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Amarillo Practice Seeks Associate
Written by Andrea Howard   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:08 AM

Very Busy 36 year Amarillo practice needs an associate who is highly motivated to succeed and eager to learn.

We love our patients, we love our team, and take great care to train our associates in every area of practice success.

You will learn exactly how to run your own high volume successful practice.

We offer an excellent compensation through good base and bonus. If you have good people skills, are super reliable and not afraid of work, call Dr. Lovett at 806-358-7106.  

 
Chiropractic Under Siege in Texas: What’s Happening and How you Can Help
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:40 AM

News bite:  The Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic recognizes the fight chiropractic in Texas is facing.

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ACA to be Replaced with AHCA
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:33 AM

News bite:  Congressional Republicans have unveiled a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and plan to replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  Want to know what it proposes?  Here is a synopsis.

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NIH Would see Huge Budget Cut Under New Budget
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:29 AM

News bite:  The National Institutes of Health would absorb a $5.8 billion reduction under President Trump’s first budget proposal — equal to about 19 percent of its current $30.3 billion discretionary budget. The plan “includes a major reorganization” of NIH’s 27 institutes and centers and would eliminate the Fogarty International Center, a $69.1 million program dedicated to building partnerships between health research institutions in the United States and abroad.  The agency passes out more than 80 percent of its money to more than 300,000 researchers at universities across the country and abroad.

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Senate Confirms Verma to Head CMS
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:26 AM

News bite:  The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  Verma is called the "godmother" of Medicaid reform for her work on Indiana's Medicaid expansion program.

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Lobbying your Legislator
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:19 AM

News bite:  Want to visit with your legislator to share your opinions about your profession?  Here are some important pointers to remember.

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Association Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:13 AM

News bite:  Data from a study of over 5500 workers concludes the type of healthcare provider first visited for back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months following injury. Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest. These differences raise concerns regarding the use of physiotherapists as gatekeepers for the worker’s compensation system.

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Mom's Vitamin E Levels Tied to Child's Risk for Asthma
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 07:07 AM

News bite:  Vitamin E plays a part in children's wheezing, but there are eight isotopes of vitamin E, all which have displayed differing effects on health in human studies. Clinicians should be aware that what is currently labeled in our foods and supplements as vitamin E or alpha-tocopherol is actually any of eight different isoforms, and alpha-tocopherol may not actually be the dominant isoform being provided.

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Billing and Coding for Extremity Adjustments
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 06:57 AM

News bite:  Some pointers on coding extremity adjustments.

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The Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Health Care Expenditures for Back and Neck Problems
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 06:52 AM

News bite:  Approximately 75% of all complementary and alternative medicine services were rendered by doctors of chiropractic. Adjusted annual medical costs among CAM users was $424 lower for spine-related costs, and $796 lower for total health care cost than among non-CAM users. 

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Call for Keeler Award Nominations
Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Keeler Plaque Call for Nominations
 
The Keeler Plaque is the Texas Chiropractic Association’s award designating the Chiropractor of the year.  It is Texas Chiropractic’s most prestigious award.
 
You have the opportunity to nominate a TCA member for consideration to receive the Keeler Plaque. Nominations for the 2017 Keeler Plaque are due by May 17.
A candidate shall be:
  • A member in good standing in the TCA;
  • Of good moral character;
  • A promoter of chiropractic advancement, such as research, public relations, or school participation, promotion or support,in at least one of the three years immediately preceding  the year in which the award is to be presented.
  • The candidate’s main endeavor must be in the practice of chiropractic and must have promoted chiropractic throughout their career.
Civic, church, community involvement, and other chiropractic work may also be considered.
 
Established in 1934 by Texas chiropractic pioneer Dr. Clyde Keeler, for 82 years the Keeler Plaque, designating the chiropractor of the year, has been the Texas Chiropractic Association’s most prestigious award.
 
Nominations for the Keeler Plaque should include a detailed description of how the nominee meets the above qualifications.  They should be sent to:
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Call for Nominations for Young Chiropractor of the Year
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Established over 60 years ago, this award is for the purpose of recognizing doctors who have shown outstanding dedication and who have made long-lasting contributions to the profession and their community. It is for those who are under 40 years of age, or fewer than 10 years in chiropractic practice at the time of the award’s receipt.  

Deadline for nominations for the 2017 Young Chiropractor of the Year is May 17.

Nominations for the Young Chiropractor of the Year should include the nominees qualifications.  They should be sent to:

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