"We're excited to be opening this month," said Dr. Jeanne Black, community outreach director. "We're looking forward to working with the Salvation Army, who donated the two apartments to us." According to Dr. Black, the Salvation Army is interested in having the outreach clinic run chest x-rays on those seeking help at their shelter, as well as those coming in for chiropractic care. "There has been a resurgence of tuberculosis across the country," said Dr. Black. "Many cases have been found in homeless people who simply don't have access to care. By doing x-rays, we can identify the disease early enough to refer patients for care."
International Acad. of Homeopathy Holds Open House
The International Academy of Homeopathy held its second annual Open House June 5, 1993 in Toronto, Canada. The Open House consisted of an evening lecture in homeopathy followed by a presentation of the homeopathic practitioner program beginning in September. The program is divided in two parts: the homeopathic program of 600 hours (which includes a clinical externship of 150) and the science program of 730 hours. The faculty members of the Academy are: Norman Allan, B.Sc., DC, PhD; Fernando Ania, ND; C. Gregory Cheatwood, DC; Frank E. Cheung, B.Sc., M.Sc.Phm.; Musab A. Dawod, M.B.Ch.B., D.N.(U.K.); Barbara Forest, B.Sc., MA, PhD; Libuse Gilka, MD; Norbert Andrew Kerenyi, MD; Arnost Kolin, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), LMCC; N. Richard Pragnell, DC, ND, HMDS; and P. Zoltan Rona, B.Sc., MD, M.Sc.
For more information on the International Academy of Homeopathy call Dianne Kral at (416) 481-8816.
Pennsylvania DCs Emphasize Good Posture
The Wyoming Valley Chiropractors of Pennsylvania saw opportunity during "Good Posture Month" and sponsored a children's poster contest with the theme of "Good Posture and Your Health."
Chiropractors spoke at local schools about good posture and its relationship to health. Armed with this knowledge and their imaginations, the students went to work illustrating the concept. Teachers then selected the best posters from each school as finalists to be judged by local celebrities at the Wyoming Valley Mall. The grand prize was a Mountain Bike from Sears; second and third prizes were $25 and $10 gift certificates to the Mall. Dr. David Madeira, speaking for the group said, "It is our desire that children understand the importance of having the best posture they can. It (good posture) offers physical, mental, and social advantages that are available to everyone who is willing to work on their posture."