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April 2013 Health Newsletter


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» The Spirit of Giving at the Health Care Center
» Help Keep Those New Year's Resolutions
» Healthy Holiday Tips
» Tips for Back Pain Prevention
» Relief from the Holidays and Start the New Year off Right on January 11th!
» Graston Technique
» Your Dog, Your Exercise Partner?
» Kids Menus Fail Nutrition Guidelines
» Study Finds Chiropractic Care More Helpful Than NSAIDs
» Legislation to Further Integrate Chiropractic Services Introduced in Congress

The Spirit of Giving at the Health Care Center
The Health Care Center “Spirit of Giving” special starts December 3rd.  Bring in a new toy for a child in need ($35 value) or a $35 donation and receive a free consultation, examination, and x-rays (if clinically indicted). This special will run until December 14th.  This is a great opportunity to help those in need while optimizing your health. Happy Holidays from the Health Care Center!

Author: Health Care Center
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Help Keep Those New Year's Resolutions
Help keep those New Year's resolutions and join the exercise program at the Health Care Center. The cost is $25 a month with no start up fee or contracts needed. Personal classes available. This service is availabe to Health Care Center patients only. Please contact our office for more details.

Author: Health Care Center
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Healthy Holiday Tips
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Water is nature's miracle and will help your emotional and physical body sustain during the holidays.
  • Curb your desire to overdo it! Take everything one step at a time. Remember to stretch and breathe through it all.
  • Take time for yours truly whether going for a walk, taking a fitness class, playing with the kids, etc.  Make sure to do something that makes you happy and at the same time keeps you active. It is easy to fall victim to a preoccupied mind over the holidays. If you can remember to incorporate physical activity into each holiday task you take on, you won't regret it when the new year comes.
  • Make sure to reflect on the true meaning of the holidays. When you do, it will be easy to stay grounded and everything else will come naturally. 
  • Make sure that every gift you give is something from the heart and not the head. The best presents are gifts of "presence."

Author: Health Care Center
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Tips for Back Pain Prevention
  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Remain active-under the supervision of your doctor of chirpractic
  • Avoid prolonged inactivity or bed rest
  • Warm up or stretch before exercising or other physical activities
  • Maintain proper posture
  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes
  • Sleep on a mattress of medium firmness
  • Lift with your knees, keep the object close to your body, and do not twist when lifting.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking impairs blood flow, resulting in oxygen and nutrient deprivation to spinal tissues.
  • Ensure that your work station is ergonomically correct.

Author: Health Care Center
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Relief from the Holidays and Start the New Year off Right on January 11th!
When the holidays are over find some relief from all that stress.  "Relief from the Holidays Day" will be on January 11th. All services performed on that day will be FREE. Yes, all services including adjustments, therapies, and spinal decompression will be free.  Compliments of Dr. Karl Buch, Dr. Joni, Buch, Dr. Liza Campbell, and the staff. Appointments must be scheduled in advance and free services will be performed on January 11th only. (Sorry, no make up days). This is our way of saying "Thank You" for the past year and welcoming you to a healthy new one. (You must have been in our office within the past six months in order to qualify).

Author: Health Care Center
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Graston Technique
The Health Care Center is now offering Graston Technique.  Graston technique utilizes special instruments that effectively break down scar tissue and reduce inflammation that causes pain and restricted mobility. The stainless steel instruments comb over and "catch" on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies areas of restriction.  The instruments enable clinicians to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect the condition at the site of the pain, as well as following the kinetic chain to find and treat the cause. Once the tissue dysfunction has been identified, the instruments break up the scar tissue so it can be absorbed by the body. By incorporating stretching, strengthening and ice in the treatment and rehab process, clinicians can rebuild the soft tissue injury into healthy functioning tissue. Graston Technique is clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating: Achilles tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, tennis elbow, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendonitis, scar tissue, and many more conditions. The Graston Technique has had positive outcomes in 75-90 percent of all conditions treated! It is equally effective in restoring function to acute and chronic injuries, and pre– and post surgical patients.

Author: Graston
Source: GrastonTechnique.com
Copyright: Graston Technique 2011


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Your Dog, Your Exercise Partner?

