North American Spine’s Holistic And Conservative Approach To Healing

Athletics are a major part of life, from youth sports to professional sports and on through to leisure sports. But, some sports can be hard on the human body, especially the neck and spine areas. If an injury occurs to any one of these area in the body, it can be a very scary situation. Not many people are as fortunate as the Denver Broncos’ quarterback Payton Manning. He was able to return to his professional football career after having several neck surgeries. His team of doctors must have been forward thinkers like those at North American Spine.

The team of doctors at North American Spine have a holistic approach to treatment that encourages ways to heal the body’s ailments without surgery. North American Spine has an information website known as spine-health.com. The hope is that this website will lead patients to ask the right questions for their situation and to make better treatment decisions. For example: There is a blog post on the spine-health.com website that talks about how physical therapy and exercise can relieve pain. The blog goes on to outline and describe the proper way to get ready for exercise and the types of exercises that are appropriate to relieve pain. This is spine health information that everyone needs to be informed about. Because typically, at the first sign of pain or discomfort a person would stop doing that activity. However, there are times when pain and discomfort are there to egg us on to better health. This information is given with the standard precaution of talking to your physician before starting any exercise routine.

North American Spine’s conservative approach to surgery encourages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to kick in without overloading the system unnecessarily. Everyone’s body heals differently, and scar tissue can become a real problem for some patients. Internal scar tissue can exist without the patient ever knowing and scar tissue can form into an adhesion that will connect two serous membranes that weren’t originally connected, leading to more health problems. However, with the use of the AccuraScope procedure that is exclusive to North American Spine, their physicians are able to reduce the need for major spine surgery. Thus, limiting the possibility of excessive scar tissue. The AccuraScope procedure allows the physician to make a small incision and use the body’s natural opening to insert the scope, making it possible for them to see and operate on the problem area in real time.

Tylenol Manufacturer Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

Tylenol, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has been ordered to pay $25 million after they plead guilty to selling liquid Tylenol knowingly that was tainted with metal. This was deemed a federal crime and the Tylenol creator McNeil Consumer Healthcare was sentenced in Federal Court in Philadelphia this past Tuesday.

The company pled to the charge of process and manufacture of over the counter medicines that have been adulterated. As part of their settlement for pleading guilty they had to pay $25 million. In 2010 McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalled a large amount of OTC medications including Children’s Motrin and Infants’ Tylenol. The recall came just after a dozen recalls that were issued between 2008 and 2010 that included millions of bottles of Benadryl, Tylenol, and Motrin. All of these liquid medicines were found to be tainted by metal particles and additionally had poor odors and issues with labeling.

A spokeswoman for McNeil Consumer Healthcare stated that the guilty plea and settlement will put an end to this point in the company’s history, Marc Sparks and others said that the company has been hard at work creating a strong quality control program. The spokeswoman added that they are making sure to follow stringent oversight standards so this type of incident does not happen again.

Republican Senator’s Letter To Iran May Violate The Logan Act

47 Senators Tell Iran Nuclear Deal Would Be Invalid Without Congressional Approval

Congress and the White House never seem to see eye to eye through the years. The two party system is designed that way. When one party is in power, the other party does its best to undermine the other in a number of political and social ways. But this Congress has taken some pretty bold steps to undermine the President. The latest fiasco is the letter 47 GOP senators wrote to Iran’s leaders. The letter was a blatant attempt to throw cold water on any nuclear deal between the U.S. and Iran.

Zeca Oliveira has become aware that the backlash from the letter, which some say is a violation of the 1799 Logan Act, is gaining momentum. Over 150,000 signatures on the petition to prosecute the senators is waiting for a response from the White House.

The Logan Act says that citizens can’t directly or indirectly carry on any type of conversation with a foreign government on their own. If the interaction creates a dispute or controversy with the United States it can be considered treason. That is what the senators are trying to do. If they are convicted, they will serious penalties.

