Head Leopard Competition - Fall 2016

Do you have what it takes to be the Head Leopard 2016?

On Friday, October 28th at 5:30pm at Logan's Pavilion, the search is on for the finest chiropractic students who want to compete in this fall's contest for Best Posture and the grand title of Head Leopard 2016 (formerly Mr. Logan).

Contact SACA@logan.edu for more information.

Fall Volleyball Tournament - October 14th, 2016

Lambda Kappa Chi is hosting a Fall Volleyball Tournament on Friday, October 14th from 6pm to 10pm at Logan's sand volleyball courts.

Non-Logan students are welcome to play!

Team registration: $30 (6 person limit)
General admission: $10

Dr. Richard Brown Discusses Advancing Chiropractic Around the World

Richard Brown, DC, LLM, FEAC, FRCC, Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), addressed an auditorium of Logan students, faculty and staff on October 6th about how the WFC is working to promote, advance and unify the chiropractic profession around the globe.

The WFC represents members from 88 countries and is the only chiropractic non-governmental organization in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the public health arm of the United Nations.  
From helping develop chiropractic throughout the African continent to raising the profile of the profession in Latin America, the WFC has played a significant role in advancing chiropractic since its inception in 1987. 

Dr. Brown spoke about how the WFC is currently leading initiatives in the areas of education and research by supporting the creation of more academic chiropractic institutions, creating collaborative care opportunities with colleagues in other professions and playing a critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic through the use of chiropractic as an alternative to managing chronic pain.

He also emphasized the significant opportunities to impact lives through chiropractic, especially in underserved and impoverished communities outside of the U.S.

“You are the leaders and you are the future of this profession,” he said.  “The skills we have―non-drug and non-surgical―can be brought anywhere in the world. We don’t need high tech equipment to bring relief. And now we have a huge opportunity, and it’s being brought to us by the opioid crisis. People are looking for alternatives and we can be a part of that solution.”

Dr. Brown said while there is a need for chiropractic to be a part of the team that is managing spinal health, chiropractors cannot accomplish it alone.  “We often hear that we are separate and distinct, however that oftentimes translates into isolation. That can’t be the future. We have so much to offer and the time has come where others are receptive to the work that we do. There’s no better time to be a chiropractor.”

SLU Lunch & Learn - October 20th, 2016

Trimester 1-6 DC students are invited to a Lunch & Learn hosted by representatives from Saint Louis University (SLU) on Thursday, October 20th at 11:30am in Room 142A.

At the lunch, representatives will discuss the four core business courses within the DC curriculum that can transfer to SLU in order to earn a graduate business certificate or degree.

Please RSVP by October 17th to gradbiz@slu.edu to attend the lunch.

Open Forum with Drs. DeBono & Haun - October 11th, 2016

Students are invited to attend an open forum with Dr. DeBono and Dr. Haun on Tuesday, October 11th at 11:30am in Room 156B.

The topics covered will include changes to CCE, Logan's curriculum changes and an outline on the future of Logan.

Please submit questions to your Class President or email Tara.Mashburn@logan.edu by Monday, October 10th.

Combating the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Though adult obesity has somewhat plateaued in the U.S., it remains a climbing epidemic for children. Robert Davidson, PhD, program director of the Nutrition and Human Performance degree at Logan, is passionate about tackling the issue with body composition technology and education for children. He and August 2012 Logan graduate Wesley Corbin, DC, MS, have worked together to further those efforts.

Current technology allows for identifying fat accumulation patterns on adult bodies, but the case is not the same for children. “In adults, as you gain or lose weight, fat tends to be proportional to where it already is on the body, so it’s easier to predict what you will look like after a change in body fat,” says Dr. Davidson. “For children, it’s more difficult, as they are still growing.”

Dr. Davidson has started looking for more specific patterns to help predict personalized outcomes for children. He has been able to find concrete patterns in fat accumulation among prepubescent and pubescent children, identifying differences among boys and girls. This, says Dr. Davidson, is a major step toward the ability to predict specific changes in body fat and where those changes will take place on children’s bodies.

“The next step is to take the trends we’ve identified and create a mathematical model allowing us to predict body fat changes and body measurements,” he says. “Then we can predict what a child’s body will look like if lifestyle changes are made and actually show kids how to be healthier.” He says that through this technology, he hopes to develop educational tools for elementary classrooms.