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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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FIND A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC IN NEW YORK (NY)
by NYSCA Staff Writer
9/26/2006 8:59:29 PM

If you are seeking chiropractic care in New York (NY), you can locate a New York chiropractor by visiting the New York State Chiropractic Association (NYSCA) web site at www.NYSCA.com were over 6000 New York (NY) chiropractors are listed by city, zip code or last name.

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Insurance News

Social Security Number Removal Initiative
by CMS.gov
10/4/2016 8:37:04 AM

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number on new Medicare cards.


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Important Information from the ACA Vice President regarding #MedicareEquality
by David Herd, DC, ACA Vice President
2/23/2016 10:03:47 AM

The following is an important message from Dr. David Herd, ACA Vice President. Please feel free to share with colleagues, staff and patients. It is important everyone knows how hard we are collectively working for our patients and leveling the healthcare field for equal and quality access.


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Stroke Resources for Chiropractic Offices
by American Chiropractic Association | Lori Burkhart, JD
10/24/2016 4:00:57 PM

AS A RESULT OF MEDIA COVERAGE, some patients may come into the offices of doctors of chiropractic (DCs) concerned about having their necks adjusted. The media at times publishes sensationalized articles promoting the myth that neck manipulation is a major cause of stroke. To address sensationalized media coverage, ACA has put together resources to help DCs explain the issue to patients.


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JMPT - From the Editor's Desk – Does inclusion of chiropractic care result in cost savings?
by Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, PhD Editor in Chief – Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
5/9/2016 10:37:55 AM

The most recent issue of the JMPT has a series of 3 papers that will help to fill the evidence gap and answer the question "Does inclusion of chiropractic care result in cost savings?" Each of these papers focuses on one area of musculoskeletal health that has been identified as a public health burden: low back pain, neck pain, and headache.


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Beat Pain Without Dangerous Drugs
by Dr. Robert Silverman
2/5/2016 11:06:15 AM

For decades, the first-line treatment for pain has been to pop a pill. What’s wrong with that strategy? Hear answers from Dr. Robert G. Silverman, the American Chiropractic Association’s 2015 Sports Chiropractor of the Year. Dr. Silverman specializes in natural pain relief, sports performance, and nutrition.


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A Systemic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013
by Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators
6/10/2015 1:55:32 PM

Up-to-date evidence about levels and trends in disease and injury incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) is an essential input into global, regional, and national health policies. In the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 (GBD 2013), we estimated these quantities for acute and chronic diseases and injuries for 188 countries between 1990 and 2013.


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ACA's NCHM 2015 Theme Announced: Pain Free Nation!
by American Chiropractic Association
5/18/2015 12:13:35 PM

In honor of NCHM 2015, ACA will bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain (and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers) with this year’s theme of #PainFreeNation

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Spinal manipulation and exercise for low back pain in adolescents: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
by Craig Schulz, Brent Leininger, Roni Evans, Darcy Vavrek, Dave Peterson, Mitchell Haas and Gert Bronfort
5/23/2014 8:48:52 AM

The purpose of this paper is to describe the methodology of a randomized clinical trial examining the effectiveness of exercise with and without spinal manipulative therapy for chronic or recurrent low back pain in adolescents.


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Letter to Forbes.com
by American Chiropractic Association
4/24/2014 2:49:40 PM

Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) were troubled after reading the latest ill-informed attack on the chiropractic profession by Steven Salzberg, PhD. His latest Forbes blog post “New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors” is sensationalism at its finest.


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VBA Stroke: Resources for Doctors of Chiropractic
by American Chiropractic Association
3/12/2014 12:55:56 PM

There is growing interest in the association between cervical manipulation and vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke. ACA is sensitive to the public’s concerns surrounding this complex issue, and is offering the following resources to help state associations and doctors of chiropractic disseminate accurate information about the risks of serious injury following cervical manipulation.


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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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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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JAMA Suggests Chiropractic for Low Back Pain
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
5/14/2013 2:16:04 PM

Chiropractic Physicians Provide Natural Alternatives for Pain Treatment, Injury Prevention

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests patients try chiropractic services for the treatment of low back pain. 

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Chiropractic Physicians Help Create Healthy Workplaces
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
4/1/2013 1:29:28 PM

Chiropractic physicians are ready to provide key support to patients who are trying to create healthy working environments, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). This reminder comes as communities across the country this week observe National Public Health Week (NPHW), which promotes creating a healthy workplace on Wednesday, April 3.

