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Why Is Osteoarthritis Increasing?
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 21, 2017 03:13 PM
Knee osteoarthritis has more than doubled in prevalence since the mid-20th century after occurring at low frequencies since prehistoric times, a study has found.
Researchers from Harvard University and other centers concluded that rising levels of knee osteoarthritis may be the result of modifiable risk factors, such as high body mass index (BMI), and may be more preventable than previously thought.
Researchers studied cadaver-derived skeletal remains to investigate long-term trends in knee osteoarthritis prevalence in the United States and evaluate the effects of longevity and BMI on disease levels by comparing the prevalence among persons who lived in the 19th to early 20th centuries with persons in the late 20th to early 21st centuries. The researchers also analyzed knee osteoarthritis in a large sample of archaeological skeletons of prehistoric Native American hunter-gatherers and early farmers.
Chiropractic in Texas: New Threats and What TCA Is Doing to Protect the Profession
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 09:58 AM

The conference call recording, Chiropractic in Texas: New Threats and What TCA Is Doing to Protect the Profession, created on 09/19/2017 05:30 PM has been made available for dial-in access. To listen to this recording by telephone please dial 1-862-902-0129 and enter Recording ID: 60927572 when prompted for it.

Founder’s Day: Chiropractic Turns 122
Written by Editor   
Monday, September 18, 2017 05:45 PM

One-hundred-twenty-two years ago, 1895, was the same year that x-rays were discovered. At that time, health care was provided by a diverse group of unregulated and unlicensed professions, these included osteopaths, magnetic healers, and “medical” doctors.   In those days, most medical education consisted of working as an “apprentice” for a medical doctor, and learning the craft by observation.

D.D. Palmer, the Father of Chiropractic, was a magnetic healer,  with a huge practice in Davenport, Iowa.   He had doubts about the “germ theory” as the complete explanation for the cause of all disease. After all, if germs kill… shouldn’t we all be dead?   He asked himself: “how it was that two brothers could work in the same shop, eat the same food, sleep in the same bed, and that one would succumb to a disease while the other one would not”? 

September TBCE President's message
Written by Dr. Mark Bronson   
Monday, September 18, 2017 05:13 PM

By: Mark R. Bronson, D.C., F.A.C.O.

First, I want to thank those of you who read these newsletters and use the information to guide your business and practice decisions. The articles are written in the interest of preventing complaints against our licensees by focusing on common problem areas and anticipating questions or misconceptions. Not only are readers more likely to avoid Board actions, they are more likely to embrace high standards and provide honest, ethical and professional care. Earning a reputation as an honorable and skilled professional ultimately results in a successful practice.

TBCE Hurricane Harvey Response
Written by Editor   
Monday, September 18, 2017 05:02 PM

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the TBCE reports that it has received many calls and inquiries from Texas-based and out-of-state chiropractic licensees regarding how they can assist Texas residents affected by the storm. Texas chiropractors have inquired about how they can provide temporary space to local chiropractors. Out-of-state chiropractors have inquired about how they can provide temporary services within legal parameters. The following information may assist in these two scenarios.

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