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Foot Levelers Welcomes Two New Seminar Speakers
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 11:55
Drs. Alicia Yochum and Patrick Kennedy Added for 2015 Fall Lineup

ROANOKE, Virginia — Foot Levelers is proud to announce the addition of two new Chiropractic professionals to the list of speakers on its 2015 Fall Seminar series schedule. Dr. Alicia Yochum and Dr. Patrick Kennedy have been added to the Foot Levelers speaker lineup and will both begin traveling for the functional orthotics company in September.

footleverslogo2Dr. Alicia Yochum is currently a Diagnostic Imaging Resident at Logan College of Chiropractic, having served the role for over three years. Yochum holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan and is also a Registered Nurse, having earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Point Loma Nazarene University. Yochum has extensive experience on the Chiropractic lecture circuit, having focused on Radiology with her father Dr. Terry Yochum.

Dr. Patrick Kennedy has owned his own Chiropractic clinic since 1991. He and his wife started their practice after they both graduated from Texas Chiropractic College. Kennedy, an expert on Nutrition, is also a 1986 graduate of the University of Florida, where he was a nine-time All-American swimmer and eighth-place finisher in the 200-meter butterfly at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Yochum and Kennedy join a group of Foot Levelers speaks that already includes Dr. Kevin Wong, Dr. Brian Jensen, Dr. Mark Charrette, and Dr. Tim Maggs. Rejoining the Foot Levelers lineup in fall of 2015 are Drs. Kelle Plotner and Mitch Mally.

The complete Foot Levelers 2015 Fall Seminar series schedule, along with topics, dates and locations will be released in the near future. Foot Levelers has once again partnered with several Chiropractic colleges to offer 12 Continuing Education Units for each of the fall events.

Foot Levelers, Inc.

Foot Levelers, Inc., the world’s exclusive provider of individually designed functional orthotics and other therapeutic products, has been serving healthcare professionals for over 63 years. Foot Levelers supports every step patients take to enjoy fuller and happier lives at work, home, or play. 

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Dr. George B. Curry Becomes 18th President of ICA
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 08 June 2015 21:34
George B. Curry, DC, DACS, FICA, LCP (hon) recently stepped forward to serve as the 18th President of the International Chiropractors Association (ICA). A 1982 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, Dr. Curry was sworn into office by Dr. Selina Sigafoose-Jackson, ICA Secretary-Treasurer, on May 1, 2015 at the 89th ICA Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
curry-georgeDr. Curry brings an impressive range of organizational and management skills, political insights and clinical experience to his new leadership position with ICA, including active roles in his local and professional communities and also a profound commitment to service. He has energetically contributed to the growth and leadership of the Connecticut Chiropractic Council (CCC), most recently holding the position of Chairman of the Board. Committed to professional development and education in chiropractic, he has served as an Extended Faulty member for Palmer College, Logan College, Life University and The University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College. 
 
Dr. Curry stated in his inaugural comments to the ICA leadership at its 2015 Annual Meeting that: 

"The chiropractic profession is facing a critical time and never before have clarity and clear-cut communications been more urgent. It is my intention to significantly enhance ICA's communications, both within the profession and to the public at large. The ICA will continue to anchor its policies and actions in chiropractic's timeless and proven principles while applying cutting edge strategies and technologies. We recognize the unique service of vertebral subluxation detection and correction that only the chiropractic profession can provide, and its role in worldwide optimal health expression. We are committed to focusing on and advancing principled chiropractic as the powerful force in health care it must be, in order to meet the needs of patients of all ages in communities around the world."
 
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Curry has also served outside the US, performing Chiropractic Mission work in Poland. He is active in patient and public education including regular appearances as a syndicated television host for "Today's Health". Dr. Curry has provided chiropractic care to many professional athletes and entertainers and has served as a team chiropractor for multiple professional teams including basketball and football. 
 
