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  These papers reflect the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors' position on the following current and important health issues:

The Avian Flu
Avian Flu is a specific type of influenza flu virus that primarily affects birds but recently has been reported to affect humans, pigs and cats. The Avian flu virus rarely affects humans, but often causes serious disease or fatality when it does. The virus that causes the Avian flu is a sub-type of the influenza A virus that is known to cause the flu in humans and is associated with influenza epidemics and pandemics.
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Flu Vaccines
The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors believes it is in your best interest to become informed about all your options before making any health or treatment-related decisions. Review the following information to become better prepared to determine if the flu vaccination is the best option for you or family members.
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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
It is suspected that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is caused by a virus that affects
the respiratory and immune systems.
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West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus that results in no symptoms in 70-80% of the population. In 20% of the population it results in flu-like symptoms and in less than 1% of the population it results in severe illnesses such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis(inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).
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Chiropractic Research:

Integrated approach to knee osteoarthritis may be best
Therapy that includes exercise, ultrasound, and hyaluranic acid treatment appears to be effective against the pain and disability associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to a report by Taiwanese researchers. To determine if an integrated approach combining a variety of methods can benefit osteoarthritis patients, Dr. Mao-Hsiung Huang and colleagues at Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital evaluated 140 patients with bilateral moderate knee osteoarthritis.
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