July 2011
July 2011

Director's Desk
From the Directors DeskFrom the Director's DeskJoseph P. Busch, B.A., D.C.One individual who is really helping to shift barriers in communication between the allopathic profession and the chiropractic profession is Dr. David Brady, Vice-Provost of Health Sciences at the University of Bridgeport.  A graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, Dr. Brady...Read More >>
News
Las Vegas chiropractor sentenced in Social Security fraud caseLas Vegas chiropractor sentenced in Social Security fraud caseTAC Staff A Las Vegas chiropractor and boxing judge was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for fraudulently collecting $400,000 in Social Security disability benefits. The sentence handed down to Paul G. Smith, 66, includes three years of supervised release and...Read More >>
Connecticut Chiropractors Victorious in 2 suits over VOCAConnecticut Chiropractors Victorious in 2 suits over VOCATAC Staff Connecticut chiropractors, under fire for allegedly violating state law and failing to warn patients of the potential risk of some of their treatments, scored two recent victories, thanks to the General Assembly and the courts. “We’re very pleased with the...Read More >>
Chiropractor with no Records Billing Medicare Lands in JailChiropractor with no Records Billing Medicare Lands in JailTAC Staff EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - A chiropractor has been ordered to pay $1.9 million in criminal restitution to 14 medical insurers and several union welfare funds. John M. Hardimon, 41, who ran the Hardimon Chiropractic Clinic in Shiloh, Ill., was...Read More >>
News Across the Profession
The Spine Journal Calls for End to “Years of Living Dangerously” in Promotion of Bone Growth FactorsThe Spine Journal Calls for End to “Years of Living...TAC StaffJune Issue Examines Controversial rhBMP-2 Research and Publications  (Burr Ridge, IL)— In a bold move, the nation’s leading spine journal is shining a critical light on the limitations of industry-sponsored research and is bolstering transparency initiatives to protect the integrity...Read More >>
Zocor (simvastatin): Label Change - New Restrictions, Contraindications, and Dose LimitationsZocor (simvastatin): Label Change - New Restrictions, Contraindications, and Dose...TAC StaffSimvastatin sold under the brand-name Zocor, as a single-ingredient generic product, and sold in combination with ezetimibe as Vytorin and in combination with niacin as Simcor AUDIENCE: Family Practice, Cardiology, Pharmacy ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals that it is recommending...Read More >>
Chiropractor Tapped by Cornell and Einstein Medical SchoolsChiropractor Tapped by Cornell and Einstein Medical SchoolsTAC StaffSENECA FALLS, NY: New York Chiropractic College’s first Master of Science in Clinical Anatomy (MSCA) fellow, Kathy Dooley, DC, accepted a teaching consultant (adjunct professor) position at Cornell Medical College and Einstein College of Medicine and will be teaching gross...Read More >>
Dr. Anthony Hamm Is First DC Elected Co-Chair of AMA HCPAC Review BoardDr. Anthony Hamm Is First DC Elected Co-Chair of AMA...TAC StaffAnthony Hamm, DC, FACO, president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council of Delegates, is the first DC to be elected co-chair of the American Medical Association’s Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee Review Board (HCPAC), which develops recommendations on relative values...Read More >>
ACA Challenges United Healthcare’s Unfair Practices by Joining Class Action LawsuitACA Challenges United Healthcare’s Unfair Practices by Joining Class Action...TAC StaffThe American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Board of Governors has voted to join an existing class action lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare (United) initiated by the Ohio State Chiropractic Association, the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations and others. ACA’s involvement will expand the...Read More >>
Research Review
Improvement of Chronic Back Pain or Failed Back Surgery with Vitamin D Repletion: A Case SeriesImprovement of Chronic Back Pain or Failed Back Surgery with...Dr. Dan MurphyImprovement of Chronic Back Pain or Failed Back Surgery with Vitamin D Repletion: A Case Series January–February 2009; Vol. 22; No. 1; pp. 69 –74 Gerry Schwalfenberg, MD; from the Department of Family Medicine, University of  Alberta, Canada. ...Read More >>

