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Chiropractic Legislators Work Together for Soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carly Sharec   

Chiropractic received a major boost from the United States government in May, as H.R. 5658 was passed by the House of Representatives. The bill states that chiropractic care should be a standard benefit for military personnel, and orders the Secretary of Defense to make it available for those eligible. Sponsored by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), the provisions for members on active duty are under section 704.

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Glucosamine Alone Not Effective for OA PDF Print E-mail
Written by David. R. Seaman, D.C., M.S.   

Since 2001, four long-term studies have examined the utility of glucosamine and/or chondroitin supplementation versus placebo in patients suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee (1-4). One long-term study compared glucosamine sulfate with placebo in patients with OA of the hip (5). To date, there has yet to be a trial with glucosamine/chondroitin for spinal OA, although one case history has been published (6).

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Chiropractors Support Georgia's Special Athletes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Becca Bauer   

After years of working with Georgia's Special Olympics athletes, several Georgia Chiropractic Association members remain inspired by the passion, dedication and determination of these competitors.

"It takes only a few moments to realize how blessed you are in this work – but what is also true is that the athletes bless YOU," said Dr. Robert Hayden, GCA past president, of his involvement with Special Olympics Georgia.

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Chiropractic Technique Lowers Blood Pressure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valerie Smith Buxton   

When Bruce Bell, M.D., noticed some patients he had referred to chiropractic care came back with reduced blood pressure, he got curious.

“Bruce Bell observed in his office that after a specific manipulation of the C1 vertebra, the patients would come back with better blood pressure control. He wasn’t sure what to make of it,” explained George Bakris, M.D., a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.

“I was running a clinical research center on blood pressure. The only way to know if the information was real was to do a clinical study and test it. (Dr. Bell) asked if I’d be willing to set it up,” Dr. Bakris said.

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