Issue #07 Articles

A Letter (AUTISM)

Date: May 19, 2005 Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD President, Institute of Medicine 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC 20001 Dear Doctor Fineberg: I am writing you as a fellow physician to ask you to withdraw...

A Timely Birth: Part 3

Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) has been associated with a two or three times increased rate of preterm labor and delivery, urinary tract infections (UTIs), premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) and endometritis.

Also labeled: Birth, Author Gail Hart

As The Twig Is Bent, So Grows The Tree

This is a phrase that can be heard or read on a poster in nearly every chiropractic office on any given day. We have used this example in nature to describe to parents what can (and probably will) happen to their children’s posture if a spinal...

Autism: Is There a Vaccine Connection?

According to the California Department of Developmental Services, the rate of children diagnosed with full-syndrome autism between 1999 and 2002 nearly doubled from 10,360 to 20,377. The report further revealed that “between Dec. 31, 1987, a...

Autism: The Silent Enemy

“…Despite overwhelming evidence that MERCURY in vaccines containing thimerosal contributes largely to neurodevelopmental disorders in children, health authorities and medical specialty societies (such as the CDC, FDA, Public Health Department,...

Benjamin’s Story

When we first started chiropractic care for our family, I didn’t know the link between chiropractic and the nervous system. I pretty much viewed it as a skeletal-structural field of care for pain relief. I am glad that we stumbled across the...

Children May Not Need Antibiotics for Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

Antibiotics are not necessary for most children with acute infective conjunctivitis, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind trial published in the June 22 Early Online Publication issue of The Lancet. “We have shown t...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine, Antibiotics

Chiropractic and Athletes

Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years; however, it has only recently been receiving attention from the media. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilize Chiropractic because it...

Cost Benefits of Breastfeeding

Asked at a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health care cost containment in Minot, North Dakota: “What helps reduce the incidence of ear and respiratory infections, intestinal disease, pneumonia, meningitis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, diabetes, childhood...

Dad’s Role in Play

“Dad’s role in child play key to later development,” Gottman says. Today’s fathers want to be more involved with their babies than their own fathers were, and their involvement can play a critical role in a child’s future. That’s the message...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine, Parenting

Ear Infections: Antibiotics Not Necessary

A landmark study published in Pediatrics has shown that treating ear infections with antibiotics has no benefit when compared to doing nothing (McCormick 2005). In this study 223 children were divided into two groups. One group received...

Early Bedtime Means Better Baby Sleep

In their efforts to encourage their baby to sleep better, one approach that many parents use is to put their baby to bed later in the evening. They think, “If he’s “really tired” he’ll sleep better, right?” Wrong! This often backfires because Baby...

Family Wellness Forum

I am trying to provide parents of young children with some suggestions of how to take care of their own backs given the physical stresses of caring for young ones. What would you recommend as basic strategies to help parents, especially in...

FDA Warning on Drugs for ADHD

The FDA is requiring new labeling changes for stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD. Most, it appears, are variations on methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, etc.). The drugs have produced side-effects including, according to the FDA, events such as...

Also labeled: ADD/ADHD, Pathways Magazine

Fevers: A Source of Strength

Most childhood illnesses are characterized by fever. It is widely known that fever activates the immune system in a natural way. It is less widely known that fever can strengthen the immune system, help prevent susceptibility to other illnesses in...

Giving Birth: Home Can Be Better Than Hospital

For women with low risk pregnancies in North America, giving birth at home bears similar risks of intrapartum and neonatal mortality as giving birth in hospital, but planned home births are associated with lower rates of medical interventions. In a...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine, Birth

Home Birth: A Mainstream Alternative

For many people, the term “homebirth” conjures images of earth mammas in handmade dresses with flowers in their hair. No offense, but I prefer Calvin Klein for my attire and professional highlights in my hair. When preparing for my first...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Kelly Almstead

Ice for Pain Relief During Birth

A study to determine the potential pain-reducing effects of ice massage applied to various acupuncture points during labor included 49 pregnant women between the ages of 16 and 38 years. Ice massage, administered by way of crushed ice in a hand...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine, Birth

Is Your Child’s Backpack a Source of Spinal Stress?

While backpacks are one of the most convenient and frequently used ways to carry books and school supplies, there are numerous precautions for selection and use. Doctors of Chiropractic have been offering constructive suggestions about this issue...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #07

On September 18, 2005, the profession of chiropractic is celebrating its 110th birthday. Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by D.D. Palmer and then developed by his son, BJ Palmer into what is now the largest drug-free healing profession in the...

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