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Jan 22, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Changing Times

First week of Tri-2 has already proven that this trimester will be a challenging one. Between Neuroanatomy lectures and ...

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Dec 11, 2020 8:00:00 AM

I present to you...

The time has finally come to present Dr. Addison Ozakyol, DC, ATC! After almost four years in the chiropractic program here at ...

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Nov 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

End of School Whirlwind...Literally!

  Whirlwind was the only word I could think of to describe the last two weeks. With it currently being Week 12 (out of 15) of ...

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Nov 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Part 4 Board Exams

As the clock slowly winds down to my graduation from the DC program here at NUHS-Florida, I now find myself staring ...

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Oct 30, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Not Much to Report...for Now!

The last two weeks have been pretty uneventful over here in Florida! I have been very busy at the clinic and have been seeing ...

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Oct 16, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Where the Wild Things Are

The last two weeks have been relatively tame from a school and extracurricular standpoint. Last weekend, the Pinellas County ...

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Oct 2, 2020 8:15:00 AM

ACA Sports Council Virtual Symposium

Over the past year I have been very involved with the ACA Sports Council (ACASC) as a member of the student executive ...

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Aug 14, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Where Did Tri 9 Go???

I’m not sure if all you readers feel the same, but with COVID, schedule changes, and the business of clinic life, time has ...

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Jul 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Clinic and Florida Rainy Season

Our first two weeks back to in-person clinic were hectic to say the least. Integrating all the interns from both clinics and ...

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Jul 17, 2020 8:30:00 PM

Clinic is OPEN, Friend Visit and a Surprise

The day has finally come, we are opening our clinic back up! The last two weeks have been fairly busy wrapping up some of the ...

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Jul 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Family and Fossils

After taking my Part 2 chiropractic board exam two weeks ago, I was able to score a flight home for a nice visit with the ...

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Jun 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Mocks and Part II Boards

The last two weeks since my last post have been busy to say the least! To start off, we finally had our first mock patient ...

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Jun 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Spring 2020-Week 4

As we move into finishing the first month of my 9th trimester, things are slowly but surely getting back to normal. Here in ...

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May 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM

The Virtual Trimester

Hello everyone--I hope that all the readers are healthy and well out there! Hopefully you are still able to go about daily ...

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Apr 17, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The Quarantine Haircut

We are about four weeks into the stay at home order due to the coronavirus, and things are going okay. My professors and ...

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Apr 3, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Social Distancing

What day is it? What week? What is real life like? I’m not sure about all of you readers out there, but the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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Mar 20, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Camping and COVID-19

Hello to all the readers out there! Man, it feels like a whole lot has happened since I last wrote to you all two weeks ago.  ...

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Mar 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Always on the Run

It is race season here in Florida and I couldn’t be happier! I have chosen as a 2020 goal of mine to try and attempt ...

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Feb 21, 2020 8:15:00 AM

A Busy Couple of Weeks

The last two weeks have certainly felt busy and even though I have done so much, I still feel like I still have so much to do! ...

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Feb 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM

A Busy Start to the Tri

Just three weeks into this trimester, and we have already hit the ground running! To start things off, we had our trimesterly ...

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Jan 24, 2020 8:00:00 AM

STOP...Clinic Time!

Hello to all the readers out there! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and the New Year is off to a great ...

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Dec 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The End of 2019

I hope that all the readers out there had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving holiday! This year I was not able to spend time ...

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Nov 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

ChiroGames 2019

Every year, most of the chiropractic schools across the nation send students to Cocoa Beach, Fla. to compete in a wide range ...

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Nov 8, 2019 8:15:00 AM

November Already?!

This year has flown by at an insane rate! This trimester especially has gone by so fast I’m shocked that I am not falling ...

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Oct 25, 2019 8:45:00 AM
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Sports Council Miami

This weekend was absolutely amazing! I was able to head down to Miami, Fl to attend the American Chiropractic Association ...

