Women’s Health Symposium Speaker: Sarah E. Radabaugh, DC

September 23, 2019 -- From 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, Sarah Radabaugh, DC will lead a presentation on “What Chiropractors Need to Know to Support their Breastfeeding Patients” as part of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium at Logan University.

 

In this presentation, Dr. Radabaugh will address the normal course of breastfeeding, myths and research, breastfeeding and pumping ergonomics, home exercises, how to alleviate some stress from your first-time breastfeeding mom, and much more.

 

“Your first-time breastfeeding mom will most likely be sleep deprived. She will be exhausted and worried,” Dr. Radabaugh says. “As chiropractors, we can help them by adjusting their bodies to be at ease, while offering a number of breastfeeding resources to put their minds at ease as well.”

 

Currently, Dr. Radabaugh serves as treasurer for the ACA Women’s Health Council and is a member of the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. She was named Wyoming Chiropractic Association Chiropractor of the Year in 2016 and was awarded Pediatric Chiropractor of the Year by the ACA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2018.

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.



“The Defamation Experience” Performance Encourages Dialogue on Diversity

September 19, 2019 -- This week, Logan University presented an interactive diversity program called “The Defamation Experience,” wherein issues of race, religion, ethnicity, gender and class were addressed through a mock courtroom trial.

The trial centered around an African American female business owner suing a wealthy Jewish North Shore real estate developer for defamation. The business owner had to prove that the real estate developer had made a false accusation and that it had caused her financial damages.

Students, faculty and staff who attended had the opportunity to be the jury and participate in the deliberations and post-show discussion, all designed to encourage greater tolerance and understanding. 

Logan’s Chief of Compliance and Engagement Herbert Caldwell, who helped bring The Defamation Experience to Logan along with Student Affairs and Human Resources, said he strives to create opportunities that encourage people to think about, and have dialogues on, diversity, equity and inclusion.

 

Part of that, he said, is helping bring various platforms to Logan that address the sometimes complex issues that arise in society as well as in higher education.

 

“It is the mission of Logan University to be a diverse and engaging community that produces leaders in health and wellness,” he said “As leaders, we should be armed with the mindset and tools to be able to navigate with civility both our professional and personal experiences with those who may differ from us in background, ideology, gender, ability, race, religion, political view and any other way.”

Herbert hopes the event will serve as a springboard for the Logan community to have thoughtful conversation around topics that are often difficult to talk about. 

  

Women’s Health Symposium Speaker: Annette Schippel, DC

September 17, 2019 -- Autoimmune disease, which turns people’s own immune systems against their bodies, affects 23.5 million Americans, 78 percent of which are women, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease, are the third most common category of disease in the United States after cancer and heart disease, and are among the leading causes of death and disability in girls and women 65 years of age and younger.

From 10 to 11 a.m. and from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Annette Schippel, DC, will lead a two-part presentation on “Going Beyond the Diagnosis: Women and Autoimmune Disease” as part of the ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium at Logan University. Dr. Schippel’s presentation will examine the factors that put women at risk for autoimmune disease and explore ways to prevent, treat, and possibly even cure these diseases.

“Women’s health challenges are not being met by traditional medicine, at least not in a way that provides real solutions,” Dr. Schippel said. “Most of the time, their health challenges are met with symptom relief, which can be helpful in the short term, but does not make the problem go away. We have to look at why a woman has a health complication, not just what health complication she has.”

Dr. Schippel earned her Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University in 1998. She currently manages a large family practice in Springfield, Illinois, focusing on functional nutrition and phytotherapy that draws patients from all over the world.

Her passion for and expertise in functional medicine has not only contributed to the success of her practice, but has also allowed her to become a respected educator and speaker. Dr. Schippel has traveled the world teaching thousands of practitioners about functional endocrinology, written numerous manuals on the subject, and been a guest speaker at national and international conferences.

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.



Logan University Named a “2019 Great College to Work For”

September 17, 2019 -- Logan University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.

ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results based on a survey of 236 colleges and universities. In all, 85 of the 236 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions with Logan included among small universities with 500 to 2,999 students.

Logan won honors in two categories this year: compensation & benefits as well as facilities, workspace and security.

“This recognition is a great testament to the talents and expertise of our employees―the backbone of the Logan community who help make this institution great,” said Logan University President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. “We are honored to be named a great college to work for and look forward to our continued commitment to the overall health of this University’s culture.” 

