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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Common Doctor of Chiropractic Prerequisites am PST
What courses do I have to take in order to be accepted into the chiropractor program? Can I get my pre-chiropractic education at my local community college? I've already taken biology, organic chemistry, two social science courses and a psychology class, what else is required to get into chiropractic school? I already have a Masters degree in exercise physiology, can I start chiropractic training right away, or will I require other coursework? These are the types of questions I receive from patients, student e-mails, and other people I meet thinking about a career in chiropractic.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Serves the Needy pm PST
As part of the clinical training program at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic (UBCC) students are required to perform clinic services at one of two facilities operated by Optimus Healthcare. Optimus is an organization dedicated to improving access to affordable, accessible and quality primary, preventive, oral, and behavioral healthcare services for the uninsured, underserved and medically indigent population of the Greater Bridgeport community.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chiropractic Symbol California 1946 am PST
The history of chiropractic-past feels to be fading away as we move more into our digital world. Many practitioners and chiropractic-students no longer have access to historical information, as our analog items deteriorate, and slowly fade into nonexistence. Personally, I find historical archives fascinating, whether they be of a chiropractic nature or not. I don't recall liking history class when in middle school, but I find my love for studying all sorts of historical events, has grown over the years.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 Los Angeles Top Doctors Award pm PST
Congratulations, you have been chosen to receive "The 2011 Los Angeles Top Doctors & Dentists Award". That is the news that arrived at my Los Angeles office in September and again in November. The mail came from TopDoc Los Angeles, and FOX Los Angeles "Coming Soon" was predominant on the upper right side of the page, how cool. According to the letter, I had been chosen to receive "The 2011 Los Angeles Top Doctors & Dentists Award" for my achievement in the medical field.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

End of Days For Chiropractic Profession? pm PST
Is it time for chiropractors to begin marketing themselves as manual therapists in order to fit in to some medical model? Is the profession predominantly in favor of peddling muscle relaxers and other pharmaceuticals while performing colonics and doing foot baths? Have the colleges gotten so far out of touch with the rest of the industry that churning out student failures has become the primary business model? The doom and gloom train has left the station but someone forgot to send me a ticket.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Life Chiropractic College West on Medicine in Chiropractic pm PST
Dr. Brian Kelly, president of Life Chiropractic College West, states, "Life Chiropractic College West opposes in the strongest possible terms the inclusion of medicine and, or surgery in the chiropractic profession."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Palmer Partners To Provide Chiropractic Care To Underserved Patients am PST
Through a unique research project to study the effectiveness of chiropractic care in medically underserved populations, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR) and Community Health Care, Inc. (CHC), headquartered in Davenport, have joined forces. The joint project is called "Back-to-Health in the QCA."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

2011 LA Marathon Guide and Start Time pm PST
The 26th Los Angeles Marathon takes place Sunday, March 20, 2011. Like the marathons we've covered in the past, we researched what marathon runners and spectators most commonly seek, and have organized a guide to start times, maps & routes, and live TV coverage, along with other details related to the Los Angeles Marathon 2011 (LA Marathon XXVI).

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Texas Legislature Educated on Vital Chiropractic Profession Issues pm PST
A group of more than 50 students, faculty, and staff from Parker College of Chiropractic traveled to the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas to educate the Texas Legislature on the value and credibility of the chiropractic profession. The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) organized the day at the capitol and encouraged chiropractors to join them in informing lawmakers. Parker representatives jumped at the opportunity to explain to legislators the training and qualifications possessed by doctors of chiropractic.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Life Chiropractic College West Welcomes New President pm PST
Dr. Brian Kelly became the second only president of Life Chiropractic College West on February 1, 2011. Kelly, a native of New Zealand, was an undergraduate student at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand and completed his professional education and training in chiropractic at the Phillip Institute of Technology (PIT) now the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia. He is presently completing a Masters in Business Administration at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Los Angeles Chiropractic Landmark Closing Doors August 2011 pm PST
The end of a long history in chiropractic is coming to Los Angeles, as the Cleveland Chiropractic College system has announced today, its decision to close the Cleveland Chiropractic College Los Angeles campus in August 2011. The family owned chiropractic school, operated in the Los Angeles area for the past 60 years, after Carl Cleveland purchased Ratledge College of Chiropractic in the 1950s. According to reports from the college, the Kansas City campus will not be affected by the closure taking place in Los Angeles.

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