Monday, May 30, 2011

Avoiding back pain in the car - Medicine Net article

In addition to this advice, take a look at your posture. If you have deviations from normal - see previous posture blogs - be sure you are not exacerbating the problem.

If you have a shift or translation to the right in your posture, don't lean on the console. Instead lean on the driver's side door.

If you have hip pain, don't let your gas pedal leg twist and contort for long periods of time. Take the time to adjust your seat to an appropriate position.

Don't overlook the power of ICING while on the road. Remember your ice packs and you will virtually guarantee a pain free arrival.

Finally, ask your Chiropractor to take a look at your driving set-up critically, taking your individual posture into account. We never mind stepping out of the office a minute to do this. We want our patients to have a great summer road trip.........or really, just commute pain-free.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't trust your health to your health to prevention! WSJ -article on drug companies bribery

Drug maker Eli Lilly & Co. is in advanced discussions with the SEC to resolve an investigation into potential violations of a U.S. law prohibiting bribery of foreign officials, the company said.

The Indianapolis-based company's disclosure...comes three weeks after health-care giant Johnson and Johnson agreed to pay more than 70 million to settle U.S. and U.K. allegations that it paid bribes to doctors in three European countries, as well as kickbacks to Iraq to illegally obtain business under former leader Saddam Hussein.

U.S. authorities have stepped up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which bars U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials to obtain or retain business.