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 […]

Can anything help delayed onset muscle soreness?

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After exercise we need “time to recover” because it simply takes time for our bodies to physically and mentally recuperate.  But sometimes we find ourselves literally disabled following a bout of exertion. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is moderate-to-severe pain & stiffness which peaks about 24 to 48 hours AFTER strenuous exercise. DOMS is ‘muscle’ […]

Safe ways to address depression

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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, […]

ICD-10 = vicissitude

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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, as a chiropractic […]

Work injuries in Washington State

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      Washington State Law dictates that an injured worker has a right to choose the doctor of their choice to treat his/her occupational illness or injury (including licensed practitioners of medicine, osteopathic medicine and surgery, chiropractic, dentistry, podiatry, optometry and naturopathy) and further, that a worker may change to a new doctor of […]

Meet the President’s chiropractor

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Honestly, 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 […]

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 […]

Is fatty liver an epidemic?

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With a prevalence of 20-30% in the general population of Western countries, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly becoming the most common liver disease worldwide. Furthermore, the prevalence of NAFLD among children is 3-10%, rising up to 40-70% among obese children. The prevalence of NAFLD is 80-90% in obese adults, 30-50% in patients with […]