Rehabilitation
Get Those Patients WalkingGet Those Patients WalkingKirk Lee, D.C.Now that we are in the middle of summer, many of our patients ask us about outdoor activities and what they should do and not do. We usually instruct our patients to warm up a little with some walking and...Read More >>
Practice Management
“The Associateships from Hell”“The Associateships from Hell”Peter G. Fernandez, D.C.The 5 types of associateships to avoid…and why. Becoming an associate doctor is not a demeaning career move.  Trying to open a new practice when you or your finances are not ready…is.  Being an associate should be an honorable, rewarding...Read More >>
Practice EquityPractice EquityTom Owen III  Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, once said about his basketball franchise, "Everyone has thousands of entertainment choices and we don't want to create any excuses for them to go and spend their money somewhere else." This is the...Read More >>
Nutrition
INTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty The Lower Extremities—Part IIIINTERNAL HEALTH: A Chiropractic Specialty The Lower Extremities—Part IIIHoward F. Loomis, Jr., D.C.  This article is the conclusion of a series on the short leg syndrome. Previously, I have discussed the importance of proper alignment of the hip, knee, and ankle joints to each other.  This month, we move into the pelvis and...Read More >>
Low Back Pain
Atherosclerosis and Low Back PainAtherosclerosis and Low Back PainLaurie Endicott ThomasLow back pain is our major cause of lost workdays and workers’ compensation claims in the United States, and heart attacks are our major cause of death. Research suggests that both problems result from the same underlying cause: the high...Read More >>
Techniques
Thoracic Kyphosis: Part IThoracic Kyphosis: Part IDeed E. Harrison, D.C.In my experience, there is a general lack of appreciation of both the need for radiographic views of the thoracic spine and the influence of the thoracic spine on whole body alignment and health potential. It is for these reasons...Read More >>
Perspective
Adjusting, Manipulation, Pediatrics, Structural Correction, Subluxation Care and the Research: Critical Issues to Preserve ChiropracticAdjusting, Manipulation, Pediatrics, Structural Correction, Subluxation Care and the Research:...Mark Studin, D.C., F.A.S.B.E.(C), D.A.A.P.M., D.A.A.P.L.M.Where is the research to explain subluxation? Where is the research to explain chiropractic? and... scoliosis? pediatric care? asthma? colic? infertility? otitis media? etc....   The answer...IT DOESN'T EXIST! There is supportive research about chiropractic and musculoskeletal conditions and that is a very, very, very GOOD...Read More >>
Special Feature
White Willow Bark: The Oldest New Natural Anti-Inflammatory/Analgesic AgentWhite Willow Bark: The Oldest New Natural Anti-Inflammatory/Analgesic AgentDavid R. Seaman, D.C., M.S., D.A.B.C.N., D.A.C.B.N.  Long before there was aspirin, there was white willow bark. Records suggest that, as far back as 6000 years ago, white willow was used in Mesopotamia. Subsequently, multiple ancient peoples recorded the use of white willow to cure pain and...Read More >>
Anti-Aging, Homeopathy, and HGHAnti-Aging, Homeopathy, and HGHFrank J. King, Jr., N.D., D.C. Our patients today are letting us know that their most pressing needs are keeping healthy naturally (solving health problems) and staying young (anti-aging). Anti-aging research has advanced in the 21st century to the point of becoming its own medical specialty....Read More >>
Money for RetirementMoney for RetirementPaul B. Bindell, D.C.  Are you financially “well off?”  Do you have enough money to continue living your lifestyle after you retire? What will happen to you if the auditor knocks on your door, says your SOAP notes are worthless and demands that you...Read More >>
Interviews
Dr. David M. Brady Breaks the Glass Ceiling in Academia: Interview with David M. Brady, D.C., N.D., C.C.N., D.A.C.B.N.Dr. David M. Brady Breaks the Glass Ceiling in Academia:...TAC Staff  Dr. David Brady, a 1991 Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) graduate, is the first DC worldwide to break the "glass ceiling" within academia by being conferred vice provost of the health science division at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He...Read More >>
 
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