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High Court Upholds Health Reform Law; Declares Exchanges Are Within Statute

by American Chiropractic Association | 6/26/2015 12:04:42 PM

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it was upholding a key provision found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that would allow subsidies to consumers purchasing health insurance in states where the insurance exchange marketplace is operated by the federal government.

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Dr. Fab Manicini's Gift to NYSCA Members

by Dr. Fabrizio Mancini | 6/12/2015 9:18:14 AM

What a gift we have for our members of the New York State Chiropractic Association! Dr. Fabrizio Mancini has generously donated to the NYSCA 5 free registrations (value $199.00) for this weekends' Chiropractic Success Convention at the Omni Berkshire Hotel in New York City.

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Chiropractic Software Companies Merge

by ChiroTouch | 1/29/2015 10:42:26 PM

CHIROTOUCH AND FUTURE HEALTH UNITE TO ENHANCE PROFESSION’S BENEFITS FROM EHR TECHNOLOGY

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Clear Image Mobile Diagnostic Testing is now Pure Image Group

by Suzanne Marciano, Director of Operations, Pure Image Group | 1/14/2015 9:39:00 AM

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Are You At Risk for Contracting Ebola?

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 10/20/2014 3:20:00 PM

You are probably familiar with and closely monitoring the news related to the recent Ebola outbreak.  Although at this time there have been no cases reported in New York State, it is still important to be well-informed about reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of this disease.  (One case in NY has been confirmed as of 10/23/14)

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ACA Vows Continued Work With HHS During Leadership Transition

by ACA Government Relations | 4/11/2014 10:22:58 AM

Following the resignation of U.S. Department of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the ACA today announced it will continue its efforts, without hesitation, to ensure DCs and their patients are treated fairly and equitably with regard to the implementation of the PPACA and other key issues such as fully integrating DCs in new and emerging health care models.

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A statin a day keeps the doctor away: comparative proverb assessment modelling study

by Adam D M Briggs academic clinical fellow, Anja Mizdrak researcher, Peter Scarborough senior researcher | 12/18/2013 10:01:49 AM

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I.C. System Launches Chiropractic Debt Collection Agency Website

by IC System | 12/11/2013 11:30:25 AM

I.C. System, a family-owned accounts receivable management firm, recently launched a new chiropractor debt collection website highlighting the company’s 40+ years of chiropractic collection experience and industry expertise.

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Why a Chiropractic Debt Collection Agency Can Make - Or Break - Your Practice!

by IC System | 12/10/2013 11:41:06 AM

With the onset of increased premiums and decreased coverage for beneficiaries along with diminishing reimbursements for health care providers, many financial experts are speculating that America is currently formulating a health care bubble. 

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What to look for in a Chiropractic Debt Collection Agency!

by IC System | 12/10/2013 11:30:31 AM

Ignorance is not bliss when you discover that several patients are falling behind on their payments. If this happens to you, follow these tips to ensure that your experience is positive and financially advantageous!

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5 Ways to Get Chiro Patients Paying On-Time!

by IC System | 12/10/2013 11:23:17 AM

Nothing like stating the obvious, but the most effective way to keep your accounts from requiring professional chiropractor debt collection services is to prevent them from going delinquent in the first place!

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How to Know if You Need Chiro Debt Recovery Services

by IC System | 12/10/2013 11:16:53 AM

Sometimes, doctors wonder if utilizing chiropractic debt collection services are worth the time and money. 

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10 Tips for Dealing With Late-Paying Chiropractic Patients

by IC System | 12/10/2013 11:10:27 AM

When your staff has been unsuccessful in reaching a patient who is past due on his or her account, the pressure is on you to have “The Talk” before you send them to chiropractic debt collection help. As much as it pains you to do it, you must. However, your interaction doesn’t have to be miserable. In fact, if done correctly, it may even prove to be quite fruitful!

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Nonverbal Interpersonal Interactions in Clinical Encounters and Patient Perceptions of Empathy

by Enid Montague, Ping-yu Chen, Jie Xu, Betty Chewning & Bruce Barrett | 10/17/2013 1:49:32 PM

The relationship between nonverbal behaviors and patient perceptions of clinicians has been underexplored. The aim of this study was to understand the relationship between nonverbal communication behaviors (eye contact and social touch) to patient assessments of clinician (empathy, connectedness, and liking).

