The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) welcomes quality care expert Angela Kennedy, DC, MBA, to its staff, where she will serve in the association’s new position of senior vice president of education and health policy. As part of her role, Kennedy will lead ACA’s newly formed education and health policy department and will craft a plan to expand ACA’s professional development offerings and educational programming with a strong focus on health policy. Kennedy comes to ACA from the American Society for Radiation Oncology, where she served as the director of quality improvement.
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Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall, the rate of new cancer cases has decreased since the 1990s, but increases in overweight- and obesity-related cancers are likely slowing this progress. About 630,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity in 2014. About 2 in 3 occurred in adults 50- to 74-years-old. The rates of obesity-related cancers, not including colorectal cancer, increased by 7 percent between 2005 and 2014. The rates of non-obesity related cancers declined during that time.
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Chronic back pain is a leading precursor to opioid prescriptions, and half of the opioid overdose deaths in the country are attributed to prescribed opioids. During National Spinal Health Month in October, HealthSource, one of the nation’s largest chiropractic franchises, will promote massage, progressive rehabilitation and chiropractic treatments as alternatives to prescription pain medications. And for all those who choose one of these drug-free solutions, the clinics will donate the cost of the treatments to support The Salvation Army’s drug addiction rehabilitation programs.
- Study shows true chiropractic manipulation improves OVX-related bone loss in rats
- ChiroTouch introduces new CQM quality center and enhances billing services
- Utah Jazz continue revamp of training room by adding first Pulsed Energy machine
To more fully understand how the U.S. public perceives chiropractic as a healthcare modality, in 2015, Palmer College of Chiropractic entered an agreement with the Gallup polling organization. The contract commissioned three annual surveys, each examining a different aspect of Americans’ attitudes toward chiropractic. On October 3, 2017, Palmer College released the findings of the third and final survey, 2017 Gallup-Palmer College of Chiropractic Annual Report: Americans’ Views of Prescription Pain Medication and Chiropractic Care, which was conducted from February 8 through March 13, 2017.
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- Texas Chiropractic College faculty member’s work published in American Journal of Physiology
- NIH commits $7 million to Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research to study chiropractic care for veterans