As of March 2018, the average American works 34.5 hours per week. And when you’ve chosen a career in chiropractic, that number can easily increase by 10 or 20 hours or more, especially if you regularly hold office hours at night or on weekends to better accommodate your patients’ schedules and needs. That’s why it can feel like a major struggle when you’re faced with the prospect of having to add more obligations to an already busy calendar, even if those obligations can ultimately help you create a stronger business.
When it comes to eating a diet that can help lead to more optimal levels of health, superfoods are often said to deliver. From acai berries and almonds to wheatgrass and zucchini, there are foods from nearly every letter in the alphabet that are promoted for their ability to help people live longer and higher quality lives. One that falls exactly mid-alphabet is Moringa. It’s being called the next new superfood by many health experts. If you’ve never heard of it, Moringa is a plant that has an extremely high content nutrient base.
In January of 2018, SmartAsset shared results of research they conducted, the findings of which indicated that the average tax refund varies quite a bit depending on the state of residence. For instance, they found that Texas residents typically receive the highest return at roughly $3,133 and Maine residents generally receive the lowest at $2,302, with all of the other state’s average refund amounts falling somewhere in between. While a tax refund is simply monies that individuals and families overpaid to the government in the prior year, some consider their annual refunds as more of a bonus.
Wear patterns on shoes can be a useful—though often confusing—indication of problems with the feet. By examining wear patterns, we can understand a patient’s gait cycle and recommend the appropriate adjustments and orthotics to enhance their performance. The confusing part can be explaining why certain conditions lead to certain wear patterns. For example, it’s counterintuitive to patients to explain why their foot rolling inward can cause excessive outer heel wear.
Big technology companies like Apple, Amazon and Google are getting more and more involved in the healthcare industry. And are even turning their attention to healthcare records. We’ve commented before on Amazon’s entry into the healthcare system–now, it seems, Apple and Google are also getting actively involved in healthcare. Chiropractors can likely expect to hear more about technology companies becoming involved in the healthcare system in the near future. What does this mean for chiropractic?