 Million Deadly Plagues
Posted on 2017-03-06

It seems like every single time we turn on the TV or even engage in a casual conversation, the word 'virus' pops up.

There continuously seems to be a deadly virus ripe to annihilate humanity evident on the horizon every month.

Thankfully, either these reports are bloated, innaccur...

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Diabetes

Diabetic Diet
Posted on 2017-02-20

Along with medical treatment, an individual with diabetes must spend a lot of time focusing on their diet and monitoring their food consumption. This should not be viewed as a burden, but rather a great opportunity to increase your general health!

A healthy diet and exercise can certain...

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Diabetes

Medical Treatment
Posted on 2017-02-06

It is important to understand that diabetes is a very common disease but every person diagnosed should receive indvidualized care by a medical professional.

Your need to control glucose (blood sugar) levels is the primary goal of any diabetes treatment. It is of the utmost importance th...

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Diabetes

Type 1 and Type 2
Posted on 2017-01-25

The most important idea to understand about diabetes is that there is no cure currently. There are only treatments. Insulin injections simply take place of your normal bodily functions and do not help your body start producing insulin efficiently, or at all.

The two types of diabetes ha...

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Diabetes

Frequency and Explanation
Posted on 2017-01-11

Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent and dangerous disease that can strike anyone at any moment. Being diagnosed with diabetes can very well be a life changing event as the disease leads to great physical, emotional and financial burdens for the individual diagnosed and their family.

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Medical Marijuana

Legalize It?
Posted on 2017-01-02

The question still stands: should we legalize marijuana or are the health risks too serious?

The vast majority of the health concerns surrounding marijuana are linked either to smoking in general or the consumption / smoking of marijuana by minors. With so many ways to partake in mariju...

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Medical Marijuana

Potential Concerns and Effects
Posted on 2016-12-19

Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the United States. Also known by its sometimes clever monikers of pot, weed, Ganja, Mary Jane, dope, herb, grass, chronic, cannibus, and hundreds of others.

This substance is not exactly new on the scene. Marijuana was even mention...

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Failing Fertility

The Potential Causes
Posted on 2016-12-05

Perhaps the most interesting theory revolves around social factors. Women, on a global scale but particularly in industrialized nations, have been gaining exponential increases in civil liberties and job potential over the course of the past 50 years.

Is the fact that women are now att...

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Failing Fertility

The Story of Decreased Fertility
Posted on 2016-11-21

It seems like every time I take a look at Facebook one of my friends is annoucing they're pregnant or they just had a baby. You would never guess that fertility rates have been falling drastically over the past 100 years, but they have!

Fertility rates in the US have dramatically decreased...

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Autoimmune Disease

Leaky Gut
Posted on 2016-11-07

We previously discussed the investigation into the harmful effects of consuming processed food products and alluded to their possible connection with leaky gut.

It was discovered that some of these foods of industrial origin weaken tight junctions in the intestines. Tight junctions serv...

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Autoimmune Disease

The Killer Within
Posted on 2016-10-24

Autoimmune diseases are quickly becoming more prevalent in the United States and increasingly affecting higher numbers of patients, yet relatively little is understood about them.

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), up to 50 million Americans are a...

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Autoimmune Disease

The Frightening Future and Prevalence
Posted on 2016-10-10

Autoimmune diseases are quickly becoming more prevalent in the United States and increasingly affecting higher numbers of patients, yet relatively little is understood about them.

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), up to 50 million Americans are a...

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