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Chiropractic Patients Less Likely to Undergo Lumbar Surgery
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
1/31/2013 6:54:06 AM

A recent study in the medical journal Spine found a strong association between chiropractic care and the avoidance of lumbar spine surgery. The American Chiropractic Association is encouraged by this and other recent research supporting chiropractic's conservative, less costly approach to low-back pain.

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The New York Times Prints ACA's Letter to the Editor
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
9/15/2012 8:34:16 AM

On Sept. 3, The New York Times printed "Too Young to Have a Stroke? Think Again," about the risk of stroke among younger people, which stated that "Other activities that can cause a carotid tear are those that involve sudden neck jerks, including scuba diving, golf and tennis, as well as chiropractic manipulation and bending the head sharply back (the so-called beauty parlor stroke)."


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ACA to Court: N.M. Chiropractic Physicians Should Have Right to Self-Determination
by American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
9/15/2012 8:21:30 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, supporting the expertise of chiropractic physicians in that state and their right to self-determination.


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Are You Suffering from Back Pain?
by West Hartford Group, Inc.
6/8/2012 5:24:31 PM

The following link is a chiropractic public service announcement produced by the WestHartford Group, a chiropractic think tank dedicated to the advancement of the chiropractic profession.

Are You Suffering from Back Pain?


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FoxNews.com Highlights the Benefits of Chiropractic Care
by NYSCA Staff Writer
5/4/2012 2:50:33 PM

This week, ACA President Dr. Keith Overland was quoted in a story on FoxNews.com about the benefits of the services provided by doctors of chiropractic.


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Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain A Randomized Trial
by Gert Bronfort, DC, PhD; Roni Evans, DC, MS; Alfred V. Anderson, DC, MD; Kenneth H. Svendsen, MS; Yiscah Bracha, MS; and Richard H. Grimm, MD, MPH, PhD
5/1/2012 10:56:28 AM

A new study published in the January 3, 2012 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine title “Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain A Randomized Trial," reports concluded that chiropractic SMT was more effective than medication in both the short and long term care.


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Government Report Notes Benefits of Spinal Manipulation
by NYSCA Staff Writer
6/24/2011 3:45:34 PM

The National Prevention Council (NPC), recently called for the development of a National Prevention Strategy to outline goals and recommendations for improving health and wellness for all Americans. The National Prevention Strategy highlights several preventative measures throughout the report including alternative therapies for back and neck pain.


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Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association With Disability Recurrence
by Cifuentes, Manuel MD, PhD; Willetts, Joanna MS; Wasiak, Radoslaw PhD, MA, MSc
6/24/2011 3:29:37 PM

A new study published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine title “Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence," reports concluded that chiropractic care was more effective for common work-related low-back pain in comparison to treatments by physicians or physical therapists. In total, chiropractic patients demonstrated lower medical expenses, fewer disability recurrences and shorter initial periods of disabilities.


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Conservative Pain Management a First-Line Defense Against Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
by The American Chiropractic Association (ACA)
5/9/2011 3:00:24 PM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) applauds federal efforts to curb prescription drug abuse following the U.S. government’s announcement in late April that the problem has reached crisis level. ACA encourages patients and health care providers to explore drug-free, conservative approaches to pain management as a first-line defense against painkiller abuse.


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Creating European guidelines for Chiropractic Incident Reporting and Learning Systems (CIRLS): relevance and structure
by -- Martin Wangler, Ricardo Fujikawa, Lise Hestbaek, Tom Michielsen, Timothy J Raven, Haymo W Thiel and Beatrice Zaugg
4/4/2011 3:47:10 PM

In 2009, the heads of the Executive Council of the European Chiropractors' Union (ECU) and the European Academy of Chiropractic (EAC) involved in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) process for the chiropractic profession, set out to establish European guidelines for the reporting of adverse reactions to chiropractic treatment.


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The Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) Study: a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines in the medical and chiropractic management of patients with acute mechanical low back pain
by Paul B. Bishop, DC, MD, PhD, Jeffrey A. Quon, DC, PhD, FCCSC, Charles G. Fisher, MD, MHS, FRCSC, Marcel F.S. Dvorak, MD, FRCSC
3/7/2011 2:15:15 PM

A new study published in the Dec 2010 issue of The Spine Journal reports on the first randomized controlled trial utilizing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) including chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (CSMT) is associated with significantly greater improvement in condition-specific functioning.


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Back Pain, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
12/30/2010 2:25:58 PM

A new massive review and analysis conducted for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality by Ottawa Evidence-Based Practice Center reports that for both low back and neck pain, Chiropractic manipulation was significantly better then placebo or no treatment in reducing pain immediately or short-term after the end of treatment.


