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November 2005 - Happy Thanksgiving

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Life University Gets CCE Accreditation for 7 Years

Life University has received full accreditation from The Council on Chiropractic Education's (CCE) Commission on Accreditation effective November 21, 2005. An announcement placed on the CCE website stated: The Council on Chiropractic Education Commission on Accreditation held a meeting on November 12, 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona. The following Accreditation actions were taken: Accreditation of Life University College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Program; Marietta, GA.

According to the CCE website, Life University will not have its next regularly scheduled comprehensive evaluation site visit for 7 years until the fall of 2012.  The CCE website also curiously states: "Continuously accredited since: June 1985" in the listing for Life University.

This concludes a saga that has seen many changes at Life University including the removal of it's founder, Dr. Sid Williams, the loss of 80% of it's student population, a successful injunction against CCE to retain accreditation, and three presidential changes concluding with the appointment of Dr. Guy Riekeman as the latest president.

The school has been growing over the past year and has just once again gone over the 1000 mark in the DC enrollment. 

To see a copy of the CCE announcement please click here.




Now You Know Special Thanksgiving

I wanted to take a moment and thank all those who have been with us over the past year.  We at NYK have had a lot to be thankful for.  We have been privileged and blessed to spread the chiropractic message to hundreds of thousands of patients and potential patients.

We now are handling the web and newsletters for well over a thousand offices and for many state and national groups as well.  The ICA has entrusted their website to NYK and we have offered them many new and exciting features.

The staff at NYK has been especially helpful to me and the doctors we service.  I want to thank them as well for they are the backbone of our organization. 

Life will always present challenges and hurdles designed to make us stronger.  However, in the larger picture, I consider us blessed to be in this profession and very fortunate to work with and service so many wonderful doctors and their offices.

In my early years in practice, I could not have dreamed I would have the chance to get the chiropractic message out to so many people.  Through the vehicle of Now You Know and the technology of the Internet, we are reaching more people, and changing more lives than I ever could have imagined.  I for one, have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Bob Braile DC
President Now You Know




Who's the Man? - World's Biggest Chiropractic Practice!

One of the questions that is usually asked in the chiropractic profession is, "Who has the biggest practice?"  This is usually whispered by some while scorned by others. The curiosity of who sees the most people has been something that has been asked since the earliest days of private practice.

Recently certain officials in chiropractic have suggested that volume practices are bad for the general public and our profession.  This supposition seems to suggest that the people who go to a volume practice somehow are not smart enough to decide for themselves what is in their best interest. I've always been of the opinion that no one forces anyone to go to any particular chiropractor. So if large numbers are going to someone's office they do so because they are very pleased with the service they receive.

The question of volume has a definitive answer at present.  The largest chiropractic practice is presently run by a solo practitioner.  His name is Dr. Rob Schiffman, and he practices in South Bend, Indiana.  He presently sees over 3700 visits per week and has seen as many as 1400 people in one day!  (No typo, those are the numbers).  If it seems impossible, let me say that I have been there, and have seen him do it.

To share his gift, Dr Rob has started a program for other DCs called "Get the Big Idea".  With a practice as large as his, this new seminar endeavor is not something he is doing for financial gain as he makes quite a bit more in practice then he could ever make at seminars. But Rob's desire to share his love for his faith based practice and life has led him to do these programs.  For those interested in getting more information you can visit his website at



Chiropractic in the News

There is a lot of chiropractic news that makes the general media world-wide. Not all the news is good, but it is worth knowing about. To help keep you informed, Now You Know offers this "Chiropractic in the News" section in each edition of "The Information Age" email newsletter. This feature provides the title and links to the various news items of interest to chiropractors. Check each month to read the news relevant to our profession here. To see the articles, please click on the headline link below.



Health News

Each month, we at Now You Know review hundreds of articles on health and chiropractic in order to find the few that we write up for our patient newsletter service. Unfortunately, there are always dozens of good health articles that do not make it into the NYK Patient newsletter that our subscriber's patients receive. This section of the Information Age will be the place where we list these and other interesting health related articles and link to them. 




NYK Upcoming Seminars and Shows

We would like to thank the many associations, organizations and groups that have us speaking on their programs. Dates permitting, we would love to participate at your Association or Society convention as well. If you are interested in having us at your program, please contact us at either or call us at 1-800-695-8937. Below is a list of programs and speaking engagements we have scheduled in the near future.





Now You Know Internet Educational Services

Now You Know Websites: Our combination of features, updates, message quality and quantity of content has made Now You Know the largest provider of individual websites to the chiropractic profession. There are 33 templates to choose from, over 800 pages of content, and many other features at a great price. Check out the ever growing list of features on our website at:,  then click on "Website Service".NYK Logo

Now You Know Email Newsletter Service: Our newsletter is the most popular patient email newsletter in chiropractic. Current and hard-hitting articles on health and chiropractic issues delivered directly to your patient's inbox has made our newsletter service unsurpassed in chiropractic. Additionally, our newsletter service now allows our subscribers to easily send bulk emails out to your entire list. So, not only do your patients get the great stories and articles from the NYK Newsletter, but they can also get updates created by you!

Echiropractic: We push the technology window to the limit with online chiropractic pamphlets, cards, and office letters for your unlimited use. This service allows the subscriber to send unlimited individual emails directly to patients. Each Echiropractic message can be customized with a message from the doctor. This service is similar to some other popular online greeting cards, with one big difference. These messages are for chiropractic offices with chiropractic messages.

Now You Know Premium Package: Using all three educational services above the Premium Package is the best resource available for complete online educational tools in chiropractic. All this is packaged together at a great savings.




Club NYK

Now You Know Inc. is proud to announce another benefit for our subscribers. We decided to use our collective purchasing power to secure discounts and special offers from suppliers that you use in your practice. We have secured a growing number of suppliers that want to offer NYK doctors a discount on their products and services.

Over the coming weeks and months more products will be added to the Club NYK pages with special offers to our NYK subscribers. Subscriber to our NYK Internet educational services automatically get a free membership in Club NYK. There is no charge and no obligation to purchase any products or services. All Club NYK members need to do is click on any of the links to purchase any items they desire. After verification of Club NYK membership, members will be able to purchase items just as normal.

Anyone can access Club NYK by clicking on the button on our website. Since we have just opened up this site, please check back as new products and services will be added regularly to these pages.



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