Logan Spring Fling - March 13th

Put on your formal attire and join the Student Doctors' Council for a night of dinner, drinks and dancing at Andre's West on Friday, March 13th between 7pm and Midnight.

Tickets are one for $30 or two for $50. A Logan ID and a valid driver's license are required. Andre's West is located at 211 South Old Highway 141 in Fenton.

Contact the Student Doctors' Council with any questions.

InTouch - February 2015

The February 2015 issue of InTouch has been posted on the Logan website.

A few of the subject categories included in this edition are Spinal Manipulation, Whiplash, Chiropractic Student Surveys, Low Back Pain, Laser Therapy, Nutrition, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

InTouch is a bibliography of citations of interest that is produced four times a year by the Logan University Library. This bibliography contains the reference for 40-60 journal articles published recently in various health related journals. Some of the journals frequently referenced include: Spine, JMPT, Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine, American Journal of Orthopedics, Neurology, Radiology, Lancet, Nutritional Perspectives, and Clinical Biomechanics.

Welcome Jared Snyder and Amanda Briscoe to Logan!

Please welcome Jared Snyder and Amanda Briscoe to Logan University! Jared will be working in Admissions as an Admissions Coordinator for the state of Illinois and Amanda will be in Financial Aid as a Financial Aid Advisor.

If you see either Jared or Amanda around campus, welcome them to Logan!

                                                          Jared Snyder                           Amanda Briscoe

Statewide Tornado Drill - March 3rd

The state of Missouri will conduct an annual tornado drill on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 1:30pm.  If widespread weather conditions exist across the state that would make it inappropriate to conduct the drill, it will be postponed until Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 1:30pm.

Logan University will also conduct a tornado drill at the same time as the state of Missouri drill.

Check your email for additional information regarding the upcoming tornado drill.

Harvard Medical School Publishes Article Supporting Chiropractic Care

Harvard Medical School recently published an article discussing chiropractic care and how chiropractic treatments can assist in pain relief. This latest publication reiterates the importance of research and collaboration within the medical community.

The article highlights that chiropractic care ranges beyond back pain and spinal manipulation.

"While the mainstay of chiropractic is spinal manipulation, chiropractic care now includes a wide variety of other treatments, including manual or manipulative therapies, postural and exercise education, ergonomic training (how to walk, sit, and stand to limit back strain), nutritional consultation, and even ultrasound and laser therapies. In addition, chiropractors today often work in conjunction with primary care doctors, pain experts, and surgeons to treat patients with pain."
Harvard's publication also discusses that chiropractic care has proven to be effective in helping conditions outside of back pain.

"Most research on chiropractic has focused on spinal manipulation for back pain. Chiropractic treatment for many other problems—including other musculoskeletal pain, headaches, asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia—has also been studied. A recent review concluded that chiropractic spinal manipulation may be helpful for back pain, migraine, neck pain, and whiplash."
Click here to view the full article from Harvard Medical School.

Announcement: Dr. Cheryl Hawk

Please join us in congratulating Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, FICC, associate vice president for research and health policy, on a new position as executive director of the Northwest Center for Lifestyle and Functional Medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Hawk said she accepted the position for personal and professional reasons. “It was something I just couldn’t pass up,” Dr. Hawk said. “It suits my longtime professional interests in health promotion, research and counseling. Additionally, I have many family members and friends in that area of the country.”

Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, JD, MBA, said while the news comes as a loss for Logan University, the position is a wonderful opportunity for Dr. Hawk. “Dr. Hawk’s contributions to chiropractic are legendary and will continue to be,” he said. “I am fortunate and thankful to have worked with Dr. Hawk and wish her nothing but the best.”

Kimberly Paddock-O’Reilly, DHEd, MSW, Logan’s vice president of academic affairs, said Dr. Hawk has been an important part of the Logan community and is very well respected in her field. "We have been lucky to have her at Logan University. While it is sad to see her go, this opportunity allows her to find a renewed passion and life balance because she will be focusing on her primary area of interest and be closer to her family. The balance and fulfillment that is sure to bring for her is an important part of overall wellness and something we hope all of our faculty, staff, and students are able to achieve here at Logan.  I’m sad for Logan, but excited for Dr. Hawk."

Dr. Hawk said she looks forward to continuing to collaborate with many Logan faculty and staff members. “The chiropractic and research community is small enough that no matter where I am, we always work together, and the relationships I formed here will carry on.”