Holland & Usry January 2019


HEARTBURN MEANS A HAIRY BABY It’s hard to list wives’ tales without bringing up one about pregnancy. Many are solely based on intuition, but a few that sound odd are legitimate. In 2007, a study done by Johns Hopkins attempted to debunk the myth that heartburn during pregnancy would mean a hairy baby at birth. Instead of proving it wrong, they found that 82 percent of women with severe heartburn during pregnancy gave birth to hairy babies. Turns out the hormones that cause heartburn in pregnant women also affect fetal hair growth. JOINT PAIN PREDICTS THE WEATHER Did you ever look at your mom with skepticism when she would predict rain because her knees hurt? If so, you might owe your mom an apology, because there is a scientific connection. The drop in barometric pressure that’s common during storm weather causes pain in arthritic joints.

“Make a face like that, and it’ll stay that way forever.” You may have heard something like this from Mom’s book of wisdom. Maybe you never disputed the idea that mother knows best. But as you grew up, it slowly became clear that hair doesn’t grow back faster and thicker if you shave it, cracking your knuckles doesn’t cause arthritis, and gum doesn’t stay in your stomach for months after you swallow it. After a whirlwind of wives’ tales over the years, many common claims have been put under scrutiny. Wives tales have been known as pseudoscience and blind intuition, but even as many were disproved, some surprisingly proved to hold weight. Here are three wives’ tales that have proven to be true. GARLIC CURES COLDS For decades, moms have professed the healing properties of garlic, suggesting it can cure colds and help the body fight sickness. It turns out they were absolutely right. Garlic has antiviral properties that strengthen the immune system and nutrients that help combat illnesses. The effects of garlic can actually be more effective than over-the-counter flu medications. Some studies show that regular consumption of raw garlic lessens the likelihood of getting a cold, so if you feel a tickle in your throat, try a clove before you open the medicine cabinet. Testimonial SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US It’s hard to decide where to begin when writing this review. No review is enough to say what a great experience I had while dealing with the worst situation I’ve ever faced. Rob Usry sets the bar impossibly high for lawyers. He is a professional, kind, generous, fair, and respectful man. Rob will do everything in his power to obtain the best result on your case possible. He is now the obvious choice for me and my family when any legal matters arise. Not only do I have wonderful things to say about Rob, but his staff is just as great as he is. Furthermore, he is worth so much more than he charges. It is not his goal to take every dime you have when you are already in a vulnerable position. Instead, he focuses on making your life and circumstances better. I walked into Rob’s office upset, lost, and scared. Rob was open and honest about what to expect and presented multiple options on how to handle the situation. He listened before he spoke and allowed me to tell him the entire story. I never felt as though I was being judged, and he calmed my fears and made me feel completely comfortable. I hired him immediately and felt confident I was in the right hands while walking out of his office. By the time I got home, Rob was already calling with a huge update on the case. He started working the minute I hired him!

Rob continued to work tirelessly and called with every update. I never had to wonder what the status of my case was. If I had a question, his staff was knowledgeable and more than willing to help. If they could not answer, Rob called with an answer quickly. He even called after hours just to check on me and my family. Rob continuously told me to take care of myself during the process and he would take care of the rest. He did just that. Before I knew it, my entire case was handled. Rob secured a dismissal based on the facts of the case and made sure I maintained my sanity until that happened. I could have been uprooted from my home, lost my job, and faced jail time. Rob went above and beyond to make sure he defended me on every possible front and let none of these things happen. He even offered guidance when he didn’t have to. I cannot express how thankful I am for him and his staff. They turned a situation that could have been life-altering into a bump in the road. Rob has my highest recommendation for anything you are facing.

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