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Oct 11, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Bye-Bye Week 5!

The fall trimester is already 1/3 over, and it is seriously flying by! Hard to imagine that in 10 short weeks I’ll be moving ...

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Sep 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A Super Fun Weekend!

This weekend has been a very fun one! It all started with our Tri-Mixer on Friday night. At the start of every trimester we ...

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Sep 13, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Summer Break 2019

As I get started into my 7th trimester I wanted to give you all a quick update on a very fun and productive summer break. To ...

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Aug 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Wrapping up Tri 6

We’re moving into the last couple weeks of the trimester and the studying hours are piling up. I am certainly ready for the ...

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Jul 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The Last Bit of Pre-Finals Fun

It’s almost finals week! That means it’s just about time to hunker down in the corner of my couch reviewing everything from ...

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Jul 12, 2019 8:03:00 AM

Happy July 4th!

I hope that everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July holiday! Mine was certainly a busy one. My mom was able to come out for ...

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Jun 28, 2019 8:05:00 AM

Week Eight Already?

Well, would you look at this, the trimester is already half over?! In what seems like a crazy blur, we are suddenly in week ...

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Jun 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Post Exam Week

I won’t lie, sometimes this program can be pretty challenging! This trimester, if you count the acupuncture elective course, ...

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May 31, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Clubs Off to a Good Start

As we move into the fourth week of the trimester, we begin to have our first round of exams, so study time outside of class ...

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May 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The Start of Tri 6

This last break was certainly a fun one! I spent just about two weeks back home in Albuquerque, New Mexico and my girlfriend ...

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Apr 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Trimester Wrap-up

Well here we are! We made it through (almost) yet another trimester! Tri 5 certainly had its challenges. With my acupuncture ...

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Mar 29, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Quoted at World Federation of Chiropractic

I had a pretty cool and unique opportunity that came to develop this last weekend. A few months ago, I applied for the ...

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Mar 15, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Festival Fun!

This week had a slightly lighter study load than the previous couple of weeks, so I took some time to enjoy the festivities ...

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Mar 1, 2019 8:41:49 AM

I Passed Part 1 Boards!!!

This past week was a wild one down here in Florida. We got our part 1 national board exam results back after a long six weeks ...

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Feb 15, 2019 8:15:00 AM

Sports Chiropractic at NUHS – Florida

Here we are completing week 6, and the business hasn’t slowed down for more than two seconds! We had a few exams last week, ...

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Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Gasparilla 2019

The last weeks were busy ones for the clubs on campus! As president of Sports Council I had a few meetings, Club Lunch – where ...

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Jan 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Winter Break 2018

Hello everyone! After a nice couple of weeks off, it’s time to get back to school and begin Tri 5 and Phase II of the DC ...

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Dec 7, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Phase One Complete…Almost!

Here we are, the final stretch of the trimester! I can’t believe that I am already just about done with the first phase of the ...

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Nov 23, 2018 8:05:00 AM

10th Annual Turkey Bowl

As the holidays approach, we down here at the NUHS – Florida campus enjoyed one of our biggest annual events the TURKEY BOWL. ...

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Nov 9, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Chiro Games 2018

Recently, I spent the weekend out in Cocoa Beach, Florida with about 12 other NUHS – Florida students competing at Chiro ...

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Oct 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Halloween Festivities

These last two weeks have been a nice break from the business of this trimester. After my conference we finished up the first ...

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Oct 12, 2018 8:05:00 AM

2018 Thomas Hyde Research Poster Competition

I spent this past weekend in Minneapolis, Minn. attending the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council annual ...

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Sep 27, 2018 9:16:48 AM

What happened to September?

Does anyone else feel like just yesterday it was the middle of July? This trimester has by far been the busiest for me and it ...

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Sep 14, 2018 8:15:00 AM

FCA Convention: The National!

