Dr. Lipoff – Ms. America – Visits Children at Johns Hopkins
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 04:58 PM

The current Ms. America, Dr. Stephanie Foisy Mills, was on Solomons Island for the Mrs. World competition recently. She is also a successful chiropractic doctor in New Hampshire.

She has been speaking across the country about the severity of concussion injuries: symptoms to be looking for after the initial collision and the role chiropractic has in helping relieve headaches and correcting skeletal problems that could go undetected and linger.

The Foundation 4 Heroes contacted her regarding joining them for a visit to Johns Hopkins Children Center and the amazing people there. She eagerly accepted the opportunity. The kids were hanging out upstairs when they arrived and Thor, Wonder Woman, Hulk Hogan and Ms. America went to them and their parents.

Consumers Value Objectivity Over Accuracy When Seeking Medical Information
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:53 PM

As healthcare adapts to a more consumer-centric marketplace, individuals are turning to alternative resources to obtain medical information. Not surprisingly, most individuals (95 percent) consult medical professionals for advice. The next most popular avenue is health websites, with 89 percent of individuals using them, according to a recent survey.  Consumers believe online searches yield unbiased information, subsequently improving its reliability.

Parker University Hosts African Delegation as Part of Ongoing Collaboration
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 01:44 PM

Parker University hosted a group comprised of dignitaries and educators from Kenya and South Africa on its Dallas campus on November 3 and 4, which give them an up close look at Parker University’s College of Chiropractic and its longstanding doctor of chiropractic program. The collaboration was part of an ongoing initiative to broaden the use of chiropractic care throughout the African continent.

Chiropractic Use in the Medicare Population
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Sunday, November 09, 2014 10:41 PM

The purpose of a recent study was to examine how chiropractic care compares to medical treatments on 1-year changes in self-reported function, health, and satisfaction with care measures in a representative sample of Medicare beneficiaries.

The unadjusted models show that chiropractic is significantly protective against 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health, and worsening health after 1 year. Persons using chiropractic are more satisfied with their follow-up care and with the information provided to them. In addition to the protective effects of chiropractic in the unadjusted model, the propensity score results indicate a significant protective effect of chiropractic against decline in reaching.

This study provides evidence of a protective effect of chiropractic care against 1-year declines in functional and self-rated health among Medicare beneficiaries with spine conditions, and indications that chiropractic users have higher satisfaction with follow-up care and information provided about what is wrong with them.

New ACA YouTube Channel Launches
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Sunday, November 09, 2014 10:12 PM

ACA's new YouTube channel for consumers, Get Healthy with Chiropractic, features videos about work ergonomics, the importance of conservative care, what to expect at one's first visit to a DC and patient testimonials. Watch them and share them in your practice and on your social media websites.

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