Parker University Celebrates National Chiropractic Health Month

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Dallas, Texas, Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Parker University and organizations like the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), as well as chiropractors nationwide, are proud to recognize and celebrate October as National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM). This special nationwide observance seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of musculoskeletal health and the benefits of chiropractic care and its natural, whole-person, patient-centered, and drug-free approach to health and wellness.

In celebration of the chiropractic industry, mayors of major Texas cities, like Dallas and Irving, have issued proclamations recognizing its importance.

With 2020’s “Active and Adaptive” theme, NCHM focuses on helping people adapt to the new normal and maintain musculoskeletal health and function during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors of Chiropractic have seen increased musculoskeletal conditions in back and neck pain, as well as headaches since the beginning of the pandemic. After spending prolonged amounts of time quarantining and staying at home to help slow the spread of the virus, many people have endured lifestyle changes like avoiding public areas and gatherings, working from home, skipping the gym, and ordering food. People are moving less, which can result in various types of pain. 

NCHM 2020 encourages people to adjust to new challenges associated with staying fit and pain-free by becoming mindful of movement, posture, and stress levels, and highlighting tips and solutions to adapt in healthy ways.

Learn more about NCHM 2020 by visiting HandsDownBetter.org and share information on social media using the hashtag #ActiveAdaptive. Parker University joins the chiropractic community across the nation in encouraging people to keep moving and to stay healthy!

About Parker University

Parker University, the fourth-fastest growing college in Texas and the fastest-growing college in Dallas, was founded in 1982 by Dr. James William Parker (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic).


DeVante Parker posts a career mark, but can’t help Dolphins’ red-zone woes

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has learned to trust in wide receiver DeVante Parker’s ability to make tough catches.

But during their 1-3 start, the Dolphins’ No. 1 receiver has only found the end zone once.

On Sunday, Parker caught 10 passes from Fitzpatrick — more receptions than he has had in a game so far in his six-year NFL career — for 110 yards.

Parker did not score, however, as the Dolphins saw five promising drives stall and settled for field goals, which proved not enough in a 31-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The Dolphins had a scare in the first quarter when Parker left the game after three plays with an ankle injury.

After missing Miami’s next two drives, Parker returned and posted his career catch day along with the sixth-highest yardage output in a game of his career.

“DeVante is a great player for us, one that I’m always going to rely on especially in tough situations,” Fitzpatrick said. “And try to get him the ball and rely on him to win one-on-one.”

But Parker never got the chance to do that Sunday near the goal line.

Parker, who was targeted 12 times, was not thrown to once on a play that began in the red zone.

The Seahawks, who entered the game with the NFL’s worst passing defense in terms of yards allowed (1,292) and yards per attempt (8.1), employed a lot of zone coverage on Sunday. Parker found space underneath and turned up the field for solid gains.

The closest Parker got to the end zone was two catch-and-runs that he took to the Seahawks’ 18-yard line.

The first time he caught a short pass over the middle and gained 17 yards on the third play of the second quarter, and the second was


Warby Parker funds scholarships for Black students at Back Bay optometry college

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Warby Parker co-CEOs Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal are working to bring more Blacks into the field of optometry.
Warby Parker co-CEOs Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal are working to bring more Blacks into the field of optometry.Photo courtesy of Warby Parker

Warby Parker is eyeing a college in Boston as the best place to start an effort to draw more Black students into the field of optometry.

The New York-based eyewear retailer has pledged $440,000 to the New England College of Optometry to give two Black students free tuition for four years, starting in September 2021. The scholarship donation is one of the first tangible steps that Warby Parker is taking to meet a series of diversity and inclusion goals it established in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests.

Black people are dramatically underrepresented in the field of optometry: Roughly 3 percent of those in US optometry schools are Black students, and even fewer are practicing optometrists, compared to being roughly 13 percent of the general population.

NECO president Howard Purcell said his 600-student school in the Back Bay was the first college to sign on to a pledge to bring student and faculty numbers up to 13 percent. Called the “13% Promise,” the goal was established by a group of optometrists called Black Eyecare Perspective to make the industry more inclusive.

“The only way we’re going to achieve this is if we’re able to address what’s going on at the schools and colleges,” Purcell said. “People want to come to a place where they see people who look like them.”

Purcell concedes NECO has a long way to go, too: Its Black student population resembles the 3 percent average among the 23 optometry schools in the country. “That’s not acceptable to us,” Purcell said. “That’s why we’re making these efforts.”

Warby Parker co-CEOs Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal said