Health Awareness Day at Whole Health Center – Aurora


Health Awareness Day at Whole Health Center – Aurora

I am a chiropractic intern at a whole health clinic in Aurora, Illinois. Our clinic is offering a Health Fair to the Aurora Community next Wednesday.  We are offering five services for five dollars.  Please call today to schedule your appointment.  Details below.
Title: Aurora Community Health Awareness Day
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Time: 11:30 am — 6:00 pm
Services Include: Cholesterol test, Blood pressure, BMI / Body Composition, Foot scan and Postural Analysis
Cost: $5.00
Location: 1055 N Farnsworth Ave, Aurora, IL 60505
We are located one mile south of I-88 tollway on Farnsworth Ave; south of Indian Trail Rd, north of Sheffer Ave, next door to AutoZone.
Contact: Sonia Joubert,, 630-898-7979

If you go: Please call 630-898-7979 to schedule your appointment.

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Chiropractic Safety: Outcomes of Usual Chiropractic; Harm (OUCH)

This just in from André Broussard, D.C.:

Walker et al selected 183 adults with back or neck pain in Perth, Australia.  Then, in twelve (12) chiropractic offices, patients received typical chiropractic care (92 patients) or a fake chiropractic treatment (91 patients).  Each patient was followed across two (2) office visits.

After the randomized trial, each patient was evaluated with a battery of paper forms, including the “Numerical Rating Scale, Functional Rating Index[1], Neck Disability Index, Minimum Acceptable Outcome Questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index,” and asked their overall evaluation of the treatment.

References, Additional Reading

  1. See also Feise, Ronald J, and J Michael Menke. “Functional rating index: a new valid and reliable instrument to measure the magnitude of clinical change in spinal conditions.” Spine 26.1 (2001): 78-87.
  2. See Study protocol: Walker Bruce, Losco Barrett, Clarke Brenton, Hebert Jeff, French Simon, Stomski Norman. Outcomes of usual chiropractic, harm & efficacy, the ouch study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials. 2011;12:235+.

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Kendall Co. Salute To Veterans Steak Fry – Events Event, Religious & Charitable – Yorkville, IL Patch

Kendall Co. Salute To Veterans Steak Fry – Events Event, Religious & Charitable – Yorkville, IL Patch

To all veterans in the Fox Valley (Aurora) area and other Chicagoland Western suburbs.
Title: Kendall County Salute to Veterans July 19 in Yorkville
Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds, 7200 E Highpoint Road, Yorkville
Date: July 19, 2013
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Tickets for non-military are $30 with profits going to Chicago Honor Flight
“The program will … include the presentation of colors by the Plano American Legion and entertainment by the Legacy Girls, an Andrews Sisters review.”
Ticket Requests: Voicemail line 331-725-7564
Photos from previous Kendall County Salute to Veterans: link

Hebert et al 2013 Compehensive review of serious adverse effects of SMT or CMT

In answer to Andrew Schafer‘s question, “So does this study give the stats on how many of the “providers” were licensed chiropractors? How many of them were PT’s DO’s MD’s?” Also addressing Sarah Graef‘s question, “[T]he abstract states ‘Adverse events consisted of cauda equina syndrome (29 cases, 38% of total)’, how is that possible?”

I extracted the following numbers from the full-text copy of the article:

DC ? DO Other Total
CES 15 10 2 2 29
Herniation 8 14 0 1 23
Fracture 8 3 1 1 13
Other 8 0 0 4 12
Totals 39 27 3 8 77

From this table, I created the following three charts:
Hebert et al 2013-Manipulation Provider by Adverse Outcome Hebert et al 2013-Distribution of Adverse Outcomes, All Providers Hebert et al 2013-Distribution of Provider Types, All OutcomesAs expected, the majority of providers were DC’s, because chiropractic physicians perform over 95% of all SMTs annually.

Providers listed as “Other” include one (1) of each of the following:

  • Napropath: Adverse outcome=CES
  • “Doctor”: Adverse outcome=Herniation
  • “Lay manipulator”: Adverse outcome=Fracture
  • “Traditional Healer”: Adverse outcome=Other
  • Physiotherapist: Adverse outcome=Other
  • Physician: Adverse outcome=Other
  • Chinese Kong Fu practictioner: Adverse outcome=Other

Alma Did Judge Righteous Judgments

Some notes from my personal scripture study this morning, following Lesson 21 in Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide, (1999), 13–14

What had Nehor been teaching the people? (See Alma 1:3–4.)

3 And he had gone about among the people, preaching to them that which he termed to be the word of God, bearing down bagainst the church; declaring unto the people that

  • every priest and teacher ought to become popular; and
  • they ought not to labor with their hands, but
  • that they ought to be supported by the people.

4 And he also testified unto the people that

  • all mankind should be saved at the last day, and that
  • they need not fear nor tremble, but that
  • they might lift up their heads and rejoice; for
  • the Lord had
    • created all men, and had also
    • redeemed all men; and,
  • in the end, all men should have eternal life

“Testified,” above, is an interesting word; he feigned witness to a lie.

