Iris City Chiropractic Center, P.C.

Robert A. Hayden, D.C., PhD, F.I.C.C. (770) 412-0005

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Office Hours

Clinic Hours: 8:30 AM until the needs of our last patient for the day have been met. We take lunch from about 12:30 till 2 o'clock.
Drug screens: 9:00-3:00pm Monday - Thursday and 9:00-2:00pm on Friday for drug screen collections.
Physicals:  We do physicals (DOT, pre-employment) during the same hours the clinic is open, but call to be sure Dr. Hayden is in clinic when you need your exam done.

Educational News Blog

We recommend educating yourself as much as possible about your health and wellness. Here are a few articles written by Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC. But by all means continue your education beyond what you find here.

Calling all Mouseketeers!

Question: My hands and fingers keep going numb when I use my computer. I have to find a way to keep my hands working. It is especially bad when I am using the mouse. What can I do?

This is a VERY common issue nowadays. I did an interview with a reporter on this topic not long ago who was writing on this very topic. The comment she really liked found its way into page one of the Wall Street Journal: "The personal computer is to chiropractic what sugar has always been for dentists."

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Flu on the Fly: Quick Facts about Influenza

Question: Flu season is close. Should I get a flu shot?

This question comes up every year, and the season may start in October and go until May. Here are some quick facts so you can make up your own mind.

First, influenza, or "flu," is horribly over-diagnosed. Everyone who has fever is told they have flu, and very few actually do. Flu is a virus that infects the lungs primarily. You may have it if you have fever or chills, cough, sore throat, sinus congestion, muscle/body/joint aches, headaches, and fatigue. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are more common in children. Diagnosing flu on symptoms alone is tricky, however, as these symptoms can occur in the common cold as well. There are lab tests to confirm a diagnosis.

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Stick It in Your Ear. Not.

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC

Question: I see people using Q-tips to clean their ears occasionally—particularly seniors or mothers caring for children. Is this a safe practice?

In a word, "No." I feel compelled to flesh that out just a bit so that my answer sounds more complete.

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ObamaCare May Lead to Self Care

Question: What will be the impact of ObamaCare on my ability to get the care I need? Will I still be able to get to my physician?

President Obama came to office with many promises that remain unresolved, including firm assurance that under ObamaCare, you would still be able to see your doctor and keep your private health insurance. The latter promise was made despite his stated goal of eliminating the private insurance option by creating a single payer system, which translates into government-controlled, socialized medicine.

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Studies Show...What?

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC

When we go to a doctor with a health problem, often we assume that the help we get is based on medical research. As a society, we have put much trust in research, researchers, and the integrity of the process. These assumptions give us confidence that the treatment we receive is the best possible alternative for us. This is the essence of evidence-based medicine.

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Refueling the Titanic

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC

Much has been said and written about the debacle known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. It sparked a feeding frenzy of lobbyists who represent the full gamut of health care from providers to patients to payers. The lobbyists agree privately that Obamacare is fatally flawed, cannot be sustained, will ruin all of health care, will speed the bankruptcy spiral for America, etc., but they will all fight valiantly to be sure their constituents are not left out. In some cases, lobbyists are further attempting to be sure competitors are left out.

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