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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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Veterans Choice Program: An Update

Doctors of chiropractic treating veterans through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Choice Program (VCP) have been receiving letters from contractors administering the program informing them that the VCP is scheduled to expire, by law, on Aug. 7, 2017. However, with an additional $1 billion in dedicated funding remaining in the program, legislation was introduced to eliminate the August 2017 sunset date.

Author: Jack Dusik
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House of Delegates Approves, Updates Policies at 2017 Annual Meeting

The ACA House of Delegates (HOD) took action on several policy resolutions, new and old, at its 2017 annual meeting March 17-18 in Washington, D.C., which was held in conjunction with DC2017 this year.
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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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SACA Elects New Board; Students Bring Home Awards and Scholarships

ACA, the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges teamed up recently to present a world-class chiropractic conference, DC2017. As part of the meeting, the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) met for their annual business meeting and elected a new SACA executive national board (SNEB). 
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New ACA Nominating Committee Members Appointed

The first ACA competency-based Nominating Committee was appointed during the association’s 53rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C., March 18. The committee is tasked with vetting candidates for ACA’s new governance structure based on their skills, experience and organizational need. 
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Armchair Advocates Can Make a Difference

In March, hundreds of doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students from across the country met with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill during the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference's (NCLC) 2017 Advocacy Day to educate and advocate in support of a host of topics important to the profession. 
Author: Jack Dusik
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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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DC2017: 7 Questions for Drs. Patricia Tavares, Ayla Azad and Nadine Ellul

The upcoming DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C., is packed with great educational content and world-class presenters. Here we pose 7 questions to three of the featured speakers.

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