What was the effect of his teaching? (See Alma 1:5–6.)

5 And it came to pass that he did teach these things so much that

  • many did believe on his words, even so many that
  • they began to
    • support him and
    • give him money.

6 And

  • he began
    • to be lifted up in the pride of his heart, and
    • to wear very costly apparel,
  • yea, and even began to establish a church after the manner of his preaching.

In short, his teaching emboldened the apostasy and watered the roots of sin.

Why do you think Nehor’s teachings were appealing to so many people?  Which of these same teachings have you heard in our day?

His teaching appealed to the natural man; without a firm testimony of the nature of God and our relationship to Him, viz. we are His children with intrinsic worth and divine potential–without a firm testimony of these truths, one stands vulnerable to feelings of decreased self worth.  In the contemporary vernacular, “you don’t feel good about yourself.”  Then, along comes a man who says, “Don’t worry about it; everything will be fine.  You will be saved.  You may feel crumy now, but just wait; God will save you.  Repent?  Oh, no, you don’t need to *do* anything; God loves you so much, He will save you with your sins.  Don’t worry; God loves you.” Subtly, the truth is woven with lying threads.  Superficially, the argument appears rational, logical.  However, upon reflection, and with the essential perspective of gospel light, the deception is revealed, and the enemy in uncovered.  If God were to save all men with their sins, would He be a just God?  If Christ did save us from our sins, if He is the means of salvation, what then of His commandment to repent?  Not alone did the prophets teach repentance, but the Master himself: “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 4:17); and “… I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Matt. 9:13; cf. Mark 2:17; Luke 5:32); also, “…the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).  The Savior Himself preached repentance.  The teachings of Nehor reject this fundamental principle of the gospel, claiming repentance is not needed, that one need do nothing, and he will be saved, for “the Lord had redeemed all men; and, in the end, all men should have eternal life” (Alma 1:4).

I know that if a man will “keep the commandments of God [he] shall be saved” (Mosiah 12:33).  This salvation comes in and through the Savior Jesus Christ, and in no other way.  I know this because I have tasted of the sweet fruit of His forgiveness, mercy, and love.  I have felt a remission of my sins, which came only after humble repentance.  I know the holy scriptures are true, they are the word of God.  And I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s Kingdom here on earth, preparatory for His return.  In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

James E Dalley in household of Julius S Dalley, “United States Census, 1940”

James E Dalley in household of Julius S Dalley, “United States Census, 1940”

Today in church, we learned how to find a record of an ancestor in less than five minutes.  I tested it, and it worked!  Here is my grandfather, James E. Dalley, in the 1940 census.  From the time I logged into my computer until the time I was looking at the record, was 04:53 minutes!

James E Dalley in household of Julius S Dalley, “United States Census, 1940” – Record Details —


Paid Internship Opportunity

I thought my readers might be “interested in this paid internship opportunity or know someone who is” –Ballard Center.


PAID INTERNSHIP – July & August 2013                                       

Pay: $1,000 per month (travel, room, and board is covered by CFH)

Time Frame: Summer Term (July & August; some work before July possible)

Requirements: Fluent in Spanish

Preferred Experience: Program evaluation/testing & group facilitation/training

Location: Utah + travel to Honduras, Peru, or Nicaragua

Send Resume & Cover Letter To: Luis Kemeny <luutah@gmail.comand to Blaine Stratton <>


Cause for Hope (CFH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people in developing countries become self-reliant and escape poverty. Our purpose at CFH is to develop a replicable model that can permanently help the most families at the lowest possible cost become self-reliant. We desire “to become the most effective organization in creating lasting self-reliance in the lives of thousands of families and their communities in developing countries.”


CFH has developed and used a mentoring process to assist its clients to achieve self-reliance. This has been in operation in all 18 of its field offices. The mentoring process is vital in assisting clients to learn and apply basic business principles in their own business activities. As CFH prepares to embark on a very aggressive growth plan, it is extremely important to ensure that the process is easy to learn, implement and deliver on a large scale basis. This pilot project will evaluate the mentors, the mentoring materials, the process itself, the clients, and the continuous improvement capability. We will also experiment with mentoring in groups, and the use of volunteer and paid mentors.


The mentoring evaluation project will be conducted in four offices. Two are existing offices with proven Office Managers. The other offices will be opened concurrently with the implementation of this pilot program. This will require the completion of a number of mentoring modules that will be provided to these offices, and then examined for their effectiveness in assisting clients to become self-reliant.


CFH will perform an evaluation of its mentoring program in some of its offices in Piura – Peru, Guatemala – Retalhuleu, Chinandega – Nicaragua, and Choluteca – Honduras beginning July and will end in December. We need four BYU interns to assist us in two offices. They will be involved in the first two months of the project.


Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance

Brigham Young University