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The Texas Chiropractic eSource is your connection to Texas Chiropractic news, updates and events and is emailed to members on a bi-weekly basis.

If there is news that you believe needs to be shared with the profession please send the news, or a link to the news to editor@chirotexas.org

 
Diets Should Stress Healthy Foods, Not Diversity
Written by Chris G. Dalrymple D.C., F.I.C.C.   
Sunday, August 19, 2018 09:28 PM

A diverse diet may not be best for weight loss, according to a science advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA).  

Opposing the long-standing belief that a diverse diet is necessary for proper nutrition, the AHA highlighted observational research that instead suggests that a diverse diet may lead to a greater intake of highly processed foods, refined grains, and sugar-sweetened beverages, leading to weight gain and obesity.

In the same vein, aiming for a diverse diet — rather than a healthy, high-quality diet — may also lead to less consumption of minimally processed foods, such as vegetables, fruits, and fish.

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PTs in Emergency Departments, When DCs?
Written by Chris G. Dalrymple D.C., F.I.C.C.   
Sunday, August 19, 2018 09:02 PM

Physical therapists augment emergency department care teams, reports an article in the American Journal of Emergency MedicinePhysical therapy has three primary clinical applications in the ED, according to the researchers:

  • Acute musculoskeletal injuries are most frequently neck or back pain, but also include hip, knee, and shoulder pain

  • With training in vestibular conditions, physical therapists are well-suited to treat peripheral vertigo, such as giving patients self-directed therapeutic maneuvers and assessing discharge safety

  • Gait training and assessment in the ER is a prime service area for physical therapists, with several clinical applications including home safety and disposition planning for orthopedic devices such as crutches and knee scooters

Emergency department physical therapy (ED PT) offers multiple benefits and is poised to spread across the country, researchers said.

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Free Medical School Tuition
Written by Chris G. Dalrymple D.C., F.I.C.C.   
Sunday, August 19, 2018 08:20 PM

In the United States, the average tuition cost paid for attending a chiropractor school for four years is approximately $120,000. However, the total cost that a student is responsible for involves much more than just the ‘sticker price’ of college tuition.

Beyond the tuition cost of a chiropractor school, students must also pay for other education-related expenses, such as books, lab fees, equipment, activity fees, insurance for clinical work experience, and technology fees. Additionally, students must pay for room and board (or off-campus housing), transportation, and other personal living expenses. 

New York University’s School of Medicine recently announced that it would cover tuition for all its current and future students regardless of merit or need. “This decision recognizes a moral imperative that must be addressed, as institutions place an increasing debt burden on young people who aspire to become physicians,” the dean of the school said.

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Medicare for All?
Written by Chris G. Dalrymple D.C., F.I.C.C.   
Sunday, August 19, 2018 07:44 PM

Some political analysts are once again promoting universal health care as a basic human right.  One article notes that the “ultra liberal” Alexandria Oasis-Cortez who ran on a platform promising paid family leave, Medicare for All, a universal government jobs guarantee, justice reform to “demilitarize our police,” and abolishing ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office,  who beat 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in a New York City district, was decisive proof: the Democrats’ path to victory requires exciting their base with a bold, fearless agenda that includes Medicare for all.  

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