Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Help Wanted

Part time; Front Desk Position/Palmyra Chiropractor
We are seeking an OUTGOING sincere pleasant personality to be the first contact with our practice members. We can train you on some aspects but we you can not fake sincerity and the desire to truly interact with people while also performing the daily tasks required to operate all aspects of a medical office. Computer experience a must, self starter and finisher ATTENTION TO DETAIL, multi-tasker, Organizational skills a must. You will be trained in medical billing and day to day operations. Responsibilities include. Greeting patients, preparing room for Dr. Making Appointments, collecting money, laundry, cleaning office and many more. This is a long term opportunity.

The Hrs are currently: M-W-Th- 12:45 pm to 6:15pm Saturday 8:45am -11:30 am . Starting Salary is -$10.00 hr.

Please do not apply if: You are seeking summer employment, really desiring full time employment, desire health or medical benefits or smoke.

Sorry We do not hire friends or patients…..

Previous applicants please do not respond. Please send letter of interest or resume to fax at 866-836-8883 or email to b2health@yahoo.com. Please no phone calls.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Acupuncture, massage have cancer care role

Acupuncture, massage have cancer care role

United Press International


Acupuncture, massage and other alternative therapies have a place in cancer care, a U.S. doctor says. Gynecologic oncologist Dr. Julian Schink of Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University says offering integrative oncology services as well as counseling and stress management are part of their larger aim of providing for cancer patients' needs from every angle. "When a patient is diagnosed with cancer many of them want to fully participate in their recovery, but don't know where to begin. This program gives them control over their treatment," Schink says in a statement. Integrative oncology services -- offered by Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group's Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness include acupuncture, massage, energy healing and naturopathic medicine. "Our goal is to treat the whole person, not just their illness," Dr. Melinda Ring, medical director of the Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, says. "Research suggests that a holistic approach can alleviate stress and anxiety, as well as the physical pain and discomfort patients often experience while undergoing cancer treatments by activating the body's innate healing process." Schink points out integrative oncology services help manage the side effects associated with conventional therapies that would otherwise cause patients to end or curtail treatments prematurely.

Dr. Lauterbach Palmyra, VA Lake Monticello Va

Friday, March 12, 2010

Slipped Disc Do's & Dont's

A slipped disc can be very painful and debilitating. However, in most cases, it should get better on its own, within six-eight weeks and there are certain things that you can do and avoid doing to aid and speed up your recovery.

What happens in a slipped disc?

Although people often mention about having a slipped disc, nothing in your spine has actually slipped out of place. Having a slipped disc means that one of the discs which sit between each of the bones in your spine has been damaged. When the disc is damaged, the soft gel-like inner pad of the disc squeezes out through a weak point in the torn outer layer, causing a bulge that often presses on nearby spinal nerves. This result in severe pain with symptoms that radiates down the leg/arm commonly referred to as sciatica. Slipped disc, also known as disc herniation, can occur in any disc in the spine but the two most common forms are lumbar disc and cervical disc herniation.

What can I do?

During the first 48 hours, a torn outer layer of the disc would result in the release of inflammatory chemical mediators which may directly cause severe pain, even in the absence of spinal nerve compression. This is the basis for the use of Ice & natural anti-inflammatory supplementation. At our office in Palmyra, VA we use state-of-the-art intefferential muscle stimulation, gentle traction & gentle spinal adjustments. As soon as possible massage & traction may be utilized.

Cold therapy should be applied immediately and after any activity that aggravates your symptoms as it helps to reduce pain and swelling. Use an ice pack or bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel for no more than 10 minutes, every 2-3hrs. After 72hours or more moist Heat therapy, such as a wheat bag or warm soak can be used to promote muscle relaxation and pain relieve and may be used before performing stretching and strengthening exercises.

As the pain lessens, you will most likely to return to work and begin exercises to strengthen your back muscles and joints. Exercise is introduced to improve strength, flexibility and proper back mechanics as part of recovery.

What shall I avoid doing?

Don’t rest excessively and avoid activities. Studies have shown that it is important for one to remain active and keep up with your normal activities as much as possible.

However, it is paramount to discontinue with any activities that aggravate your symptoms such as bending over, heavy lifting and any quick twisting or jerking motions. Avoid standing or sitting (e.g. driving) for extended period of time as it would increase strain to your spine and aggravate disc pain. At home, keep away from overstuffed and low furniture, because it is difficult to stand back up after sitting in them. Don’t lie on stomach and prolonged bed rest especially during early stage post injury.

In the long run

Back pain from a slipped disc may return, whether or not you have had treatment and it is important to learn how to avoid damaging your back again.

The outcome for most people is that they will feel better within six-eight weeks; although for others it may take a while longer. With proper care through correct posture, core exercises and back ergonomics, it is possible for one to remain pain-free.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Red wine may help impede cancer

United Press International


Derivatives of resveratrol -- found in red wine grapes -- may impede cancer cell development, U.S. researchers said. The National Cancer Institute has teamed with a biotech firm to examine the potential benefit of resveratrol among cancer patients. Dr. Bryan C. Donohue of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Shadyside Hospital, says early-stage clinical trials now under way are examining resveratrol's effectiveness among patients with heart disease, cancer, dementia and a host of other modern illnesses. In the meanwhile, some people simply looking for greater energy, enhanced clarity of thought and advanced overall well being are already benefiting from resveratrol supplementation, Donohue said. "I have had occasion to introduce hundreds of patients to daily resveratrol supplementation, ranging from healthy adults interested in health maintenance and prevention to more elderly individuals with specific health concerns," Donohue said in a statement. "People have experienced greater energy, increased exercise tolerance, crispness and clarity of thought and a general bounce in their overall level of well-being."