Acpuncture & the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act

Acupuncture & Louisiana Workers Compensation Tao Te Ching says, “One gave birth to two,” which came to be known as yin and yang. Yin and yang are the polarities of the universe – night and day, life and death, male and female and, perhaps even plaintiffs’ attorney and defense attorney.  Traditional Chinese Medicine maintains the root cause of all disease is an imbalance in the yin/yang polarity of various energy systems in the body. Prodded in part by the pain medicine epidemic, as well as a better understanding of Eastern therapies, health providers have nudged the Louisiana Department of Labor to turned towards Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), particularly acupuncture, as both a viable alternative and complementary medical care to treat chronic pain and the spine disorders. While both the Louisiana Workers Compensation Act and Western medicine may not recognize a yin and yang energy imbalance, Western medicine studies suggest that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system at the level of the brain, promotes deep relaxation, and affects the release of neurotransmitters. Acupuncture is commonly used as an alternative or in addition to traditional Western pharmaceuticals. It is commonly used when pain medication is reduced or not tolerated. It may be used as an adjunct to physical rehabilitation, surgical intervention, and or as part of multidisciplinary treatment to hasten the return of functional activity. Acupuncture can be used to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, increase range-of-motion, decrease the side effect of medication-induced nausea, promote relaxation in an anxious patient, and […]

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Pool Safely – Important Safety Tips When Opening Your Pool for the Season

It will not be long before the cold days of winter are far behind and the warm days of summer are on the way. When the winter season finally comes to an end, the thoughts of pool owners turn to the back yard, where that vast expanse of crystal clear water awaits. Whether you open your pool on the first warm day of spring or wait until later in the season, safety should be your number one consideration for all age groups. A lot can happen to your pool over the winter months, and even the best-prepared pool will need a basic safety checklist before it can be opened for the season. Here are some essential elements that belong on your spring pool safety checklist. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 1 to 4, so never leave a child unattended or near water, teach children how to swim and to stay away from pool or spa drains, ensure pools and spas have complaint drain covers, install proper barriers, covers and alarms on and around your pool and spa. learn how to perform CPR on children and adults; Grab a sample of pool water and have it professionally tested. Imbalances or impurities in the water will harm the filter and other components, but poor-quality water could also make you or your family members sick.  Change the filter before you open your pool for the season. The filter has an important job to do: filtering out impurities […]

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Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer – Energy Companies Work Hard on Power Restoration

Even down in the Gulf area, energy customers are experiencing some power outages, and the Entergy company is hard at work fixing them. One example comes from this Times-Picayune online coverage on January 6. Writer Carlie Kollath Wells announces a successful repair for the Lakeview area, where almost 400 customers lost energy in the morning. An interactive map shows the precise occasions of outages in the Lakeview and Bayou St. John’s area in the heart of the city, above Route 10. Winter Outages In terms of what many East Coast cities and more northern areas face during the winter season, outages like the recent one in central New Orleans are just a tiny blip on the radar. Much greater issues come up when thousands of customers lose power for much longer periods of time, especially when winter temperatures are below freezing. One example came in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area, where a generalized power outage required all sorts of relief efforts for residents. But even these smaller outages can cause problems for residents. In colder temperatures, it’s essential to keep power running to homes and buildings, to keep heating systems working. That’s not to mention the issue of food storage and spoilage, the comfort of local customers, and the loss of income to businesses and the self-employed. Also, in southern areas like New Orleans, residents and businesses may be less likely to have generators and other resources to help battle the results of power […]

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NOLA Government Pitch to Change Criminal Background Checks

A proposal by the administration of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu advocates taking more of a ‘wait and see attitude’ when it comes to whether certain kinds of legal histories will disqualify candidates for public service jobs. November 18 coverage in the Times-Picayune online shows the city’s Civil Service Commission has reviewed a policy request that would do away with some early flagging of criminal records on job application forms. Although it’s not a substantial policy change in terms of how background checks are used, the change would allow a job applicant to get his or her foot in the door without being screened out because of various kinds of past convictions. Proponents say it’s part of giving a greater population a chance at professional development and economic prosperity. Employment – The Bigger Context Reports show that the proposal would make sense in terms of what’s done in other big cities around the country, and that it follows U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines. A New Orleans car accident lawyer or someone who has represented defendants from different kinds of non-violent offenses might also say that it’s part of avoiding a punitive approach that affects the defendant unfairly throughout his or her future life in terms of opportunities for advancement. Delaying this kind of basic red flag system would give human resources managers more of a responsibility to thoroughly review an individual application. Hiring managers and others would eventually look at exactly what a candidate was convicted of, and more […]

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