John H. Keefe III, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: Study: Scant evidence that medical pot helps many illnesses CHICAGO – Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette’s syndrome and the authors recommend more research.
WELLNESS: Certain Heartburn Drugs May Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are severely overprescribed and misused for heartburn—a condition for which they were not designed. PPIs have been linked to an increased risk for heart attack, even if you have no prior history of cardiovascular disease. Other side effects of PPI drugs include pneumonia, bone loss, hip fractures, and Clostridium difficile infection (a harmful intestinal bacteria).
CONDITION OF THE WEEK: EPILEPSY over the past 40 years we have had rewarding results with patients who suffer from epilepsy. This neurological condition can have multiple causes. Alignment issues in the head and neck are key insults to the nervous system that can be behind this condition. But there are also other contributing factors like toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, food and environmental allergies, hormone imbalances and severe drops in blood sugar all can be triggers for epilepsy. If you or someone you know suffers from this condition call and make an appointment.
FUNNY BONE: Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?@@ The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.@@ Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?@@ The sole purpose of a child’s middle name, is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
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