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Report: Wide variation in state exchange plans' covered benefits

Report: Wide variation in state exchange plans' covered benefits

University of Pennsylvania researchers find that the variations are significant. Other news about the online health marketplaces that open next month include Oregon's decision to ditch the old system for Medicaid enrollment, a review of navigators' roles in Georgia, and Maryland officials' assurances that their system will be ready. [More]
Dynatronics net sales decrease 2.9% in fourth quarter 2014

Dynatronics net sales decrease 2.9% in fourth quarter 2014

Dynatronics Corporation today announced results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended June 30, 2014. [More]
Thirteen research projects to explore nondrug approaches to manage pain, other health conditions

Thirteen research projects to explore nondrug approaches to manage pain, other health conditions

Thirteen research projects totaling approximately $21.7 million over 5 years will explore nondrug approaches to managing pain and related health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), drug abuse, and sleep issues. The effort seeks to enhance options for the management of pain and associated problems in U.S. military personnel, veterans, and their families. [More]
Viewpoints: New uninsured numbers are outdated; chiropractors' unusual move into nutrition

Viewpoints: New uninsured numbers are outdated; chiropractors' unusual move into nutrition

The federal government released some very reliable estimates of how many people had health insurance in the first three months of 2014. [More]
WellStar establishes new health park in East Cobb

WellStar establishes new health park in East Cobb

WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened its doors September 15, serving as a comprehensive, one-stop shop for outpatient medical needs. [More]
USF receives FEMA grant to reduce risk of low back pain, disability in firefighters

USF receives FEMA grant to reduce risk of low back pain, disability in firefighters

The University of South Florida's John Mayer, DC, PhD, recently received a $1.3 million Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance of Firefighters grant - a three-year award that will help build upon cumulative research evaluating the effectiveness of targeted exercise programs to reduce the risk of low back pain and disability in firefighters. [More]
Dynatronics completes $3.8M sale and leaseback of its Utah facility

Dynatronics completes $3.8M sale and leaseback of its Utah facility

Dynatronics Corporation (NASDAQ: DYNT) today announced the completion of a $3.8 million sale and leaseback of its facility in Cottonwood Heights, UT. The purchaser was AIC Ventures of Austin, Texas. [More]
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]