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Carmen Fronczak: Using Health Informatics to Improve Senior Care

Carmen Fronczak, RN, BBA, MS (’18) has made a career around helping others. She started as a nurse then moved into health care business development, where she spent 20 years working for various health care systems in the St. Louis area. “I had recently started working in senior living when I decided to further my education,” Carmen said. “I was the sales director at Friendship Village and wanted to move into the administrative side of the business, so I began looking at advanced degrees.” Carmen needed a flexible program that could fit alongside her already busy career and personal life. …

How Chiropractic Care Can Help You Keep Moving

By Leslie Reece, DC, MS, CCSP, Assistant Professor and Health Center Faculty October is National Chiropractic Health Month, and this year’s theme of “Keep Moving!” perfectly describes the way in which chiropractors best help their patients. A chief priority in delivering high-quality chiropractic care is aiding the patient in returning to their daily activities without pain. One of the first ways in which chiropractors assess their patients is to investigate which movements aggravate the chief complaint. Subjectively, a patient may describe a specific mechanism of injury that instigated their pain. Or perhaps the complaint developed gradually over time as a …

Logan University Introduces Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics

A Doctor of Chiropractic lays her hands on a baby's back with a gentle touch as the child looks toward the camera.

Founded on more than 85 years of chiropractic education and as a leader in integrated health care, Logan University is proud to be the first chiropractic university in the U.S. to offer a Master of Science degree in Integrative Pediatrics. With an understanding that Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) can change the trajectory of children’s lives by improving their health, this degree program provides high-quality, clinically focused, specialized training for DCs who want to take their pediatric knowledge and expertise to a higher level and deliver safe and effective care modified for pediatric patients. “The Master of Science in Integrative Pediatrics …

What Types of Exercise Are Best for Low Back Pain?

By Patrick Boylan, DC We know that exercise is an effective treatment for low back pain, especially when it’s a chronic issue. But with all the different types of exercises out there, how do you know which will get the best results? A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2019 found that it depends on your goals. They broke it down into three categories of outcomes: reducing low back pain, increasing physical function and improving mental health. So, in honor of October being National Chiropractic Heath Month, let’s look at which types of exercise perform best …

National Women’s Health Week

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It’s National Women’s Health Week (NWHW)! A weeklong (May 9-15, 2021) health observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), NWHW “serves as a reminder for women and girls, especially during the outbreak of COVID-19, to make their health a priority and take care of themselves.” Kristina Petrocco-Napuli, DC, MS, FICC, FACC, assistant dean of the College of Chiropractic at Logan and president of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Women’s Health, offers the below tips to help women and girls of all ages move, breathe, and nourish their bodies each day. Move: …

Logan Health Center in St. Louis Now Open

Logan University’s newest Health Center, located in the Stephen A. Orthwein Center at Paraquad, is officially open and accepting patients. Located at 5200 Berthold Ave. in St. Louis, the Health Center is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The new, full-service Health Center will allow Logan clinicians and student doctors to expand this patient-centered care for individuals of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis community. Open to the public, the Logan Health Center within the Stephen A. Orthwein Center at …