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Scope Modernization: A8541

by Joint Legislative Task Force | 6/26/2017 11:26:26 AM

The New York State Chiropractic Association and the New York Chiropractic Council recently announced that both state organizations have jointly submitted a draft Chiropractic Scope Modernization Bill to the Legislature. The bill (A8541) is sponsored by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol from Brooklyn, New York.

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Legislation Would Include Chiropractic Physicians in U.S. Public Health Service

by American Chiropractic Association | 11/12/2015 9:33:57 AM

A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would improve the quality of America's health care infrastructure by further integrating doctors of chiropractic (DCs) into the nation's official delivery and research networks. H.R. 3851, introduced by Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), calls for the appointment of chiropractic physicians as officers in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps.

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Study: Chiropractic Care and the Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke

by Thomas M Kosloff, David Elton, Jiang Tao, and Wade M Bannister | 6/26/2015 2:12:04 PM

The objective of this study was to compare the associations between chiropractic care and VBA stroke with recent primary care physician (PCP) care and VBA stroke. This study found no significant association between exposure to chiropractic care and the risk of VBA stroke.

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Urgent Appeal From COCSA

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 1/15/2008 9:52:47 PM

An urgent appeal from COCSA is requesting the support of all state associations. The Congress of Chiropractic State Associations embraces two ACA initiatives.

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Office of Inspector General Seeks Chiropractic Records

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 1/12/2008 8:05:00 AM

ACA Offers Informational Assistance to Doctors who Receive Record Requests from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the agency responsible for identifying and reporting inefficiency in Medicare, Medicaid and other related HHS programs.

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Thomas J. Wang MD*, Michael J. Pencina PhD, Sarah L. Booth PhD, Paul F. Jacques DSc, Erik Ingelsson MD, PhD, Katherine Lanier BS, Emelia J. Benjamin MD, MSc, Ralph B. D’Agostino PhD, Myles Wolf MD, MMSc, and Ramachandran S. Vasan MD | 1/8/2008 8:47:07 AM

A new study published online on January 7, 2008 issue of Circulation, reports that people with low vitamin D levels were associated with substantially higher rates of heart disease and stroke, suggesting that the vitamin D may protect against cardiovascular disease.

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Political Icon James Carville to Address National Chiropractic Legislative Conference

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 1/7/2008 3:43:36 PM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that well-known political strategist and media personality James Carville will deliver the keynote address during the 2008 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) scheduled for Feb. 28-29 in Washington, D.C.

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FCER Receives a $20,000 Unrestricted Donation from State Association Council

by FCER | 1/7/2008 3:30:49 PM

Citing the “great work” for the chiropractic profession by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), a state association council that wishes to remain anonymous has given FCER a $20,000 donation.

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Medicare Finalizes Quality Measures Reporting List; Doctors of Chiropractic Eligible to Participate in 2008

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 11/28/2007 3:28:58 PM

Through the leadership of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), doctors of chiropractic will soon be eligible to participate in Medicare’s quality reporting program, known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). In 2008, the program will include 119 quality measures, including two applicable to chiropractic.

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ACA Champions FCER’s State of Research Initiative at Recent COCSA Meeting

by FCER | 11/27/2007 7:42:47 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has pledged its support for the State of Research initiative launched by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), during the recent meeting of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCES DOCTOR RANKING AGREEMENT WITH GHI AND HIP

by New York State AG | 11/22/2007 8:15:56 AM

Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced an agreement on doctor ranking programs with Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP).

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Lumbar Supports to Prevent Recurrent Low Back Pain among Home Care Workers

by Pepijn D.D.M. Roelofs, MSc; Sita M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra, PhD; Mireille N.M. van Poppel, PhD; Petra Jellema, PhD; Sten P. Willemsen, MSc; Maurits W. van Tulder, PhD; Willem van Mechelen, MD, PhD; and Bart W. Koes, PhD | 11/20/2007 9:41:52 AM

A new study published in the November 20, 2007 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, reports that in addition to instruction on healthy work habits using lumbar supports may decrease low back pain recurrence.

