Breakfast with Santa - December 2nd, 2017


Students, faculty and staff are invited to Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 from 9am to 11am in the Student Center.

All who attend will enjoy breakfast, crafts and a free photo with Santa!

Please RSVP to StudentAffairs@logan.edu by November 29th.

Veterans Day 2017

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11th. Let us take time to remember and honor the courageous people who have served our great country throughout history. Gratitude and the highest appreciation should be given to these veterans, the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for our freedom. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Sincerely,
Dr. Clay McDonald, President



The Tower - Fall 2017


The Fall 2017 edition of The Tower is out now!

This issue features Logan's addition of pediatric chiropractic services, veterans seeking chiropractic care, competitive sports at Logan and much more!

Click here to read the Fall 2017 Tower online!

Logan University adds pediatrics to chiropractic services


St. Louis area families seeking conservative health care for their children now have access to pediatric chiropractic care through Logan University.

The University’s Health Centers have added pediatric chiropractic as a specialty referral service to address the health needs of infants and youth. Dr. Muriel Périllat, DC, MS, leads the service at Logan’s Montgomery Health Center in Chesterfield, while doctors Allison Harvey, DC and Ashley Lewandoski, DC, provide pediatric care at Logan’s Southfield Health Center in St. Louis and MidRivers Health Center in St. Peters, respectively.

Chiropractic physicians advise parents on a variety of developmental topics and their care assists children through normal growth transitions as well as specific musculoskeletal disorders. For example: newborns may struggle with post-birth musculoskeletal issues and latching-on challenges; young children often require care for posture, spine development and appropriate muscle strength; and youth can suffer pain from falls, repetitive use or sport injuries. Chiropractic care also plays an important role in the care of children with special needs.

“There is growing demand for chiropractic as a conservative health care option for quality of life issues that affect children,” said Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD, president of Logan University. “The new service incorporates patient care, family engagement and chiropractic student education in the unique academic teaching environment of the Logan Health Centers.”

In 2000, a survey reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics) Pediatrics states that there were about 30 million pediatric visits to chiropractors. By 2009, pediatric chiropractic visits more than doubled to 68 million. The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners’ most recent practice analysis, issued in 2010, found that about 17 percent of chiropractic patients were under age 18 — approximately 7.7 percent aged five years or younger and some 9.4 percent between ages six and 17.

“Working with parents and children to overcome common childhood growing ailments is tremendously rewarding,” said Dr. Périllat. “Applying simple, natural care to support health body and brain development is essential and in high demand for more families every day.” She notes that pediatric chiropractic differs from adult care in that it uses a light touch with low or no pressure.

As with all chiropractic services at Logan, physicians advocate a team approach to patient-centered care, maintaining collaborative relationships with other health care professionals in treating, co-treating and referring patients. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics states, ‘Pediatric integrative medicine involves the integration of complementary and conventional therapies on the basis of the best available data, with the goal of maximizing therapeutic benefit to the patient.’ “No one caregiver or profession has all of the answers, however health care providers can learn from one another, and all health care providers should collaborate in order to best serve the needs of patient,” said Dr. Périllat.

Tickets now on sale for the 2017 performance of The Nutcracker


The Nutcracker is coming to Logan on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 4:00pm! The Alexandra Ballet will be performing this memorable, family-friendly show in The Purser Center. 

Tickets for the performance are on sale now! Choose between reserved or general admission seating.

All Logan students, faculty and staff will receive a $5 discount off ticket prices by using the promo code found in the announcement email.

Visit Logan.edu/Nutcracker to buy tickets or to learn more!


Dr. Kelley Humphries earns 2017 St. Luke’s Healthy Woman Award


Kelley Humphries, DC, MS, CSCS, LP, ICCSP, assistant director of Logan’s Human Performance Center, was named one of four recipients of the 2017 St. Luke’s Hospital Healthy Woman Award. The award recognizes and celebrates St. Louis women who inspire better health in the community – whether that’s by motivating others through her own healthy actions and accomplishments, empowering others to pursue better health or devoting herself to making the community a healthier and safer place to live. 

Dr. Humphries will be recognized at the St. Luke's Spirit of Women All Decked Out event later this month. 

Congratulations, Dr. Humphries! 

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