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University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic Names New Dean Michael A. Ciolfi HBPE, DC, MBA, DBA
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Written by TAC Staff   
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:15
The University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic (UBCC), the first chiropractic program established within a comprehensive university in the United States is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Ciolfi was appointed as the dean on March 02, 2015. Dr. Ciolfi follows a great tradition of chiropractic education as established by the long-time and founding dean, Dr. Frank Zolli, who has become a full-time professor at UBCC and Dr. David Wickes, who is now furthering chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
 
ubcc logoDr. Ciolfi, a 1990 Life University chiropractic graduate, has an academic background in sports science and nutrition, where he earned his bachelor degree, an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration). Complimenting his diverse education, Dr. Ciolfi received further formal training in Military Land Forces through the Command and Staff College, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare and Officer training through the Canadian Army. He has served in the Canadian Military as a Light Infantry Officer in the Canadian Army Reserve for 12 years earning the rank of Captain and was decorated with the Medal of Canadian Decoration (CD) from the Canadian Government. His career as an educator began as an adjunct professor at a community college, within nursing and physical education and massage therapy programs. He was a full-time practicing chiropractor from 1991 to 2005 in both Canada and the United States (Florida), giving him first-hand knowledge of the challenges in today’s marketplace current graduates will experience, while also serving as the team chiropractor for both professional and collegiate sports teams. Over the last decade he has been involved in chiropractic academia at both Palmer Chiropractic College and Canadian Memorial College.

Dr. Ciolfi has had multiple papers accepted at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Research Agenda Conference (ACC-RAC) and has served on the Peer Review Committee from 2010-present giving him intimate knowledge of the advances being made in chiropractic research. The combination of that experience along with his doctoral dissertation; “The Relationship between Chiropractor Required and Current Level of Business Knowledge” brings with him a unique blend of clinical excellence and success in practice to the academic setting.

What attracted Dr. Ciolfi to University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic was the full university experience with all the support offered at that level. The UBCC classrooms and laboratory facilities have been renovated with the most up-to-date technology, and the program utilizes course delivery that includes both traditional lecture and hands-on, as well as electronic/online delivery methods. The human gross anatomy lab is state-of –the-art and enables students to have visual and hands-on learning experiences with all of the structures of the human body in a comfortable and modern facility. The faculty of UBCC is exceptionally experienced with many possessing graduate degrees in the biomedical sciences in addition to a doctor of chiropractic degree (DC). The faculty to student ratio is eight to one, allowing professors to know their students on a very personalized and individual basis. UBCC strives to deliver a health care education stressing evidence-informed practice, which includes; critical appraisal and knowledge of the most up-to-date research, clinical judgment and reasoning that collaboratively includes the needs and desires of the patient. Moreover, the program stresses active care strategies, empowering patients to achieve long term, holistic, and sustainable health care goals.

Dr. Ciolfi, through his doctoral training realized that the future is evidenced-informed chiropractic, yet there are many patients that respond favorably to chiropractic where the evidence has not yet caught up to patient results. As a result, he will be encouraging the students to both explore treatments for these patients and encourage them to be involved in future research to be part of the solution in providing the evidence for all chiropractic treatments.

Currently, UBCC has expanded clinic opportunities for its interns that include hands-on rotations at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS), Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI), and Optimus Health Care community primary care clinic locations. Observational inter-professional experiences include MRI clinical rotations at SUNY-Stony Brook University Medical School and Hospital, as well the Orthopedic Specialty Group (OSG) and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (OSM), two large multi-disciplinary orthopedic sports medicine practice groups in the Bridgeport region. Further, the on-campus clinic is part of the UB Clinics and is integrated with other graduate health science program patient care, including naturopathic medicine, acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine, and dental hygiene. Dr. Ciolfi is planning on expanding the reach of chiropractic both in the region and through more collaborative arrangements with other institutions with the goal of creating the best learning environment for UBCC students.

The chiropractic profession welcomes the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic’s new Dean, Dr. Michael Ciolfi in helping chiropractic expand through formal education and welcomes learning more in the future on how the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic plays a part in that goal. 
 
