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Executive Director's Message, July 2018
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Thursday, July 12, 2018 02:33 PM

Tap into the Value of Your TCA Membership

What do you think is the Texas Chiropractic Association’s main purpose? If I asked you this question, you probably would say advocacy. 

You would be right! Representing YOU and the entire Texas chiropractic community on both the legislative and legal fronts remains our No. 1 priority, but TCA also cares about your health and your business.

In recent years, we’ve had more requests about group health insurance. Doctors, just like you, have been searching for better and more affordable options – for themselves, their families and staff. After doing our research, we believe we’ve come up with a solution.

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TCA to Host New Doc Events at TCC Annual Convention in Galveston
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 11:38 AM

TCA and the Texas Chiropractic College’s Student TCA Chapter are excited to host a day of programs designed for chiropractic students and doctors in their first few years of practice at the TCC Annual Convention on Friday, July 27, at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.

Don’t miss these sessions!

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AMA Annual Meeting: Medical Doctors Seek Control
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 07:43 AM

Gun violence, value-based contracting, and sexual harassment in medicine were on the agenda as the American Medical Association (AMA) convened its 167th annual House of Delegates meeting.

Sexual harassment was a special focus, with a session explaining how doctors, medical students, and healthcare organizations can learn to recognize and mitigate harassment. Gun violence was also in the spotlight, with a session about what physicians can do to prevent the problem.

The main business of the meeting was considering and voting on resolutions brought forward from delegates and from AMA governing bodies. These were widely diverse and include:

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The State of Low Back Pain
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 07:05 AM

Low back pain is now the number one cause of disability globally. The burden from low back pain is increasing and is straining health-care and social systems that are already over-burdened. Costs associated with health care and work disability attributed to low back pain are enormous. Although there are several global initiatives to address the global burden of low back pain as a public health problem, there is a need to identify cost-effective and context-specific strategies for managing low back pain to mitigate the consequences of the current and projected future burden.

Low back pain is a very common symptom. Globally, years lived with disability caused by low back pain increased by 54% between 1990 and 2015, mainly because of population increase and ageing, with the biggest increase seen in low-income and middle-income countries. It is now the leading cause of disability worldwide.

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Communication is Important to Teaching, Listening is Important to Learning
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 02:20 AM

Having the ability to communicate well is probably the single most important skill any professional needs to have for career success, especially for a doctor.  The word doctor is derived from a word meaning “to teach” and teaching must involve communication.  Much of our time is spent in counseling, education, and teaching the patient about the condition we are working to improve.

A personal connection allows our patients to take explanations and treatment option explanation and make their own choice of how to proceed.  Fred Rogers can teach us about personal connection, it is important to listen to his instruction.

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