Hello everyone, I’m back!! It is the start of my fourth trimester at the NUHS – Florida campus. I am eager to get back into a ...

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Aug 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's the Final Countdown

It’s finals week!! Yay? Although it means the end of the trimester with four practical exams last week and eight lecture exams ...

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Aug 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Calm Before the Storm

Here we are, week 13, the last week without an exam before diving headfirst into final exams. I have been slowly preparing my ...

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Jul 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Club Activities

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. The Fourth of July was rather uneventful down here in Florida. I spent the day at ...

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Jul 6, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Homecoming Weekend + Guest Speakers

Although I was unable to celebrate NUHS Homecoming in Chicago, I had a chance to go on a little vacation of my own. The Tampa ...

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Jun 22, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Enjoying the Florida Heat

The last two weeks have been pretty busy with early assessment exams (basically stage one of midterms). Not much to report ...

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Jun 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

First Sports Council and a Run

The last two weeks have been very rainy and windy here in Florida. We survived the first storm of the season (Alberto) without ...

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May 25, 2018 11:25:26 AM

Getting Started + Brother’s Visit

Well, here we are. Two weeks into the trimester and things are already moving very quickly! I am really enjoying my classes ...

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May 18, 2018 9:21:49 AM

Hello, NUHS!

Hello! My name is Addison Ozakyol and I am currently in my third trimester in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at NUHS – ...

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May 17, 2018 10:29:10 AM

Introduction: Addison Ozakyol, Doctor of Chiropractic Student

Hello! My name is Addison Ozakyol and I am currently in my third trimester in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program at NUHS – ...

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Apr 20, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Graduation April 2018, Thank You National University!

So many thoughts are running through my head. My emotions have been all over the place. I am overwhelmed with elation to begin ...

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Apr 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Interviews, Offers, Expectations: Was it worth it?

With graduation just around the corner, I want to address what we all have on our minds upon graduation. The end game is ...

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Apr 20, 2018 8:15:00 AM

“The Most Expensive Chiropractic School” and the Museum of Fine Arts

I recently heard a fellow chiropractic student from another school make a claim that NUHS was the most expensive chiropractic ...

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Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

National Public Health Week and Medieval Times

Recently, National University of Health Sciences brought National Public Health Week to St. Petersburg College. The student ...

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Mar 24, 2018 1:09:13 PM

Erchonia Laser Presentation

This week was just like any other with a few exceptions. As always, I tried to have fun during my free time and continue to ...

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Mar 16, 2018 11:08:06 AM

Functional Soft Tissue Featuring FAKTR: Round Two!

This past weekend Dr. Greg Doerr, the co-creator of Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR), came to Tampa, Fla. ...

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Mar 9, 2018 10:48:55 AM

My Birthday & Bonefrog Obstacle Race: Team NUHS Adjusters

This past week I celebrated my 26th birthday! I went to clinic where my fellow interns and my patients all wished me a happy ...

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Feb 23, 2018 8:09:00 AM

President’s Day was a Beach Day

We had a three-day weekend for President’s Day and the interns of NUHS headed to the local beaches for a day of fun in the ...

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Feb 16, 2018 3:02:32 PM

Wine Tasting by the Beach in February

As a New Jersey native, there are a few things that are foreign to me. Wine made from fruit and sunsets on the beach in ...

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Feb 9, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Activator Seminar in Orlando

Over this past weekend, I attended a seminar on the instrument assisted adjusting technique Activator Methods. The seminar was ...

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Feb 2, 2018 4:01:44 PM

My First Interview and a Trip to Washington D.C.

My First Interview and a Trip to Washington D.C. Last weekend I was flown up to North Virginia for an interview for a ...

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Jan 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Great News, Good Things to Come

I have good news! I received my certificate from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners also known as NBCE. I knew I ...

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Jan 19, 2018 8:17:00 AM

Clinical Internship III

Three years ago in January 2015, I arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida to begin the Doctor of Chiropractic program at National ...

