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A Student’s Perspective: Last-Year Concerns

*Member-Exclusive Content* Last week was my first week treating the general public—instead of just other students—at our university clinic. It was completely frightening. When I was treating students at the university, I didn’t have any acute patients or a patient that had contraindications for treatment. The general public is completely a different story…and a whole new ball game.

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The Evolution of Low Back Pain Treatment

*Member-Exclusive Content* In February 2017, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a guideline calling for both physicians and patients to consider non-pharmacological options first when treating acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain (LBP).  Specifically, it recommends superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation for acute and subacute LBP, and exercise, tai chi, yoga, spinal manipulation and progressive relaxation for chronic LBP.

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Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

Part of the Evidence in Action series by the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) encouraged and supported scientific inquiry into and public awareness of a condition that became known as the Female Athlete Triad.1 The hallmark components of the triad include eating disorders, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea and osteoporosis. A person diagnosed with the triad may present with one, two or three component conditions. In high school athletes, the prevalence can be as high as 60% for a single diagnosis, 27% for two, and 16% for all three elements.2

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Pediatrics Council Invites Doctors, Students to Enter Research Competition

*Member-Exclusive Content* The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (ACA-CCP) is excited to announce a research competition open to all doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students. ACA and SACA members are invited to write a narrative literature review on a topic of their choice related to pediatric chiropractic care. Doctors and students are encouraged to work together in teams and must submit their topic and team members by Monday, May 22, 2017.

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Author: Lori Hall
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Metabolic Syndrome Becoming More Prevalent

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The condition is also known as Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, and obesity syndrome (also sometimes known as dysmetabolic syndrome).  All of these describe the same condition in different ways and lead to the same result.
Author: John Stump
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Joining the Big League: Chiropractic and Professional Baseball

Professional baseball organizations have come a long way in providing chiropractic to their players. Chiropractic care has been a vital component of helping many of the biggest stars in Major League Baseball (MLB) to play and avoid injuries, but also enhance their performance throughout the long and tedious MLB season. Currently, 28 teams in the MLB utilize chiropractic services at home during the season as well as during spring training. Not only do the large majority of MLB teams recognize chiropractic, but many teams in Minor League Baseball (MiLB) do, as well. 
Author: Rick Bishop
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DC2017 Opening Speakers Stress Chiropractic’s Opportunity to Make an Impact

Chiropractors are part of the solution to opioid addiction, high costs of spinal pain treatment and health care collaboration.

The chiropractic profession must take bold, innovative steps forward and collaborate with other professions to make an impact on some of the major challenges and trends in health care, according to speakers featured at the opening session of DC2017 in Washington, D.C., last week. The lineup of thought leaders from both inside and outside the profession challenged chiropractors to examine what they could do as a profession and individually to meet the needs of a society struggling with spinal pain, painkiller addiction and runaway health care costs.
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A POLITE Method for Proprioception

When a patient’s symptoms overwhelm me, I have a system that I developed and that I can count on. I use the acronym POLITE as a reminder of the things I may need to discuss, check or perform with my patient.

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