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TBCE, Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Checks
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Friday, July 21, 2017 01:57 PM

Some are confused about the issue of criminal background checks and the use of fingerprinting by the TBCE.  This requirement is now law and it is something that the state government is generally moving towards.  Rather than have agencies sit in judgement regarding “moral turpitude” and other character issues, the state is working to rely upon criminal history to objectively identify the qualification of an individual for various governmental privileges.  TBCE is now no exception.

The TBCE has, and will, provide specific instructions to its licensees when your renewal is due.  What follows is a simple description.  You are urged to read the original TBCE documents to ensure that YOU renew YOUR license correctly.  

Here is a link to TBCE’s New Requirement for License Renewal.  The TBCE has also provided  specific instructions for the fingerprinting process.  Do not rely only upon the following brief explanation, read the documents for yourself and correctly renew your license.

Here is a brief summary of TBCE’s documents:

Reduction of Asthma Symptoms After Chiropractic Care
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 08:37 AM

“Texas Chiropractors cannot treat diseases or disorders, such as: diabetes, hypothyroidism, infertility, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, colic, diarrhea, asthma or constipation. If you are advertising that you can treat such conditions you are violating Texas scope of practice and subject to disciplinary action by the TBCE.” [1]

Asthma is a complex disease with many presentations. It presents difficulty in making an accurate diagnosis in young children. Symptoms of asthma frequently began at a very early age. Asthma with genetic etiology is less likely to respond to care. Asthma due to environmental reasons is more likely to respond to complementary and alternative medicine. Cytokines regulation which control the production of IgE and polymorphisms in genes appear to be genetic factors in asthma.

The article reported upon here sought to discuss the chiropractic management of a patient with asthma who was treated using chiropractic care.  

Dangerous Drugs: Patient Medication Errors Doubled
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 07:27 AM

Ever wonder why the State of Texas uses the term “dangerous drug” when talking about prescription medication?  Here is some new research that will shed light on this term for you. In Texas, “dangerous drug means a device or a drug that is unsafe for self-medication.”  “Prescription means an order from a practitioner, or an agent of the practitioner designated in writing as authorized to communicate prescriptions … to a pharmacist for a dangerous drug to be dispensed.” [1]  Prescription medication is dangerous.  How dangerous? It is safe to say that every day between 3500 and 5000-or-more people experience a medication error and 1300 to 1600 per day are hospitalized because of it. 

Recordkeeping: Burdens, Availability, and Government Intervention
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 08:13 AM

The healthcare system works best if patients aren’t solely responsible for managing their health records and other data regarding their injuries and illnesses. During injury and illness, patients are trying to advocate for themselves at a time when they’re not at their best.  

The desire is to minimize the burden on patients to memorize all that data and to repeatedly serve it up to clinicians. Patients can be further helped to articulate their issues by giving them a single sheet of paper to fill out before each outpatient injury or illness visit on which they can list the medications they’re taking, their main concerns, and the top two or three questions they’d like to ask their doctor.  

Doctors and patients need to have access to and understand that information so that productive therapies are offered. This article calls for the industry to teach and employ navigators to help patients so they can be successful patients and not have a lot of low-value stuff done. What is determined to be of “low-value” is seldom explained.

Millennials Need Chiropractic
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Monday, July 17, 2017 06:44 AM

MILLENNIALS: Opioid addiction is real. Before you start taking painkillers, consult a chiropractor for care:

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