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Points of Interest 01/28/2015

J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015 Dec;59(4):332–48.  Self-reported attitudes, skills and use of evidence-based practice among Canadian doctors of chiropractic: a national survey. "While most Canadian chiropractors held positive attitudes towards EBP, believed EBP was useful, and were interested in improving their skills in EBP, many did not use resear...
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The Uninsured See the Untrained

I see a lot of uninsured patients. Things are a bit better with some of the health care reforms, but at the turn of the century about 25% of my patient had no insurance. Many patients with insurance lacked coverage for home antibiotics and other therapies they needed. I have never had a patient not get the care they require, although it is no surpr...
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Points of Interest 01/20/2016

Regulating Homeopathic Products — A Century of Dilute Interest . From the NEJM. Why bad science won't ever die NATIONAL MEDICARE EQUALITY PETITION CALLS FOR PATIENT ACCESS TO CHIROPRACTIC . "The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched a major grassroots campaign to enact federal legislation that would achieve full physician status for ...
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Points of Interest 01/18/2016

Chiropractic Board of Australia accused of failing to act on misleading claims . "The board is accused of failing to sanction practitioners who have broken advertising laws by making false claims about the benefits of their treatments, such as the ability to cure asthma, or to stop crying in babies." Acupuncture no better than sham treatment for ho...
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Points of Interest 01/13/2016

Acute Pharyngeal Hemorrhage as a Fatal Complication Arising from Acupotomy with Needle-knife: A Case Report . Victor Dominocielo: The Doctors' Apology Florida Whooping Cough Outbreak Fuels Anti-Vaxxers . A rash of whooping cough among Florida preschoolers gives new rhetoric to the anti-vaccine movement. Two-Week-Old Baby Getting a Chiropractic Adju...
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Points of Interest 01/08/2016

Naturopathic doctors in Maryland will join the ranks of other medical professionals when they become licensed in March . SfSBM gets mentioned. Family of suspected chiropractic malpractice victim now allowing autopsy to help with police investigation Satirical paper puts evidence-based medicine in the spotlight Vaccination myths busted: No credible ...
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Points of Interest 01/05/2016

Social Services Minister Christian Porter slaps down anti-vaccination campaigners Seth MacFarlane Tweet Triggers Heated Debate About Vaccinations Quack held for giving steroid jabs . "A quack was arrested on Sunday for injecting patients with steroids in the name of performing acupunture." I just love those Indian headlines. Authorities shift sport...
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Points of Interest 01/01/2016

Chiropractors promoting anti-vaccination views despite rules . Diabetes is the most common disease. You can cure its permanently with Homeopathy treatment. . Delusions on the net. Three common myths about naturopathy . Well, one out of three ain't bad. Sonoma school district ready for new state immunization requirements How to handle worsening of c...
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Points of Interest 12/26/2015

Southeast Queensland home to four of the nation's top five anti-vaccination havens Top court's vaccine decision should be read correctly The Use of Spinal Manipulative Therapy in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. Chiropractic Management of Infantile Torticollis With Associated Abnormal Fixation of One Eye...
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Points of Interest 12/10/2015

Keeping your immune system healthy . Why 'Tolerating' Anti-Vaxxers Is a Losing Strategy . Anti-vaccination school hit by chickenpox epidemic . At least 25 per cent of pupils have been hit by the illness in the past fortnight. Heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and endangered species DNA found in traditional Chinese medicines, research finds When Acupunc...
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DEC
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Points of Interest 12/03/2015

Fisher and Singh go head to head on NHS homeopathy ban proposal . Copyright Can't Be Asserted in Chiropractic Procedure . Exp Ther Med. 2015 Oct;10(4):1247–1252. Epub 2015 Jul 23.  Is acupuncture no more than a placebo? Extensive discussion required about possible bias . The Toxic 'Chemical Hypocrisy' Of Food Babe, Joseph Mercola And Mark Hyma...
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Points of Interest 11/28/2015

Harriet Hall: Science Based Medicine . 10 lectures on CAM. 'No jab, no pay' laws could send anti-vax parents underground in search for vaccine-free childcare What the hell's wrong with us? Autism, vaccines and why some people believe Jenny McCarthy over every doctor .  There are reams of scientific literature, and then the comfort of conspirac...
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Points of Interest 11/25/2105

Alternative therapies common among kids, study finds Proposed legislation integrates chiropractic physicians into public health service . "A newly proposed bill, H.R. 2851, in the U.S. House of Representatives calls for more incorporation of doctors of chiropractic into the United States official delivery and research networks, according to a press...
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NOV
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Blind Pig Finds Acorn. Chiropractor Diagnoses Dissection

Regular readers of this blog and Science-Based Medicine are aware of two issues. The preponderance of information suggests that chiropractic neck manipulation is associated with vertebral artery dissection. The data is so compelling that the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association had a scientific statement that says in part Although...
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Points of Interest 11/15/2015

Homeopathic Quacks Believe in the Healing Power of Drinking the Berlin Wall . Because concrete is obviously where it's at when it comes to fake medicine. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Nov 12;2015. pii: bcr2015212568. doi: 10.1136/bcr–2015–212568. Vertebral artery dissection in evolution found during chiropractic examination.  I guess blind pig finds acor...
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Points of Interest 11/10/2015

"HOMEOPATHS WITHOUT BORDERS" ARE NOT HUMANITARIANS . 'Big needles, small bodies'—the absence of acupuncture treatment for infants in contemporary Shanghai: a qualitative study . " Needle acupuncture on broad indications in infants appears to be a Western practice, with little basis in Chinese TCM contemporary practice." Baby's illness turns mom aga...
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Chiropractic education: the battle continues

​ ​For the past 5 years, SBM has been documenting the internecine wars among various factions of chiropractors over the Council on Chiropractic Education's (CCE) accreditation standards. This long-simmering controversy is bubbling up again as the CCE continues to draft, and redraft, its educational standards for chiropractic schools.  The DC a...
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Points of Interest 10/27/2015

NHS is spending millions on homeopathy, this map shows where . The money spent on homeopathy could fund 239 fully qualified nurses a year. Chin J Integr Med. 2015 Oct 26. Integrative treatment for low back pain: An exploratory systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. . Same as it ever was: Integrative treatment that comb...
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Michigan PTs oppose chiropractors prescribing physical therapy

​Michigan chiropractors support a bill ( House Bill 4712 ; more information here ) allowing them to prescribe physical therapy for their patients. Physical therapists oppose the bill , along with medical doctors, as well as business and insurance interests, who are concerned about costs. Current law allows medical and osteopathic physicians, dentis...
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Points of Interest 10/10/2015

Virtual homeopathy clinic Welcome Cure raises $6M . A nonexistent clinic for a nonexistent therapy. Whoa. Laser acupuncture before heel lancing for pain management in healthy term newborns: a randomised controlled trial . The Chiropractic Care of Infants With Breastfeeding Difficulties. The perils of P values, in Chalkdust magazine . Antioxidants c...
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