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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is It Time to Rethink Mental Illness? (Pt. 1)
Invariably, patients will ask their chiropractor about depression or various mental illnesses. Some practitioners will reflexively offer a cervical adjustment, suggest St. John's wort or contemplate a referral to a specialist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March, 2008, Vol. 08, Issue 03
COMTA and Biotone Announce 2008 Edu-Scholarship Recipients
By Editorial Staff
The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and Biotone recently announced the recipients of the 2008 Edu-Scholarship Fund. Six COMTA accredited schools from the U.S. and Canada will receive $500 scholarships they can award to promising students.
The six schools receiving the awards include the Institute for Therapeutic Massage (Pomptom Lakes, Red Bank, Newark, Morristown and Toms River, N.J.); Kishwaukee College Massage Certification Program (Malta, Ill.); Lakeside School of Massage Therapy (Milwaukee and Madison, Wis.); Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba); Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado (Denver); and Northwestern Health Sciences University School of Massage Therapy (Bloomington, Minn.).
The announcement was made at the COMTA reception held in conjunction with the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools 2008 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting in Savannah, Ga., from Jan. 24-26. The awards program was launched in 2007, and six schools are awarded $500 to give to a deserving student who has achieved educational excellence at the mid-point of their training program.
"The massage therapy profession has enormous growth potential, particularly as CAM therapies continue to gain inroads into mainstream healthcare and the public increasingly turns to massage for relaxation and relief," said Jean Shea, Biotone founder and CEO. "However, with this opportunity come new demands on the proficiency of massage therapists, so that the emphasis on training has never been greater. We therefore are very proud to support the future generations of massage therapists through this education scholarship program."
Criteria for scholarship selection include a school's standing. The recipient schools and programs each had annual and financial reports accepted without condition. In turn, students applying for the scholarships currently must be enrolled in a school's massage therapy program and have achieved the midway point in their curriculum. Awards are based on a student's academic performance, future massage therapist potential and leadership in community activities. Special circumstances also are considered. All funds must be used for tuition and other school and education - related expenses.
"These scholarship awards serve as an incentive for students to continue to seek excellence in their professional training," said Stephen Fridley, COMTA executive director. "We greatly appreciate Biotone's recognition of the commitment of COMTA institutions and programs to the quality of education provided to their students. While the monetary assistance is significant, this recognition is an even greater reward."
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