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Highlights: Florida officials crack down on direct Medicaid marketing; a wellness plan in Washington state breaks the mold

Highlights: Florida officials crack down on direct Medicaid marketing; a wellness plan in Washington state breaks the mold

[Florida] health officials are taking a cue from past problems and are banning health insurance companies from marketing their plans directly to Medicaid consumers as the state is rolling out a massive overhaul by transitioning millions into managed care. Insurance companies are allowed to market to consumers under the contracts, but only if the state gives prior approval (Kennedy, 7/22). [More]
State highlights: Caring for Texans injured on-the-job; heroin deaths in Md.; pertussis in Calif.

State highlights: Caring for Texans injured on-the-job; heroin deaths in Md.; pertussis in Calif.

In formerly depressed South Texas, gas flares from the fracking boom can be seen from outer space. While Texas has a Division of Workers' Compensation, it is the only state that doesn't require any private employer to carry workers' compensation insurance or a private equivalent, so more than 500,000 people have no occupational benefits when they get injured at work. That means they often rely on charities or taxpayers to pay for their care (Root, 6/29) [More]
AccentHealth buys Caervision's Asthma and Allergy waiting room television network

AccentHealth buys Caervision's Asthma and Allergy waiting room television network

AccentHealth, the leading patient education company at the Point-of-Care, announced today it has purchased the Asthma and Allergy waiting room television network of Caervision Corp. The new doctor office locations will become part of the AccentHealth network and will carry AccentHealth's award-winning health education programming produced by CNN. [More]
Older adults with low back pain are interested in receiving co-managed care, shows study

Older adults with low back pain are interested in receiving co-managed care, shows study

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of chiropractic care, promotes the findings of a new study, "Perspectives of older adults on co-management of low back pain by doctors of chiropractic and family medicine physicians: a focus group study" (BMC Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 9.16.2013). [More]
Even light consumption of alcohol with acetaminophen can increase risk of kidney dysfunction

Even light consumption of alcohol with acetaminophen can increase risk of kidney dysfunction

New research finds that the combination of acetaminophen paired with alcohol — even if consumed moderately or lightly — can increase the risk of kidney dysfunction, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston. [More]
Chiropractic doctors encourage people to embrace healthy lifestyle choices

Chiropractic doctors encourage people to embrace healthy lifestyle choices

With the obesity rate in the country increasing, doctors of chiropractic are encouraging people to embrace healthy lifestyle choices. Incorporating proper nutrition, a disciplined exercise plan and chiropractic care makes it easier to accomplish wellness goals. Small changes like decreasing food portion size or increasing your activity each day, can produce positive changes in overall health. [More]
Minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis: an interview with James Corbett, President & Chief Executive Officer of Vertos Medical

Minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis: an interview with James Corbett, President & Chief Executive Officer of Vertos Medical

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes pressure on the nerves, leading to pain and reduced mobility. Symptoms include pain, numbness, or tingling in the lower back, legs, or buttocks, which limits your ability to stand or walk. [More]
IFHF dedicates new $11 million centre to provide crucial treatment of TBI and PTS to returning veterans

IFHF dedicates new $11 million centre to provide crucial treatment of TBI and PTS to returning veterans

Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.5 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds of thousands of service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, due to IEDs, combat related incidents and training activities. [More]
First Edition: July 26, 2013

First Edition: July 26, 2013

Today's headlines include reports about an effort by some GOP lawmakers to force a showdown over health law funding. [More]

IASTAM to host 8th ICTAM at Samsung Sancheong HRD Center in Korea, September 2013

The 8th ICTAM Organizing Committee -- in recent years interest for traditional medicine has been growing within academia. Traditional medicine includes Korean medicine, Chinese medicine, Indian medicine, Chiropractic and Homeopathy. [More]
Whiplash therapy: an interview with Dr Williamson and Dr Williams, University of Warwick

Whiplash therapy: an interview with Dr Williamson and Dr Williams, University of Warwick

A whiplash injury is a common soft-tissue injury that may result in neck pain and other symptoms like headaches and arm pain. [More]

Four chiropractors receive Young Practitioner Distinguished Service Award

Four dynamic young chiropractors received the "Young Practitioner Distinguished Service Award" during the Minnesota Chiropractic Association Annual Chiropractic Celebration and Convention. [More]

MCA honors four individuals for dedication to chiropractic profession, commitment to public health

The Minnesota Chiropractic Association recently honored four individuals for their endless dedication to the chiropractic profession and commitment to public health. [More]

MCA presents 2013 John Allenburg Meritorious Award to Dr. Mark Dehen

The Minnesota Chiropractic Association presented Dr. Mark Dehen, with the "2013 John Allenburg Meritorious Award" during the Annual Chiropractic Celebration and Convention recently held at the Marriott Mall of America. [More]
OMT offers moderate to substantial pain relief from chronic low back pain

OMT offers moderate to substantial pain relief from chronic low back pain

The numbers are staggering. More than 632 million people worldwide suffer from low back pain, and it is a leading cause of disability. According to the Institute of Medicine, one-third of all Americans suffer from chronic pain, which exceeds the number of people who are affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. [More]
Roundup: States get insurance exchange weapon on abortion; N.Y. budget woes include Medicaid money worry; Ga. hospital 'bed tax' might not offer budget solution

Roundup: States get insurance exchange weapon on abortion; N.Y. budget woes include Medicaid money worry; Ga. hospital 'bed tax' might not offer budget solution

Abortion opponents have found a new way to restrict access to abortion -- by using the authority states have over the new health insurance exchanges, which will be up and running in a year. At least 21 states have legislation in place or in the works that will stop health insurance companies from paying for abortions for women. [More]
Children with chronic medical conditions more likely to use alternative medicine

Children with chronic medical conditions more likely to use alternative medicine

Children who regularly see specialists for chronic medical conditions are also using complementary medicine at a high rate, demonstrates recently published research from the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa. [More]
Dizziness does not hamper neck pain therapy

Dizziness does not hamper neck pain therapy

Neck pain patients with dizziness may suffer more pain and disability than their peers without dizziness, but they are no less likely to improve with chiropractic treatment, study findings indicate. [More]
Spinal manipulations do not overstrain internal carotid artery

Spinal manipulations do not overstrain internal carotid artery

Chiropractic cervical spinal manipulations do not pose undue stress and strain on the internal carotid artery, researchers affirm. [More]
First Edition: December 6, 2012

First Edition: December 6, 2012

Today's headlines include a report that some in the GOP are urging lawmakers to support the idea of trading tax breaks for changes in safety-net programs. [More]