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Dec 8, 2017 8:30:00 AM

St. Pete Run Fest and the End of Trimester Nine

While everyone in basic and clinical sciences is studying for finals, I am looking around asking, “Where did the time go?” I ...

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Dec 1, 2017 8:39:00 AM

Thanksgiving in New Jersey

We got the day off for Thanksgiving as well as the day after so I went home to New Jersey for Thanksgiving break to see my ...

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Nov 22, 2017 11:28:20 AM

Turkey Bowl 2017

Every November on a brisk fall night in Florida, we celebrate a tradition that spans back to the beginning of NUHS Florida. ...

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Nov 17, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Part IV Boards

The time has finally come. I took Part IV of the NBCE chiropractic licensure exam this past weekend. One of the biggest draws ...

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Nov 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM

My Last Chirogames

For the last 26 years, all the chiropractic schools have gotten together for a weekend to compete in sports. The last two ...

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Nov 3, 2017 8:34:00 AM

Rowdies Playoffs and a Chance to Regroup

It is the conclusion of week 8, which means I am over halfway done with Clinical Internship 2 also known as Trimester 9. This ...

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Oct 31, 2017 10:50:37 AM

My Friend's Wedding and Boards

This past weekend, I attended my friend’s wedding and took two board exams. When I first arrived at NUHS I became friends with ...

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Oct 20, 2017 4:59:02 PM

Part III and Physical Therapy Boards

This past week I saw the most patients I have seen since starting clinic. It was a busy week and I am happy to be gaining ...

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Oct 13, 2017 8:34:00 AM

Outreach in Clinic

As an intern, I am required to obtain outreach hours for volunteer work in the community. This past week a fellow intern and I ...

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Oct 6, 2017 4:44:00 PM

The Tri Mixer Fall 2017

We have a triannual event at NUHS as sort of a welcoming party for the new students as well as a chance to mingle with our ...

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Sep 29, 2017 1:03:00 PM

Riverwalk, Tampa Museum of Art, and Dealing with Patient Interactions

The past week was an amazing learning experience, one that only comes from real life scenarios and cannot be simulated in a ...

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Sep 22, 2017 5:01:00 PM

Hurricane Irma!

This week was like nothing I have ever experienced before. School was closed all week because of the incoming Hurricane Irma, ...

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Sep 15, 2017 5:01:00 PM

Finished with Classes; Starting Clinic Full Time

With the conclusion of Trimester 8, I have finished my lecture and lab coursework at National University of Health Sciences. ...

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Aug 11, 2017 4:43:00 PM

The End of Trimester 8

With two weeks to go in Trimester 8 and only finals left, I am starting to feel a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. In two ...

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Aug 4, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Guest Speaker and Visit from My Sister

This past week in Sports Council, we had a guest speaker come to talk to us about life in practice. Joe Giovatto, DC, spoke ...

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Jul 27, 2017 4:58:00 PM

Preparing for Boards and Finishing our PICO Presentations

Now that I am in clinic, the waves of exams have let up. Since this is my first trimester of clinic, I still have some classes ...

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Jul 21, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Exams and Clinical Natural Medicine Presentation

This past week I had two exams and gave two presentations. The exams were in Advanced Technique and Jurisprudence. The ...

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Jul 7, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Personal Injury, PICO, and Patient Cases

This past week in Business Management, we discussed personal injury protection. Last week, I completed the second module of ...

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Jun 30, 2017 4:59:00 PM

Whiplash Injury: Biomechanics and Traumatology

This past week in clinic, I continued to see new patients. At the NUHS clinic, we do health physicals for the students of St. ...

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Jun 23, 2017 4:56:00 PM

Lunch and Learn with the NUHS Faculty

Another week in the books and a lot has happened. Our professors collaborated and gave a "Lunch and Learn" on otitis media, an ...