Working out with your pet is a growing trend in the physical fitness community and health researchers like the idea. The past few years have seen several new dog-friendly fitness centers open, including K9 Fit Club, a chain with locations in Illinois, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida. The club offers fitness classes for humans and dogs including, ‘Bow Wow Bootcamp’ and ‘Pupilates’. The idea of working out with your pet is also being taken more seriously by public health officials desperate to get overweight Americans to exercise. The Center for Disease Control recommends adults 18 - 64 get at least two and a half hours of moderate physical exercise a week, but recent estimates suggest that more than 80 percent of US adults fail to meet these guidelines. However, a 2011 Michigan State University study found that people with dogs met the standards 34 percent more than non-pet owners. The Michigan study suggested that beyond the necessity of attending to the pets needs, the pets provided their owners the motivation and companionship many need to stay active. They also suggested that the pets non-judgmental companionship may offer therapeutic benefits to the morbidly obese and others whose self-image issues keep them away from the gym.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. April 1, 2013.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Kids Menus Fail Nutrition Guidelines

A new study of restaurant entrees for U.S. children finds the majority of offerings fail to meet basic nutritional guidelines. The study, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, analyzed kids menu offerings from the 50 most popular US restaurant chains, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dairy Queen, Hardee’s, McDonald’s, Panda Express, Perkins Family Restaurants and Popeye’s. They concluded that 97 percent of the menu items fell short of the nutritional standards for children recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The CSPI researchers pointed out that the meals uniformly contained too many calories, too much salt, too much fat and routinely omitted fruits and vegetables. The news comes as no surprise to public health officials, who currently estimate that one-third of American children are overweight or obese. Kid entrees that were singled out for special attention included Ruby Tuesday’s macaroni and cheese and Applebee’s grilled cheese sandwich. The only national chain to meet the CSPI guidelines was Subway, whose ‘Fresh Fit For Kids’ combo meals offered children healthier sides choices like apple slices, and alternatives to soda, including low-fat milk or bottled water.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. March 28, 2013.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Study Finds Chiropractic Care More Helpful Than NSAIDs

Experts estimate that 80 percent of Americans will experience low-back pain at some point in their lives, and research again finds chiropractic care to be a more effective treatment for that pain. A recent study, jointly conducted by the Competence Center for Clinical Studies and the Institute for Biometrics in Bremen, Germany, compared 101 patients with low-back pain to judge the therapeutic value of spinal adjustments (the most common form of treatment provided by chiropractors) versus treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The rigorous, double-blind study split patients into three groups; a control group receiving placebo treatments, patients given controlled spinal adjustments, and a group treated with a commonly prescribed NSAID, diclofenac. Analysis of the resultant data concluded that the chiropractic spinal adjustment group experienced a significantly higher rate of relief than the NSAID or control groups. In the past, studies have also found chiropractic care to be less expensive than medical treatment. It is now estimated that medical costs for back pain in the US exceed $50 billion a year.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. April 01, 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 7.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Legislation to Further Integrate Chiropractic Services Introduced in Congress

Arlington, Va.—The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that its work with key congressional supporters has resulted in several important pieces of pro-chiropractic legislation being introduced in the 113th U.S. Congress. These bills, if enacted into law, would increase patient access to the services provided by chiropractic physicians.

The first legislative initiative, the “Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act”, was introduced in the Senate (as S. 422) by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). Its House companion bill, H.R. 921, was introduced by Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine), a ranking member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. The bills would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to have a chiropractic physician on staff at all major medical facilities by 2016.

The second ACA supported bill is H.R. 741, the “Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act,” introduced by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa). This legislation would extend chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors as part of TRICARE. H.R. 741 defines “chiropractic services” as diagnosis (including X-ray tests), evaluation and management, and therapeutic services for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal health conditions. The legislation specifically notes that chiropractic services may only be provided by a doctor of chiropractic (DC). 

Another recently introduced bill—the “Chiropractic Membership in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Act of 2013” (H.R. 171), introduced by Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas)—would benefit the public and the chiropractic profession by requiring the inclusion of DCs in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. USPHS is an elite team of more than 6,000 well-trained, highly qualified public health professionals dedicated to delivering the nation’s public health promotion and disease prevention programs and advancing public health science.

The final ACA supported bill is H.R. 702, the “Access to Frontline Health Care Act,” which would establish a new program to help chiropractic physicians and other select health care providers repay their student loans if, in exchange, they establish and maintain practices in medically underserved areas. ACA has worked closely with Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), the sponsor of the bill, to ensure that chiropractic physicians are specified as qualifying for the program.

“Those who have made sacrifices for our country—especially veterans, active-duty military and their family members—deserve access to the best health care available, which includes chiropractic services,” said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. “I am urging every chiropractic physician, chiropractic student and chiropractic supporter to contact their congressional representatives and urge them to cosponsor these bills and to help military families in need.”

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of patient care and professional ethics, and supports research that contributes to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. Visit www.acatoday.org.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: ACA Online. March 20, 2013.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2013


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