WEEKLY HEALTH UPDATE Week of: Monday Dec 17, 2018

Courtesy of:

John H. Keefe III, D.C.

(918) 663-1111

Dr. Keefe, Keefe Clinic. Tulsa Chiropractor, pain, natural health care.


IN THE NEWS: Is This the Deadliest Vaccine on the Market? While the cervical cancer rate in the U.S. is 12 per 100,000, by Merck’s own admission, Gardasil may cause 2,300 serious adverse events per 100,000. Many of the more serious side effects of Gardasil vaccination are immune-based inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders, suggesting something is causing the immune system to overreact in a detrimental way, sometimes fatally. One of the leading theories is that the aluminum adjuvant in Gardasil is causing it to be excessively reactive. Data show Gardasil is several times more reactive than any other vaccine on the market. Trial data from Merck shows Gardasil may increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination. As of 2018, about 13,240 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed, and about 4,170 will die from it. If you get regular Pap smears, your chance of dying from cervical cancer is 0.00002 percent. These seem like extraordinary risks just to prevent an infection that is cleared by more than 90 percent of people without a problem As noted in a  film, the HPV vaccine’s underlying technology was originally developed by National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers, then sold to Merck and fast-tracked to licensure, despite the fact the vaccine failed to fulfill two of the criteria for fast-tracking. It’s also important to realize that Gardasil was approved after being tested in fewer than 1,200 children under the age of 166 and that bioactive aluminum “controls” are being used in clinical HPV vaccine trials, thereby masking neurological symptoms.


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WELLNESS: Tendonitis: Its Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Tendons, which are flexible, tough and fibrous, connect your muscles to your bones. Muscles and tendons work together to exert a pulling force that helps you move properly. Tendonitis is an acute condition that occurs when injury to a tendon causes swelling and pain. It mainly affects your elbows, wrists, fingers, thighs, shoulders, knees and Achilles heels. There are two main tendonitis causes: sudden major injuries and repetitive movements over a time period while doing activities like: Gardening-Raking and shoveling-Carpentry-Cleaning or scrubbing-Painting-Throwing and pitching. Take note of these other factors that can increase a person’s tendonitis risk: Age — Adults, especially those over 40 years old, are more injury-prone and have less-flexible and less-elastic tendons. Playing sports — Bowling, running, swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball or golf involve repetitive motions that can affect tendons. Health conditions — People with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritisgout, psoriatic arthritis or thyroid disorders, those who experienced unusual reactions to medications, or people with hand or finger infections from cat or dog bites have a higher tendonitis risk. Body structure and posture — Tendonitis risk is higher with poor overall posture. Jobs or profession — Tendonitis is frequently seen in people whose jobs require them to stay in awkward positions, perform repeated actions, reach overhead, vibrate or forcefully exert their body. NOTE: Chiropractic helps.

CHIROPRACTIC: Although doctors of chiropractic treat more than just back pain, many patients initially visit a chiropractor looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, about 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. Interesting Facts about Back Pain Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.3Back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year—that’s two work days for every full-time worker in the country. Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives.5Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly. Back pain is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. Most people with low back pain recover, however, reoccurrence is common and for a small percentage of people, the condition will become chronic and disabling. Worldwide, years lived with a disability caused by low back pain have increased by 54% between 1990 and 2015. Low-back pain costs Americans at least $50 billion in health care costs each year—add in lost wages and decreased productivity and that figure easily rises to more than $100 billion.

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