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FWF - 040 - Truth Be Told

Written by Jeanne Ohm, D.C.   
Tuesday, 26 May 2009 11:57

Issue 040 - Truth Be Told

If you cannot read this newsletter, please visit: www.icpa4kids.org/wellness/0040.html to access it.


Table of Contents

  • Chiropractic is Safe and Effective
  • Vaccines: Back in the News
  • Pregnancy and Birth Matters
  • More News to Use
  • Pathways Magazine


Chiropractic is Safe


Chiropractic Care for Children Found to be Safe and Effective!

Two recent survey studies have shown chiropractic care for children is safe, gets results and offers children unexpected health benefits.  One survey included data from doctors of chiropractic and the other survey collected data from parents of children under care.

Both surveys revealed that children experienced added health benefits beyond what they came in for. The three most common additional benefits were: improved immune system function, improved sleep and improved moods in the children.

To date, these are the first study of its kind in documenting treatment-associated problems and improvements in the chiropractic care of children. These study provides practice-based evidence on the safety and effectiveness of pediatric chiropractic.

View Abstract Here:
www.icpa4kids.com/research/published_papers/Safety_Parents_RAC2008.htm

Chiropractors Don't Raise Stroke Risk:
Finally — a study worth citing to dismantle the previously exaggerated false claims.
www.worldchiropracticalliance.org/news/stroke2008.htm


Vaccines

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court — Now What?

A recent court case has conceded that a case of autism was caused by vaccines. This article is a must read: www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby/government-concedes-vacci_b_88323.html


More families are shunning inoculations

"Assemblywoman Charlotte Vandervalk, a Republican from Bergen County, who introduced a conscientious exemption bill for vaccines, said parents shouldn’t have the burden of proving a religious or medical reason to refuse vaccines. “This is America; you don’t force it on everybody,” Ms. Vandervalk said..." Read the rest of the article here


Stay Informed

Pathways magazine now has a new section titled "Informed Choice". This month, Barbara Loe Fisher has an outstanding column. Subscribe to Pathways here: www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org


Pregnancy and Birth Matters


US Among Worst in World for Infant Death

The United States ranks near the bottom for infant survival rates among modernized nations. A Save the Children report last year placed the United States ahead of only Latvia, and tied with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia. The same report noted the United States had more neonatologists and newborn intensive care beds per person than Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom but still had a higher rate of infant mortality than any of those nations. www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Nov11/0,4670,SavingtheSmallestUSPicture,00.html


ACOG Trying to Make Home Births Look "Trendy"

Additionally, they try to blame the increase of c-sections on women choosing them. Classic.
www.acog.org/from_home/publications/press_releases/nr02-06-08-2.cfm


Outcomes of Planned Home Births with Midwives

It would do ACOG well to examine the facts instead of relying on biased opinion.
www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/330/7505/1416?ehom


Death risk higher for women 'too posh to push'

A major study of more than 94,000 births published in BMJ found that women who had a planned caesarean section were putting themselves and their babies at increased risk of serious complications. www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/31/nabort331.xml


Caesarean Section Uproar "Down Under"

Caesarean's heading to danger level:
www.smh.com.au/news/national/caesareans-heading-to-danger-level/2008/01/13/1200159276759.html

Great Video on what's happening in AU with caesareans:
www.smh.com.au/multimedia/2008/national/caesareans/main.html


The Big Push for Midwives

This article will offer balance to the above article and more importantly show us how we can help initiate legislation for midwifery in the US. www.thebigpushformidwives.org

ICPA Collaborating in the Natural Birthing Community

The ICPA will have presence at the following conferences offering attendees a complimentary Pathways magazine:

  • Trust Birth Conference: Redondo Beach, CA - Members of the ICPA will be overseeing a booth.
    www.trustbirthconference.com

  • Midwifery Today Conference: Philadelphia, PA: Dr. Jeanne Ohm will be speaking at this conference.
    www.midwiferytoday.com

  • Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expo: Sydney and Melbourne, Australia: The Chiropractors of Australia Association will have booths at these conferences and the ICPA is donating Pathways magazines for attendees.
    www.pbcexpo.com.au/home.htm

 

More News to Use

The Medicated Child

Six million children are taking psychiatric drugs, but most have never been tested on children. Is this good medicine or an uncontrolled experiment?
www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/medicatedchild/#postcard

Researcher Admits to Leaking Drug Data

It is deteriorating rapidly...
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080131/us/usreport_diabetes_avandia_leak_dc


Holistic Conferences

The ICPA and HPA will be at the following holistic family conferences offering complimentary Pathways magazines. See you there!

Holistic World Expo: Toronto — www.holisticworld.org
Whole Children / Whole Planet: California — www.wcwpexpo.com


Pathways Magazine

Subscribe now to receive issue #17 of Pathways magazine. Pathways is a unique magazine that offers parents articles and perspectives vital for family wellness. Visit the Pathways website here: www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org

 

Many, many blessings,
Jeanne Ohm, DC
ICPA, Executive Coordinator
HPA, Executive Secretary


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