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An Alarming Lack of Accountability
Accountability seems to be a lost quality today. The simple act of taking responsibility and doing the right thing just doesn't happen as often as it should. Maybe it is the litigious nature of our society.
The Art of Listening
One of the most important clinical concepts for me was voiced by the legendary physician William Osler. "Listen to your patient, he/she is telling you the diagnosis." After treating literally thousands of patients, it can become almost second nature to quickly discover clues which reveal the underlying diagnosis.
The Value of Melatonin in Breast Cancer Prevention and Adjunctive Treatment
Although melatonin (MLT) is best known for its sleep-aid properties and as a natural remedy to prevent jet lag, extensive experimental studies suggest it possesses anticancer activity through several biological mechanisms.
NCCAOM Launches New Membership Organization
The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) recently launched a new national membership organization, the NCCAOM Academy of Diplomates.
News in Brief
Northwestern Student Honored for Addressing Concussions Head-On; Northwestern Announces New CFO; Life U. to Provide Unique Opportunity.
Misconceptions & Opportunities With Medicare
As I speak around the country on how to properly document Medicare patient encounters, I get questions regarding opting out of Medicare. There are many misconceptions about opting out of Medicare, including just what it means to opt out.
F4CP Launches New Social Media Campaign
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress has launched a new service to help member doctors: a social media campaign called "Accelerator."
Transparency is Key at ASA First Annual Meeting
On March 4th and 5th the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA) held a successful first annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Roots in the Community, Branches Far Beyond
The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine (JTS) was founded in 1998 by Sean Christian Marshall in Sugar Grove, North Carolina, a small community near Boone in the state's westernmost mountains.
An Interview with Amanda Shayle
JW: Can you share with us some of your history and how you became an acupuncturist? What did you do prior to becoming an acupuncturist? Where did you go to school?
Building Relationships and Referral Networks with Allopathic Practitioners
Dr. Doug, an orthopedist of 20 years, had heard stories from patients who tried acupuncture. While he was able to address many of their complaints effectively, some appeared to gain additional benefit when their care included TCM.
The Rest of the Patient Story
I've written previously about allowing a patient to tell you their story – about taking the time to listen and engage all the aspects of their case history, the injury in question, and the related issues.
Energy: For Life and For Death
Energy is a deep topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Qi is understood to underlie all of existence, animated or not, and the qi of the living is studied with special attention.
Let's Streamline Your Front Desk
Your front office can be your greatest source of efficiency or a constant bottleneck. Increasing the productivity of this area without sacrificing the quality of patient interaction can be a little tricky.
Asking Patients the Right Questions
When was the last time you asked a patient a question? Maybe 30 seconds ago? But, are you asking the right questions to elicit valuable and useful information? As a healthcare provider, you've likely spent hundreds of hours learning to ask the right questions to gather critical health information from your patients.
Health and Wellness Partnership
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Wellness Center at the LAC + USC Historic General Hospital recently joined forces to extend care to the residents of Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators: 21st Century Inflammation Fighters
Specialized pro-resolving mediators, or SPMs, are a portion of the omega-3 fatty-acid spectrum that have been shown to have a powerful effect on reducing inflammation.
Filling the Gap: The Role of Alternative Practitioners in a Broken Health Care System
I have been asked many times what got me into alternative medicine. My answer is simple: I want to truly help and make a difference in people's health.
Constructing Our Reality: The Primary Channels and Perception, Part 1
My favorite topic of discussion within Chinese medicine is the acupuncture channel systems. First of all, each of us have them. They are part of our bodies; not something external to us. To learn about the acupuncture channels is to learn about ourselves.
Excited to Share the Science of Chiropractic: An Interview With Dr. Heidi Haavik
Dr. Heidi Haavik has become known in the circle of chiropractic researchers as not only a rising star, but also one willing to do research that can have a major impact in the scientific world and how chiropractic is perceived.