Logan University 2015 Board of Trustees Announced
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Written by Nina Kult   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:41
(ST. LOUIS - February 9, 2015) Logan University announced several changes to its Board of Trustees, including new board members as well as a contract extension for Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD.

Debra Hoffman, DC who has served on the Logan Board of Trustees since 2006, was elected Chair of the Board. She succeeds Steven Roberts, JD, LLM, and will serve until 2016.

Dr. Hoffman graduated from Logan in September 1980 and most recently served as Vice Chair of the Board. Dr. Hoffman currently practices in Tampa and is involved with the Florida Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. McDonald accepted a contract that will continue his presidency through 2019. The Board of Trustees said they’ve been impressed with the direction Dr. McDonald has taken Logan since coming on board in 2013.

“We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. McDonald and providing him with the support he needs to maintain Logan’s commitment to academic and clinical excellence and continuous quality improvement,” said Dr. Hoffman.

Other Logan Board of Trustee changes include:

  • Paul Henry, DC, elected Vice Chair until 2016, and Chair of the Board for one year beginning in 2016

  • Christophe Dean, DC, re-elected to three-year term

  • Rodney Williams, DC, re-elected to three-year term

  • Allen Hager, DC, elected as a Trustee

  • Steven Roberts, JD, LLM, elected Trustee Emeritus

  • Jerry Jensen, JD, elected Advisor to the Board

Rounding out the Board of Trustees are Nicole Bennett, DC; Richard Bruns, DC; Ronald Grant, DC; Jim Hackman; Gregg Hollabaugh; Marc Malon, DC; Rick McMichael, DC; Gary Mohr, MS; and Judy Silvestrone, DC.

The Board of Trustees also recognized retiring trustee Mark Reeve, DC for more than 25 years of leadership service to Logan through the Board and Alumni Foundation.

About Logan University

Logan University is dedicated to maximizing human performance through innovative health education.  Since 1935, Logan has remained grounded in chiropractic education—with the flagship Doctor of Chiropractic Degree—and also offers masters and bachelor degree completion programs both online and on-campus. Logan is located on a sprawling 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, a western suburb of St. Louis. To learn more, visit www.logan.edu

 
CryoUSA leads the way in Cryotherapy for Chiropractic Care
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 15:38
Dallas, TX, February 24, 2015 - CryoUSA, the nation’s leading distributor of whole body cryotherapy units, is making a significant impression on the chiropractic market. The company launched operations in 2011 after spending most of 2010 vetting cryotherapy technology, the science behind it, and cryotherapy as a modality. This included client response, frequency, results, and the marketing of cryotherapy as both a stand-alone business and as an additional revenue stream for existing businesses like chiropractic.

Founder, Eric Rauscher, said the new industry really launched when he began providing cryotherapy for the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and they consequently won the NBA championship, despite being the oldest team in the league. “When players like that tell you they might not have won an NBA title without cryotherapy as a recovery tool, it begins to get your attention” said Rauscher. He continued, “With our subsequent installs at Nike and 7 other NBA teams, the chiropractic world began to take notice.”

Now, with experience growing their own retail locations, as well as installing more than 100 units for 80+ businesses nationwide, CryoUSA continues to move an industry forward by helping chiropractors meet client demands for this new therapy. “Cryotherapy has allowed our patients to reduce inflammation and soreness much quicker than conventional methods. It has helped us create a reputation for getting our patients back to activity sooner than anticipated.” said Brock Stratton, a chiropractor from San Antonio, TX and one of the early adopters in the D.C. market.

“CryoUSA has used cryotherapy to merge the gap between the allopathic community & the field of chiropractic”. Stratton also sees it as a modality with unrivalled revenue. “It also doesn’t hurt to have an additional source of revenue & a great marketing tool!” said Stratton. Former NCAA basketball coach and CryoUSA Managing Partner, Mark Murdock is no stranger to competition. He believes he knows why chiropractors are clamoring to obtain this technology. “It’s a recruiting war and it’s why we’re averaging 10 new installs per month now. The arms race is on for chiropractors to see who can provide the most value to their clients and to find a company with the experience that we have, to help them maximize the rewards.”
 
