Carrick Institute

Month: July 2016

Board Review 2016 – What to Expect

Every year, one of our most popular weekend seminars is the Board Review with Drs. Klotzek and Antonucci. For the test candidates, this weekend gives them the information and tools they need to feel confident about the examination material and requirements. Our seasoned scholars also like to attend this module as a clinical update to diagnostic …

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Pupil Light Reflex & Parasympathetic Nervous System Dysfunction

When performing your patient examinations, are you currently assessing the patient’s pupillary light reflex?  If so, what are you looking for and what does it mean for the patient’s clinical presentation? Carrick trained functional neurologists are assessing several things when they shine a light into the patient’s eyes. A small list of the objective findings …

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Acetaminophen and Possible Autism Symptoms Link

In the International Journal of Epidemiology, findings were recently published that demonstrate a strong association between acetaminophen and autism spectrum symptoms. Acetaminophen use is common during pregnancy.  The medication typically used as a pain reliever and fever reducer, but can also be used to treat headaches, backaches, and muscle aches.  Because of the structural changes during pregnancy, women …

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Bioelectric Medicine Shown Effective For Rheumatoid Arthritis

There has been recent clinical trial data that has been published that demonstrates that stimulating the vagus nerve with an implantable biolectronic device significantly helped patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition.  It is characterized by swollen joints, joint stiffness, fatigue, fever, and weight loss. RA occurs when your …

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