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A Major Contributor to Global Disease Burden: Alcohol
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Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:59 AM

New research shows that alcohol and drug use disorders are rising and are significantly increasing the global burden of disease.

Investigators  found that alcohol use disorders are now the most prevalent of all substance use disorders, with 100.4 million estimated cases worldwide.  Globally, the most common drug use disorders are cannabis dependence, at 22.1 million cases, and opioid dependence, with 26.8 million cases.

Acupuncture in the ED
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Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:50 AM

In August, we reported PTs in Emergency Departments, When DCs?  Now a new study promotes acupuncture in emergency departments.  

Acupuncture in the emergency department (ED) setting relieves pain, cuts stress and anxiety, and is acceptable to the majority of patients, new research shows.

Introduced Legislation: HB 317
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Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:47 AM

Some legislative bills are already being filed for the upcoming legislative session.  We will begin to report here on bills that may touch upon the chiropractic profession.

HB 317 of the 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature is “an act relating to the use of clinical decision support software and laboratory benefits management programs by physicians and healthcare providers in connection with provision of clinical laboratory servicesto certain managed care enrollees.  This bill defines the meanings of the terms used and provides that managed care plans may not require its enrolles to make use of, or not make use of, laboratory providers making use of, or not making use of, clinical decision support software.

Man Arrested for Posing as Chiropractor
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Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:44 AM

A man faces a misdemeanor charge of practicing chiropractic without a license and has been released from jail after posting $1,000 bond, police.  The 37 year old, who lives in DeSoto, was arrested in the offices of In-Touch Cryo and Wellness in the 900 block of State Highway 67.  The arrest followed an investigation involving the National Crime Insurance Bureau and the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

TCC Hosts Board of Regents Retreat
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Sunday, November 11, 2018 08:56 AM

Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) hosted a retreat for its Board of Regents on Oct. 19. At their meeting, the Board honored a departing member, welcomed new members and announced a contract extension for TCC President Dr. Stephen Foster. 

“The Board unanimously approved the extension of Dr. Foster's contract to 2021,” said Dr. Monte Blue, Chairman of the Board. “We are very pleased with the direction TCC is going and credit this progress to Dr. Foster's leadership.”

The Board voted on many initiatives, including approving money for classroom improvements to the Standard Process Building.

In his last meeting as a member, the Board presented Dr. Donald McKinley with a plaque to appreciate all he did for the Board and the college.

The Board of Regents welcomed three new members: Drs. Lawson Howard, Robert Lambeth and Ron McMorris. Holly Tharp was announced as the new student ex-officio board member.

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