ICD-10 NOT Being Delayed as Congress Passes the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
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Written by Robert Moberg   
Thursday, 30 April 2015 00:00
San Diego, CA – April 29th, 2015 – ChiroTouch™, the nation’s leader in chiropractic software, urges practitioners be prepared for the October 2015, ICD-10 deadline after Congress passes the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act without any provisions to further delay ICD-10 implementation.

“Last year around this time Congress voted to delay ICD-10 as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act,” said Robert Moberg, CEO of ChiroTouch. “This year’s reauthorization did not include such language, which sends a signal loud and clear to all healthcare professionals – ICD-10 is coming and it’s not going to be delayed.”

In a landslide 392 to 37 vote, the US House of Representatives recently passed legislation that provides a permanent replacement to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) that has vexed healthcare providers for more than a decade. The bill, H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, did not include any references to ICD-10 implementation or an ICD-10 delay. Two weeks ago, the Senate followed suit, passing the bill in a 92 to 8 vote.

Healthcare experts agree that practitioners should not expect to see further implementation delays. With the October 1, 2015, implementation deadline a mere six months away, and with no overlap between ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, it is crucial for practitioners to plan now to ensure they are ready for the challenges the ICD-10 transition is sure to bring.

“To help our clients make a smooth transition, ChiroTouch stands ready to deliver both the technology and training for our family of practices,” added Robert. “We invite doctors to contact ChiroTouch to learn more about how we can keep practices running smoothly with a system founded on ease-of-use, compliance, and comprehensive documentation.”

About ChiroTouch
ChiroTouch, by Integrated Practice Solutions Inc., is the premier provider of fully-certified innovative chiropractic software technology solutions for the chiropractic industry. Fusing advanced software systems with superior support services, we partner with chiropractors across the country to help them automate operations, improve patient care, and increase profitability. Visit www.chirotouch.com.
 
Nordic Naturals Announces Vitamin D3 Infant™ — The Official Baby’s Vitamin D of the American Pregnancy Association
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Written by Shari Hindman   
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:22
Watsonville, CA (April 15, 2015) Nordic Naturals is pleased to introduce a natural vitamin D3 just for babies. Vitamin D3 Infant is offered in the natural form of vitamin D (cholecalciferol) for optimal absorption, and comes in a carrier oil of certified organic extra virgin olive oil. Packaged in a convenient dropper bottle for easy application during breast-feeding or addition into food or drink, the product meets the American Academy of Pediatrics daily recommendation of 400 I.U. in just one drop. In addition, Vitamin D3 Infant contains no coloring, flavoring, GMOs, gluten, or milk derivatives in order to ensure that babies get only the purest, highest-quality vitamin D nutrition.

nordic natals D3 infantVitamin D3 Infant is the Official Baby’s Vitamin D of the American Pregnancy Association. A non-profit national health organization, APA is committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, support, advocacy, and community awareness. (americanpregnancy.org)

Vitamin D3 Infant promotes bone health and development, supports healthy immunity, and may support normal sleep rhythms. It makes an ideal companion to DHA Infant, Nordic Naturals’ best-selling omega-3 product for babies.

“We’ve always been focused, as a company, on correcting the global omega-3 deficiency. But addressing vitamin D deficiency is also a priority for us,” notes Joar Opheim, Nordic Naturals CEO and Founder. “Up to 91% of pregnant women in the United States are estimated to be deficient in vitamin D, and globally, vitamin D deficiency is widespread in infants. Vitamin D3 Infant is a great solution for parents and an important addition to our line of vitamin D products.”

Founded in 1995, Nordic Naturals is celebrating 20 years of revolutionizing omega-3s—pioneering a new definition of fish oil as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, and dosage. Based in Watsonville, CA, the company also offers complementary nutrients essential to health. Their portfolio, which is distributed to over 35 countries, includes more than 200 products in a variety of flavors and formulations for adults, kids, athletes, and pets. Family owned, Nordic Naturals works passionately to see generations of healthier, happier people around the world—and they’re just getting started.

Further information is available at Nordic Naturals’ website for health care professionals: www.nordicnaturals.com/professionals.php.
 
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