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18 students complete doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College

The doctor of chiropractic program at Sherman College requires students to complete more than 4,800 hours (14 quarters) of classroom and laboratory study and also includes an internship in the college’s on-campus Chiropractic Health Center. To enter the DC program, students must have at least 90 semester hours of college-level courses, including courses in the sciences.

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Four students earn chiropractic scholarships from Standard Process

The public voted via YouTube for the student they thought best expressed their ideas about was the most important thing that they wanted to teach to patients. The top four entries with the most votes were selected as scholarship winners. The eight finalists’ videos received nearly 7,000 views total on YouTube.

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High court upholds health reform law, declares exchanges are within statute

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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South Carolina Rep. Donna C. Hicks visits Sherman College of Chiropractic

South Carolina Rep. Donna C. Hicks visited Sherman College of Chiropractic earlier this week to learn more about the chiropractic college’s substantial community and economic impact in her district. Hicks, a chiropractic patient herself, met with Sherman College President Edwin Cordero, DC, and several members of the administrative team.

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ACA’s Get Healthy Blog adds Cultivate’s Bryan Muth, DC, as content contributor

Cultivate’s model delivers statistically and clinically significant differences in employee health factors and the reduction of long-term health risks, according to the Medical College of Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee School of Public Health. These experiences serve as the foundation for Muth’s contributed features to the Get Healthy Blog.

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Dee Cee Laboratories contributes third installment of five-year pledge to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress

Established in 1962, Dee Cee Labs began with a mission to help people achieve a healthier life through quality nutritional products. Today, the organization manufactures hundreds of high-quality dietary supplements using good manufacturing procedures in its own state-of the art manufacturing facility.

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Foot Levelers launches global, patient-facing blog

With topics including over-pronation, proper summer footwear, low-back pain, acetaminophen overdose, the Foot Levelers blog reaches a worldwide audience.

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ACA letter to TIME magazine on painkillers

In June, TIME magazine published the article titled “Why America Can’t Kick Its Painkiller Problem,” by Massimo Calabresi regarding the overuse of prescription painkillers in the U.S. The American Chiropractic Association responded to the piece this week emphasizing the value of conservative care in combating this problem.

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ChiroTouch encourages chiropractors to apply for the meaningful use hardship exception by July 1

Chiropractors who did not successfully attest to meaningful use in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014 will experience a 2 percent payment penalty beginning in 2016, unless they apply for an exception.

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Help patients who are weak at the knees

The knee joint is somewhat of a paradox, as it must be fairly flexible to allow us to walk, sit, and bend yet also requires stability to bear the weight of the entire body when standing up. Unfortunately, this dichotomy can make the knee susceptible to injury, which results in a great deal of pain.

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