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Healing Hands – August 2017



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Dear  Patients and Friends,

Hello again. I’m going to really have some fun this month. First of all, it’s HOT out there. I know its August and all of that, but you need to be thinking ahead and preparing for cooler weather soon enough. It’s already August and January seems like it was such a long time ago. Must be my age, but hey, I am trying to decrease my age, the older I get.




for the HOT Summer in August…
  • Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only ‘one’ end.
  • Ninety percent of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans. In 1993, scientists located the largest known concentration of active volcanoes on the sea floor in the South Pacific. This area, the size of New York State, hosts 1,133 volcanic cones and sea mounts. Two or three could erupt at ANY moment.
  • The highest tides in the world are at the Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. At some times of the year the difference between high and low tide is 53 feet 6 inches, the equivalent of a three-story building.
  • The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth’s surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth’s water. Less than *1 percent is fresh water, and 2-3 percent is contained in glaciers and ice caps.  
  • Earth’s longest mountain range is the Mid-Ocean Ridge, which winds around the globe from the Arctic Ocean to the Atlantic, skirting Africa, Asia and Australia, and crossing the Pacific to the west coast of North America. It is four times longer than the Andes, Rockies, and Himalayas combined.
  • Canada has the longest coastline of any country, at 56,453 miles or around 15 percent of the world’s 372,384 miles of coastlines.
  • A slow cascade of water beneath the Denmark Strait sinks 2.2 miles, more than 3.5 times farther than Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the tallest waterfall on land.
  • At the deepest point in the ocean the pressure is more than “8 tons per square inch”, or the equivalent of one person trying to support 50 jumbo jets.
  • At 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature of almost the entire deep ocean is only a few degrees “above” freezing.
  • If mined, all the GOLD suspended in the world’s seawater would give each person on Earth 9 pounds of the pretty stuff. Talk about having money saved.
  • 50% of all regular long-term smokers will be killed by their habit.
  • China began producing toilet paper in 1391
  • The Japanese Spider Crab is the largest crustacean in the world
  • The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum
  •  Drinking alcohol lowers the body temperature
  •  A group of frogs is called an army



“My problems began quite unexpectedly. I bent down one day but couldn’t stand up straight again.

At 52, I’m very active. I play a lot of tennis and my job requires me to bend and twist in some awkward positions, especially when I have to squeeze through the small openings in some of the places I work.

Five days after the problem began, I was still suffering agonizing low back pain. I wasn’t able to do anything.

I took the recommendations of several friends and went to see my chiropractor who did an exam and took X-rays. I was told that the problem was in my spine; and the doctor explained the spine’s direct relation to my general health.

When I came a few weeks ago, I couldn’t even reach my knees with my hands. Now, I can touch my toes without bending my knees, which I haven’t been able to do for more years than I can remember. I can’t thank this doctor enough.

— Jonathan


>>>JOKE of the MONTH<<<

 The top 10 things you do NOT want to hear in surgery.


  1.   Don’t worry. I think it is sharp enough.
  2.   Nurse, did this patient sign the organ donation card?
  3.   Darn it! Page 84 of the manual is missing!
  4.   Everybody stand back! I lost a contact lens!
  5.   Hand me that…uh…that uh…..thingie
  6.   Better save that. We’ll need it for the autopsy.
  7.   “Accept this sacrifice”
  8.   Whoa, wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that over there?
  9.   Ya know, there’s big money in kidneys.
  10.  What does that mean when that thing is not connected?

Summer Quotes

“A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.”
Patricia Briggs,

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine … its summertime!”
Kenny Chesney

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine


August is…Foot Health Month

read this

The human foot is a biological masterpiece as is every part of your body. Its strong, flexible, and functional design enables it to do its job well and without complaint — if you take care of it and don’t take it for granted. Just like your spine.

The foot can be compared to
a finely tuned race car, or a space shuttle, vehicles whose function dictates their design and structure. And like them, the human foot is complex, containing within its relatively small size 26 bones (the two feet contain a quarter of all the bones in the body), 33 joints, and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, to say nothing of blood vessels and nerves.

Tons of Pressure
The components of your feet work together, sharing the tremendous pressures of daily living. An average day of walking, for example, brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on the feet. This helps explain why your feet are more subject to injury than any other part of your body.

Foot ailments are among the most common of our health problems. Although some can be traced to heredity, many stem from the cumulative impact of a lifetime of abuse and neglect. Studies show that 75 percent of Americans experience foot problems of a greater or lesser degree of seriousness at some time in their lives; nowhere near that many seek medical treatment, apparently because they mistakenly believe that discomfort and pain are normal and expectable.

There are a number of systemic diseases that are sometimes first detected in the feet, such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, anemia, and kidney problems. Arthritis, including gout, often attacks foot joints first.

Specialized Care

In order to keep your feet healthy, you should be familiar with the most common ills that affect them. Remember, though, that self treatment can often turn a minor problem into a major one, and is generally not advisable. Make sure that you have the proper shoes, and the proper orthotic. If you want more information, just let me know on your visit.


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Thinking Twice About Flipping on The       “Boob Tube”?

Summer break is in full swing, so kids are probably watching more TV than usual. The following facts are published by an organization called TV-free America ( They are enlightening:

  • Number of 30-second commercials seen in a year by an average child: 20,000  kid tv
  • Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 38.5
  • Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680
  • Percentage of children ages 6-17 who have TVs in their bedrooms: 50
  • Percentage of day care centers that use TV during a typical day: 70
  • Hours per year the average American youth spends in school: 900 hours
  • Hours per year the average American youth watches television: 1500
  • Percentage of Americans that regularly watch television while eating dinner: 66
  • Number of murders seen on TV by the time an average child finishes elementary school: 8,000.
  • Number of violent acts seen on TV by age 18: 200,000
  • Percentage of Americans who believe TV violence helps precipitate real life mayhem: 79


Enjoy. Solutions upon request.



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