"What Are You Lookin At?"
All right! Looks like the summer season is finally over and, with it, our summer blog series "Dr. Doug's Top 10." I hope you enjoyed reviewing it as much as I enjoyed pulling it together. Typically, I blog about chiropractic and health topics that I find helpful personally and for patients, as well as health and wellness items that I want to learn more about.
This fall, we are going to take a different approach and see what you might be interested in and already looking up online, and then filtering it through the chiropractic lens.
Becker's Hospital Review posted a list of the top Googled healthcare conditions by state for 2018, ranging from opioids to anorexia. Indiana's top Googled healthcare condition is ADHD, by the way. It was fascinating to see how diverse the list was and how different states could be from one another.
Let's Focus On a Few!
There's actually quite a number of different items spread out over the 50 states, but I have narrowed it down to eleven for this series. I picked a few that I had never heard of (quarter-life crisis in Connecticut), some that I already had some background in (ADHD in a number of states), and some that hit us all especially in the winter (pneumonia in Alabama, ear infection in North Dakota). I left a number off because chiropractic was unlikely to have a direct impact on them. The format will loosely be:
- Background on the topic
- How chiropractic may affect it
Broader look at health and wellness approaches (exercise, nutrition, etc.)
It's All About Perspective
I turned 55 this year and, while I can't say I have flocks of young people seeking me out for great pearls of wisdom, I do believe I have learned at least a few things, one of which is: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet! It's always good to get several perspectives on a topic before forming an opinion, especially one that has such a high impact value like your health.
It is my intention in this series to look at some of the things that concern us most, regarding our health, and see how we might be able to encourage the natural abilities of our bodies to heal and stay well. I hope you enjoy it!
Next week, we will start with Alabama and pneumonia!
Yours in Health,