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Chiro College Cup … It’s Parker’s Time to Shine!
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:46 PM

In a few short years, the Chiro Cup has become one of the most popular activities at Chiro Texpo and that was especially true of Chiro Texpo ’17. Six-member teams from Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College competed in front of a boisterous crowd of alumni, students, faculty, administrators and other conference attendees.  

The third annual Cup wasn’t as close as the first two, both of which were decided on the final question. This time, Parker built an early lead, but TCC still had a chance to win late in the game. The questions were tougher this year. In the end, Parker prevailed, but TCC competed hard is eager to recapture the Cup in 2018.

President’s Message: Celebrate and Follow-through
Thursday, June 15, 2017 07:13 AM

Chiro Texpo ’17 is in the rear view mirror and, if you couldn’t make the trip to Dallas last weekend, you missed one of the finest TCA conventions in years. Attendees were greeted at the registration desk at the Hyatt Regency Dallas with staff sporting lab coats, spine-themed welcome signs and the official Chiro Texpo ’17 logo glittering in the Hyatt’s fountain. They were nice touches on what turned out to be a first-class event.

There was enthusiasm in the air – and for good reason. So far, 2017 has been a memorable year for Texas chiropractors, thanks to YOUR state association. Doctors are still celebrating the many successes of the 85th Texas Legislative Session. Three of our bills –not one, not two, BUT three! – were signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, upholding your right to diagnose, form business entities with medical doctors and podiatrists and remove student-athletes from play in University Interscholastic League sports activities on suspicion of concussion. It proved what the chiropractic community can achieve when we are united and focused.

Wisconsin Department of Health to Study Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:13 AM

The Wisconsin Chiropractic Association announced that a committee of the Wisconsin Legislature approved a provision that would require the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to study best practices in state Medicaid programs using chiropractic and other physical medicine treatments to reduce OTC and prescription medication use.  By working closely with pro chiropractic legislators on the budget committee, the WCA was able to get the provision included in the health package portion of the state budget.

For the First Time, Fewer than Half of Physicians are Independent
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 11:06 AM

With the ever growing corporatiztion of this era, fewer than half of practicing physicians in the U.S. owned their medical practice in 2016.  According to a new study this marks the first time that the majority of physicians are not practice owners.

Only 47.1% of physicians in 2016 had ownership stakes in a medical practice. That’s down from 53.2% in 2012, and research shows that doctors, especially young doctors, have been shifting from owning their own practice to joining corporate practices.

New Poll: Rx Painkillers Most Common Treatment for Patients Seeking Care for Back Pain
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:56 AM

NPR (National Public Radio) and Truven Health Analytics, the most prominent and credible source of healthcare data and analytics, recently published a new poll.

The poll’s key findings include:

  • Back pain plagues americans: fifty-one percent of Americans said they have suffered from back pain in the last 12 months, and 46 percent of those who experienced pain said they are still in discomfort.

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