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Jun 16, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Staying Involved with Sports Council

When I first started here at NUHS, I was excited to join the Sports Council. National University of Health Sciences in Florida ...

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Jun 14, 2017 5:03:00 PM

Functional Taping for Musculoskeletal Injuries

This past weekend I took a taping seminar in Tampa with Dr. Gregory Doerr, the co-founder of FAKTR. In addition to writing the ...

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Jun 9, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Radiology Report Writing and the Chiropractic Radiologist

I have found that when most people think of a chiropractor or a doctor of chiropractic, they think of the traditional ...

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Jun 2, 2017 5:01:00 PM

Theories Provoked by Dermatology Class

Another week of clinic and class is behind me. My colleagues and I did another set of X-rays in Radiographic Positioning but ...

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May 25, 2017 5:04:00 PM

Shooting Our First X-Rays

Now that my colleagues and I are in clinic, we will be treating patients mostly on our own with some help from our clinicians. ...

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May 18, 2017 4:26:00 PM

Phase Three Begins: First Week as an Intern

After all the basic science classes from biochemistry, anatomy, and microbiology, to the clinical sciences classes like ...

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Apr 14, 2017 5:02:00 PM

The End of Trimester 7

After multiple standardized patients, case reports, mock physical exams, practical exams, and written tests, I am moving into ...

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Apr 7, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Complementary and Alternative Medicine to Treat My Strep Infection

Last week I left Washington D.C. and came back to Florida with strep throat. I have theorized that many factors lead to a ...

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Apr 3, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Infectious Disease. Is it the Seed or the Soil?

I fell ill at the tail end of my trip to Washington, the last day in D.C. I had a sore throat and a headache. I attributed ...

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Mar 27, 2017 4:59:00 PM

Impact Spinal Health 2017

This previous week, I had the pleasure of attending a conference in our nation's capital. The American Chiropractic ...

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Mar 16, 2017 4:59:00 PM

A Lot Going on in Week 10

A lot happened this week both in and out of school. I was introduced to a few more modalities this week in Physiological ...

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Mar 10, 2017 4:59:00 PM

Functional Soft Tissue Featuring FAKTR

This past weekend, I attended a hands-on certification class for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, or ...

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Mar 7, 2017 5:02:00 PM

Physiotherapeutic Modalities

In my modalities class, I have been learning about thermotherapy. There are a few thermotherapeutic modalities we use in our ...

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Feb 24, 2017 5:03:00 PM

Cupping, Pedal Pub, and President's Day

This week in Sports Council we went over cupping therapy. Cupping is a modality from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and ...

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Feb 17, 2017 5:01:00 PM

Botanical Medicine, Case Studies, and My 25th Birthday

Having over 6 years of postsecondary education is an impressive thing. That is not meant to toot my own horn; it is meant to ...

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Feb 9, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Spine Boarding and First Patient Encounter

This week was monumental for me and my fellow classmates. We practiced spine boarding and applying a cervical collar on a ...

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Feb 3, 2017 5:01:00 PM

First Sports Council Meeting

This week we had our first Sports Council meeting of the trimester. Dr. Guadagno, the American Chiropractic ...

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Jan 26, 2017 5:03:00 PM

New Trimester, Same Feelings

Every trimester has been a new and exciting experience. This trimester doesn't seem like that. Thus far this trimester feels ...

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Jan 20, 2017 5:01:00 PM

The Beginning of Trimester 7

After a long and well-deserved break, I am back in Florida to start my last trimester of classes before I start clinic. I am ...

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Dec 9, 2016 4:59:00 PM

Diagnostic Ultrasound, Volleyball Tournament, and SACA Fundraiser

I have reached the end of trimester six with 13 weeks of classes down and two weeks of finals to go! This past week, we had a ...

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Dec 2, 2016 4:58:00 PM

Thanksgiving Break

I had a shortened week because we had off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Though it was a shortened week we still had a ...

