One-Drop Rule

The tragedy in Charlottesville brought new attention to bigotry and white supremacy in a most unusual manner from a testimonial by a graduate of the University of Virginia medical school. On August 14, 2017, Dr. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, wrote a heartfelt editorial...

Elephant in Healthcare Reform

This appeared as an Op-Ed in the Macon Telegraph on June 28, 2017 Once again Congress feverishly tries to fix a broken healthcare system while ignoring the proverbial “elephant in the room” that continues to dominate but goes unmentioned. Republican Senator Rand Paul...

Gaslighting Chiropractic

While the ACA is fighting a civil war over its xray Prohibition, it appears the Choosing Wisely movement in Australia is far ahead of its American colleagues by addressing the bigger issues of opioid abuse and unnecessary spine fusions as I suggested we do in my last...

The Paradox of Choosing Wisely

I understand the Choosing Wisely program was designed to eliminate waste in medical care, but it quickly became obvious to me this program does not understand there are bigger fish to fry than imaging for LBP. Nor does this program address the bigger issues such as...

The Ignoble Experiment

The ACA’s Choosing Wisely program is strangely reminiscent to Prohibition in the day of bootleggers, Al Capone, and speakeasies brought about by the 18th Amendment that banned alcohol in the US. This well-intentioned but futile effort to make America dry eventually...

The Chiropractic Waterloo

Last year at the closing banquet of the DC2017 conference, Dr. David Herd, the ACA president, proudly announced the imminent ‘new’ ACA. However, as we’ve witnessed with our new president in the White House, sometimes change isn’t for the better despite high hopes and...

Chiropractic War of Words

Evidence-based Medicine vs. Best Practices Chiro Care Over the decades, chiropractic has been divided into many factions by clinical techniques, educational orientation, and the standard “straight vs. mixer” philosophical differences. Now we are entering a new era...

Taking a Knee for Chiropractic

Issues of social injustice, police violence, and sexual abuse continue to gain attention in the media, whether it’s the social activism of NFL players who take a knee or actresses coming forth after being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul who...

The Lancet Elephant

Part 3: Follow the Money Famed Washington Post investigative journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein describe the adage that kept them on the hunt of President Richard Nixon and his White House gang during the Watergate caper to not only, “follow the money but...