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit greatcollegesprogram.com/list/.


Women’s Health Symposium Speaker: Delilah Renegar, DC, MD

September 9, 2019 -- Did you know that in 2017, nearly 300,000 women (1 in every 5) died of heart disease? Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.

 

From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29,  Delilah Renegar, MD, DC, will lead a presentation on “Cardiovascular Disease and Women” as part of the Women’s Health Symposium at Logan University.

 

She will be addressing heart health for women, the risk factors in both the general population as well as the gender-specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease, various forms of heart disease for women and the most effective lifestyle interventions.

 

“Heart disease is harder to treat in women often due to the more subtle symptoms,” said Dr. Renegar. “Chiropractic physicians, with our hands-on approach, are in a unique position as primary care providers to recognize these changes in our patients. We provide continuity of care, emphasize prevention and educate our patients on what to look for so they can seek more timely care when it is needed.”

Dr. Renegar has been practicing internal medicine since 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Central Florida, graduating with honors. After receiving her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the National University of Health Science (where she was awarded the Joseph Janse “Outstanding Graduate” award), Dr. Renegar received her medical degree, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Arts, Science and Technology.

 

Prior to joining the Aligned Modern Health team as the director of functional medicine in 2019, Dr. Renegar was in private practice in the far western suburbs of Chicago. In addition to her current role at Aligned Modern Health, she serves on the post-doctoral faculty of both National University of Health Sciences and the University of Western States, and is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Her special interests include preventive health, education and motivation.

 

Logan University’s Department of Postgraduate Education is proud to host the first ever ACA Women’s Council Women’s Health Symposium. To learn more and register, please visit logan.edu/healthsymposium.


Treating the Elite: Logan Alum Prepares Athletes for Olympic Games

September 5, 2019 -- For Jonathan Wilhelm, DC ’04, MS ‘12, CCSP, CSCS, CCEP, ICSC, working with athletes is the perfect expression of being a sports chiropractor – he gets to apply his work to the “finest human machines” and receive immediate feedback from the most finely tuned and specialized athletic individuals on the planet. Furthermore, sports chiropractic has given him experiences he will never forget and friendships that will last a lifetime.

This summer, Dr. Wilhelm’s profession took him around the world where he, along with a team of healthcare professionals, served the most elite athletes.

In Tortosa, Spain, Dr. Wilhelm was one of 22 chiropractors from around the world who were chosen by the International Federation of Sports Chiropractors (FICS) to work at the CSIT World Sports Games – an international sporting event that occurs every two years and includes up to 8,000 participants across various competitive sports.

Similarly, he was one of three sports chiropractors who received a special invite to travel to the USA Track and Field National Championships held in July in Des Moines, Iowa. He, along with other local sports chiropractors and massage therapists, provided recovery and performance care to approximately 500 competing athletes.  These were the top professional, collegiate and amateur track and field athletes in the United States, competing for their spot on the US National Team.

At the USA Gymnastics National Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Wilhelm led the Athlete Recovery Center, where physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, medical doctors and himself provided recovery and performance therapy to all of the athletes. “While I was the only sports chiropractor to work this event, that’s something I hope to change in the future by providing skilled, professional work and in turn educating the other members of the medical team on the qualifications and quality of service provided by sports chiropractors,” he said.

With the Summer Olympic Games coming up in Tokyo in 2020, Dr. Wilhelm said national championships prior to an Olympic year are quite important, as the top athletes in America gather to compete for spots on the national team, which can have big implications on who is chosen for the Olympic team. This, he said, makes his role in providing care even more critical. 

“It is both a great honor, and so much fun,” Dr. Wilhelm said of his experience working with elite athletes in these settings. “The honor comes in helping athletes who have dedicated their lives to competing for our country under the stars and stripes. In a small way, this is how I get to represent my country, behind the scenes, helping these athletes achieve.

“The fun comes in two ways: Working together with, and learning from, the other members of the medical team, and in building rapport and trust with athletes throughout the competition as they return for treatment and advice, eventually seeing the results of your combined work in their competitive results.”

Dr. Wilhelm is the owner of Pro Chiropractic, which has locations in Bozeman and Belgrade, Montana. Pro Chiropractic specializes in sports medicine, spinal injury and family care. He was also named the 2018 Sports Chiropractor of the Year by the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council. 


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