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, […]

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 […]

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

This column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. That title is not original with me. You may recognize it from Bob Dylan’s song of 1962. Originally penned as a war protest piece, it asks searching questions about why things happen. Events of the past few days […]

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 […]

Conquering the cough

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC PhD, FICC ::: Question:  A recent upper respiratory illness has left me with a residual cough.  I have not had any fever for the last two weeks, but the cough really bothers me. It makes me sound sick and keeps me awake at night as well. What can I do to make […]

Obamacare got you scared?

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC PhD, FICC ::: As the new year begins, new portions of Obamacare are being enacted.  New taxes, fines, and penalties await like predators in the night.  The law has been illegally and unconstitutionally modified by the President 14 times in executive orders, making it more challenging just to understand the current version. […]

Surviving the stress of holiday shopping

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC PhD, FICC ::: Christmas is almost here.  In fact, retail stores began the season by displaying Christmas products before Halloween, to the dismay of many.  It is coming fast, and with it comes stress in physical, social, spiritual, relational, and psychological forms.  How can we cope with all of this?  How can […]

Sciatica is a pain in the… Well, seat.

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC PhD, FICC ::: How now, which of your hips has the most profound sciatica?        –William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure Question:  I drive a fair amount as I commute to work and live in a rural area.  After just a few miles, I get serious pain from under my wallet […]

Flu vaccination : A shot in the dark

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC PhD, FICC ::: Question:  It’s time for flu season again.  What is the latest information about the vaccine options?  Am I better off without it? Having been in critical care nursing as well as chiropractic, I have a foot in both worlds.  Wisdom dictates to me that vaccines, like any other drug, […]

What is Going to Happen to my Insurance Rates?

ROBERT HAYDEN, DC, PhD, FICC ::: Question:  I thought the President said that we could keep our current insurance plan and our current doctor, and that rates would fall as insurance became more affordable.  Now I am reading that due to Obamacare, none of that is true, and my rates are going to be much higher.  […]