Repeatedly acknowledged for his extensive contributions to the profession and his record of dedicated service, Dr. Curry's many recognitions include being honored as ICA Representative Assemblyman of the Year in 1997, as Chiropractor of the Year by the Connecticut Chiropractic Council in 2000, and with the ICA Leadership and Services Award in 2013. Dr. Curry's professional affiliations include recognition as a Distinguished Fellow of the ICA and receiving the FICA Dedicated Service Award in 2010, as well as being inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious Palmer College Academy in 2009. 
 
Dr. Curry lives and practices in Windsor, CT with his wife Kerry and their 7 children. His oldest son and daughter are Palmer College graduates and his youngest son and daughter are chiropractic students. 
 
The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) is the oldest continuously active international chiropractic organization in the world. Founded in 1926 by Dr. B.J. Palmer, the ICA represents thousands of practitioners, educators, students and lay persons, and supports and advances the interests of chiropractic, chiropractors, and the patients they serve through advocacy, research, and education. Throughout its long history, the ICA has continued to educate and inform the public, other health care professions, and health policy makers on the principles and definitions of chiropractic to foster clarity for a broader understanding and acceptance of the profession as a distinct healing philosophy, science and art.
 
Kareo and Medicfusion Partner to Support Chiropractic Practices
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Written by TAC Staff   
Monday, 25 May 2015 19:34
Strategic Partnership provides chiropractic offices with specialty-specific, cloud-based solutions to improve workflow efficiency, care delivery and financial performance

Kareo, the leading provider of cloud-based medical office software for independent medical practices, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Medicfusion, a provider of electronic health record (EHR) software solutions built specifically for chiropractors, by chiropractors. 

medicfusionMedicfusion's chiropractic-focused EHR will integrate with Kareo's suite of billing and practice management (PM) solutions to help chiropractic offices optimize workflow and improve billing processes. 

"We are excited to partner with Medicfusion as we expand our offerings to the chiropractic space," said Dan Rodrigues, founder and CEO of Kareo. "Chiropractic offices are increasingly moving to concierge or cash-only models of care due to the complexities associated with submitting insurance claims and increasing regulatory mandates. However, with an integrated PM and billing solution, chiropractors will have the tools they need to run an agile practice that is able to efficiently serve both insurance and cash-based patients."

Through this partnership, Medicfusion's customers will gain access to key functionalities from Kareo including automated patient scheduling, appointment reminders, secure messaging, insurance eligibility checks, enhanced claims submissions, customized patient encounter forms and online payment services.

kareo-logo"There is a significant need for an integrated solution that can handle not only the clinical aspects of an office, but also meets a chiropractor's unique administrative and financial demands," said Dean Rottinghaus, DC; Founder of Medicfusion EMR. "Partnering with Kareo allows us to provide what we believe to be the most robust EHR/PM solution for chiropractors. Our integrated system will give clients the freedom to focus on care, while improving patient engagement and ensuring financial stability in a vastly evolving healthcare landscape."

Medicfusion is the latest specialty EHR addition to Kareo Marketplace, a curated listing of cloud-based applications and value-added services to support small practices. All solutions offered in Kareo Marketplace can be seamlessly integrated with and build upon Kareo's medical office software platform. Marketplace currently provides a selection of EHR partners that cover the unique requirements of more than 15 medical specialties.  

About Kareo
Kareo is the only cloud-based medical office software and services platform purpose-built for small practices. At Kareo, we believe that, with the right tools and support, small practices can do big things. We offer an integrated solution of products and services designed to help physicians get paid faster, run their business smarter, and provide better care. Our practice management software, billing services, and free, award-winning fully certified EHR help more than 30,000 medical providers more efficiently manage the business and clinical sides of their practice. Kareo has received extensive industry recognition, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Inc. 500/5000, Forbes Top 100 Most Promising Companies, and Black Book #1 Integrated EHR, Practice Management and Billing Vendor. Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Kareo mission is to help providers spend their time focused on patients, not paperwork. For more information, visit www.kareo.com.

About Medicfusion
Medicfusion, a subsidiary of VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. is a certified EHR for Chiropractors. Since its inception in 2002, Medicfusion has been focused on providing a certified EHR to professionals seeking an easy-to-use paperless system with superior customer support. Medicfusion has an extensive range of features including: automated workflows, patient web portal, electronic prescribing, electronic payments, clinical documentation (SOAP notes), comprehensive reporting, online training resources, etc. To learn more about Medicfusion, please visit www.Medicfusion.com.