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Update on ACA’s Legal Activities

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 11/17/2007 7:57:56 AM

The ACA recognizes and takes quite seriously its traditional duty, on a national level, as protectors of the profession and the patients we serve.

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MEDICAL SPECIALTY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN TO U.S. SENATE

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 11/9/2007 2:47:59 PM

FIX MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE CUTS ACA has joined forces with other national medical specialty societies and we need YOUR HELP.

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OREGON AG STOPS OUT-OF-STATE COMPANIES FROM USING

by Attorney General Hardy Myers | 10/22/2007 10:29:45 AM

Attorney General Hardy Myers today filed settlement agreements with a Florida manufacturer of "spinal decompression devices" and a California chiropractor, who markets promotional services to chiropractors.

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ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO CALLS ON HEALTH CARE COMPANIES TO HALT PLANNED DOCTOR RANKING PROGRAMS

by New York State AG Andrew Cuomo | 10/22/2007 8:28:41 AM

In an expanding industry-wide investigation, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today issued letters to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Preferred Care, and HIP Health Plan of New York/GHI requesting information on the insurers’ doctor ranking programs.

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Chiropractic Groups Join Forces to Oppose

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 10/11/2007 11:00:21 AM

The recent UnitedHealthcare (UHC) release has been a wake-call to the chiropractic profession.

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OUM’s Wellness Works Program Awards Four Scholarships

by OUM | 10/2/2007 8:07:41 AM

The OUM Chiropractor Program, a national provider of chiropractic malpractice insurance since 1983, recently awarded four Wellness Works Scholarships to chiropractic students across the United States.

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Volunteers needed for the ING New York City Marathon 2007

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 9/20/2007 3:52:39 PM

With approximately 2 million spectators lining its route and 270 million watching world wide the ING New York City Marathon is a monumental international event which redefined marathoning. To runners everywhere this is THE marathon.

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Physician Scores on a National Clinical Skills Examination as Predictors of Complaints to Medical Regulatory Authorities

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 9/5/2007 8:16:10 AM

A new study published in the in the September 5, 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that, poor scores achieved in patient-physician communication and clinical decision making on a national licensing examination predicted complaints to medical regulatory authorities.

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Whole Grain, Bran, and Germ Intake and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Cohort Study and Systematic Review

by Jeroen S. L. de Munter, Frank B. Hu, Donna Spiegelman, Mary Franz, Rob M. van Dam | 8/30/2007 8:51:19 AM

A new study published in the in the August issue of the PLoS Medicine, strongly suggest that whole grains may help prevent type 2 diabetes. The authors do point out that people who choose to eat a lot of whole grains also tend to have a healthy lifestyle in other respects.

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Use of calcium or calcium in combination with vitamin D supplementation to prevent fractures and bone loss in people aged 50 years and older: a meta-analysis

by Dr Benjamin MP Tang MD, Guy D Eslick PhD, Prof Caryl Nowson PhD, Caroline Smith PhD and Prof Alan Bensoussan PhD | 8/27/2007 9:33:00 AM

A new study published in the Aug. 25 issue of The Lancet, reports that calcium supplementation, alone or with vitamin D, reduced osteoporotic fractures in individuals age 50 or older. The major obstacle to obtaining the full benefit of supplementation was poor compliance.

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Cost-Effectiveness of Physical Therapy and General Practitioner Care for Sciatica. (Randomized Trial)

by Luijsterburg, Pim A. J. PhD; Lamers, Leida M. PhD; Verhagen, Arianne P. PhD; Ostelo, Raymond W. J. G. PhD; van den Hoogen, Hans J. M. M. PhD, MD; Peul, Wilco C. MD; Avezaat, Cees J. J. PhD, MD; Koes, Bart W. PhD | 8/25/2007 8:25:04 AM

A new study published in the August 15, 2007 Journal Spine, reports that the treatment of patients with lumbosacral radicular syndrome (LRS) with physical therapy and general practitioners’ care is not more cost-effective than general practitioners’ care alone.

