In This Issue:
News Your Patients Should Know About - Chiropractic Cuts Blood Pressure
Each month for the last 8 plus years we at Now You Know have been tirelessly continued our search for current news and information about Chiropractic for the NYK patient newsletter. Well over a hundred thousand patients read this newsletter from their doctors each month. We take our responsibility seriously. We believe a newsletter should be NEWS! It should not be re-written health pamphlets or opinions. All of the articles we include in our newsletter are written based on current news and research and all site the reference that shows just how credible and current they are.
We don't mind telling you that some months it is quite a chore to find current articles or research on chiropractic to write about in the newsletter. We sift through hundreds of articles and news stories, read dozens of journals, all to find a few good educational articles that we would be proud to show to our patients.
That being said, this coming month will be a little easier. Just after the mailing of our last newsletter a story hit the press with the following headline:
"Chiropractic Cuts Blood Pressure"
This story was in several high profile press outlets including, of all places, "WebMD"! Wow, even the medics are touting this story. The research is published in the March 2007 Journal of Human Hypertension, and was done at University of Chicago, School of Medicine. (Interestingly enough, other than WebMD, this story was NOT picked up by other US news outlets. It did appear in news stories outside the United States. Hmmm, do you think something is amiss here? A story this important should have run in all US news outlets.)
We will be writing the lead article for the April NYK patient newsletter based on this research and the subsequent press. We usually like to add quotes that are available from the stories or researchers and this months is a doozy. In one of the WebMD articles, study leader George Bakris, MD, after seeing the results of the study was quoted as saying, "When the statistician brought me the data, I actually didn't believe it. It was way too good to be true," Dr. Bakris said. He continued, "The statistician said, 'I don't even believe it.' But we checked for everything, and there it was."
If you are a Now You Know Newsletter subscriber, your patients will be reading all about this in a few weeks. If you are not a subscriber to the Now You Know Newsletter,... you should be! Your patients deserve to get the best and most timely news service for chiropractic patient available. We would want nothing less for our patents.
Big Insurance Attacks Connecticut Chiropractic Council - Your Help Needed!
The Connecticut Chiropractic Council must have been doing something right. They are now under attack by American Specialty Health Networks (ASH) , and the Federal Trade Commission. Because they spoke out, they have drawn the attention of these groups and now have to defend themselves because they were defending chiropractic, and chiropractic patients. Please see the letter below.
To make a donation please click here to download the form that you can fax back to them.
Do You Have Your National Service Provider Number?
Did you know that as of May 23, 2007 you must have a "National Service Provider Number"? That is the deadline for getting your number. ALL healthcare providers will be required to have these numbers for filing and processing health care claims and other transactions.
According to the official US government release, “The purpose of these provisions is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the electronic transmission of health information. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to assign these unique identifiers.”
The International Chiropractors Association has sent out a press release on this important issue and has a story on their website. To read about it and find links to apply for the number please click here. The ICA recommends that you carefully read all instructions and fill out a printed copy of the form before doing the online submission. All the information an and links you will need to apply for your number can be found in the ICA press release and on their website.
The Good, the Bad, and the Subluxated! - AKA - Chiropractic in the News
We review the world wide web almost every day for articles for our NYK patient newsletter. In reading hundreds of articles there are always stories that do not make it into our patient newsletter but are of interest to us as chiropractors. Not all of these stories are good, and many of them I do not agree with, but we felt you should know about them. So if you don't have hours to search the world wide web for articles that concern us as chiropractors, just review the links below. To see the actual articles, please click on the headline links below.
NYK Upcoming Seminars and Shows
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