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By Dana Lawrence, DC, M. Med. Ed., MA
and Christine Goertz, DC, PhD
Have you ever seen a patient in your office with multiple serious health problems you weren't sure exactly how to address? Or had someone walk into your office with a page they printed off the Internet, asking you if they should do as the article suggests and take glucosamine for knee osteoarthritis or try the DASH diet to lower their blood pressure?
 
 
 
By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher
Have you heard about how "beacons" are transforming the way businesses interact with their customers? Beacons are low-energy Bluetooth devices that have the ability to send information to a smartphone app. Beacons reach consumers in specific locations through their smartphones. Beacons already are being used by a number of retailers (e.g., Target, Macy's, Walmart, GameStop), as well as supermarkets and hundreds of shopping malls.
  
From facial hair to footwear:
what not to wear.
By Stephan J Troyanovich, DC and
Jennifer Troyanovich
Taking a page from Stacy and Clinton of The Learning Channel's hit television program, "What Not to Wear," we recently published an article in the summer issue of Chiropractic History: The Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, that explores the evolution of physician attire from prehistoric times to the present.
 
 
 
By Charles Masarsky, DC, FICC
Reverse digit span is an easily administered test of attention span. It is a component of the SCAT3 test, which is frequently used to assess concussion. It has been part of the armamentarium of cognitive assessment for many years. Case evidence suggests the reverse digit span test is a useful tool for assessing patients both with and without concussion symptoms, and tracking their improvement following chiropractic care.
  
By Anthony Rosner, PhD, LLD [Hon.], LLC
For decades, numerous papers have linked upper cervical chiropractic care to the incidence of vertebral artery dissections and stroke. Particularly bothersome have been the case-control studies, which, neglecting to include a cohort of patients consulting primary care medical physicians in cases of headache or neck pain, have suggested the likelihood of stroke increases if the patient has recently consulted a chiropractor.
 
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By Jeffrey Tucker, DC, DACRB
Aging is inevitable, but how you age is not. Common physical signs of aging include decreased muscle mass, decreased muscular power, increased body fat, and decreased aerobic (lung) capacity. Beginning in the fourth decade of life, adults lose 3-5 percent of muscle mass per decade; after age 50, the decline increases to 1-2 percent per year.
  
By Claudia Anrig, DC
About 40 years ago, excessive dietary cholesterol was labeled a public health concern. Specifically, it was thought that there was a causal link between consumption of cholesterol-laden foods and increased risk of heart disease. As a result, for many years, one of the healthiest and most convenient food options suffered from a smear campaign that boosted sales of "egg alternatives."
 
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