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Why I Quit Doing House Calls
My father was a chiropractor who did house calls, so when I became a DC, I figured doing house calls was part of the job. My March article recalled my experience as a small boy, accompanying my dad while he went to patients' homes to treat them.
Give Yourself the Digital Advantage
When you see this article in the print version of this issue and swear you read it already, don't be alarmed: you probably did. That's because by that time, the May issue will have been available online in digital format for three weeks.
Universal Design: Principles & Practice
In many respects, universal design serves as the core of ergonomics. It's also a good tool to use when designing a return-to-work program for injured and/or ill patients. Let's take a closer look at universal design and why it should matter to you and your patients.
Eczema & Acupuncture: A Sound Solution (Part 1)
Eczema affects approximately 3.5 percent of the global population and is one of the most common skin complaints seen by dermatologists.
Creating Good Business Buzz
What do patients really think about working with you? Rarely do you hear the whole truth. Those who improve may be candid in their gratitude.
A Daily Strategy for Heavy-Metal Detox
In modern society, we are constantly exposed to heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury. These heavy metals have no essential biochemical roles in our body, and conversely, can cause us a great deal of harm if they build up to toxic levels.
Is the New Medicare Reporting Exemption Right for You?
What you've heard is not a rumor – there will be exemptions for providers of Medicare patients, with no penalties assessed for offices that do not do Quality Payment Program (EHR, PQRS, MACRA and MIPS) reporting.
An Unexpected Diagnosis: The Result of Lacking Communication
A couple years ago I had a case that showed me the importance of open communication between health practitioners. We need to show up with less fear, and let go of our judgments so we can do better for the patient.
The Visual Error Scoring System: A Concussion Tool
Postural stability and oculomotor function are the most easily recognized physical indicators of neurologic motor dysfunction associated with concussions.
A Major Role in Back Pain: The Multifidus
Back pain affects roughly 80 percent of the population at one time or another and is one of the leading causes of doctor visits.
Clearing Blocks: A Way to Improve Cosmetic Acupuncture
As a Five Element acupuncturist who teaches facial acupuncture classes nationally, I was surprised to learn that one of the basic principles I was taught in school is unfamiliar to most acupuncturists.
Balancing Spring Challenges
As the winter months come to a close and warmer spring weather appears, patients may begin to present with new challenging pattern presentations.
Women's Hormones: A Western & Eastern Perspective
Sometimes it may seem that you require a degree in medicine to understand hormones and how they function.
News in Brief
ACA Adopts New Governance Model; ACA 2017 Awards; CCA Helps Calif. DCs "Share the Love"; $1 Million to Help Advance the Profession; D'Youville Raises the Bar on Anatomy Education; ErRatum.
An Integrated Approach to Chronic Pain
Findings from a unique Medicaid pilot project in Rhode Island involving high-use Medicaid recipients from two health plans were recently presented to the state's Department of Health, demonstrating stellar outcomes with regard to medication use, ER visits, health care costs and patient satisfaction.
New Relationships, Old Trauma: AOM & Other Healing Strategies
Being in love is one the most beautiful and enjoyable experiences. Most of us are willing to pay almost any price to have that experience, and still often find it elusive or fleeting. Navigating the ups and downs of loving relationships are often challenging — even for the most psychologically balanced among us.
Taking the Chiropractic Message to the Press
"There is no better place on earth to have a news event," the National Press Club boasts, and it's easy to understand why: Every year, the 108-year-old Washington, D.C.-based organization hosts countless press conferences on the hottest topics impacting America and often the world.
Bill With Confidence: Learn What to Collect
Q: I am trying to understand what I may collect from my patient when there is insurance. Do I have to accept the amount allowed by the plan or may I collect up to my billed amount? Please note, I am not a member of any insurance plan.
Raditation & Your Smartphone: Is it Worth the Risk?
If radial arteries could talk (and in my experience they can to some extent), they would say, "Step away from the smartphone." At least that is the message I am receiving loud and clear as I feel the pulses of many patients.
October, 2002, Vol. 02, Issue 10
Spa Industry News
By Editorial Staff
In August, Delaware North Parks Services (DNPS) announced the purchase of Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. The acquisition marks DNP's entry into the Canadian spa and resort market.A major attraction of the resort is its natural hot mineral springs, which supply five swimming pools and a new full-service spa within the complex, Healing Springs Spa.
Architectural elegance and the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf welcome guests to the Royal Spa at the Royal Meridien Hotel and Resort in Bahrain, Dubai. Hydrotherapy, affusion massage, seaweed wraps and salt scrubs are among the many services offered at the spa.
Spa Aldonza opened in August at the La Mancha Private Villas and Spa Resort in Palm Springs, California. The spa offers customized massage therapy, facials, body wraps, pedicures, manicures, and a host of other treatments.
A full menu of spa services are available in private guest accommodations at the Pink Beach Club & Cottages in Tucker's Town, Bermuda. "We have found that our guests enjoy having the spa brought to them, rather than visiting a separate facility," explained Managing Director Michael J. Williams. The facility on Bermuda's south shore, nestled amid rolling hills and lush gardens, was recognized as a "Gold Resort" in Condé Nast Traveler's recent reader's survey. (Editor's note: We reported the results of this survey in the June 2002 issue, available online at www.massagetoday.com/archives/2002/06/13.html.)
The World Spa by Clinique La Prairie is in full swing on board The World of ResidenSea, the first-ever resort community at sea. The 7,000 square-foot spa includes spa treatment facilities; an aqua spa; gym; exercise room; sauna; and full-service hair and beauty salon. The ship, which offers 110 fully furnished luxury residences and 88 guest suites, continuously circumnavigates the globe, with stops at various international ports of stay.
Spa Finder has partnered with travel website Orbitz to provide online information, real-time availability and reservation capabilities at over 250 resort and destination spas. Orbitz's new spa "mini-site" offers prospective vacationers access to comprehensive spa vacation package listings and online booking.
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