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Navigating HIPAA in the Electronic Age:What DCs Must Know

Chiro.Org Blog: It has been nearly 20 years since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was passed and more than five years since its privacy protections for health care consumers were significantly strengthened by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, as more healthcare transactions became electronic. […]

Tylenol Is Ineffective For Treating Low Back Pain or Disability.

Chiro.Org Blog: Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol (Tylenol) is widely recommended for the relief of back pain, but a new review, published online in BMJ found high quality evidence that Tylenol is ineffective in treating low back pain or disability. […]

Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation

Chiro.Org Blog: Cracking sounds emitted from human synovial joints have been attributed historically to the sudden collapse of a cavitation bubble formed as articular surfaces are separated. Unfortunately, bubble collapse as the source of joint cracking is inconsistent with many physical phenomena that define the joint cracking phenomenon. Here we present direct evidence from real-time magnetic resonance imaging that the mechanism of joint cracking is related to cavity formation (tribonucleation) rather than bubble collapse. […]

JAMA Recommends Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: JAMA`s recommendation comes on the heels of a recent study out of the medical journal Spine where sufferers of lower back pain all received standard medical care (SMC) and half of the participants additionally received chiropractic care. The researchers found that in SMC plus chiropractic care patients, 73% reported that their pain was completely gone or much better after treatment compared to just 17% of the SMC group. […]

A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study adding high dose vitamin D to analgesic regimens in patients with musculoskeletal pain

Chiro.Org Blog:Adding 4000 IU of vitamin D for patients with musculoskeletal pain may lead to a faster decline of consecutive VAS scores and to a decrease in the levels of inflammatory and pain-related cytokines. […]

ACA House of Delegates Passes 2 Controversial Resolutions

Chiro.Org Blog: The American Chiropractic Association’s House of Delegates voted on 30 resolutions at its annual business meeting in Washington D.C., but two in particular took immediate center stage due to their controversial nature. […]

Infant Probiotic Exposure Dramatically Reduces
ADHD or Aspergers

Chiro.Org Blog: Seventy-five infants were randomized to receive a lactobacillus probiotic for the first 6 months of their life, and were then followed-up for 13 years. At age 13, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Asperger syndrome (AS) was diagnosed in 6/35 (17.1%) of the children in the placebo group, while none were diagnosed in the probiotic group. This result suggests that gut microbiota may alter function within the nervous system, and provides a new insight into the mechanism of neuropsychiatric disorders. […]

The Bambino Had A Secret Weapon: Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: The secret weapon of the New York Yankees was chiropractic, all the way back in 1930 […]

A Randomized Controlled Trial on Treatment of Cervicogenic Sudden Hearing Loss With Chiropractic

After the treatment, pure-tone audiometry score and NPQ score in treatment group improved to (40.23± 8.14) dB and (12.70±8.29) scores respectively, which were obviously better than that of control group’s (37.70±10.61) dB and (21.24±11.13) scores (P<0.05). […]