Warwick DC Scales Everest on Second Try
RHODE ISLAND: The second time is the charm for Warwick chiropractor Timothy Warren, who is believed to be the only Rhode Islander to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain.
Warren reached the top of Mount Everest on Friday, May 21, according to a news release from A Wish Come True, the Warwick-based organization that grants wishes to children ages 3 through 18 who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.
In a post on his Web site, Warren said he is tired but pleased that he reached the summit on his second try at climbing Everest. In 2007, Warren made it to 24,000 feet on the mountain but was forced to abort his quest for the tallest peak in the world when he came down with a throat infection.
Warren called his efforts to scale Mount Everest the "Klimb for Kids" because he uses his mountain-climbing to raise money for the A Wish Come True group.
He managed to raise about $15,000 for the group with his first effort. This year’s expedition hopes to raise $50,000 for this Rhode Island organization
At 29,035 feet above sea level, Mount Everest is the world’s tallest peak. Almost 200 climbers have died trying to make it to the top.
Warren is a veteran climber who has climbed Mount McKinley in Alaska, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mount Aconcagua in South America. He endured an extensive training program before making his climbing attempts.
The Providence Journal
NIH to Study Activator Method’s TMJ Treatment
ARIZONA: Dr. Arlan Fuhr, co-founder and CEO of Activator Methods International, announced recently that his Activator Method to treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders will be included in research funded by the National Institutes of Health. He said $400,000 was earmarked to study his method, which uses a hand-held tool to adjust the spine and joints without using force.
Fuhr said he won’t lead the pilot study. Instead, Dr. James DeVocht, associate professor of the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Iowa, will be the principal investigator, along with Clark Stanford, a dentist and associate dean for research at the University of Iowa.
The study will recruit 80 participants with TMJ disorders. One-third of the group will receive the Activator treatment, while another third will receive dental treatment, and the remaining third will be the placebo group.
Of the 65,000 chiropractors in the United States, about 35,000 have been trained in the technique. Of those, 2,100 are proficiency rated using the Activator, Fuhr said.
Fuhr said when he first began treating patients complaining of TMJ problems, one patient’s condition was so severe that for many years she could only open her mouth 3 or 4 millimeters. She drank all her nourishment through a straw.
"We adjusted her," he said. "Her mouth opened for the first time in many years and she could eat again."
Two years ago, he published research papers showing his findings and recently finished a new textbook. Fuhr said that helped build a stronger case for the NIH funding.
"I worked 15 years raising money from our own profession—$200 a doctor," he said. "It took me 15 years to raise $600,000. Here, we get a grant for $400,000 in one shot. Doing this study in concert with the dental profession at a major university and having a really well designed study gives credibility to the whole project."
Phoenix Business Journal
GEORGIA: A one-year-old boy will not have to appear in a Harrisonburg, Virginia, court to answer charges that he failed to pay a chiropractor bill now that the plaintiff has dropped the lawsuit. A subpoena was delivered to the home of Richard White and in that subpoena White’s one-year-old son was named in a lawsuit claiming that the toddler had failed to pay a $391 bill.
White said he had taken his son, Jacy, to a chiropractor shortly after he was born but he never received a bill. According to White his insurance wouldn’t cover the charge and it wasn’t until recently that he received a bill, about the same time he was forwarded a subpoena that had been sent to his old residence.
Jacy was scheduled to appear in Rockingham County General District Court in May but the lawsuit has been dropped.