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When Big Pharma Meets Chinese Medicine
Earlier this year, Bayer made a media splash with their decision to buy the Dihon Pharmaceutical Group Co., a Chinese TCM manufacturer.
Don't Forget About the Performers
Donald Petersen Jr.'s recent article, "Your Chance to Go Back to High School" [May 1, 2014 DC], focused on the injuries incurred by high-school athletes and the subsequent opportunities for the chiropractic profession.
Decompression-Traction: A Core Treatment Method in Chiropractic's Future
We're all competing for new patients. We're competing for new patients with physical therapists, massage therapists, medical specialists and hospital fitness centers. We're even competing with side-effect-ridden medications that quit working every four hours.
News in Brief
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (a medical doctor, no less) proclaimed October 2014 "Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month" in an official proclamation signed Aug. 25, 2014.
Ringing in a Fiscal New Year With a Recommitment to Cost-Effectiveness
Back when the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research was in its heyday, I used to send out New Year's greetings and virtual noisemakers to some close friends on July 1 – the beginning of our new fiscal year – wishing for prosperity in the year ahead.
Healing Community Trauma in Israel and Palestine
It's the beginning of August and Israel and Hamas have just agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire after a month of brutal fighting. In the last four weeks, 1,830 Palestinians and 67 Israelis have been killed.
The Science Behind Happiness
Are you happy right now? Whether yes or no, there are a myriad of reasons why you feel that way. A whole academic discipline has developed to find out what causes or obstructs happiness, and how to amplify it.
Take Care of Your Skin: Tips to Pass on to Your Patients
Many of our patients are not aware that the largest organ in the human body is actually the skin. Accounting for 16 percent of total body weight and covering up to 22 square feet of surface area, the skin is more than just a "covering," as originally thought.
Get Ready For AOM Day
This year, AOM Day 2014 falls on Friday, (October 24th). This is a great opportunity to make your AOM Day celebration or event even bigger by extending it throughout the weekend!
Your Patients' Best Health Resource
There is nothing as powerful as information. The right information has won wars, saved lives and changed hearts; lack of information has led to hesitation, poor decisions and unintended consequences.
A Glimpse Into China's Top Brain Hospital
The sounds of the city pass through the open window are overwhelming the microphone - car horns, construction machinery - and then there's the family at the adjacent bed talking loudly on cell phones, yet you can still hear the faint beep of our patients monitoring equipment.
A Healthy Dose of Failure is Vital to Your Success
As an acupuncturist I tend to see people after they have already suffered for years and "tried everything." They are so desperate for some relief that they want to know everything about how to get better, right now.
Building the DC-MD Bridge
From MDs practicing integrative holistic medicine to the family internist, many DCs are enjoying unprecedented attention from their allopathic colleagues.
MPA Media Wins Seven Publishing Awards
MPA Media, publisher of Acupuncture Today, among other titles, has been recognized for editorial and design excellence with an unprecendented seven publishing awards by the ASBPE, the nation's largest organization for business-to-business publications.
History of Animal Acupuncture: Part II
In Part I of this article, I had gone back to 1969 and tried to describe the atmosphere and events of that year that engulfed many of the younger generation, some who were all the core members of the National Acupuncture Association.
Watch Out for Red Herrings
In clinical practice, when one condition mimics another, it makes it difficult to obtain an accurate and timely diagnosis.
Detoxification for Athletes: The Key to Winning Performance
One of the most dangerous culprits that affects an athlete's ability to perform at an optimum level also happens to be one of the most elusive.
The Truth About Herbs
I appreciate the effort and research put into the article written in the June issue of Acupuncture Today regarding pesticides and Chinese herbs.
From the Other Side of the Table
People come to us to gain freedom from pain, to feel better, to live better. As D.D. Palmer stated, "We Chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul." Therein also lies the rub.
How to Find Your Ideal Patient – and Help Your Ideal Patient Find You
Just imagine: You're at the front desk looking at the scheduler and a smile creeps across your face. Row after row, name after name, hour after hour; you're blessed with an entire day of ideal patients. Every day should be like this, you whisper. Exactly!
Thoughts to Live By
When speaking to your patients about their health make sure to ponder the following points and have them assess if they are making themselves even more sick by the thoughts they have about life. Are these some of the traits and thoughts that your patients might have?
The Life & Legacy of James Sigafoose, DC (1933-2014)
Surrounded by his family and closest friends, Dr. James M. Sigafoose passed away quietly on Thursday, July 3, 2014. With his wife of 60 years, Patsy, along with his children, Tina, Daun, Kieth, Selina and Carey – all chiropractors – at his side.
February, 2014, Vol. 14, Issue 02
MPA Makes History at the Folio Awards
By Editorial Staff
MPA Media has been recognized for editorial and design excellence by FOLIO, the nation's largest multi-channel resource organization for the magazine and online media industry.MPA Media received national awards in two categories: Best App for Dynamic Chiropractic Practice Insights – the first time any chiropractic publication has been nominated for a FOLIO award in any category – and Best Series of Articles for "Acupuncture Today in China," which appeared in DC's sister publication, Acupuncture Today. MPA Media took home honorable mentions in both categories during award ceremonies held in New York City on Dec. 5, 2013.
Motion pictures have their Academy Awards, television has its Emmys; in the publishing world, it's the FOLIO Awards – the most competitive and rigorously judged journalism awards in the U.S. The FOLIO Awards span print and digital, with the Eddies honoring the best in editorial and the Ozzies the best in design.
FOLIO's Eddie and Ozzie awards program is the largest of its kind for magazine publishers. It also has the proud distinction of being the only awards event open to magazines and websites of all kinds: consumer and B2B, association, custom and regional, big and small. At the awards ceremony, MPA Media joined a virtual "who's who" of the publishing industry, including Time, Huffington Post, National Geographic, Forbes, Hearst, People, Oprah, and Sports Illustrated.
Other trade publishers/publications present at the ceremony included Medical Marketing and Media, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Stroke Connection, Fitness magazine, SELF magazine, Neurology Today and the American Journal of Nursing. Overall, more than 200 magazine media professionals gathered in NYC to recognize and celebrate the industry's best achievements.
After learning of this year's FOLIO nominations, Bud McLeod, editor-in-chief of MPA Media, noted that in his nine-year tenure with a well-known publishing company, simply being named a FOLIO finalist was considered at major achievement, despite receiving dozens of national awards from other journalism associations.
This year's winners were chosen by FOLIO's prestigious panel of 300-plus judges, who narrowed down the more than 2,500 entries received this year to a list of roughly 500 finalists. MPA Media is honored to have been part of the largest and most inclusive awards program of its kind in the industry. All attendees were praised by Folio general manager Tony Silber for being "winners" of a tough competition that noted the very best in editorial and design across the country.
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