Identify & Adjust the Apex Posterior Sacrum
Low back pain involving an apex posterior sacrum (+θX-axis misalignment) typically presents with signs of lumbosacral joint impingement or facet syndrome.
Day in the Life of an Advanced-Practice DC
Can you tell us a little about your background in the profession? Why did you want to become a DC? I studied at Boston University from 1968-1972 as a pre-med student majoring in biology.
Designing a Fitness Plan (Part 4): Blending Pain Relief With Healthy Aging
Pain relief is still the No. 1 reason patients come to my office. However, most of my patients have other goals as well, such as: "I want to lose 10 to 20 pounds"; "I feel old and want to slow down the aging process"; "My doctor says I am becoming a diabetic and need to exercise"; or "I'm tired and want more energy."
How Many of Your Patients Have Sarcopenia?
Figure 1 demonstrates the typical appearance of sarcopenia in the paravertebral muscles. Have you considered evaluating your patients for this problem? Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and function that affects the older population.
Industry News for
Free Chair Massages From Massage Envy at Chick-fil-A
Donations Help Support 94.9 KLTY's Christmas Wish Program
DALLAS -- Dec 02, 2010 -- Feeling stressed as the holidays draw near? Now's the time to kick back and enjoy a free chair massage from the Massage Envy DFW centers.
For the second year in a row, Dallas/Fort Worth Massage Envy therapists will give free chair massages at selected Chick-fil-A locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through December 23, 2010. All donations will benefit radio station 94.9 KLTY's annual Christmas Wish program.
Free massages are available during live KLTY broadcasts at participating Chick-fil-A locations. KLTY listeners can also register to win a one-year Massage Envy membership. Gift certificates for massages will also be given away during the broadcasts.
In addition, Massage Envy's "Three for You, Free for Me" program offers a free massage with the purchase of three $60 Massage Envy gift cards during the holiday season.
"Massage Envy is a proud partner in the Christmas Wish project," said Lance O'Pry, Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Developer for Massage Envy. "This holiday partnership captures the spirit of Christmas and shows that the people of Dallas/Fort Worth really care." Massage Envy and Chick-fil-A are core partners in the program.
DFW Massage Envy's free chair massage schedule is listed below. All KLTY remote broadcasts at Chick-fil-A restaurants are 6-10 a.m. except as noted.
2-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 117 East FM 544, Murphy 75094
8-December -- Wednesday - Chick-fil-A - 8700 State Hwy 121, McKinney 75070
9-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 996 W Highway 287 Bypass, Waxahachie75165
13-December -- Monday - Chick-fil-A - 6408 W Plano Pkwy, Plano 75093
14-December -- Wednesday - Chick-fil-A - 749 Main Street, FM 1171, Lewisville 75067
16-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 5211 Eldorado Pkwy, Frisco 75034
17-December -- Friday - Chick-fil-A - 2617 Lakeview Pkwy, Rowlett 75088
18-December -- (10am-2pm) - Saturday -- Chick-fil-A - 1711 S Loop 288, Denton 76205
21-December -- Tuesday - Chick-fil-A - 3041 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Grand Prairie 75052
23-December -- Thursday - Chick-fil-A - 12120 Inwood Road, Dallas 75244
Now in its ninth year, the Christmas Wish project has raised an estimated $3.1 million through the generosity of listeners and advertisers. KLTY listeners email their Christmas wishes to the station or nominate a Christmas Wish recipient. Listeners can donate to the Christmas Wish Fund for needy DFW residents and families. Listeners can also personally select and grant a Christmas Wish that touches their heart.
Massage Envy is open in 42 states, with 638 centers nationwide and 27 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $49. Memberships are available for $59 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.
Massage Envy in Texas and throughout the country has helped popularize massage. Americans visit massage therapists approximately 140 million times a year. The percentage of Americans using massage therapists has more than doubled since 1997.
Log on to www.massageenvy.com to find the nearest Massage Envy center. All centers are open seven days a week.
Massage Envy - Dallas/Fort Worth Locations