This October, healthcare practitioners across the U.S. are honoring women everywhere by recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Often signified by a pink ribbon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women regardless of race or ethnicity, with 242,000 new cases reported annually. The American Cancer Society (ACS) adds that, while there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., this form of cancer is still the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with 1 in 38 women losing their lives to this particular type of cancer.
Wellness Approach In your practice, the supplement regimens of your patients tend to be pain-relieving or joint-strengthening formulas. For many other health concerns, however, there is a botanical being rediscovered by leading research and perched on the edge of a renaissance: grape seed extract. That may sound surprising. After all, grape seed extract’s popularity seemed to peak about 20 years ago. But this burst of fame was short-lived.
Clinical Concerns Modern technology is truly amazing. In the palm of your hand is a device that has the ability to bring you information and entertainment in an instant. On any given day, you can look around in public places and see people engrossed in their mobile devices. Smart phones have taken over daily life and, although they bring some useful benefits, there are physical problems that can come from their use as well.
While many of your patients will see you for ongoing issues, such as chronic pain, there will be a certain percentage of your patients who come to see you for acute problems. Unlike patients with whom you have an established relationship, these acute care patients come to see you for a specific issue and may, or may not, be back to see you again once this issue has been addressed. Whiplash is one of the most common reason patients may come to see you for acute care.
In September of 1895, the founder of chiropractic, Daniel David Palmer—more commonly known as D.D. Palmer—is credited with making the first recorded chiropractic adjustment in history. Now, Palmer College makes it a point to honor D.D. Palmer annually as the founder of chiropractic. They call it Chiropractic Founder’s Day and this celebration has taken place for more than one hundred years, both at the college and by chiropractic professionals everywhere.