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HIPAA - Protecting Patient Privacy

by American Chiropractic Association (ACA) | 10/16/2013 11:18:56 AM

On January 25, 2013, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published it’s long awaited Final Rule (Omnibus Rule). Below you will find information and resources to help you understand and comply with HIPAA regulations.

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October 1st Deadline: Employers Must Provide Notice to Employees of Health Insurance Exchange Options

by | 10/1/2013 1:11:18 PM

While there has been much publicity about the delays in implementing certain features of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), there is one rapidly approaching deadline that no employer should ignore. Employers must provide their current employees with a health insurance exchange notice no later than October 1, 2013. 

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Doctors' Diagnostic Errors Are Often Not Mentioned But Can Take A Serious Toll

by Sandra G. Boodman | 5/14/2013 2:30:54 PM

Diagnoses that are missed, incorrect or delayed are believed to affect 10 to 20 percent of cases, far exceeding drug errors and surgery on the wrong patient or body part, both of which have received considerably more attention.

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National Government Services Upcoming Webinars on Chiropractic Services

by National Government Services | 10/18/2012 5:50:16 AM

NOVEMBER

Title: Medicare chiropractic service Documentation and Coverage

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST

Space is limited.

Reserve your Webinar seat now

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Physiotherapists In The United Kingdom Gain New Power

by Dr. Mariangela Penna | 8/17/2012 8:34:14 AM

This past month in the United Kingdom, physical therapists gained the right to prescribe medications independently.

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Medical Inc. The Movie in Final Production

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 5/4/2012 2:57:59 PM

Filmmaker and NCLC guest speaker Jeff Hayes is in the process of putting the finishing touches on his latest documentary, "Medical Inc." The film examines the history surrounding the American Medical Association's conspiracy against the chiropractic profession--which ultimately led to the Wilk vs. AMA trial--and dissects the current medical monopoly and its efforts to suppress complementary and alternative care.

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ACA Mourns Loss of Board Chairman Dr. Robert Mastronardi

by The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) | 4/26/2012 5:35:36 PM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) mourns the loss of its Chairman of the Board of Governors (BOG) Robert Mastronardi, DC, 60, who passed away yesterday following a battle with cancer.

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ACA Awards 2010 Alternate Delegate of the Year Award

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 10/4/2010 9:12:01 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) hosted its annual meeting in Newport, RI September 30-October 2, 2010.  The 2010 ACA Alternate Delegate of the Year was awarded to Louis Lupinacci, DC, FICC.

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The Power of Facebook for Expanding Your Chiropractic Practice

by Bob Leyland, Music City Web Design | 9/27/2010 12:06:17 PM

If you think of Facebook as a place for high schoolers and soccer moms, think again. Facebook has quickly earned a following of over 500,000,000 fanatical users who tune in early and often every day.

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B vitamins slow brain atrophy in people with memory problems

by University of Oxford | 9/9/2010 8:33:17 AM

Daily tablets of certain B vitamins can halve the rate of brain shrinkage in elderly people who suffer from mild memory problems, an Oxford University study has shown.

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Red Flags Rule

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 6/3/2010 8:08:18 AM

On Friday, the FTC issued a notice indicating that the Red Flags Rule would not be enforced until January 1, 2011. 

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NBCE Staff Publishes Article on Performance-Based Testing

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 1/15/2010 3:03:31 PM

Paul D. Townsend, D.C., the NBCE Director of Practical Testing Research and Development , is the lead author on an article published in the January 2010 issue of the journal Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

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FTC Extended Enforcement Policy: Identity Theft Red Flags Rule

by Federal Trade Commission | 11/5/2009 6:28:59 PM

At the request of several members of Congress, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC” or “Commission”) is extending its deferral of enforcement of the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule (“Red Flags Rule” or “the Rule”)1 until June 1, 2010.

