Artificial Sweetener Boomerang

Are sugar substitutes the answer?

“Over-expressed fat-producing genes and increased glucose transport into cells,” is the conclusion of a study looking at artificial sweeteners.  Metabolic dysfunction and excessive fat accumulation and inflammation is something many if not most people would prefer to avoid. Researchers looked at the effect of artificial sweeteners (mainly Sucralose and a trace of aspartame, and/or acesulfame […]

Driver-less car likely to be rear-ended

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Bloomberg reports today that self-driving cars are at least twice as likely to get in an accident.   The trouble seems to be that they comply with traffic rules 100% of the time, as in following the speed limit when merging onto a highway where human-driven vehicles may be traveling at well above the speed […]

I don’t want cancer

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This week the scientific journal Nature reports conclusions reached by a team of researchers regarding avoiding cancer.  The researches believe that the vast majority of cancers are not “genetic”, like some believe, but rather arise from exposure to things like radiation and toxic chemicals. As a healthcare provider I likely have a somewhat enhanced awareness […]

DOMS de dom dom..

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      DOMS is achy sore stiffness. If severe enough, miserable experience most of us at one time or another have experienced.  If severe enough even walking may be difficult.  DOMS of course is an acronym for delayed onset muscle soreness.  DOMS is not felt in the joints:  It’s the muscles.  DOMS peaks 24 […]

Safe ways to address depression

woman-fibro

There’s little disagreement that depression can be a serious issue, but whether drugs are the best approach is increasingly drawing controversy. This is especially pertinent in light of a  new British Medical Journal (BMJ) which analyzed data from about 30,000 women and found a link between the use of the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) and heart, […]

141k plus ICD-10 diagnosis codes!

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The (increasingly) specific International Classification of Diseases (ICD) code set represents various injuries, medical conditions, and hospital procedures. It’s been over 35 years since ICD-9 and now transition to ICD-10 is representative of an expansion from about 14,000 to over 141,000 codes! This is hoped to improve healthcare efficiency, quality, and safety. For example, physicians now have […]

Work injuries in Washington State

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  Injured workers in Washington State have the right to choose the provide of their choice to treat their occupational injuries or illness (provided that provider is contracted with L&I to do so).  This includes licensed practitioners of medicine, osteopathic medicine and surgery, chiropractic, dentistry, podiatry, optometry and naturopathy.  Washington State workers being treated for their […]

Military Chiropractor

William Morgan

I’m not sure which of our Nation’s politicians do or do not suffer from back or neck pain or utilize chiropractic (or psychiatry for that matter).  That information would be confidential. However, when our Washington DC politicians do experience spinal pain or headaches, I’m sure that Dr. Morgan is likely one of the providers they […]

Can this spice help your weight-loss efforts?

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Saffron, a delicious spice used to enhance the flavor of certain foods since antiquity, has also long been suspected of enhancing mood and relieving stress (84,85). Thought to target snacking between meals, now the extract of saffron is being touted as a supplement to facilitate an overall weight-loss program. In clinical studies (90,91), women taking […]