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Dynamic Chiropractic – February 24, 1997, Vol. 15, Issue 05

Dr. Winterstein Returns to the Airwaves

By Editorial Staff
The President of National College of Chiropractic (NCC), James Winterstein, DC, was a returning guest speaker on the "Ask the Doctor" segment of the morning news show on Chicago TV station WGN on January 15th. People nationwide see WGN, as it is carried by many cable companies across the country as part of the basic cable package.

Dr. Winterstein handled viewer questions with Sonja Gantt, co-anchor of the "WGN Morning News." In his previous visit, he answered viewer questions about proper lifting techniques, back and neck pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and appropriate office chairs for good posture.


NWCC Creates Sports Residency Program

Timothy Stark, DC, a 1996 graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic (NWCC) who represented the college at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, is the college's new resident in sports chiropractic and rehabilitation, the first residency of its kind. In this three-year position Dr. Stark will act as an advisor to NWCC's Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) Sports Council, an organization of which he was previously president.

"We were one of the first chiropractic schools to have a sports chiropractic course as an elective," noted Dr. Stark. Northwestern has developing an additional sports elective class that began in January.


Flying Doctors of America Plan Equestrian Mission

The Flying Doctors of America, a interdisciplinary group of volunteer health care practitioners, is planning a March 28-April 6 mission that will involve traveling by horseback to reach four remote villages in the jungle region of northern Guatemala, an area of Mayan ruins and exotic plant life.

Doctors will fly into Guatemala City, and the next day board a charter aircraft that will take them north to a lodge on the shores of the Rio Usumacinta, site of the Mayan ruins of Yaxchilan. From there the doctors will saddle their steeds and enter the jungle to ride to the small village of El Zapote. The doctors will sleep in tents and bathe in the rivers, having left behind the amenities of flush toilets, electricity, and purified water

On the fifth day, the physicians will ride to the village of Macanche; on the seventh day, they will visit the village of Coaba before returning by jeep to Lake Yaxha and back to Guatemala City.

The Flying Doctors have also scheduled these (non-horseback riding) trips:

Feb. 26-Mar. 3 Guatemala (highlands)
Mar. 5-10 Guatemala
Mar. 14-23 Venezuela (Angel Falls)
April 9-14 Dominican Republic (coastal)
May 16-26 Peru (Tambopata Rain Forest)
May 28-June 2 Dominican Republic
June 13-22 Peru (Cusco, Machu Pichu)
July 11-26 Ukraine

You may contact the Flying Doctors of America at:
Tele: (770) 451-3068
Fax: (770) 457-6302



ACA to Hold Medicare Conference

Immediately following the release of the new CPT coding for chiropractic (see 12/16/96 and 1/1/97 issues of DC), the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has invited the Medicare or insurance committee chairperson of every state association, each state's chiropractic Medicare advisory committee member, and officials from Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to attend the "Chiropractic Carrier Advisory Committee Conference," March 7th, in Washington, D.C. Common goals and solutions are being sought.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 1997 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC), and a CPT coding seminar.

For more information call the ACA: 1-800-986-4636.


Parker College Earns Energy Efficiency Award

(From left: David Warth, campus director of engineering; Marshall Burrows of M&O Mechanical Inc.; and John Loshinski, owner of Standard Control. M&O specializes in energy efficiency systems for educational institutions and city municipalities.

The leading trade publication for professional engineers, architects, and general contractors, Energy User News, reported in its December 1996 issue that Parker College of Chiropractic was one of four national winner of a certificate of merit for energy efficiency and conservation. Parker was honored for installing the latest technology in energy management systems during campus-wide renovations completed in 1996. The system allows for computerized controls of electricity, heating, air conditioning/ventilation, natural gas, lights, and security. Delta Controls of Dallas was the contractor.

"The system represents the cutting edge of technological advancement in efficient energy usage," said David Warth, campus director of engineering.

As a result of the award, 50 engineers will tour Parker's campus, hosted by the Association of Energy Engineers and American Gas Cooling, during their annual convention in Dallas this May.


MPI/NCC Co-sponsor Postgrad Programs

The National-Lincoln School of Postgraduate Education, a division of NCC, began co-sponsoring educational programs with the Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) this January. "The strong emphasis on quality and scientific basis demonstrated by NCC over the years and the practical aspects demonstrated by MPI for several years is a combination that should please all," said William Waln, DC, dean of the National-Lincoln School of Postgraduate Education.

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