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Humor and a dash of Hollywood will highlight TCA’s Chiro Texpo ’17 on June 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Patch Adams, who inspired the 1998 film by the same name featuring Robin Williams, is Saturday’s headliner. He approaches the issues of personal, community and global health with "zestful exhuberance," according to Time Magazine. Patch is a medical doctor, clown and social activist who has devoted 30 years to helping to change America’s healthcare system. Allopathic doctors, doctors of chiropractic, and other practitioners of alternative medicine, work side by side in Patch’s model.
Registration is open for Chiro Texpo ’17, the chiropractic event of the year in Texas on June 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. For a limited time, TCA members can take advantage of the special members-only rate of $199 – a saving of $126 off the regular registration price. Act fast ... this offer is limited to the first 50 members who sign up. You can register online, complete and return the registration form or call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292. 
The Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) is currently updating information regarding use of acupuncture in the practice of chiropractic. Please fill out the form and return it as noted to the TBCE within 10 business days.
A legislative bill pertaining to the continuation of TBCE has been considered in a senate committee, and a vote by the senate is expected sometime in the next week.  A bill to allow DCs to form professional associations with physicians and podiatrists has completed its trek through the Senate and has now arrived in the House of Representatives for consideration.
The Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic recognizes the struggle that chiropractic in Texas is facing and encourages Palmer graduates to join TCA in the fight!
You have the opportunity to nominate a TCA member for consideration to receive the Keeler Plaque designating the Chiropractor of the year. Nominations for the 2017 Keeler Plaque are due by May 17.
Know a DC working hard for the profession who is under 40 years of age, or has fewer than 10 years in chiropractic practice? Why not nominate him or her for the Young Chiropractor of the Year? Deadline for nominations for the 2017 Young Chiropractor of the Year is May 17.
Naylor Association Solutions
Congressional Republicans have unveiled a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and plan to replace it with the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Want to know what it proposes? Here is a synopsis.
The National Institutes of Health would absorb a $5.8 billion reduction under President Trump’s first budget proposal — equal to about 19 percent of its current $30.3 billion discretionary budget. The plan "includes a major reorganization" of NIH’s 27 institutes and centers and would eliminate a $69.1 million program dedicated to building partnerships between health research institutions in the United States and abroad.
The Senate voted 55-43 to confirm Seema Verma as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Verma is known for her Medicaid reform in Indiana’s Medicaid expansion program.
Chiropractic News
Data from a study of over 5500 workers concludes the type of healthcare provider first visited for back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months following injury. Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest. These differences raise concerns regarding the use of physiotherapists as gatekeepers for the worker’s compensation system.
Approximately 75 percent of all complementary and alternative medicine services were rendered by doctors of chiropractic. Adjusted annual medical costs among CAM users was $424 lower for spine-related costs and $796 lower for total health care cost than among non-CAM users.
Want to visit with your legislator to share your opinions about your profession? Here are some important pointers to remember.
Clinical & Research
Vitamin E plays a part in children's wheezing, but there are eight isotopes of vitamin E, all which have displayed differing effects on health in human studies. Clinicians should be aware that what is currently labeled in our foods and supplements as vitamin E or alpha-tocopherol is actually any of eight different isoforms. Alpha-tocopherol may not actually be the dominant isoform being provided. 
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Here are some pointers for coding extremity adjustments.
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