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Health Care Costs for Back Pain Much Higher when Care Initiated with an MD vs DC
by Liliedahl RL, Finch MD, Axene DV, Goertz CM., Axene Health Partners, Winchester, Calif, USA.
12/30/2010 1:57:59 PM

A new study published in the Nov-Dec 2010 issue of Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) reports on higher health care costs for back pain when care is initiated with an Medical Doctor (MD)/Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) verses doctor of chiropractic (DC)


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Chiropractic Associations Describe Chiropractic Care Using Conventional Terminology
by The American Chiropractic Association
9/15/2010 3:48:43 PM

The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), has established terminology that describes chiropractic care using conventionally recognized terminology across the accepted continuum of care. The terminology was established by a formal consensus process conducted in early 2009.


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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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Study Expert Validates Chiropractic Standard of Care
by International Chiropractors Association (ICA)—American Chiropractic Association, Association of Chiropractic Colleges, Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, Life West, New York College of Chiropractic, Parker College of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, and the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic
1/28/2010 5:23:30 PM

“The most recent research (Neck Pain Task Force Report of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010, a study sanctioned by the United Nations and the World Health Organization) indicates neck manipulation is a safe and effective form of health care,” according to Matt Pagano, DC, chiropractic profession spokesperson.


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Palmer begins significant study on chiropractic and hypertension
by Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR)
1/16/2010 8:42:17 AM

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) has undertaken a collaborative clinical trial to follow up on preliminary research indicating a specific form of chiropractic treatment can be effective in lowering blood pressure in hypertensive patients.


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Study Finds the Availability of Chiropractic Care Improves the Value of Health Benefits Plans
by The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
10/21/2009 2:35:46 PM

A report, prepared by a global leader for trusted human resources and related financial advice, products and services, finds that the addition of chiropractic care for the treatment of low back and neck pain will likely increase value-for-dollar in US employer-sponsored health benefit plans.


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New Pilot on Quality Shows Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care for Musculoskeletal Disorders
by ACA
8/13/2009 7:10:09 AM

A new pilot program shows that conservative heath care, including chiropractic, may reduce overall health care costs in patients with musculoskeletal disorders, such as back and neck pain.


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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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Patient Survey Finds Chiropractic Offers Most Satisfaction in Back Pain Treatment
by ChiroVoice.org
6/8/2009 8:16:49 AM

According to a newly released patient survey by a leading consumer group, chiropractic is the top rated treatment for back pain.


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Hands-on Therapies for Relief of Aching Backs Rated Top
by NYSCA Staff Writer
4/8/2009 7:54:46 AM

The May 2009 issue of Consumer Reports Magazine reports the results of its recent survey of more than 14,000 subscribers who had lower-back pain in the past year but had never had back surgery.


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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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According to a New Government Survey, 38 Percent of Adults and 12 Percent of Children Use Complementary and Alternative Medicine
by National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
12/11/2008 2:23:38 PM

Approximately 38 percent of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over and nearly 12 percent of U.S. children aged 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a new nationwide government survey.


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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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Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care: Results of a Population-Based, Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study
by J David Cassidy, DC, PhD
2/5/2008 12:59:58 PM

A new study published in a Spine supplement discussing the findings of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders, and is part of the task force's six-years of work.


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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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Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society
by Roger Chou, MD; Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA; Vincenza Snow, MD; Donald Casey, MD, MPH, MBA; J. Thomas Cross, Jr, MD, MPH; Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD; Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS.
12/4/2007 8:17:33 AM

New guidelines for low back pain (LBP) published in the October 2, 2007 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, recommends conservative approach including spinal manipulation.


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Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine: A Prospective National Survey
by Thiel, Haymo W. DC, PhD; Bolton, Jennifer E. PhD; Docherty, Sharon PhD; Portlock, Jane C. PhD
10/15/2007 3:13:57 PM

A new study published in the in the October 1, 2007 issue of the Spine, reports on the safety of chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine.


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People in Pain: How Do They Seek Relief?
by Qiuling Shi, Gary Langer, Jon Cohen, Charles S. Cleeland
8/29/2007 9:23:43 AM

Little is known about how people with pain seek relief. To estimate the proportion of the population reporting recent pain, to identify ways people seek pain relief, and to report the perceived effectiveness of pain relief methods, we conducted a secondary analysis of results from a nationwide survey of the general U.S.


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Wellness Tips

Are You Aware of the Hidden Risks of the School Environment?
by American Chiropractic Associattion
5/12/2004 5:55:09 PM

ARLINGTON, VA -- Each day when we send our children off to school, we hope that they'll learn well from their teachers, make new friends, and select healthy foods in the cafeteria.


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