Soon Clearwater residents might hear the clip-clop of horses’ hooves now that the city council has approved a plan allowing a new mounted patrol.
Reserve police officers and volunteers — as opposed to those among the rank and file — will ride the animals. While they will have arrest powers, they won’t use them unless “immediate intervention is necessary to prevent great bodily harm or death during an in-progress violent offense,” the proposal said.
The horses will be used for activities like patrolling shopping center parking lots during the holidays and watching parks where police have received complaints about men meeting for sex, said Elizabeth Watts, spokeswoman for Clearwater Public Safety.
“We just want to be able to have a more consistent presence out there in those wooded areas that aren’t as easy to reach or patrol routinely,” Watts said.
Source: Horse patrols planned for Clearwater
PORT CHESTER — Diabetes, obesity and hypertension were among the targets today as hundreds gathered in the village to learn about health and have fun.
The fifth annual Port Chester Community Health Fair included healthy activities like zumba, tai chi and yoga as well as dozens of informational kiosks pertaining to specific areas such as female health or quitting smoking.
Many visitors came to the fair’s two chiropractic kiosks where they were screened for back problems and given advice about spinal care.
“Not a lot of people know about chiropractic and exactly what we do,” said Azbie Dauti, a chiropractic assistant for Dr. Tany R. Sutera of White Plains. “A lot of people have been coming up to saying they have pain and we test them.”
Source: Hundreds come to Port Chester for fun, health
Chiroeco.com [2011-01-24] – Chiropractic & Osteopathy recently changed its title to Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. This change reflects the expanding base of submissions from clinical scientists interested in the discipline of manual therapy.
It is also in accord with the findings of a review of the journal content and a joint venture between the original parent organization the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia and a new partner the European. Read more …
According to Wikipedia, Chiropractic is a health care discipline and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. It is generally categorized as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), a characterization that many chiropractors reject. Although chiropractors have many attributes of primary care providers, chiropractic has more of the attributes of a medical specialty like dentistry or podiatry. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.Traditional chiropractic assumes that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body’s function and its innate intelligence, a vitalistic notion that brings ridicule from mainstream science and medicine.
Throughout its history, chiropractic has been controversial. For most of its existence it has battled with mainstream medicine, sustained by ideas such as subluxation that are not based on solid science. In spite of the general consensus of public health professionals regarding the benefits of vaccination, among chiropractors there are significant disagreements over the subject, which has led to negative impacts on public vaccination and mainstream acceptance of chiropractic.[The American Medical Association called chiropractic an “unscientific cult” and boycotted it until losing an antitrust case in 1987. Chiropractic has had a strong political base and sustained demand for services; in recent decades, it has gained more legitimacy and greater acceptance among medical physicians and health plans in the U.S., and evidence-based medicine has been used to review research studies and generate practice guidelines.
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