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If Your Smartphone Is Covered With Germs, So Is Your Doctor’s

By Edward Nielsen | April 17, 2019

Health care workers’ mobile devices could make patients sick. Any self-respecting germaphobe knows that cellphones are filthy. They pick up microscopic crud from toilet stalls, gym benches, tray tables, and pretty much every other surface they—or we—touch. But doctors and nurses know better. They keep their phones as clean as Donald Trump’s official medical record,…

Wellness programs show limited clinical results

By Edward Nielsen | April 17, 2019

Although the idea of investing in workplace wellness programs has grown in popularity over the past few years, a new study shows that there is little evidence these programs are in fact improving employee health and productivity. READ MORE HERE

DOJ charges telemedicine executives, doctors in $1.2B Medicare fraud scheme

By Lindsay Walter | April 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against 24 telemedicine and medical equipment company executives and physicians for their alleged participation in a $1.2 billion healthcare fraud scheme. The defendants in the case include CEOs and chief operating officers of telemedicine companies, owners of durable medical equipment companies and licensed medical professionals. As part of the…

Cigna, Chiropractors Could End Benefits Suit With $12M Deal

By Lindsay Walter | March 29, 2019

    PCA President’s statement on major court action by PA DCs against Cigna/ ASHN Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association (PCA) President Alison M. Benedetto, DC  (Bethlehem) commented about the settlement with Cigna/ ASHN on behalf of the PCA, the state’s largest professional association representing Doctors of Chiropractic.  Dr. Benedetto’s comments were in direct response to the…

Pediatric practice faces attacks from anti-vaxxers:

By Linda Smelser | April 11, 2019

 ‘We decided to take a stand,’ says doctor It all started when a Pennsylvania pediatric practice posted a video on its Facebook page urging parents to get their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can protect them from a variety of cancers. Find the full article here..

CDC clarifies opioid prescribing guideline, says doctors should use their ‘clinical judgment’

By Linda Smelser | April 11, 2019

Under pressure from healthcare experts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has clarified the controversial federal guideline for prescribing opioids, which it issued three years ago in the face of the opioid epidemic sweeping the country. Find the article here…

Members, Get $150 off your Annual Dues!

By Linda Smelser | February 27, 2019

Remember to refer your colleagues and get $150 of your dues!   When you help build membership, we appreciate it.    PCA will give you $150 for EACH member that joins as a Regular Member at the annual rate of $600 and mentions your name! Send your non-member colleagues to:  Join PCA Today!

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Passages - Ralph E. Geary, DC, 1930- 2019

66 years of Chiropractic, including Western PA

PCA was informed of the passing of PCA long-time member Ralph E. Geary, DC this past week in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Commenting on Dr. Geary’s death, PCA President Alison M. Benedetto said, “Today’s chiropractic profession stands on the shoulders of authentic trailblazers like Dr. Ralph Geary.   A 1952 graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic, with more than 66 years of dedicated service to his Pennsylvania and Arizona patients, Dr. Geary was the consummate Doctor of Chiropractic and gentleman.  On the behalf of the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, of which Dr. Geary was a member for decades, we send our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Geary’s wife Betty Jean, son Dr. Daniel Geary, who has followed in his father’s footsteps here in the Keystone State, and Dr. Geary’s family and friends.  Godspeed to a good man and healer.”

Read Dr. Geary’s obituary here:

https://www.gjfuneral.com/notices/DrRalph-Geary

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April 27  |  Laser Therapy for Sports Performance and Rehab  |  Dr. Nelson Marquina  |   Harrisburg  |  8 CE

May 4-5  |  Modern Practice: Expand Your Services Through P.I. and Integrative Care  |  Drs. Jerome Rerucha & Scott Tuaber  |   King of Prussia |  12 CE

May 18-19  |  Advanced Lyme Disease & Chronic Illness: The Mechanisms and biomarkers in Clinical Practice  |  Dr. Shannon Smith  |   King of Prussia |  12 CE

June 1-2  |  DC Whiplash Crash & Burn in 2019: Whiplash Is Not a Defensible Diagnosis  |  Dr. KSJ Murkowski  |  King of Prussia |  12 CE

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