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Outcomes For Adult Scoliosis Patients Receiving Chiropractic Rehabilitation
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Monday, October 27, 2014 03:06 PM

A recent study was conducted to retrospectively report the results of patients who completed an exercise-based chiropractic program and its potential to alter the natural progression of adult scoliosis at 24 months after the clinic portion of treatment was concluded.  This report is among the first to demonstrate sustained radiographic, self-rated, and physiologic benefits after treatment ceased. After completion of a multimodal chiropractic rehabilitation treatment, a retrospective cohort of 28 adult scoliosis patients reported improvements in pain, Cobb angle, and disability immediately following the conclusion of treatment and 24 months later.

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Standard Process Inc. Distinguishes itself as an Exemplary Environmental Citizen
Monday, October 27, 2014 12:28 PM

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp and other DNR officials visited Standard Process Inc. yesterday to recognize the supplement manufacturer as a new member of the state’s Green Tier program. The Green Tier program recognizes companies that distinguish themselves as environmental innovators and demonstrate a strong environmental compliance record.

“Standard Process’ core values focus on the care of people, animals and the land,” said Stepp. “Those values along with their commitment to exceed compliance standards make them an ideal fit for Wisconsin’s Green Tier program.”

Using environmentally safe manufacturing, farming and business practices is a core value for nutritional supplement manufacturer Standard Process. Standard Process credits its founder, Dr. Royal Lee, for the company’s whole food philosophy, which fits naturally with being a good steward of the land.

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Vertebral Artery Dissection in a Patient Practicing Self-manipulation of the Neck
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Saturday, October 18, 2014 09:10 AM

The purpose of this case report is to describe a patient who regularly practiced self-manipulation of her neck who presented with shoulder and neck pain and was undergoing a vertebral artery dissection.

A 42-year-old female patient sought care for left shoulder pain with a secondary complaint of left lower neck pain. Twelve days prior, she had had “the worst headache of her life,” which began in her left lower cervical spine and extended to her left temporal region. The pain was sudden and severe, was described as sharp and burning, and lasted 3 hours. She reported nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision. 

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Input Needed for Development of the Medical Quality Review CY 2015 Annual Audit Plan
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:14 AM

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) invites public comments on an informal draft of CY 2015 Medical Quality Review Annual Audit Plan (Audit Plan).  

The Audit Plan sets the priorities for the types of audits the Medical Quality Review Panel will focus on for the next calendar year.  Stakeholder input will be solicited for each individual plan-based audit within the Audit Plan at a future date.  A copy of the 2014 and 2015 Audit Plan may be viewed HERE or on the TDI website at http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/hcprovider/medadvisor.html.

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Section 2706(a): What It Means to You
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:37 AM

Section 2706 is a non-discrimination provision within the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was designed to create a level playing field for providers. This provision states (in part):

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