VSS is a healthcare company that invests in leading edge healthcare technologies. VSS has a growing install base across North America and offers a growing number of specialty applications, enterprise solutions and professional services. VSS caters to the unique needs of specialty practitioners and invests in strong, complementary healthcare software applications and technology solutions.

You can find out more information about VSS at www.vssmedical.com.
 
ACASC Chiropractors Attend to Medical Needs of Nearly 600 Athletes at 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:38
ACASC-logoBerkeley, California (May 8, 2015) – More than a dozen chiropractors representing the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC) recently attended to the medical needs of nearly 600 athletes participating in the 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships held from April 4 – 5 at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. Hosted by the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA), this highly-prestigious event serves as a qualifier for the 2015 USA Taekwondo National Championships and the 2015 U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Team, which will represent the nation at the Summer World University Games (SWUG) in Gwangju, Korea this summer.

"These are superb athletes fighting with great intensity in an attempt to rise to the next level of national and then international competition," says NCTA Medical Director Dr. Sherri LaShomb, who is also the former president of  the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council (ACASC). "The potential for serious injury is always there. Head trauma, concussions, fractures, contusions and sprains are common. Our doctors oversaw the care of these participants while in the midst of competition. This involved treating injuries as well as determining the ability to physically continue matches once the referees asked for an expert medical opinion. This is an incredibly important medical evaluation, especially for an athlete hoping one day to participate on the world stage.

"That's why the NCTA asked us to participate. Everyone on our team has extensive sports medicine experience having worked everything from the Olympics and Olympic trials to national and international championships in a variety of sports. Plus, we are trained to quickly and accurately evaluate the athlete and then provide care that ranges from chiropractic adjustments to the treatment of soft tissue injuries and first aid care."

During the two-day event, many of the chiropractors stationed as mat doctors providing medical attention to the more than 500 participants competing on eight separate mats throughout the Championships. Under tournament rules, referees are required to stop the match and request the medical opinion of the attending mat doctor after an injury occurs. It is then the responsibility of the professional to evaluate, stabilize and determine the extent of the injury within the one-minute break.

"It's a fast-paced environment that requires expert skills," adds Shapiro of Old Bridge, New Jersey. "Within 60 seconds, you have to identify the severity of the problem and then decide if the contestant can continue. There is a lot at stake. Not only the immediate welfare of the athlete, but also their status on the day, which can directly affect their ranking going forward. Every decision is made based solely on the participant's best interests. Experience is so important because the wrong call can cost the individual in so many different ways."

Dr. Shapiro along with his chiropractic colleagues based throughout the Northeast were invited to join the official medical staff of the National Championships by Dr. LaShomb based on their long-standing sports chiropractic backgrounds . These included Dr. Len Ershow of Princeton, New Jersey; Dr. William Bonsall of Westfield, New Jersey; Dr. Marc P. Jaffe of Summit, New Jersey; Dr. Robin Linster of Doylestown, Pa.; Dr. Cheryl Lee-Pow of Rockville, Md.:  Dr. Joshua Cole of Gainesville, Va.;  Dr. R. Eric Brennan of King of Prussia, Pa.;  Dr. Kirsten Grove of Tysons, Va.;  Dr. Charlotte Fletcher of Wilmington, Del.;  Dr. Jenn Davis of Calverton, Md.; and Dr. Casha Smith of Silver Spring, Md. Others also serving on the medical staff at this year's 40th National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships were Nurse Practitioner Nina Anderson of Wilmington, Dela.; Athletic Trainer Chelise Strickland of Newark, Dela.; and  Paramedic Linda Buell of New York, Ny.

"Attending high-level athletic events as a medical provider always accompanies a sense of accomplishment," explains Dr. Jaffe. "Helping to ensure that the athletes participate in a safe environment, not only enhances the chances for their success, but also leaves me feeling better skilled than when I started. Working alongside so many talented and experienced doctors is always a worthwhile win-win situation."

