July 1, 2015

Memo

From the Director's Desk

Event

Metagenics’ 4th Annual Lifestyle Medicine Summit Prepares Healthcare Professionals to Preserve Patient Vitality through First 100 Years

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Memo

From the Director's Desk

The idea of vitalism is centered on the belief that organic matter is governed by some other types of force, than the forces imposed on inanimate, inorganic objects. As science has developed over time, and more is understood and measured about organic processes, and specifically, the human body, the idea of vitalism has diminished in prominence, as scientific explanation is able to explain earlier held beliefs.

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Metagenics’ 4th Annual Lifestyle Medicine Summit Prepares Healthcare Professionals to Preserve Patient Vitality through First 100 Years

Aliso Viejo, Calif. (May 26, 2015) Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, will host its fourth annual Lifestyle Medicine Summit in Phoenix, Ariz. on September 25-27, 2015. The theme for the 2015 Lifestyle Medicine Summit is "Healthy Aging—100% Vitality for Your First 100 years: Restoring and Maintaining Optimal Health.”

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Lecture materials will allow doctors of chiropractic the tools to be their community leader June 24, 2015- POWERPlay in Sports is a national organization specializing in an interactive lecture that allows healthcare professionals the skill to educate young athletes, parents, and coaches on concussion awareness, dehydration, nutrition, and sports injuries.

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DOCUMENTATION

I Didn’t Learn That in School!

When you were in chiropractic college, did you miss that class on documenting for medical necessity? How about that coursework on coding for maximum reimbursement? How about anything to do with how to run your business in this highly regulated healthcare environment?

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Financial Management: The Key to Future Freedom

I not only love writing for The American Chiropractor, I also enjoy reading the articles. I enjoy the many philosophies they offer on a monthly basis. To succeed in practice, you need ongoing preparation. This week’s letter was written to help you on budgeting for your chiropractic practice.

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TECHNIQUE

Coccyx Pain and Treatment

In part one, I reviewed the anatomy of the sacrococcygeal area, which has fascia, ligaments, tendons, membranes, retinacula, and joint components that are necessary for stability and contribute to practical mobility in this key spinal area.

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FEATURE

Applied Kinesiology Past, Present, and Future

Applied kinesiology (AK) is a chiropractic assessment and treatment method developed by George J. Goodheart, Jr. Dr. Goodheart’s father was an osteopath and chiropractor whom he worked with for many years, only interrupted when he enlisted in the Air Force during World War II.

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RESEARCH REVIEW

Consumption of Artificial Sweetener- and Sugar-containing Soda and Risk of Lymphoma and Leukemia in Men and Women

Eva S. Schemhammer, Kimberly A. Bertrand, Brenda M. Birmann, Laura Sampson, Walter C. Willett, and Diane Feskanich Key Points From This Study: 1. These authors prospectively evaluated whether the consumption of aspartameand sugar-containing soda is associated with the risk of hematopoietic cancers.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

In Practice, Communication is Key

There is nothing better than a happy and profitable chiropractic office. The staff is happy, the patients are happy, and all of the associates are happy. To add to that happiness, your spouse is happy, your kids are happy, and even your in-laws are happy.

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PERSPECTIVE

Chiropractic vs. Oral Steroids vs. Muscle Relaxants: Outcomes for Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Choices. Every healthcare practitioner is caring for his or her patients with multiple treatment options, and often those choices are influenced by pieces of information. That information can be what was learned through formal training, colleagues sharing anecdotal experience, patients giving direct feedback, or well-scripted “representatives” of the pharmaceutical industry who only have one agenda—sales.

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