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Chiropractic on NPR Radio

From WNYC (radio) the Leonard Lopate Show on Feb 19th was about chiropractic. Leonard interviews Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D, Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and James N. Dillard, M.D., D.C., C.Ac. who used to run Columbia Med School’s CAM clinic.

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Why We Really Need Healthcare Reform

Why We Really Need Healthcare Reform

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   LA Times ~ January 31, 2010 By David Lazarus

As the prospects for meaningful healthcare reform grow murkier by the day, it’s helpful to remember why we started this discussion in the first place. It wasn’t so we could socialize the U.S. healthcare […]

Congressional Chiropractic Supporters Send Recommendations to Defense Secretary Gates

February 23, 2010 ~   A bipartisan group of Congressmen, who are also chiropractic supporters, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates urging him to consider several recommendations to improve clinical trials that the Department of Defense (DoD) will conduct to examine the effects of chiropractic for active-duty military. Chiropractic care is a […]

Chiropractic Care Expansion on Insurance Coverage Proposed

Source Michigan Policy Network

A new state legislative proposal brought forth in Michigan by the senate, if passed, would create new boundaries for insurance coverage pertaining to chiropractic and optometric services. Senate Bill No. 969 was introduced on November 5, 2009 by Senator Richardville. This is inclusive to bills 968 through 973. These bills all […]

Chiropractic Care Included in 2010 Olympic Vancouver Winter Games at On-Site Polyclinic – A First for Olympic Athletes

Source Southern California University of Health Sciences

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, include chiropractic care inside the Olympic Village Polyclinic, a multi-disciplinary facility offering comprehensive healthcare and medical services.

While DCs have historically been included on the Olympic medical staff, this year’s […]

Evaluating Soft-Tissue Neck Trauma

Evaluating Soft-Tissue Neck Trauma

The Chiro.Org Blog

After neck injury, a careful neurologic evaluation must be conducted, and every examination should begin with a thorough case history. (See Table 1). Note any signs of impaired consciousness, inequality of pupils, or nystagmus. Do outstretched arms drift unilaterally when the eyes are closed? Standard coordination tests […]

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Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Chiro.Org Blog

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is the most commonly reported childhood behavioral disorder, affecting between 3 and 7% of American children. It is characterized by poor attention span, impulsive behaviors, and hyperactivity in some children. The diagnostic criteria are strictly observational, and there are no […]

Postponement of Medicare Pay Cut Is Stripped From The Jobs Bill

Postponement of Medicare Pay Cut Is Stripped From The Jobs Bill

The Chiro.Org Blog

A Chiro.Org Editorial

Physicians continue to hope for a reprieve from the proposed 21.2% Medicare pay cut scheduled to begin on March 1, as another legislative solution to the reimbursement crisis fizzled this week in a hyperpolarized Congress.

A […]

Chiropractic Care Is MORE Than an Oil Change!

Chiropractic Care Is MORE Than an Oil Change!

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial The Jan 25 issue of Newsweek contains an especially insulting article, titled “It’s Not My Fault“, in which the author laments: “And every time massage, acupuncture, or chiropractic care is added to the list of covered treatments, premiums go […]

Low IQ among top heart health risks, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) – Intelligence is second only to smoking as a predictor of heart disease, scientists said on Wednesday, suggesting public health campaigns may need to be designed for people with lower IQs if they are to work.

Research by Britain’s Medical Research Council (MRC) found that lower intelligence quotient scores were associated with higher […]

Medical Physicians Ignore Low Back Pain Guidelines

Medical Physicians Ignore Low Back Pain Guidelines

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   ChiroACCESS

A February 2010 study of 3,533 general practice low back pain patients found that many providers are not following their own evidence based guidelines. [1] Guidelines do provide the overall best evidence but are not meant to be a cookbook approach […]

Organized Medicine Attempts To Deny Chiropractors Right To Diagnose in Texas

Chiro.Org Blog: The AMA has joined the TMA (Texas Medical Association) in trying to challenge Texas chiropractor’s “right” to diagnose. They are doing this under the guise of trying to halt expansions of the scope of practice of various alternative pratitioners. The AMA News web site currently brags that they are involved in fighting more than 300 scope-increasing bills around the country. […]

Announcement

The members of Chiro.Org’s Board met last night for our yearly Board meeting.

To celebrate our almost 15 years of success, we decided to donate $2500 towards chiropractic research. This year’s gifts includes a $1250. contribution to AECC (Anglo European College of Chiropractic’s Research Department), to further basic chiropractic research, and another $1250 to the […]

Lancet Retracts Controversial Autism Paper

Retraction of 1998 Wakefield Study May Not Sway Those Who Fear Vaccine-Autism Link Source ABC News

It was the scientific paper that served as a central pillar for the idea that vaccination could increase children’s risk of developing autism.

Now, with a formal retraction from the Lancet, the medical journal which in 1998 published this […]