Geriatrics & Senior Health

A Novel Way to Prevent Elderly Falls: Toe Strength

By Thomas Michaud, DC

In any given year, nearly 40 percent of senior citizens ages 70 and older will fall at least once. Each fall significantly increases the risk of not only sprains, strains and contusions, but also fractures. The resultant injuries often begin a downward spiral of weakness and frailty.

Nutrition / Detoxification

Chiropractic's Next Frontier: Adjusting the Microbiome

By Todd Singleton, DC

Restoring a healthy microbiome to help treat disease may be the next frontier in chiropractic offices around the country. Chiropractors nationwide are beginning to incorporate this type of treatment and instruction into their practices.

Chiropractic Research

Historic Study: Why Every MD Should Refer to a DC

By Editorial Staff

While chiropractic care is receiving high levels of exposure these days, most pain patients who consult with a health provider still do so with their primary-care MD. And of course, that means in most cases, they're receiving standard medical care, not chiropractic. Big mistake, suggests findings from the largest randomized clinical trial in chiropractic research in the U.S. to date.

Inside Health Care

New Opportunities for DCs

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher

For decades, the model chiropractic practice has been the single-doctor practice. Recent surveys have found that approximately two-thirds of U.S. doctors of chiropractic still practice this way, with another 20 percent practicing in multiple-chiropractor practices. But recent trends are pointing to what could be a new era for chiropractic.

Billing / Insurance / Records

Dropping Insurance: 4 Steps

By Eugene Charles, DC, DIBAK

It may seem daunting, but please remember the old adage, How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Here are bite-sized steps you can implement today to drop insurance from your practice.

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