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East Central College Faculty Advance Their Teaching Skills with Logan’s Doctor of Education in Health Professions Education

Nancy Mitchell, MSN, RN is the director of nursing and dean of health science at East Central College (ECC) in Union, Missouri. Nancy attended ECC for her associate degree before earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Central Methodist University and her master’s in nursing from Maryville University. She came back to ECC as a full-time nursing instructor, a position she held for more than 15 years, until she was promoted to her current position. Nancy has mentored many students while teaching at ECC, including Brittany Clark, MSN, RN. Brittany came to ECC in 2012 to obtain her associate degree …

Chiropractic Care Benefits Patients with Down Syndrome

At Logan University’s Health Centers, our physicians and student doctors provide evidence-informed, patient-centered, natural health care to members of the St. Louis community. From infants to adults, veterans to athletes and everyone in between, Logan’s health centers are proud to serve a diverse patient population. Emily Ratliff, director of events at Logan University, has been to Montgomery Health Center on multiple occasions for chiropractic care. She has experienced the benefits first-hand, so she decided to take her children in for adjustments as well. Emily’s daughter Elizabeth has Down Syndrome and after multiple surgeries, doctors’ appointments and hospital stays, Elizabeth typically …

DC Student’s Dedication Reiterates Clinician’s Love for Working at Logan

  Nearly 4,000 miles from his home in Honolulu, HI on the island of O’ahu, Keeyan Parker, trimester 10 DC student, found a new home at Logan University. “Logan is like one big family,” said Parker. “Between sharing notes or giving real-world advice, everyone is always trying to help each other.” Currently in the pediatric rotation at the Montgomery Health Center, Keeyan enjoys being able to work with kids and see the difference chiropractic care makes in their lives. “Working with kids is aways fun,” said Parker. “Especially as a parent, seeing how the little things like posture correction can …

National Chiropractic Health Month Q&A: Dr. Norman W. Kettner

Dr. Norman W. Kettner

This October, during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), chiropractors around the country are promoting improved access to non-drug therapies and reminding people that chiropractic’s non-drug approach is on the frontline for pain management. In recognition of NCMH, Norman W. Kettner, DC (’80), DACBR, FICC, dean of research and professor emeritus of Logan’s Department of Radiology discusses the body of research he has conducted on the use of chiropractic for chronic pain management. Q: Could you provide an overview of the research you have conducted on how chiropractic care impacts the use of opioids? In collaboration with my research colleagues from …

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 …