Patient Care
Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been widely defined as: “systematically developed statements to assist practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances, although they are also relevant to health service managers.”
Due to the unique role of pediatrics and spinal biomechanics in chiropractic, chiropractors often encounter cases of scoliosis in their practice. 
Most chiropractors would agree that our main goal is to help people live healthier lives. This is not always easy. Our definition of health may differ from the patient’s.
It is Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 34 and Carlos Newton is preparing to defend his World Championship welterweight belt against Matt Hughes at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
March 18, Simcoe, ON – Recent efforts, in the state of New Mexico, to expand chiropractic scope of practice to include the ability to prescribe certain drugs have been defeated.
Consumers come for treatment and go home. In Part 1 of this article, we noted that, with the advocate, we have someone who not only keeps their appointments, but is eager to actively spread the features and benefits of your service within their sphere of influence.
Hip and knee arthroplasty has become one of the most common orthopedic procedures in our aging population. The wait times for these procedures often exceed six to 12 months.
Oct 28, Bournemouth, U.K. – A new study that examines the rate of patient withdrawal from treatment as a result of disclosure of possible risks associated with manipulation of the cervical spine suggests that fear of this occurring is unfounded.
“The educated differ from the uneducated as the living differ from the dead.” –Aristotle
Dr. Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist from the University of Waterloo who recently said that we are “living in a time when the questions are changing.”
May 14, 2010 – In 2003, when Canada was grappling with the universal health care debate and struggling with the wait time challenges, I was operating a wellness centre specializing in sports medicine and chronic pain. My clientele ranged from competitive athletes to grandmothers, all coping with severe pain. It was here that I first experienced patients’ struggles with the Canadian medical systems’ long waitlists for care. Witnessing patients forced to wait in pain, while watching their suffering impact their families, grieved me deeply.
In 2003, when Canada was grappling with the universal health care debate and struggling with the wait time challenges, I was operating a wellness centre specializing in sports medicine and chronic pain. My clientele ranged from competitive athletes to grandmothers, all coping with severe pain. It was here that I first experienced patients’ struggles with the Canadian medical systems’ long waitlists for care. Witnessing patients forced to wait in pain, while watching their suffering impact their families, grieved me deeply.
On April 12-14, I attended Canada’s Forum on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Toronto. The volume of information, and magnitude of the impact of this issue on the public, was a new experience for me, regardless of the exposure I’ve had  to countless government, research and profession-specific meetings.
Eczema is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects up to 20 per cent of children. It is characterized by varying degrees of redness and itching, mainly affecting the face, neck, and folds of the knees and elbows. Although eczema can present at any time throughout life, the age of onset for more severe or chronic eczema is typically before two years and often within the first six months of life. According to one study, 10.7 per cent of the total U.S. population, or 31.6 million Americans, meet the broad symptoms criteria for eczema, and associated costs may be as high as $1–4 billion.1
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