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The Fallacies of Drug Advertisements

The Fallacies of Drug Advertisements

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. I am sure most of you have seen the plethora of drug advertisements on television, in newspapers, and other media. And, I am also sure some of you have bought non-prescription medications based on these advertisements. You probably even asked your healthcare provider to prescribe a prescription drug for you based […]

The Opioid Crisis, Part I

The Opioid Crisis, Part I

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. Opioid prescribing doubled from the late 1990s to 2012. With increased opioid usage come increased misuse and diversion as well as higher rates of deaths due to opioid adverse effects. The word ‘opioid’ describes those drugs that can be derived from opium and possess narcotic effects. From recent accounts, 115 Americans […]

The Flu for 2018

The Flu for 2018

Ron Conte, Pharm.D. Just when you think winter’s wrath can do no more harm, the lingering effect of a harsh flu season is upon us. The flu, or influenza, with related conditions has claimed the lives of a reported 84 children so far this season. It is conceivable that this flu will surpass the 148 […]

Treating the Common Cold with Medications, Part II

Treating the Common Cold with Medications, Part II

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. My last article addressed the use of local anesthetics, pain relievers/fever reducers, decongestants, and antihistamines to treat various symptoms of the common cold. Let’s now concentrate on treating a cough due to a cold. A cough due to an upper respiratory infection as in a common cold may linger longer than […]

Treating the Common Cold with Medications, Part I

Treating the Common Cold with Medications, Part I

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. My previous article concentrated on treating the common cold without medications. It is advisable to at least try the home remedies listed for various symptoms of the common cold before considering drug therapy. Most people with a common cold will benefit from a combination of a home remedy with medication. Remember, […]

When a Sneeze is not Just a Sneeze

When a Sneeze is not Just a Sneeze

By Dr. Gail Rosenberg From the very earliest days of my education to become a Doctor of Chiropractic, I heard stories of people “throwing their backs out” while sneezing. Does this happen? And if so, is it preventable? A little anatomy lesson first. The spine is composed of bones called vertebrae (vert-a-bray) and discs of […]

Better Walking Works Wonders

Better Walking Works Wonders

By Dr. Gail Rosenberg In my non-force chiropractic practice I frequently ask patients to walk while I observe their gait. Young and old alike can use tips for better walking. Many people do not utilize the entire foot during the gait cycle. What does this mean? My observation tells me that many people place the […]

Fall Food and Health

Fall Food and Health

Dr. Carol Shwery and Dr. Lonna Larsh Now that fall is starting and you may not have the same relaxed summer lifestyle, you don’t want your health to suffer. Let’s recommit to keeping healthy lifestyle choices alive and functioning. Here are some simple and easy tips to make fall time to keep feeling healthy and […]

Sleep, Glorious Sleep …

Sleep, Glorious Sleep …

You Won’t Believe What Lack of It Can Do To You! Carol Shwery, DC, CCN & Lonna Larsh, MD In today’s information age, you’d have to be living under a rock to not know how important sleep is. Just have to look on the Internet, television news shows, magazines, or anywhere else, and everyone tells […]