Foundation for Chiropractic Progress Launches ‘Military Corner’
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Friday, 10 June 2011 16:32

foundationchiroprogresslogoWebsite Section Intended to Raise Awareness about Chiropractic and the Military

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – June 09, 2011The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness regarding the benefits of chiropractic care, has launched Military Corner, a subset to its F4CP Web site that is designed to provide exclusive educational information about chiropractic care and the military, specifically referencing the Department of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). 

soldierandflag“With a large percentage of eligible military personnel unable to reasonably access the chiropractic benefit, I applaud the Foundation for seizing the initiative to educate the public on the issues surrounding chiropractic care for our military veterans and active duty personnel,” says U.S. Army Brigadier General Rebecca Halstead (Ret.), spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. “The new Military Corner allows each of us to understand the improvements being made to date and the challenges which lie ahead.” 

Military Corner provides in-depth and topical information including current care integration at military health facilities, policy and accessing rights, DOD/VA news, and the latest developments regarding chiropractic and the military. In addition, unique to the F4CP feature, guidelines are provided for both veterans and doctors of chiropractic about referrals, gaining access to care, even if initially denied, and how to help further care integration or attain employment within military health facilities.

“Chiropractic services are a part of the standard medical benefits package available to all veterans, and this corner will help inform those entitled,” says Halstead. “Most importantly, Military Corner reinforces how much the Foundation cares about chiropractic care for our military and, to that, I say ‘HOOAH’ and ‘thank you for caring!’”

About The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress informs and educates the general public about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at or call 866-901-F4CP (3427).

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Friday, 10 June 2011 16:14

douglaselogoProfessional Insight Helps Accommodate the Nutraceutical Needs of Patients and Practices

PITTSBURGH, PA – Douglas Laboratories, a worldwide leader in the nutritional supplement industry, announces the creation of its E-Advisory Board™. This initiative enables participants to communicate their ideas and opinions that serve as valuable feedback to Douglas Laboratories for the development of new products, programs and innovations.

“Douglas Laboratories is a trusted brand to our customers, and they are a trusted source to us for professional insight that helps our company better accommodate the nutraceutical needs of their patients and practice,” said Doug Lioon, Founder of Douglas Laboratories.

The E-Advisory Board program is exclusive to Douglas Laboratories customers who are licensed health care practitioners. Members will receive through e-mail a monthly survey or questionnaire asking their perspectives on neutraceutical ingredients and interest for their practice.

For information on how to participate in Douglas Laboratories E-Advisory Board, please contact Kristi Kordella, R.D., Director of Product Development and Clinical Education at 412.722.0439 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Subsidiary of Atrium Innovations Inc. [TSX: ATB], Douglas Laboratories, the trusted choice of thousands of healthcare professionals for over 50 years, is at the forefront of the nutritional health industry, proudly researching, developing and manufacturing superior quality, science-based supplements that help people improve their health. Recognized throughout the industry for its uncompromising operational practices at its state-of-the-art, GMP-compliant manufacturing facilities. Douglas Laboratories continues to provide the added insurance of multiple domestic and international GMP certifications, including ISO-9001 Certification and ISO-17025 Accreditation for in-house laboratories, as well as NSF International Registration. Douglas Laboratories currently offers over 600 branded products, introducing new products on a continuous basis. Working with an experienced research staff of PhDs and a prestigious medical advisory board, Douglas Laboratories is committed to bringing innovative, science-based products to the marketplace. Douglas Laboratories distributes worldwide, with its headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. For additional information, please visit

Atrium Innovations Inc. is a globally recognized leader in the innovation, formulation, production and commercialization of science-based and professionally endorsed products for the health & nutrition industry. The Company focuses primarily on growing segments of the health and nutrition markets, which are benefiting from the trends towards healthy living and the ageing of the population. Atrium markets a broad portfolio of finished products through its highly specialized sales and marketing network in more than 35 countries, primarily in North America and Europe. Atrium has over 925 employees and operates seven manufacturing facilities. Additional information about Atrium is available on its website at

Standard Process Inc. Participates in 2nd Annual Conference on Combat Trauma and Addiction
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 18:17

standardprocesslogoPALMYRA, Wis. (June 7, 2011) — Whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process Inc. took a leadership role in the “She’s Back, But She’s Not the Same” conference held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas May 25 and 26. The 2nd Annual Conference on Combat Trauma and Addiction focused on seeking solutions to the common problems that returning female veterans face when returning home from service. The problems include post-traumatic stress and mental health disorders, substance use disorders, military sexual trauma, family dynamics, homelessness, and physical health issues.

