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December 2010 Health Newsletter


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» Medical Errors Kill 15,000 Patients Per Month
» Survival Tips for Standing in Line This Holiday Season

December

Hello and Happy Holidays to you. This month is of course filled with Holiday cheer and love....at least for many of us. For some, the pressure to 'be happy" and "be merry" is not what we need for healing. The pressure to buy the "right" gift and the expectations associated with the holidays can be overwhelming and stressful.

During the holidays you will ask yourself the age old question of "Am I Happy" and of course this can drive you crazy. What is happiness? How do you measure it? Am I as happy as I should be? Before too long you are miserable...

Please understand that I am only mentioning this to those of you who might fall in these pitfalls.

My wish for all of you is to find peace. Be content and grateful for what you have. Give thanks and enjoy the loved ones you have around you as much as possible.

My health tips for the Holidays are 1. Try not to overeat. Small desserts are fine...Have a shot glass full of dessert. You dont really enjoy it after the 5th bite anyway...2. Get some sunshine when you can...at least 20 minutess per day for Vitamin D production which helps your immune system. 3. Get rest as needed..hibernate if you need to.

That's all for now.

Again, wishing you a peaceful, and content and joy filled Holiday,

Dr. Steven Saul

 

PS... Massage Therapy makes a wonderful gift if you need a gift idea....Erica will be happy to make you a nice Holiday Certificate...

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2010


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How do you know what you need?


How do you know what supplements you need? Due to the over rotation of crops and the demineralization of the soil, foods no longer contain the nutrients we need!

Our Advanced Body Chemistry Test checks 11 key Bio-markers to help you achieve Biochemical balance and wellness.

These include  Acid-Alkaline Balance, Adrenal Stress, Cellular Respiration and Oxidative stress levels and Free Radical production.

The test determines exactly what nutritional support is needed to get these Bio Markers in range for optimal health. It has changed peoples lives!

If you would like more information, please contact the office at 404 252 0014.

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Saul

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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NMT

Hi. We have an amazing group of massage therapists available 6 days a week at the clinic. My opinion is that you need massage to feel and stay your best! Personally, I would not be able to do what I do without it. Chiropractic, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Diet and Exercise are the main components to giving you a life you love and a body you don't mind living in!

Gift yourself the gift of health.

Call today to make an appointment.

Dont you deserve it?

Yes you do!!

Author: Dr. Steven Saul
Source: Dr. Steven Saul
Copyright: Dr. Steven Saul 2009


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Study: Starting with Chiropractic Saves 40% on Low Back Pain Care

A new study finds that low back pain care initiated with a doctor of chiropractic (DC) saves 40 percent on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor (MD), the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced today. The study, featuring data from 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield beneficiaries, concludes that insurance companies that restrict access to chiropractic care for low back pain treatment may inadvertently pay more for care than they would if they removed such restrictions. Low back pain is a significant public health problem. Up to 85 percent of Americans have back pain at some point in their lives. In addition to its negative effects on employee productivity, back pain treatment accounts for about $50 billion annually in health care costs—making it one of the top 10 most costly conditions treated in the United States. The study, “Cost of Care for Common Back Pain Conditions Initiated With Chiropractic Doctor vs. Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy as First Physician: Experience of One Tennessee-Based General Health Insurer,” which is available online and will also be published in the December 2010 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, looked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s intermediate and large group fully insured population over a two-year span. The insured study population had open access to MDs and DCs through self-referral, and there were no limits applied to the number of MD/DC visits allowed and no differences in co-pays. Results show that paid costs for episodes of care initiated by a DC were almost 40 percent less than care initiated through an MD. After risk-adjusting each patient’s costs, researchers still found significant savings in the chiropractic group. They estimated that allowing DC-initiated episodes of care would have led to an annual cost savings of $2.3 million for BCBS of Tennessee. “As doctors of chiropractic, we know firsthand that our care often helps patients avoid or reduce more costly interventions such as drugs and surgery. This study supports what we see in our practices every day,” said ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. “It also demonstrates the value of chiropractic care at a critical time, when our nation is attempting to reform its health care system and contain runaway costs.”

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: American Chiropractic Association. November 16, 2010.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2010


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Medical Errors Kill 15,000 Patients Per Month

The U.S. government has reported an estimated 15,000 elderly U.S. patients die each month in hospitals due to medical errors and unavoidable problems such as hospital infection spreads. In addition, an estimated 13.5 percent of hospitalized Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their hospital stays. According to the report, “Hospital care associated with adverse and temporary harm events cost Medicare an estimated $324 million in October 2008.” Clearly, mistakes and adverse events are occurring at an alarming rate and are also associated with an extreme financial cost. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for the public to know the degree of medical errors made at different hospitals and which may be safer. Best bet - Do all that you can to become and remain healthy!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. November 17, 2010.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2010


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Survival Tips for Standing in Line This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here and with it comes lots of reasons for good cheer…but it can also bring added demands and stress for our bodies. Whether you're shopping for presents, waiting to pick up the perfect dessert or checking out a holiday performance, chances are you'll spend a good deal of time standing in line this season.  The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers the following tips to help you avoid muscle cramps, neck stiffness and back pain while waiting in line.  First, dress the part. If you're planning to spend the day shopping or strolling around town checking out the holiday displays, wear comfortable, supportive shoes—not high heels. It's also a good idea to dress in layers so that you will be comfortable going from outdoors to indoors, and vise-versa. And leave huge shoulder bags at home; bring only those items that are necessary for your day—wallet, keys, cell phone—and consider carrying a fanny pack or a backpack rather than a one-shoulder purse.  Once you're actually in line, there are several stretches that you can do to keep your legs from cramping and your back from aching. Start with your toes and work your way up:

  • Spread your toes out as wide as you can and hold for a few seconds and then bring them back to neutral.
  • Stand on one foot while you rotate the opposite ankle and then switch legs.
  • To stretch your calves, lean forward on your toes keeping your legs straight.
  • Bend your knees a little bit, just 5 to 10 degrees, and then straighten them.     
  • Tighten the muscles in your thighs and bottom and hold for 5 seconds and then release.
  • Tuck your butt underneath while sticking your bellybutton out then switch and stick your butt out. This pelvic tilt can be a very small movement, but it is great for taking the pressure off your lower back.    
  • Roll your shoulders backwards several times and then push your shoulder blades together to stretch out your chest.    
  • Open your hands as wide as you can and then gently close them.    
  • In addition to stretching, shift your weight and alter your stance every 3 to 5 minutes to give your body a postural break.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: American Chiropractic Association. November 03, 2010.
Copyright: American Chiropractic Association 2010


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