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Nov 23, 2016 4:43:00 PM

The 8th Annual Turkey Bowl

Every year for the past eight years, the students, faculty, and friends of National University of Health Sciences gather at ...

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Nov 18, 2016 5:01:00 PM

Pharmacology Exam and Ribfest

Last week was short because we had off for Veteran's Day. I have friends and family who are veterans so I want to thank them ...

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Nov 9, 2016 4:47:00 PM

Chiropractic Games 2016

Every year in late October or early November, all the chiropractic schools from the U.S. and Canada gather in Florida to ...

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Nov 4, 2016 5:02:00 PM

Booth Projects and Skeletal Tumors Exam

There is one class that everyone has a difficult time with and that class is Fundamentals of Imaging: Skeletal Dysplasia and ...

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Oct 28, 2016 4:59:00 PM

NBCE Part I Exam

This past weekend I took Part I of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Licensure exams. We call them Part I Boards ...

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Oct 21, 2016 4:58:00 PM

Hurricane Season and Sports Chiropractor of the Year

While the residents of the east coast of Florida were worrying about the category four Hurricane Matthew, we were praying for ...

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Oct 14, 2016 5:01:00 PM

Musculoskeletal Presentations and Trip to the Zoo

With Part I of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners licensure exam right around the corner, I have been reviewing my ...

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Oct 7, 2016 4:56:00 PM

Audiometry, Core Stabilization, and Beach Volleyball

This week in Physical Diagnosis, we learned how to operate an audiometer, a machine used to measure auditory acuity. The ...

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Sep 29, 2016 4:56:00 PM

Functional Rehab, Tri Mixer, and the Museum of Fine Arts

This past week was very eventful. Week three had our first Chirogames and Student American Chiropractic Association meetings ...

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Sep 23, 2016 4:58:00 PM

Lab Diagnosis and Phlebotomy

In previous classes, we discussed ordering laboratory tests to help with our differential diagnosis. I thought I was falling ...

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Sep 16, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Florida Chiropractic Association's National Convention

My final week of Trimester Five couldn't end soon enough. I received a scholarship for my essay on chiropractic in sports ...

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Aug 11, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Blink-182 and Reflecting on Trimester Five

It is Week 14! That means only one more week before the break. Over the weekend, my friend Alex and I attended the Blink-182 ...

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Aug 5, 2016 4:40:00 PM

Extremities Presentation and Clearwater Aquarium

The trimester is coming to an end, which means it is time to start preparing for finals. In addition to exams I have a ...

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Jul 28, 2016 5:02:00 PM

Functional Taping, Make Up Exams, and Concert in Downtown

After missing school because of my fractured mandible, I had to make up the exams I missed. This past week I made up three ...

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Jul 21, 2016 4:58:00 PM

Fractured Jaw Part 3 - What the Patient Can Do to Help

I am three weeks into having a broken jaw. Last week I discussed research I found that suggested fracture healing could be ...

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Jul 15, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Fractured Jaw Part Two - What to Avoid

So a week ago, I sustained a fracture to the left angle of my mandible. I visited a maxillofacial surgeon and had my jaw wired ...

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Jul 7, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Fractured Mandible Turned into an Anatomy Review

This week I experienced some unforeseen circumstances. I sustained an injury playing soccer for a recreational soccer league ...

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Jul 1, 2016 5:01:00 PM

Midterms in Radiology and Extremities

It is already halfway through the trimester. That means midterms galore! With two this past week and four the coming week, I ...

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Jun 23, 2016 5:01:00 PM

Marketing Presentations

Being a graduate student requires resiliency. I am going to be honest, I did not do well on one of my exams this past week but ...

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Jun 17, 2016 5:01:00 PM

Diabetic Retinopathy and Guest Speaker in SACA

First week of exams are done and more are on the way. We have an exam in Evaluation and Management of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, ...

