What Preventative Care Services Are Covered by Medicare?

    We're often asked why preventative care is so essential to our everyday lifestyles. The most important part of preventative health care is that it alleviates the risk of chronic illnesses going unnoticed. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: "Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75% of the nation’s health spending. These chronic diseases can be largely preventable through close partnership with your healthcare team, or can be detected through appropriate screenings, when treatment works best."

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    Multiple Sclerosis: Physical Therapy & Treatment

    Multiple sclerosis now affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and about 2.5 million people around the globe. MS "is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body," per the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. While the cause of the disease is still unknown, there are measures your patients can take to alleviate and cope with the symptoms of MS.

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    Holistic Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

    More and more people are suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS. The autoimmune disease that negatively impacts the central nervous system, now affects more than 400,000 people in the United States alone, and about 2.5 million people around the globe. This, of course, is the number of people diagnosed and living with MS. But there are countless people joining online communities across the globe to share their symptoms, in fear of living a life undiagnosed or untreated. But there's a solution that may help fight off the symptoms associated with MS—and it's in the form of holistic nutrition and medicine.

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    The Ice Bucket Challenge: ALS & The Media

    While the ice budget challenge is not new, as it has been around in one form or another during 2013-2014 it as gained national attention very recently and is now primarily linked to raising money for greater awareness, and "research" in the area of ALS [Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis–commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease]. There has been criticism from a variety of corners citing the possible dangers of dumping ice-cold water over your head, perhaps leading to a Vagal Nerve response, to taking donations away from other charities.

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    Alcoholism Treatment: Why Do I Need Vitamins To Become Well?

    Alcoholism is not a personality defect. It is not a bad habit that needs to be broken. It is a devastating physical disease that damages both the mind and the body. Recovery is not just possible but proven here at Tully Hill Hospital. The results speaks for themselves: more than 80 percent of those treated at Tully Hill have broken their addiction to alcohol and drugs, maintained their sobriety, and regained their health at one year after treatment.

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    Blueberries, Apples...May Reduce Diabetes Risk

    Blueberries, Apples, Grapes May Reduce Diabetes Risk

    A new study suggests that eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, grapes and apples, but not drinking fruit juice, may reduce diabetes risk. Fruit add a variety of necessary vitamins and minerals to the diet. All fruits vary in nutritional value and some

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    Obesity a Disease? How Fitness Professionals Can Help

    By Dr. Georgene Collins

    The blogosphere is abuzz since the American Medical Association made a landmark decision to label obesity a disease in June. Although new for the AMA, other professional organizations previously considered obesity a disease. For example, Medicare removed language from its operations manual in 2004 that obesity was

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    Intestinal Permeability

    Intestinal permeability, or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ is receiving increasing attention as the hard-to-deal factor in patients being treated for food intolerances. Hyperpermeability is also associated with Coeliac disease, alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, atopic eczema, chronic giardiasis and intestinal candidosis. It has long been known that fibre in the diet is important

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    Heart Rate Variations Explained

    By: Dr. Bill Misner Ph.D.

    One common question from endurance athletes is why is my heart rate so high, so low, or varying in such-and-such a manner. Even experienced Cardiologists are not always able to define heart rate variations. When a heart rate is slowed, speeds up, or varies inexplicably, there

    are a number of mechanisms to consider. This article considers only a few of them as it would take volumes to describe every instance in which the heart is called to vary its rate in response to specific life-support demands.
    This paper reviews the science of slow heart rate, fast heart rate, the athletic heart syndrome, differences in between athletes and non-athletes, and a few of the numerous changes in heart rate frequency response.

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