Month: September 2006

More Medicare Confusion in 2007? Here’s some help…

Many people are still confused about the new Medicare part D or drug plan options related to the 2007 Medicare plan. According to Federal officials, 17 companies have been approved to provide Medicare drug coverage nationally for 2007. In 2006, there were nine. As a result, some Medicare beneficiaries will have more than 50 stand-alone plans to choose from for 2007. Selecting from 50 different cereals can be difficult enough, that’s why one should just typically choose LIFE.

Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Bill in California

According to the governor’s office, the State of California is the 12th largest source of greenhouse gases in the world. Environmentalists for months have been collecting postcards signed by concerned Californians to send to the governor urging him to sign this legislation. The legislation is known as AB-32, the global warming solutions act of 2006. Some environmentalists are calling it a landmark event as the legislation can be adopted by other states and the federal government.

The Truth about Chiropractic

Way back when a sperm and an egg united and became one single unit. It was two wholes making one whole, 1 + 1 = 1. Not possible in the mind of a mathematician, but it occurred non-the-less. These two cells divided and multiplied until one day you became a baby. That wisdom that created you from two wholes into one whole is still alive and well inside of you today.

Breathing Easier Without Asthma Medication

For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth, according to the Sanskrit proverb. When it comes to asthma, modern medicine has apparently breathed new life into the old saying, “The cure is worse than the disease.” Researchers at Cornell and Stanford Universities now tell us that the top-selling asthma medications are responsible for four out of every five deaths from asthma. “We estimate that approximately 4,000 of the 5,000 asthma deaths that occur in the U.S. each year are caused by these long-acting beta-agonists, and we urge that (they) be taken off the market,” they said. I don’t know about you, but I find this slightly alarming. It makes me wonder what our fearless defenders at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are going to do to protect us? How is it possible that 80 percent of asthma deaths are actually caused by the drugs already approved by the FDA for treating asthma?

ICA Celebrates Chiropractic Founder’s Day 2006

The chiropractic profession is celebrating its 111th year of service to the public today. A new and innovative approach to health and healing, the practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the structures of the human body, primarily the spine, and function as coordinated by the nervous system, and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractic, a drugless and non-surgical science and practice, is also based on the understanding that the human body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism.

Ear Infections without antibiotics, what’s a child to do?

Earlier today, we reported on a study published in the September 2006 issue of JAMA, regarding children’s ear infections and the use of antibiotics > > > Most Kids Ear Infections Healing without Antibiotics. The study basically concluded that most children suffering from ear infections do not require antibiotics since the body’s own defense mechanisms will resolve the problem naturally, when given time to heal. Interestingly, early in the day, some major news networks ran headlines that read similar to the following… “childhood ear infections may not require drugs for treatment.”

Most Kids Ear Infections Healing without Antibiotics

It is estimated that up to 98% of medical doctors treat ear infections with antibiotics immediately. It has long been common knowledge that there is widespread antibiotic drug prescriptive abuse throughout the United States and the rest of the world. During the past decade, the problem has gotten so bad that various public-health campaigns have been launched to educate both doctors and parents about the risks associated with prescribing antibiotics to children.

Fear of Microbes and Vaccination Questions

Have you ever noticed that young children seem genetically programmed to encounter every possible microbe in their surroundings? On playgrounds around the world you’ll see little ones who have never met walk up and lick faces with one another while other toddlers wander pleasantly by, going from spot to spot just to taste the dirt, as a chef might savor a sip of different soups simmering on the stove.