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Jun 10, 2016 5:01:00 PM

Cardio Exam, Motion Palpation Club, and the Dali Museum

Exams are right around the corner, but I have maintained balance between school, technique, and extracurricular activities. ...

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Jun 1, 2016 5:04:00 PM

Biomechanics of Running and St. Pete Beach

This week, I was very busy. I had a quiz in Botanical Medicine and a quiz in Evaluation and Management of Extremities. I did ...

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May 26, 2016 4:58:00 PM

Club Lunch and Art Exhibit

My first week of clinical sciences was certainly different than the first weeks of the previous four trimesters. It was a ...

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May 20, 2016 5:01:00 PM

The End of Phase 1 and the Start of Phase 2

After another two weeks of finals, my colleagues and I finished Trimester 4. With the end of Trimester 4, we have concluded ...

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Apr 13, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Chiro Games Fundraiser and Functional Rehab Seminar

I can't believe it is already Week 14. I have finals the next two weeks so I am going to be battening down the hatches and ...

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Apr 8, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Range of Motion and Rowdies Opening Day

Though finals are right around the corner, new material is still being presented in all of my classes. There are only 15 weeks ...

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Apr 1, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Baseball in Tampa and Orthopedic Tests

There is always something fun to do in and around the Tampa Bay area! Major League Baseball (MLB) teams have their spring ...

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Mar 25, 2016 4:59:00 PM

Dr. Bain of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Last week was fun yet difficult. In the beginning of the week, the Tampa Bay Lightning's chiropractic physician, Dr. Timothy ...

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Mar 17, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Victors of the Fire Truck Pull

With another three midterms this week, I spent most of my free time studying. Wednesday we had an exam in Nutritional ...

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Mar 8, 2016 5:02:00 PM

Electrocardiogram Lab

Since coming back from Washington D.C., I jumped right back into the routine. We had two midterms to study for. One in Science ...

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Mar 4, 2016 5:01:00 PM

National Chiropractic Leadership Conference

This past week, the American Chiropractic Association held the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) in our ...

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Feb 24, 2016 5:04:00 PM

Midterms and My Birthday

With two midterms this week, my friends and I were hard at work studying for our exams. We had Cardio, Renal, & Respiratory ...

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Feb 18, 2016 4:49:00 PM

OptoJump and OptoGait

This week was very eventful. We had two guest speakers in Sports Council. Coach Kevin Barr, CSCS, from the Tampa Bay Rays and ...

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Feb 11, 2016 5:02:00 PM

Protein PowerPoint, Tri-Mixer, and Super Bowl

Another week down. This week came and went faster than the rest because I was looking forward to the Tri-mixer. Classes We ...

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Feb 5, 2016 5:02:00 PM

Club Lunch Day, Mopal, and Spirometry Lab

Week Three has come to a conclusion and a lot has been happening here at NUHS-Florida. Motion Palpation Club had its first ...

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Jan 29, 2016 4:58:00 PM

Week 2: Diet and Nutrition Quiz

Week 2 is already in the books, while my family and friends have snow in the north we are experiencing cooler temperatures by ...

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Jan 22, 2016 5:03:00 PM

Happy New Year!

After a long and much needed break, I am happy to be back in Florida for trimester number four. While home in New Jersey, I ...

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Dec 9, 2015 5:02:00 PM

The End of Trimester 3

Finals start this coming week so this will be my last post of the trimester. There is a theory that the older we get, the ...

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Dec 4, 2015 4:49:00 PM

A Time to Be Thankful

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to say what I am thankful for. Seems a little cliché but it's more like a tradition and ...

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Nov 25, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Turkey Bowl

Dr. Joseph Stiefel, president of National University of Health Sciences, told us last week, "The difference between the ...

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Nov 20, 2015 4:55:00 PM

Veteran's Day

We celebrated Veteran's Day this week, and I want to start this blog by thanking all who have served and continue to serve our ...

