Parents of sick kids: You are not alone

This editorial column by Maria McCoy previously appeared in the print edition of The GRIP. I have previously written about those who suffer their disability in silence, but I want to touch on a subject with which I am incredibly familiar. I want to talk to the parents of the sick kids. I want you […]

Bet you can’t eat just one, so don’t bite

This editorial column by Dr. Bob Hayden was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. The title for this discussion was taken from a commercial for potato chips. The maker was daring us to try to eat just one chip, knowing that the American taste for calorie-dense, salt-laden junk food is overpowering. Really, […]

Coping with cancer through chiropractic care

This editorial column by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the previous print edition of The GRIP. I just realized how alliterative that title is. I assure you that was accidental, but, notice that I left it as is. Early this morning, a potential patient approached me for a consultation. This lady has a form […]

Take care of your knees so your knees can take care of you

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. Your knees are marvelous living instruments for motion. They are designed to last you a lifetime, and they probably will with a little care. This comes up now because we have seen a number of knee […]

“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was published in the most recent print edition of The GRIP. Someone once said, “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Well, I think someone said that. If no one said it, consider it said now because it’s clever. It also has much to do […]

Gray hair in medicine: Declining doctors

This editorial column written by Dr. Bob Hayden previously appeared in the print edition of The GRIP. You may have heard the expression, “Choose your doctors young, and your lawyers older.” I think that means that medical knowledge was (hopefully) continuously advancing, so doctors less distant from graduation would be more in tune with the […]

A health care solution must be found

This editorial column written by Maria McCoy previously appeared in the print edition of The GRIP. In the days prior to my Dad’s unexpected death, he spent five days in ICU at a hospital in Florida. You see, my dad had a heart attack on Monday, June 26. It was allegedly a “minor” heart attack. […]

Will wonders never cease?

DR. BOB HAYDEN ::: First, to answer my question, I hope not. They have not yet. I see “wonders” almost every day in my practice. A “wonder” for me is when someone gets well, or perhaps better, against the odds. Seeing this firsthand in a health care environment is like having a toy for which […]

Annual DC trip shines light on veterans’ health care needs

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC PhD, FICC ::: I have just returned from my annual trip to Washington, DC, where I talk with legislators about healthcare issues. Specifically, we petitioned Congress about our veterans and their need for care in the Veterans Administration medical centers. Most of the injuries in our veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan […]

Poisons you may have lying around your home

DR. BOB HAYDEN, DC, PhD, FICC ::: Q: A lady’s husband was very ill, so she eliminated or removed every toxic product in their household – bleach, harsh cleaners, tin cans of food, anything perfumed, etc.  What are the things in our homes that might be harmful or toxic? A: There is a list of things […]