Politics of Healthcare

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Politics of Healthcare...
2023: 45th anniversary of an important moment in chiropractic history

2023: 45th anniversary of an important moment in chiropractic history

The 1978-1979 New Zealand governmental commission on chiropractic was a landmark moment in the history of chiropractic.
The importance of touch – Dr. Lavine interviewed by Veronique Cardon

The importance of touch – Dr. Lavine interviewed by Veronique Cardon

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Two reasons to avoid a Medicare Advantage plan

Two reasons to avoid a Medicare Advantage plan

Medicare Advantage plans sound good, but they limit which doctors and hospitals you can use and they lock you in, making it difficult to get out.
Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine

Evidence-based medicine is just good healthcare practice.
Humans strive for social status above all else. Why?

Humans strive for social status above all else. Why?

Humans strive for social status as a way to improve their health.
Secret to chronic happiness

Secret to chronic happiness

Kaiser Health News is a great source of information, particularly about the politics and economics of health.
Science reveals simple steps to health – 4 latest examples

Science reveals simple steps to health – 4 latest examples

The health breakthroughs we need don't have to come from a high tech research lab. Four recent scientific articles underscore the value of common sense and public health approaches.
Chiropractic is the future of healthcare

Chiropractic is the future of healthcare

A future healthcare system which does not make more extensive use of chiropractic is insane.
Creationism vs Evolution – The denial of reality by Adam Frank in The New York Times

Creationism vs Evolution – The denial of reality by Adam Frank in The New York Times

Adam Frank's editorial in the NY Times about the politicalization of science. Does it get you feeling outraged, too?

Politics in healthcare

A good source for information about economic and political issues shaping our healthcare system.
Medical deaths

Medical deaths

Adverse events are so prevalent in the medical system that they comprise one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
How unnecessary Xrays, MRI’s and CT scans make you stupid

How unnecessary Xrays, MRI’s and CT scans make you stupid

Much has been written about the enormous costs and health risks associated with unnecessary MRI's and CT scans. But there's a third important reason to avoid these tests.

News Flash: Chiropractic Saves You Money

A large study by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee showed that patients who saw a chiropractor for low back pain saved 40% as compared to those who saw a medical doctor first.
Political, social and economic forces conspire against your health

Political, social and economic forces conspire against your health

Build your awareness of the social and political forces that make it challenging to stay healthy.
Sickness cartel – Part 2

Sickness cartel – Part 2

A doctor of chiropractic responds to an article about the "sickness cartel" - the alliance of drug companies, insurance companies, hospital systems,and medical organizations who have a vested interest in keeping you in fear of sickness.

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