John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: BUYER BEWARE Most people assume that scientific integrity is somehow assured; that there are safeguards along the way, preventing fraudulent research from harming patients. Unfortunately, scientific misconduct has become a very serious and widespread problem that threatens the entire paradigm of science-based medicine—unless changes are made. Again and again, papers assessing the prevalence of scientific fraud and/or the impact this is having shows that the situation is dire and getting worse. “Last summer, British researchers provoked concern when they published a paper raising the possibility that by following an established guideline UK doctors may have caused as many as 10,000 deaths each year,2” Larry Husten, editorial director of WebMD professional news, writes. “Now, they have gone a step further and published an estimate that the same guideline may have led to the deaths of as many as 800,000 people in Europe over the last five years…
WELLNESS: “DON’T COUNT ON MILK TO BEAT OSTEOPOROSIS. In a Harvard study of 78,000 nurses, drinking three or more glasses of milk per day did not reduce fractures at all. An Australian study showed the same thing. In the Harvard study, women consuming greater amounts of calcium from dairy foods had significantly INCREASED risks of hip fractures, while no increase in fracture risk was observed for the same levels of calcium from non-dairy sources. “Consumption of dairy products, particularly at age 20 years, was associated with an increased risk of hip fracture in old age. (“Case-Control Study of Risk Factors for Hip Fractures in the Elderly”. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 139, No. 5, 1994).
CHIROPRACTIC: CHIROPRACTIC CARE is not just for those patients who have been involved in an accident or suffer from chronic neck or back pain. Chiropractic care can benefit many people with a great number of health conditions. Even those with few, if any, health conditions can benefit from chiropractic maintenance care. How, you ask? Life’s daily stressors add up impacting the human body in far greater ways than you might realize. As a natural healthcare approach, regular chiropractic adjustments can restore and maintain balance within your body, leaving you better prepared to live life to its fullest. In fact, ongoing chiropractic maintenance care may offer significant health benefits, including but not limited to, Management/Relief of: Back and Neck Conditions, Leg Pain (Sciatica), Knee, Foot and Ankle Pain, Shoulder or Elbow Pain, Arm or Wrist Pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Migraine and Tension Headaches, High blood pressure, Sleep disorders, Repetitive Stress Disorders, Stress and Tension Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Bursitis, Arthritis, Chronic Injuries, Improve Nervous System Function, Relieve Prenatal Discomfort, Increase Vitality and Improve Quality of Life, Provide Preventative Care, Improve Overall Health and Wellness for both children and adults.