Standard Process sponsored three of the speakers on the physical health panel to help educate the audience on alternative care options. “The Physical Health panel provided practical solutions, and, most importantly, it inspired hope that there is something our veterans can do to improve their lives,” said Conference Chairwoman Judi Kosterman, Ph.D. “Our attendees were absolutely passionate about this panel and the actionable information the speakers provided!”

femaleveteranLynn Lafferty, PharmD, ND, who presented a case on a young veteran female officer with post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adrenal fatigue was encouraged by the participants’ response. “Many participants stated they did not know about whole food supplements and the role of food in their health,” said Lafferty. “Several told me that the panel discussion motivated them to seek health care professionals trained in Standard Process products to help them with their health issues.”

Carol Ann Malizia, DC, another panelist said, “The heaviness of the staggering issues of combat traumas, scars seen and unseen, was balanced by the enthusiasm and hope that the solution-oriented panel provided with whole food nutrition at the center of the solution.”

The panel was moderated by retired Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead, an advocate for chiropractic and whole food nutrition, who was also the capstone luncheon speaker. Halstead shared her personal experiences with the physical health challenges that she endured while serving in the U.S. Army, and she attested how chiropractic and whole food nutrition helped her. “Some families like to solve their problems within the family rather than seeking outside resources for help,” Halstead said. “For us, the Department of Defense is our family, and we’re naturally inclined to work within this family for help. It’s time to harness the power of outside resources and look for alternative solutions. I use Standard Process products daily because they work, and I have a renewed quality of life to prove it!”

Standard Process manufactures whole food supplements, sold through health care professionals, to provide specific, nutritional support for patients. Whole food ingredients grown on Standard Process’ company-owned, certified organic farm are used in the company’s supplements.

For additional information about Standard Process’ organic farming practices and whole food supplements, visit


About Standard Process Inc.

For more than 80 years, Standard Process, headquartered in Palmyra, Wis., has provided health care professionals with high-quality, nutritional whole food supplements. Standard Process offers more than 300 products through three product lines: Standard Process whole food supplements, Standard Process Veterinary Formulas and MediHerb herbal supplements. The products are available only through health care professionals.

Standard Process is involved in every step of production. The company grows crops on company-owned, organically certified farmland, utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, and employs the highest quality control standards. Standard Process strictly adheres to the Food and Drug Administration’s good manufacturing practice requirements. Through these measures, Standard Process can ensure that its products are of the utmost quality and potency. Standard Process was recently named a Top 100 Workplace in Southeastern Wisconsin.

For additional information about Standard Process, visit

Palmer Men’s Rugby Team Places Third in USA Rugby Final Four Championship
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Tuesday, 07 June 2011 14:24

rugbypalmerchiroThe Palmer College of Chiropractic Rugby Football Club claimed third place overall by beating the Boston Irish Wolfhounds 50-14 in the consolation round of the USA Men’s Division 1 Rugby Championship in Glendale, Colo., on Sunday, June 5. This is the first time Palmer has finished higher than fourth place in the USA Men’s Division 1 national tournament.

“I want to congratulate our nationally recognized Palmer Rugby team on their strong showing this weekend,” said Chancellor Dennis Marchiori, D.C., Ph.D., who traveled with his family to Glendale to watch the team compete. “Not only is it exciting to watch these players demonstrate the passion they have for the sport, it is equally impressive to see these men showcase their Palmer Pride.”

The Palmer ruggers lost to Olympic Club 41-29 in a hard-fought semi-final match on Saturday, June 4. All tournament results can be found at

The 2011 squad is the first Palmer team to qualify for the final four in this tournament in back-to-back years, and is the first team to finish third overall. With many players set to return next year, the Palmer team has high hopes for the 2012 season.

Chiropractic EHR Software Leader Future Health, CEO Steven Kraus, DC, Announces Investment
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Thursday, 02 June 2011 16:30

Business Backed by a Substantial Seven-Figure Investment Led by

Midwest Venture Capital Company


Additional Resources to be Used to Accelerate and Strengthen

Future Health Services; Fuel Development

futurehealthlogo(DES MOINES, IA) Future Health Acquisition Inc., the leading electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software company (eConnect and Virtual Office Suite) for Doctors of Chiropractic, announced today it has received the backing of a substantial seven-figure investment led by Midwest venture capital companies, including funds managed by Bluestem® Capital Company.