Decay Shouldn’t be an Issue

There are reports that dental decay is decreasing in children. While this might be soemthing that should be seen, it’s also a bit surprising. Dental decay shouldn’t be on the decline. It shouldn’t have been on an increase. If parents would take the time to teach their children about proper oral health, then maybe they wouldn’t have to spend time in a dentist office getting cavities filled. Schools might not need to bear the brunt of teaching children how to brush and floss if parents would take a few minutes out of the day to teach children how to use a toothbrush and toothpaste. Dr Jennifer Walden says that it’s not that hard to do, and it will likely save money later on because as a teenager or adult, the person might not need extensive dental work. There are people who might not be able to afford to take their children to the dentist, which is why there should be programs at health departments so that children have access to the same care as others to keep a healthy mouth.

Death with Dignity Following in Gay Marriage and Marijuana Footsteps

One central facet of life is that we want it to go on as long as possible. A long and healthy life is a dream and goal for nearly anyone. Medical science combined with a little common sense in dietary and exercise habits have made this a reality for more Americans than at any time in our country’s history. Though we have had some success in putting off the grim reapers grasp, it cannot be avoided completely. When our time comes, some of us are lucky enough to have a quick and fairly painless death. Gianfrancesco Genoso also says then there are those who will likely linger on for weeks or months, sometimes in terrible pain and anguish for most of that time according to some JusBrasil reports. The “death with dignity” movement has been advocating for people in this situation to have control over how and when to end their own lives.

This movement seems to be one of those that is sweeping the nation. Riding on the heels of the gay rights and marijuana legalization phenomena, the passage of laws allowing some level of physician assistance in suicide seems to be spreading. This is, of course, not as celebrated a movement since, unlike marriage or getting high, there is no joy in dying.  A quick and immediate death, however, can still be a better option than a slow, painful wasting away toward that inevitable end. This movement seems to be spreading through a combination of referenda, legislation and judicial challenges. Five states currently allow doctors to write lethal prescriptions for patients to self-administer, and bills have been introduced in over a dozen others this year.

Forever Frozen

When some parents hear the music of the popular movie “Frozen”, they do everything possible not to cringe. Children across the country have watched the movie and listened to the songs thousands of times, so what woud be better than to make a sequel to the movie? Jason Halpern has read that the movie which producers have thought about making as a sequel would be a short film. There would still be the same characters, but it wouldn’t be a movie that has the long storyline as the original. However, there could be more songs that will inevitably remain stuck in the heads of parents who only want summer to arrive so that their children can go outside and play or find a new movie to watch. The movie is one that teaches good life lessons, such as forgiving your family, but there is only a certain amount of one movie that a person can take.

French Debating Whether You Should Physically Discipline Children

Is it ok to hit your children? That question is up for debate in France currently. There currently aren’t many laws in France regarding physically disciplining your children. While corporate punishment is strictly forbidden in schools, parents are able to make the decision on how to disciple their children in their own homes.

According to Marc Sparks current french law outlaws violence against children, and any kind of physical punishment that might hurt a child’s psychological wellbeing. the law doesn’t detail what kinds of corporate punishment are ok, and what crosses the line.

Since the law is such a gray area, there’s now a national conversation on whether or not parents should be able to use physical punishment with their children and what types of punishment are ok and what are too harsh. Currently the debate is just that, a debate, with no specific plans to make new laws or define any of current laws more closely.

Keith Mann began his career as the Manager of the Alternative Investments Division of Dynamic Associates in 1995. Co-Founder of Dynamics Search Partners in 2001, Keith Mann previously served as Managing Director of Dynamics Associates.

Dynamics Search Partners helps executives with hedge funds and other opportunities for investing. Keith Mann is presently the CEO of DSP and thus responsible for the everyday management of the company.

Mann has been in this line of work for more than 15 years and started his career serving as Manager of the Alternative Investment Division at Dynamics Associates. In his job with Dynamics Search Partners Mann helped to recruit for worldwide financial service businesses.

 Over 15 Years of Experience Helping to Staff Companies

Mann’s experience has made him an expert in the line of hedge fund payments, as well as their staffing and hiring strategies. During the years Mann has helped to identify markets that are experiencing rapid growth, and he has also worked in the area of the private equity industry.

Mann helps his many clients by helping them to hire staffing in the areas of investments, marketing and internal strategies. He has worked with companies all over the world, including the US, Europe and Asia.

