Author Darrel Crain, D.C. Articles

Breathe Easy

The media blames outbreaks of whooping cough on parents who choose not to vaccinate, but evidence says otherwise California health officials declared a whooping cough epidemic on June 24, 2010. Every three to five years, whooping cough...

Also labeled: Informed Choice, Issue #28

Swine Flu

Earlier this year saw an outbreak of a frightening new strain of the flu. The resulting panic created a lot of sound and fury…but what did it signify? Just when the A(H1N1) flu (“the flu formerly known as swine”) was losing its headline luste...

Also labeled: Informed Choice, Issue #23

Fluoridation Flows and Flaws

Fluoride recently began flowing through the tap water into millions of Southern California households. But the pipeline of information to warn the public about fluoride exposure is apparently clogged up with something. any people need to...

Also labeled: Issue #22, Wellness Lifestyle

The Great Measles Misunderstanding

Before the advent of the measles vaccine, a dozen or so cases of measles would have been considered, well, too measly to make the headlines. That is because we all got the measles when we were kids. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and...

Also labeled: Informed Choice, Issue #21

Getting Over Cold Medications

Very young children come down with colds. Agreement with this statement is universal among parents, pediatricians, drug makers, and even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But there is less agreement over whether or not medicine is helpful to...

Well Beyond Medicine: The Wait and See Prescription

Earaches bring more unhappy children to emergency rooms and pediatric offices each year than just about any other health disorder. Antibiotics remain the most popular medical treatment for earache, with doctors reportedly writing 15 million...