Future Health Founder and CEO Dr. Steven J. Kraus stated that the venture capital companies’ investment will largely be used to drive continued development of eConnect software, continue Future Health’s impressive growth and better serve customer needs by expanding the service and training departments.

eConnect is Cloud-based EHR software that uses cutting-edge technology to greatly improve user experience.  Future Health is the first and only company that specializes in EHR software for DCs to offer free software. The free base software includes all the basics for integrated EHR/practice management: scheduling; documentation; EHR; billing; and patient education.  To see a demo, register at

Doctors can then customize their free software with affordable Apps; more than 25 Apps are currently available.  Future Health will continually develop Apps for efficiency, specialties, techniques and a guaranteed EHR/ARRA Certification App to help DCs qualify for up to $44,000.

Bluestem Capital Company: “We believe in the eConnect strategy”

“Future Health is an established leader in the Chiropractic software space,” said Steve Kirby, founding member and president of Bluestem Capital Company. “Their Virtual Office Suite software has consistently been the benchmark for all other Chiropractic software since its development in 2005.”

Kirby continued, “What they’re doing with eConnect is truly the future of the EHR software industry, because doctors can choose—and pay for—only the functionality they want and that suits their clinic.

This innovative strategy is made possible by the use of a new technology platform, not unlike that of smartphones with App choices, where the software must be properly designed to enable the subsequent ‘App Explosion.’

“eConnect software is ahead of every other software in the Chiropractic EHR space, resulting in a product that’s perfectly suited to DCs. And essentially, this approach opens the door for every DC to own quality EHR/practice management software—from newly established practices to large, multi-doctor clinics—by replacing high-cost software and in-clinic servers with a much more affordable and easy-to-use approach.”

Kirby also said, “We believe in the eConnect strategy. The software is impressive, the management team of the company is solid under Dr. Kraus’ leadership, and they’ve built an impressive development team to create new Apps based on market needs. Now—with investment—the company can more quickly and fully meet the needs of the Chiropractic profession.”

Future Health Planning to Continue Growth; Begin “App Explosion”

krausceo“We’re excited about the opportunities this acquisition brings, and we’re proud that the business of Future Health will be backed by Bluestem Capital Company,” said Future Health Founder and CEO Dr. Steven J. Kraus. “Bluestem is a large Midwest venture capital company that’s very familiar with Chiropractic, having invested in several high-profile Chiropractic companies already. They truly understand the unique needs of the profession.”

Added Kraus, “This will enable the business of Future Health to maximize its infrastructure and continue toward the App Explosion.

“We’ve had a record number of DCs choose eConnect for their EHR/practice management solution, and that shows our model to make quality software available to every DC is sound. But with such impressive growth, Future Health’s infrastructure has, at times, been tested. As a result of the resources of the new company, Future Health will now be able to make improvements that will greatly and consistently benefit eConnect users and usability.”

Future Health Expects its Products to Receive Complete EHR Certification by the End of July

Future Health was the first Chiropractic software business to guarantee Complete ARRA Certification. “We chose to pursue Complete Certification for our software because that’s what doctors need in order to be eligible for up-to-$44,000 in ARRA incentives,” said Kraus.

Kraus went on to say that Future Health submitted its eConnect and Certified Virtual Office Suite products for Complete Certification and expects to receive Complete EHR ONC-ATB Certification from the government by the end of July, allowing plenty of time for users to establish meaningful use with its software to qualify for 2011 ARRA incentive money.

Deadlines for 2011 Incentive Dollars Approaching

For 2011, doctors must install and demonstrate meaningful use for only 90 days, making the October through December timeframe the last period to qualify during 2011 for the first payment of up to $18,000. Future Health was the first to advocate for DCs to be included in the ARRA incentive, leading to CMS specifically designating Chiropractic as one of the five authorized professions to be eligible for up to $44,000 in Medicare EHR Incentives.

About Future Health

Future Health is the nation’s leading provider of Chiropractic-specific practice management software. Future Health was originally owned and operated by Future Health, Inc., founded in 1991 by Steven J. Kraus, DC, DIBCN, CCSP, FASA, FICC.   More than 20 years in practice management allowed Dr. Kraus a unique perspective into what it takes to operate a clinic efficiently, having developed and sold 18 practices of his own and provided strategic consulting services to more than 400 healthcare businesses across the country.  Substantially all of Future Health, Inc.’s assets were recently acquired by Future Health Acquisition, Inc., but continue to be operated under the trade name Future Health.

To request more information about Future Health eConnect, visit or call Toll Free 1-888-434-7347.  See it for yourself by signing up for a no-obligation demo at

About Bluestem Capital Company

Bluestem Capital Company is a Sioux Falls, SD-based private equity firm. Since 1996, Bluestem has been a regional leader in helping investors realize excellent returns, in helping worthy companies reach their potential and in helping strengthen communities by stimulating their economy.


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