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ACA Answers Member Questions About Network - EmpowerChiro (Family Health America, LC)
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:00 PM
This information is provided by the American Chiropractic Association in response to several requests for information regarding the chiropractic network, EmpowerChiro.  Members may call the Company (800-819-9571) to obtain more information.  ACA cautions members, as always, to consult an attorney when there are questions regarding contractual matters and to thoroughly consider all aspects of network participation for their clinic.  Finally, ACA reminds all providers that communication between competitors regarding participation with and/or payment from managed care organizations is a matter subject to antitrust regulations.
 
The following information is provided as a courtesy to assist providers' understanding as they research information about EmpowerChiro, and is not intended to either encourage or discourage provider participation.  Each provider should make an individual, fully-informed decision.  The following information was derived from information released from EmpowerChiro and has been reviewed by the Company:
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Flu Drugs Challenged in Full Data Review
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:00 AM

Two major anti-influenza drugs have more limited benefits and greater risks than was previously thought, according to new reviews -- the first to have access to all the clinical trial data.  The reviews of the neuraminidase inhibitors oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) are the culmination of several years of often-controversial research.  They call into question the value of the medications both as treatment and prophylaxis, the way drugs are currently approved, and decisions to stockpile the drugs at a cost of billions.

The reviews themselves are unprecedented: The drugmakers turned over thousands of pages of previously closely held corporate data on a host of studies. Taken together, the data show that "effectiveness has been overplayed and harms underplayed."

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:57 AM
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Chiropractic and Wellness Industry Experts Meet for Inaugural Summit in Dallas
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 AM
The inaugural Parker Seminars Speaker Summit, a two-day event that brought 28 chiropractic industry experts and thought leaders together to the Parker University campus in Dallas, offered a glimpse at the marked transformation of the seminar series, including technology developments, interactivity initiatives, and the role of Parker Seminars in facilitating chiropractic success.
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Obesity in Kids Costs Billions
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:00 AM

The overall rate of childhood obesity in the U.S. appears to be stabilizing, but the prevalence of extreme obesity among children and teens continues to rise, according to an analysis of national data.  From 1999 to 2012 in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) database, severe obesity increased from 3.8% to 5.9% in the 2- to 19-year-old age group and the prevalence of even more extreme obesity increased from 0.9% to 2.1%.

"Nationally representative data do not show any significant changes in obesity prevalence in the most recently available years ... unfortunately, there is an upward trend of more severe forms of obesity, and further investigations into the causes of and solutions to this problem are needed."

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