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Military Reports More CAM Use Than Civilians
Written by Editor   
Monday, April 16, 2018 11:06 AM

Many people in the united states (U.S.) use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and its use is increasing. The National Institutes of Health defines CAM as a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine. In 1990, a national survey estimated that 33.8% of U.S. adults used CAM in the previous year, which increased to 42.1% in 1997 and 62% in the 2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). 

The objective of this study was to estimate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among active duty military and compare data with civilian use. A global survey on CAM use in the 12 previous months was conducted. Final participants (16,146) were stratified by gender, service, region, and pay grade. Analysis included prevalence of CAM use, demographic and lifestyle characteristics.

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Is Reducing Gluten/Grain Consumption Right for Everyone?
Written by Editor   
Friday, April 13, 2018 08:40 AM

Naomi Bonfanti, Guest Contributor
TCA Bronze Sponsor, Innate Response 

Is gluten bad for everyone, or just some people? It seems today, with so much attention being focused on gluten, this is a question that many people are asking. But by telling all of our patients to avoid gluten are we inadvertently lowering whole grain consumption and encouraging an excessive intake of saturated fat from animal products? After all, we all need to eat something, and if some, or all grains, are off the menu, what takes their place? Perhaps avoiding whole grains is not the ideal choice, knowing that most people struggle to consume enough fiber and lack the necessary fruit and vegetable intake to meet the recommended daily servings. Promoting an extreme view on grains to the masses without considering the likely real-world outcomes could elevate cardiovascular risk and other conditions related to reduced nutrient and fiber intake.

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Eaton to be Featured at Women's Chiropractic Summit during Chiro Texpo '18
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Monday, April 02, 2018 02:24 PM

More than half of the students entering chiropractic college today are female. That much is clear every time we step on the Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College campuses. One thing is for certain: in the coming decades, women will continue to transform chiropractic, which has long been a male-dominated profession.

Recognizing this important demographic shift, TCA is launching the inaugural Texas Women’s Chiropractic Summit during Chiro Texpo ’18, June 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. 

TCA is thrilled to bring in Dr. Danielle Eaton, a Missouri chiropractor and the force behind Aligned Women, for an exclusive four-hour interactive workshop geared toward the “mama chiropractor.” Her program, Creating Balance in Life and Practice Through Intentional Business Design, will provide an honest look at creating the elusive thing called “balance” in life and work. TCA wants to personally invite every female chiropractor and student to be part of this important event. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your personal and professional lives!

 

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Sex and Subluxation: A Legal Guide for Texas Chiropractors
Written by Editor   
Friday, March 30, 2018 01:51 PM

Joshua Massingill, Attorney at Law
Guest Contributor
www.jm.legal 

Engaging in sexual activity with patients is, as we say in the legal field, a very bad idea. Sexual misconduct can trigger severe disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (“TBCE”) and civil liability for damages. Doctors who behave responsibly with patients can nevertheless face liability for sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace. And even doctors whose personal conduct is unassailable can face liability for the actions of their employees.

The risks are real. Learn how to protect yourself.

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Will Shared Decision Making Between Patients, PTs, DOs, and DCs Improve Patient Care?
Written by Editor   
Monday, March 26, 2018 07:39 AM

Chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) is treated in primary care by a wide range of health professionals including chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists. Seeking care for any condition is not static but a process, particularly for long-term conditions such as CMP. This may need to be taken into account by both CMP patients and their treating health professionals.  Neither should assume that their views about causation and treatment are static but instead that they should be revisited on a regular basis. 

Health professionals also reflected on how patients’ developing knowledge and changing beliefs altered their expectations. Therefore, overall this study identified three themes: ‘the evolving nature of patients and health professionals models of understanding CMP’; ‘legitimating suffering’ and ‘development and tailoring of consultation and treatment strategies throughout patients’ illness careers’.

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