Monthly Archives: March 2020

Show Notes for March 27, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Chiropractic and Covid-19 Update
  • And Finally, a Story about Workplace Rest Breaks and Injury Prevention

For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #706 recorded March 27, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

COT’s HealthBeat Chiropractic Community

Google+ has announced that they have closed their Social Network community.

COT’s HealthBeat has moved our Chiropractic Community for Show Notes and Important News Updates.

The new site is now located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

Please surf to our community and subscribe to keep up with current trends in the literature.

Chiropractic and Covid-19 Update

Following up with our last podcast, more information has been released related to Chiropractic Practice and patient contact during the current Pandemic crisis.

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued guidance, in the form of an FAQ, related to conducting telecommunications from a remote setting with patients.

Of note is the easement of HIPAA requirements in connection with their good faith provision of telehealth using communication technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.

Some of the FAQs include:

  • What covered entities are included and excluded under the Notification?
  • Which parts of the HIPAA Rules are included in the Notification?
  • Does the Notification apply to violations of 42 CFR Part 2, the HHS regulation that protects the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records?
  • When does the Notification expire?
  • Where can health care providers conduct telehealth?
  • What is a “non-public facing” remote communication product?

On March 23rd, the New York State Chiropractic Association issued a press release, which read in part “your community needs your service in public health. Non-essential patient care may be best delayed until after this crisis passes. The NYSCA recommends that all chiropractic practices see patients for urgent, acute, and necessary care and recommends postponing/ rescheduling performance of elective care, wellness, and preventative care at this time.”

Again, COT urges all Healthcare practitioners to stay safe and practice patient contact in accordance with government suggestions.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/telehealth-faqs-508.pdf?utm_source=COVID-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/guidance-hcf.html

 

Workplace Rest Breaks and Injury Prevention

A recent study, published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, examined the relationship between long working hours, rest breaks, and work-related injuries.

Work-related injuries were significantly associated with long working hours.

Stratified by rest breaks, the risk of work-related injuries increased with increasing working hours in a dose–response pattern among those with insufficient rest breaks, while the risk was not significant among those with sufficient rest breaks.

The study concluded that it is important to provide sufficient rest breaks to prevent work-related injuries among workers with long working hours.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2020/03000/Can_Workplace_Rest_Breaks_Prevent_Work_Related.1.aspx

 

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Do What You Can With All You Have, Wherever You Are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.

 


Show Notes for March 20, 2020

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news:  We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Chiropractic and Covid-19
  • And Finally, a Story about Chiropractic Care and Opioid Use Impact

 For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #705 recorded March 20, 2020

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here –
iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chiropractic-online-todays-healthbeat/id76425082?mt=2

Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/60P0Zu2FOC9bU8b4Sq12t7

COT’s HealthBeat has updated its Community and Show Notes.  The new Web Site is located at – https://cothealthbeat.wordpress.com/

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books.  Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues.  Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community.  If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community.  This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate.  If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy.  However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing.  We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

 

Chiropractic and Covid-19

As we all need to be aware right now, Covid-19 has been classified as a global Pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Many states are implementing rigid rules and guidelines based upon the national Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines.

On March 16, 2020, various chiropractic organizations have released press releases related to how to approach Patient Treatment during this crisis.

The CDC recently advised health care professionals to consider alternatives to face-to-face triage, in particular, related to elective surgery.

The Illinois Chiropractic Society has not made a final determination related to closing chiropractic offices in their state.  It would be prudent to reach out to your Local or State Chiropractic association to see current recommendations.

Remember that licensed Doctors of Chiropractic are subject to and must follow all federal and state laws, rules and regulations regarding public health. This is in addition to the chiropractic laws and rules in each state.

Reinforce with staff proper cleanliness, sanitizing, cleaning hands, Chiropractic tables especially the head pieces, countertops, doorknobs and seats frequently. Recognize when patients may be at risk and share that with staff. Train the staff on proper sanitation, cleanliness and awareness of their environment & how to protect patients. Remember to document this training.

In the interim, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) strongly advises all chiropractors to “remain up to date with current public health guidance issued by the CDC.”

Of note, the CDC recommends the concept of Social Distancing, “limiting close contact with others ..”

Links will be located in our Show Notes:

https://www.acatoday.org/News-Publications/Newsroom/Coronavirus-COVID-19

https://www.wfc.org/website/images/wfc/Latest_News_and_Features/Coronavirus_information_2020_03_03.pdf

https://ilchiro.org/coronavirus-covid-19-in-the-chiropractic-physician-office/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/healthcare-facilities/guidance-hcf.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/checklist-household-ready.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/smarter-living/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

 

Chiropractic Care and Opioid Use Impact

Utilization of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of chiropractic utilization upon use of prescription opioids among patients with spinal pain.

The authors of the study employed a retrospective cohort design for analysis of health claims data from three contiguous states for the years 2012–2017.

The study concluded that patients with spinal pain who saw a chiropractor had half the risk of filling an opioid prescription.

Among those who saw a chiropractor within 30 days of diagnosis, the reduction in risk was greater as compared with those with their first visit after the acute phase.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/pm/pnaa014/5788462

 

 

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You!  If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link. 

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you.  Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com.  If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site.  For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing.  Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
Dr. Todd Eglow.