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By Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, PhD, Bart N. Green, DC, MSEd, PhD and Michael Haneline, DC, MPH
An increase in addictions and deaths due to opioids has raised significant concern and media attention. We offer this brief overview on this important public health problem for the practicing chiropractor.
 
 
 
Repeated issues suggest lack of expertise and innovation are to blame.
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Imagine being a student again, about to take one of the four tests required to become a doctor of chiropractic. You've studied almost nonstop for the past few weeks. You can feel your anxiety level rise as you sit down in front of the computer screen.
  
By Tom Bayne, DC
Imagine if one in every three patients who walked through your door was afflicted with a debilitating, yet completely preventable and treatable disease. Unfortunately, this isn't just a dark fantasy, but a stark reality, as more than 100 million Americans suffer from preventable diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease and diabetes.
 
 
 
By Editorial Staff
In a health care era where evidence is increasingly the benchmark for insurance coverage, patient care and even cultural authority, we get plenty of it courtesy of a retrospective cost analysis spanning 10 years, more than 660,000 "covered lives" and nearly 7.5 million claims from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.
  
By Mark Charrette, DC
Clinical evaluation of standing posture using relatively low-tech tools has been confirmed as valid and reliable by several studies. The original device used to evaluate posture was the plumb line, which served as a reference line for the effects of gravity on body alignment.
 
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By Warren Hammer, MS, DC, DABCO
The muscle spindle, a particular type of mechanoreceptor, is located deep within the muscle belly, encapsulated in fascia made up of intrafusal fibers, all within the extrafusal muscle fibers.
  
By K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, MBA
I have always had a fascination with physical examination procedures, particularly orthopedic tests. The origin of my fascination began just after graduation when I began the chiropractic orthopedics program.
 
 
 
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In general, which political party do you believe is most likely to help advance the chiropractic cause in the next four years?
 
 
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