 Involved with Charities, Schools and Police Force

Mann has also helped to raise funds for various organizations like the Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, New York, which has a goal of closing the achievement gap that affects millions of low income pupils and helps them prepare for and graduate from college. For instance, in an event at the Standard Hotel Beer Garden in 2015, he helped to raise more than $22,000 for this group to be used for student testing.

He has also given his support to the New York Police Department, as his uncle is a Staten Island detective. He has spoken out against attacks on police officers and has done things like sent the whole precinct lunch to show that support. As he said, the officer should be thanked for keeping people safe. He is concerned about rising violence and says that people should help the police instead of criticizing them.

Another group he has helped to collect monies for is the Hope and Heroes, for which he helped to raise $8,000 in 2008, and the Dynamics Search Partners also donated $10,000 to Uncommon Schools in 2013.

All in all, Mann has been instrumental in helping to recruit and fill over 2,000 customer mandates and helped these places to expand their operations and grow their brand.

Keith Mann Raises Funds for Testing at Uncommon Schools

Every year millions of low income students complete college and have to head out into the real world to find jobs. However, they often find there is a gap between their knowledge and that of their peers due to their economic position and a limited access to educational resources. To help bridge that gap Keith Mann the founder of Dynamics Search Partners hosted a fundraising event to help boost the mission of Uncommon Schools. The event was held at the New York Standard Hotel Beer Garden and raised more than $22,000 for Uncommon Schools.

Uncommon Schools focuses on helping low income students get to and through college. One of their focuses was to make sure that students had access to student testing for the upcoming school yaer. This year Uncommon Schools will open up a new Brooklyn charter high school and in the past has helped pay for AP and PSAT testing. Before the fundraiser was held Dynamics Search Partners already showed their dedication to the cause by donating $10,000 to help offset the costs of student testing. Keith Mann first started working with the Uncommon Schools via Dynamics Search Partners in 2013. Dynamics Search Partners goal was to help pave the way for students to learn practical skills and tactical skills that will help them when they enter college.

Keith Mann stated that he believes Uncommon Schools is a highly innovated program and is committed to allowing students to find academic excellence during high school that might not otherwise have access to great education. The solid base will help prepare them for success in the future as they enter college on par with their peers instead of in remedial learning classes. For more on Uncommon Schools and Keith Mann check out the original story at CBS News 8.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Are Increasing; Painkiller Deaths Are Decreaseing

According to askmen.com deaths caused by heroin overdose have increased four-fold since 2000, based on a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These findings are in stark contrast to the decrease of overdose deaths from painkiller medication.

The U.S., is seeing a trend in prescription drug abusers gravitating toward heroin as a result of successful legislation aimed at curbing prescription medication abuse. It is much more difficult to access prescription narcotics and some drug manufacturers have altered the formula of pain medications like Oxycontin to make it harder to abuse.

On the illicit drug market heroin has gotten cheaper and easier to get. “Once people are dependent on prescription drugs, it’s very rare for them to stop on their own with no treatment. If the drugs are suddenly less abusable, they will switch to something else that will alleviate withdrawal,” said Kelly Dunn, a research professor from the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

The studies showed that during 2000-2013 deaths from heroin overdose increased from 0.7 fatalities per 100,000 to 2.7 fatalities per 100,000 in 2013. These statistics represent a 37 percent increase in annual deaths from heroin overdose in America. Contrary to these findings, deaths caused by prescription medications have declined from 5.4 per 100,000 to 5.1 per 100,000.

The study also documented that heroin abuse has increased in communities that don’t have a history of significant heroin abuse. Regions like New England, the Midwest and rural communities are seeing alarming rates of usage, in some Midwest communities heroin-related deaths have increased by 11-fold.

Recent high-profile deaths like that of actor Phillip Hoffman, who overdosed in 2014 at age 46 and died from respiratory failure (a common contributor to deaths among heroin abusers). His death has attracted mainstream attention to this issue. Researchers suggest that increased legislation, aggressive drug prevention campaigns and more drug rehabilitation facilities are the best solutions to decrease heroin abuse and fatalities from overdose.