"These are extremely determined athletes performing at the highest intensity," concludes Dr. Lee-Pow. "The pace is lightning fast with action that is both incredibly acrobatic and brutal. Sometimes, we were asked to attend to the needs of four mats simultaneously. You constantly had to be on your toes. But, it's immensely rewarding to play even a small role in the development of these young athletes, many of whom will soon be on the world stage."

In addition to organizing the medical staff for this past competition, Dr. LaShomb is also charged with compiling the medical personnel needed to support upcoming NCTA national events including the National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships . All ACASC members interested in being named to future NCTA medical staffs should contact Dr. LaShomb at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association (NCTA)
The National Collegiate Taekwondo Association was formed in 1970 by collegiate martial arts instructors working to promote Taekwondo in colleges and universities and to create a better understanding of the culture and philosophy of Taekwondo. Its mission is to continually promote, foster and broaden activities in colleges and universities through quality instruction and coaching. For more information please visit www.ncta-usa.com.
 
Douglas Laboratories® Launches New Line of Vision Health Supplements
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Written by TAC Staff   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:08
Three new products formulated to support healthy eye function introduced during
May's Vision Health Month

vision-health-mayPITTSBURGH, Pa., May 12, 2015 – Healthy aging is a hot topic today, particularly as the Baby Boomer generation enters their 50s. While attention is frequently given to strong bones and maintaining cognitive health as people age, little consideration is given to vision health. Now, three new nutritional products from Douglas Laboratories® are available to support healthy eye function during the aging process, all utilizing the latest research.* This suite of ocular formulas includes Ultra Preventive® Vision, Macu-Support™, and Eye Moisture Support.

“Science continues to emerge regarding the role nutrition plays in eye health,” said Dr. Stuart Richer, O.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.O., and co-developer of the new suite of vision health products for Douglas Laboratories. “We’ve utilized the latest research to create three new nutritional supplements to support healthy eye function.”*

ultra-prev-visionUltra Preventive Vision is a comprehensive multivitamin/mineral formula with phytonutrients and carotenoids specially designed to help support a healthy macula, retina, and visual performance for all ages that are affected by excess blue-light exposure and free radical damage.*

macu-supportMacu-Support supplies a well-balanced spectrum of key antioxidants that are important in maintaining normal retina and macula function in the eyes. As we age, the ability of the macula to function properly can decline. The nutrients found in Macu-Support have been studied for their ability to help maintain and support macular function and health.*

eye-moist-suppEye Moisture Support is a unique dietary supplement featuring QÜELL Fish Oil®, organic borage seed oil, and astaxanthin, among other nutrients, for healthy production of tears and moisture in the eyes.*

“At Douglas Labs, we strive to offer a comprehensive line of nutritional supplements for healthy aging,” said Andrew Halpner Ph.D., Vice President, Product Development and Technical Services at Douglas Laboratories. “The ocular formulas that were co-developed with Dr. Richer are a great addition to our existing line of products to support vision health as we age.”*

For more information on Ultra Preventive Vision, Macu-Support, and Eye Moisture Support, please visit www.douglaslabs.com

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

ABOUT DOUGLAS LABORATORIES®
A business unit of Atrium Innovations Inc., Douglas Laboratories, the trusted choice of thousands of healthcare professionals for over 50 years, is proudly researching, developing and manufacturing superior quality, science-based supplements that help people improve their health. Douglas Laboratories provides 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. With its headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Douglas Laboratories currently offers over 600 branded products distributed worldwide. For additional information, please visit www.douglaslabs.com.

ABOUT ATRIUM INNOVATIONS
Atrium Innovations Inc. is a globally recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative, science-based natural health products which are distributed in more than 35 countries. The Company owns healthcare practitioner and specialized retail product brands that are at the forefront of science, innovation and education.  Atrium has over 1,500 employees and operates seven manufacturing facilities complying with current Good Manufacturing Practices. Additional information is available at www.atrium-innovations.com.
 
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