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New Foundation Ads Tell the Story

by Foundation for Chiropractic Progress | 8/22/2007 8:46:32 AM

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress is pleased to unveil three new ads to communicate to the chiropractic profession and the general public.

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New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance levies nearly $9.5 million in penalties against Aetna Health

by New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance | 7/31/2007 1:09:29 PM

On Monday the Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) filed an administrative order levying $9,475,000 in fines against Aetna Health Inc.

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An Evidence-Based Perspective on Greetings in Medical Encounters

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 6/12/2007 10:22:20 AM

The best way to begin a doctor-patient encounter is with a hearty handshake according to survey results published in the June 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Efficacy of folic acid supplementation in stroke prevention: a meta-analysis

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 6/4/2007 11:24:47 AM

A new study published in the June 2nd, 2007 Journal Lancet, reports that Folic acid supplementation may reduce the risk of stroke by 18 percent or more, however it's not clear whether folic acid supplementation can lead to improved outcomes for other cardiovascular conditions.

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Early aggressive care and delayed recovery from whiplash: Isolated finding or reproducible result?

by Pierre Côté, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, J. David Cassidy, Linda Carroll, John W. Frank, Claire Bombardier | 5/29/2007 9:59:57 AM

Whiplash patients may benefit from less care, according to a study published on line in the May 27, 2007 Arthritis Care & Research.

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House Passes Bill to Expedite Expansion of Chiropractic in VA

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 5/25/2007 2:55:57 PM

America’s veterans are one step closer to gaining expanded access to chiropractic services after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on May 23 that includes a provision to expedite expansion of the chiropractic benefit through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.

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Disclosing Medical Errors to Patients: Attitudes and Practices of Physicians and Trainees

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 5/14/2007 11:45:05 AM

According to a survey of physicians and residents published in the online version of the Journal of General Internal Medicine there is a difference of what physicians say about disclosing errors to patients and what they actually do when medical errors occur.

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Literature Review Shows Spinal Manipulation Beneficial for Neck Pain

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 5/2/2007 12:37:14 PM

A new literature review finds evidence that patients with chronic neck pain enrolled in clinical trials reported significant improvement following chiropractic spinal manipulation, according to a March/April 2007 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT).

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Long term effects of dietary sodium reduction on cardiovascular disease outcomes: observational follow-up of the trials of hypertension prevention (TOHP)

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 4/23/2007 10:10:32 AM

Results of follow-up study published online in the BJM reinforce recommendations to lower dietary sodium intake as a means of preventing cardiovascular disease in the general population.

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SENATE CONFIRMS DINALLO AS INSURANCE SUPERINTENDENT

by New York State Insurance Department | 4/19/2007 11:46:19 AM

The New York State Senate today confirmed Governor Eliot Spitzer’s nomination of Eric R. Dinallo as the 39th Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department.

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International College of Chiropractic elects new fellow

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 4/5/2007 4:40:39 PM

New York State Metro delegate to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) H. William Wolfson, DC, of Commack, NY, was named a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors (ICC) at the ACA House of Delegates meeting on March 23, 2007, in Washington, D.C.

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First Phase of Historic Medicare Chiropractic Demonstration Project Comes to a Close

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 4/5/2007 4:37:23 PM

The first phase of the historic Medicare Chiropractic Demonstration Project will come to a close this weekend, ending a two-year program to collect cost and other data related to an expansion of chiropractic services offered in Medicare.

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New Warning on Pain Medications Should Encourage Patients to Seek Drug-Free Options, Says American Chiropractic Association

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 3/26/2007 2:55:01 PM

Recent guidelines issued by the American Heart Association that recommend medication as a last resort for chronic pain patients at risk for heart disease should encourage doctors and patients to first consider non-drug treatments such as chiropractic care, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

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ACA to Capitol Hill: Military Health Care Severely Flawed

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 3/26/2007 2:42:22 PM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has expressed its outrage to Congress regarding the lack of chiropractic care available to veterans and active-duty military personnel as stories continue to surface about neglect and substandard care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other military health facilities nationwide.