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Red Yeast Rice for Dyslipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients (A Randomized Trial)

by David J. Becker, MD; Ram Y. Gordon, MD; Steven C. Halbert, MD; Benjamin French, PhD; Patti B. Morris, RD; and Daniel J. Rader, MD | 6/22/2009 7:43:31 AM

A new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and published in the June 16, 2009 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine have found that red yeast rice can be an alternative to cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

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Effects of prenatal multimicronutrient supplementation on pregnancy outcomes: a meta-analysis

by Prakesh S. Shah, MD MSc, Arne Ohlsson, MD MSc on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group on Determinants of Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birthsc | 6/9/2009 7:37:12 AM

A new study published in the June 9, 2009 issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal reports on how a multivitamin supplementation during pregnancy may improve a baby's birth weight more than iron-folic acid supplementation alone.

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The time is now for ChiroVoice!

by Louis Lupinacci, DC, FICC and H. William Wolfson, DC, FICC | 6/8/2009 7:58:36 AM

The New York State Chiropractic Association asks members to support the ACA chiropractic advocacy network, ChiroVoice.org (ChiroVoice).

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NBCE DIRECTORS TEMPLE AND SMITH HONORED WITH GEORGE R. ARVIDSON AWARD FROM FCLB

by NBCE | 6/3/2009 12:38:14 PM

On May 7, two directors of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), were honored by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards (FCLB) who bestowed upon them the 2009 George R. Arvidson Award for Meritorious Service.

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NBCE 2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

by NBCE | 5/21/2009 11:51:37 AM

On May 8, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) held its Annual Board Meeting in conjunction with the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards’ (FCLB) 83rd Annual Educational Conference in Hollywood, CA.

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Virginia Chiropractic Association and Virginia Society of Chiropractic Form Unification Committee

by COCSA | 5/5/2009 8:02:01 AM

The Virginia Chiropractic Association (VCA) and the Virginia Society of Chiropractic (VSC) announced their intent to unite into a single entity and the formation of a Unification Committee.

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Legislation would end insurance discrimination against those who live with pre-existing or chronic illness

by Senator Jay Rockefeller | 4/6/2009 12:39:03 PM

Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Member of the House Education and Labor Committee, announced the introduction of the Pre-existing Condition Patient Protection Act that would end insurance discrimination against those who live with pre-existing or chronic illness.

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Vitamin C Intake Linked with Reduced Gout Risk in Men

by Hyon K. Choi, MD, DrPH; Xiang Gao, MD, PhD; Gary Curhan, MD, ScD | 3/10/2009 8:46:35 AM

A new study published in the May 9, 2009 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine reports on how a Vitamin C intake may be beneficial in the prevention of gout.

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FCER’s DCConsult® Web Site Now Open Access

by FCER | 3/9/2009 12:50:16 PM

After carefully listening and reviewing member comments, the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research has opened its popular new DCConsult® website to all at no cost.

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Economic Stimulus Package Passes House, Senate

by American Chiropractic Association | 2/17/2009 8:36:28 AM

Late last week, the U.S. House and Senate approved the long-debated $787 billion economic stimulus package. Included in the final legislation, which is to be signed by President Obama this week, are the following items of interest to the chiropractic profession:

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Treadmill Exercise and Resistance Training in Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease With and Without Intermittent Claudication

by Mary M. McDermott, MD; Philip Ades, MD; Jack M. Guralnik, MD, PhD; Alan Dyer, PhD; Luigi Ferrucci, MD, PhD; Kiang Liu, PhD; Miriam Nelson, PhD; Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, MPH; Linda Van Horn, PhD; Daniel Garside, BS; Melina Kibbe, MD; Kathryn Domanchuk, BS; James H. Stein, MD; Yihua Liao, MS; Huimin Tao, MS; David Green, MD, PhD; William H. Pearce, MD; Joseph R. Schneider, MD, PhD; David McPherson, MD; Susan T. Laing, MD, MS; Walter J. McCarthy, MD, MS; Adhir Shroff, MD; Michael H. Criqui, MD, MPH | 1/14/2009 10:24:13 AM

Patients with peripheral arterial disease have improved function and circulation with treadmill exercise and leg resistance training, a randomized trial showed.

