Clinical & Research
ACA Applauds ACP Low Back Pain Guidelines
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 03:01 PM

News Bite:  The chiropractic profession has long advocated for a more conservative approach to treating low back pain.  New guidelines by the American College of Physicians recognizes the value and effectiveness of non-drug approaches, such as spinal manipulation, for acute and chronic low back pain.

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Current and Prospective Use of Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging at Chiropractic Teaching Institutions: A Worldwide Survey of Diagnostic Imaging Staff
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 02:53 PM

News Bite:  This study looked at the use of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging at chiropractic educational programs around the world and found that current use of this technology is low, but demonstrate a positive attitude to its use and possible growth in its use.

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Nordic Diet Linked to Lower Stroke Risk
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Sunday, February 19, 2017 02:49 PM

News Bite:  The Nordic-style diet — which includes cabbages, rye bread, fruit such as apples and pears, root vegetables, oatmeal, and fish — may be protective against some types of stroke

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Common Analgesics May Increase Risk for Hearing Loss
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Monday, February 06, 2017 12:06 PM

News Bite:  This study reports that prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen modestly increases the risk for hearing loss in older women.

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Clinicians Often Underestimate Harms of Tests and Treatments
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Monday, February 06, 2017 11:58 AM

News Bite:  Clinicians are likely to underestimate harms and overestimate benefits of tests and treatments.  Harms are correctly estimated 13% of the time and benefits only 11%.  The moral?  The estimates of "harm" and "benefit" that you will encounter are usually NOT correct.

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Low Vitamin D Linked to Increased Headache Risk
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Monday, February 06, 2017 11:33 AM

News Bite:  Vitamin D may be a component factor in headache a new study demonstrates.

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Evidence-Based Practice and Chiropractic
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 03:03 PM

News Bite:  The paper reported in this article seeks to present an objective interpretation of the literature reporting EBM or practice and to raise discussion points based on those findings which, if explored, may advance the chiropractic profession in both its academic and clinical activities.  It is hoped that the points raised in this discussion paper will be addressed and the chiropractic profession can continue to grow its areas of best practice, both clinical and academic.

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Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Cortical Drive to Upper and Lower Limb Muscles
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 02:45 PM

News Bite: Scientists used to believe spinal manipulation was purely a biomechanical treatment option for spinal pain conditions.  The growing basic science suggests that there may be more of a neurophysiological effect following spinal manipulation than previously realized.  This study show that spinal manipulation leads to changes in cortical excitability and that spinal manipulation may therefore be indicated for the patients who have lost tonus of their muscle and/or are recovering from muscle degrading dysfunctions such as stroke or orthopaedic operations and/or may also be of interest to sports performers.

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Infants Born Soon After Mother’s Bariatric Surgery Face Increased Risks
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Thursday, January 19, 2017 02:11 PM

News Bite: Infants of mothers who had bariatric surgery less than two years prior to delivery were at greater risk for prematurity, NICU admission, and small size for gestational age.

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