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Nov 13, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Motion Palpation Club Fundraiser and Sports Rehab Meeting

At last, all my midterms are over and I have a couple weeks before I have to worry about any more exams. Chiropractic school ...

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Nov 5, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Chiropractic Games 2015

Midterms are finally almost over! The reason midterms seem to never end is because some classes have three exams and others ...

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Oct 30, 2015 4:57:00 PM

SACA Fundraiser and Practicing for Practical Exam

The Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) had their Halloween potluck for their fund raiser this week. The members ...

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Oct 21, 2015 4:58:00 PM


Yes, we have reached that point in the trimester where things get a little crazy. With six midterms in two weeks I have been ...

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Oct 16, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Guest Speaker in Week 5

My whole world has been turned upside down! We had a guest speaker in Sports Rehab Club on Friday and everything I thought I ...

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Oct 9, 2015 5:01:00 PM

Sports Council Holds First Meeting

This week had an all too familiar feeling. My first exam of the trimester came on Wednesday. Studying for exams has become ...

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Oct 2, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Club Meetings and Tri Mixer

The trimester is in Week Three and clubs have started their meetings. Chirogames Club, Motion Palpation Club, Student American ...

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Sep 23, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Off to a Good Start

It's Week Two and the trimester is already in full swing. I decided to work 3 days a week instead of four because last ...

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Sep 17, 2015 4:56:00 PM

Back for Trimester 3

After an intense two weeks of finals, I spent the first few days of the break here in Florida with my friends from National. ...

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Aug 13, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Chiro Games Fundraiser and Beach Cleanup

So much has happened this week I don't know where to begin. I will start by saying thank you to Dr. Machini for taking time ...

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Aug 7, 2015 5:02:00 PM

Balance Brunch

With finals around the corner, I have started to prepare myself (both mentally and physically) for the marathon that is Finals ...

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Jul 30, 2015 5:01:00 PM

Where Did the Time Go?

Where did the time go? Seems like yesterday I started this trimester and it is already the end of July! One month to go which ...

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Jul 24, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Week 10

Week 10 started with two exams in radiology. I studied for them all weekend and now that the grades are in, I am happy to say ...

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Jul 17, 2015 4:59:00 PM

A Week Without Exams

Finally, a week without exams! Though I have three exams next week, I am happy to have a break from the stress of exams this ...

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Jul 10, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Fourth of July Weekend

Finally most of our midterms are over! We still have two more to take but they are not for another week. These weeks are going ...

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Jul 3, 2015 5:01:00 PM

Another Busy Week

We had our first meeting for Chirogames Club where we discussed fund raising ideas as well as gauged who was interested in ...

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Jun 24, 2015 5:01:00 PM

Starting a New Club Is Actually a Lot of Work

I started the "Chirogames Club" here in Florida to enable us to fund raise for the chiropractic games, an event where all the ...

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Jun 17, 2015 5:01:00 PM

Week Five - Most Difficult

Week five has been the most difficult week thus far. Midterms are rapidly approaching, and we have been reviewing for our ...

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Jun 12, 2015 5:01:00 PM

Fourth Week

The 4th week was an interesting week indeed. Classes are getting awfully hard, we have quizzes every week and our first exams ...

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Jun 3, 2015 5:02:00 PM

A Break in the Routine

This week had an interesting start. After Memorial Day weekend the common phrase among my classmates and I was, "Oh it's ...

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May 29, 2015 5:03:00 PM

My second week has been VERY busy

Monday, I attended open adjusting lab where I practiced static and motion palpation. Open adjusting lab gives students an ...

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May 19, 2015 5:03:00 PM

Back to School

After a two-week break, I'm back in the swing of things. I am on the fast track here at NUHS because I want to earn my degree ...

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May 1, 2015 5:03:00 PM

About Christopher Kotwicki, Chiropractic - Florida Student Blogger

Salutations! My name is Christopher Kotwicki and I am a future Doctor of Chiropractic! I am also a self-proclaimed beach bum, ...

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