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Surgeon General’s New Family Health History Tool Is Released, Ready for “21st Century Medicine”

by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | 1/14/2009 9:04:16 AM

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released an updated and improved version of the Surgeon General’s Internet-based family health history tool.

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Too Much Sitting: A Novel and Important Predictor of Chronic Disease Risk?

by Neville Owen, Adrian Bauman and Wendy Brown | 1/8/2009 9:00:52 PM

Research on physical activity and health has pointed clearly to increasing the time that adults spend doing moderate-to-vigorous intensity activities: 30 minutes a day is generally recommended.

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Physical inactivity is associated with chronic musculoskeletal complaints 11 years later: Results from the Nord-Trondelag Health Study

by Helene Sulutvedt Holth,,Hanne Kine Buchardt Werpen, John-Anker Zwart, and Knut Hagen | 1/8/2009 8:51:55 PM

A new study published in BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders December 2008 reports on how a physical exercise was associated with lower prevalence of chronic musculoskeletal complaints (MSCs).

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Acting Surgeon General Issues ‘Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism’

by Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H | 9/15/2008 3:29:35 PM

Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., today issued a Call to Action to reduce the number of cases of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in the United States.

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Emergency Department Visits for Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Events

by Nadine Shehab, Priti R. Patel, Arjun Srinivasan, and Daniel S. Budnitz | 8/14/2008 7:57:57 AM

A study funded by CDC revealed that 140,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. annually are related to adverse effects from antibiotics.

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FDA Requests Boxed Warnings on Fluoroquinolone Antimicrobial Drugs

by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | 7/9/2008 9:43:15 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified manufacturers of fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs that a Boxed Warning in the product labeling concerning the increased risk of tendinitis and tendon rupture is necessary.

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AU study shows that overuse of flip-flops can lead to orthopedic problems

by Auburn University Staff Writer | 6/9/2008 9:41:38 AM

Auburn University biomechanics doctoral student Justin Shroyer places reflective markers on the foot of Ph.D. student Joanna Booker. Shroyer led an AU research team in a study of the effects of flip-flops versus those of athletics shoes.

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U.S. Health Care System 'Wasting' Money on 'Overtreatment,' Columnist Writes

by Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report | 1/7/2008 10:13:35 AM

Several decades ago, medical researcher Jack Wennberg studied health care services in Vermont and found that "Vermonters who lived in towns with more aggressive care weren't healthier," but rather they "were just getting more health care," columnist David Leonhardt writes in the New York Times.

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Snap judgments decide a face's character, psychologist finds

by Chad Boutin - Princeton University | 8/24/2006 9:37:26 AM

We may be taught not to judge a book by its cover, but when we see a new face, our brains decide whether a person is attractive and trustworthy within a tenth of a second, according to recent Princeton research.

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New York State rated 50th for patient-safety incidents in hospitals

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 4/5/2006 2:04:40 PM

According to a study released on Monday April 3, 2006 by HealthGrades medical errors remain a leading cause of death and injury at hospitals nationwide.

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Effect of 6-Month Calorie Restriction on Biomarkers of Longevity, Metabolic Adaptation, and Oxidative Stress in Overweight Individuals

by Leonie K. Heilbronn, PhD; Lilian de Jonge, PhD; Madlyn I. Frisard, PhD; James P. DeLany, PhD; D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD; Jennifer Rood, PhD; Tuong Nguyen, BSE; Corby K. Martin, PhD; Julia Volaufova, PhD; Marlene M. Most, PhD; Frank L. Greenway, PhD; Steven R. Smith, MD; Walter A. Deutsch, PhD; Donald A. Williamson, PhD; Eric Ravussin, PhD; for the Pennington CALERIE Team | 4/5/2006 12:45:14 PM

Prolonged calorie restriction increases life span in rodents. Whether prolonged calorie restriction affects biomarkers of longevity or markers of oxidative stress, or reduces metabolic rate beyond that expected from reduced metabolic mass, has not been investigated in humans.

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Do You Have Money Waiting For You?

by NYSCA Staff Writer | 4/3/2006 5:33:55 PM

Visit the New York State Attorney General's Office website to and see if a check is waiting for you.

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