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MSNBC Airs ACA’s ‘Heavy Handbag’ Tips

by American Chiropractic Associattion | 1/6/2007 11:09:19 AM

American Chiropractic Association (ACA) member Michael Minardo, DC, was recently featured in a video clip on the popular news Web site MSNBC.com.

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Long-term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy and Risk of Hip Fracture

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 12/29/2006 9:59:28 PM

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that people over the age of 50 who take popular heartburn drugs such as Prevacid, Nexium, or Prilosec are more prone to hip fractures.

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FDA Proposes Labeling Changes to Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | 12/19/2006 10:36:12 PM

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed to amend the labeling regulations on over-the-counter (OTC) Internal Analgesic, Antipyretic, and Antirheumatic (IAAA) drug products to include important safety information regarding the potential for stomach bleeding and liver damage and when to consult a doctor.

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New York Chiropractic College Graduates Doctors of Chiropractic

by NYCC | 12/12/2006 5:19:17 PM

New York Chiropractic College conferred the Doctor of Chiropractic degree upon 96 graduates on Saturday, December 2, 2006, during a commencement ceremony held in the Athletic Center Gymnasium of the college’s Seneca Falls campus.

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Cigarette smoking and the risk for cartilage loss and knee pain in men with knee osteoarthritis

by Shreyasee Amin, Jingbo Niu, Ali Guermazi, Mikayel Grigoryan, David J Hunter, Margaret Clancy, Michael P LaValley, Harry K Genant and David T Felson | 12/11/2006 2:34:39 PM

A study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases reports that men who are smokers with knee osteoarthritis have more severe knee pain and sustain greater cartilage loss than men who do not smoke.

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Chiropractic Clinical Compass: The DIER Facts

by Mark Dehen, D.C. | 12/9/2006 11:52:28 AM

Many are now aware that the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) is creating a chiropractic best practices process entitled the "Chiropractic Clinical Compass". In May of 2006 the CCGPP released the initial draft of the Introduction and Low Back evidence stratification and synthesis. This document has generated considerable commentary and concern throughout the profession.

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Folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 11/25/2006 10:12:56 AM

A new study published in the Journal of the British Medical Journal, reports that patients taking folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of heart attacks.

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Report of the Annual Meeting of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations

by Congress of Chiropractic State Associations | 11/22/2006 11:12:47 AM

State chiropractic leaders gathered in Baltimore over November 8-12, 2006 for the annual meeting of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations.

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Surgical vs Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disk Herniation

by Journal of the American Medical Association | 11/22/2006 8:37:38 AM

New study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, revealed that patients suffering from low back pain related to disk herniation who opted for the nonsurgical treatments (conservative care) improved similarly as those who opt for surgery.

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New Report Finds Pain Affects Millions of Americans

by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) | 11/22/2006 8:29:41 AM

One in four U.S. adults say they suffered a day-long bout of pain in the past month, and one in 10 say the pain lasted a year or more, according to the government's annual, comprehensive report of Americans' health, Health United States, 2006, released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics.

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21 HEALTH INSURERS, HMOs FINED FOR PROMPT PAY VIOLATIONS

by New York State Insurance Department | 11/10/2006 2:21:47 PM

Superintendent of Insurance Howard Mills today announced that the New York State Insurance Department has levied fines totaling $310,300 against 21 health insurers and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) for violations of New York’s Prompt Pay Law.

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Are influenza vaccines worth the effort?

by BMJ-British Medical Journal | 10/26/2006 10:35:27 PM

Each year enormous effort goes into producing influenza vaccines and delivering them to appropriate sections of the population. But a review of the evidence in this week's BMJ suggests that they may not be as effective as we think.

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Congress Passes Bill to Inspect Military Access to Chiropractic

by American Chiropractic Association | 10/19/2006 4:08:51 PM

Congress has passed legislation requiring the Pentagon to conduct a study on providing chiropractic care to all members and former members of the Armed Forces, their families, and reservists.

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