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Drug Related Emergencies Continue to Rise; Most Can Be Prevented!

Drug Related Emergencies Continue to Rise; Most Can Be Prevented!

McLean, VA - December 20, 2011 – Are you fully aware of the risks of your medications? A recent study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, concluded that improved management of many commonly used drugs can reduce the number of hospitalizations of older adults due to unintentional overdoses.

This study revealed that four commonly used drugs, namely: Warfarin (Coumadin), Insulin injections, Oral anti-platelet injections (including aspirin) and Oral hypoglycemic agents (oral diabetes medications) cause two-thirds of the drug-related emergency hospitalizations in older adults (age 65 and above). And fully two-thirds of these drug-related hospitalizations are due to unintentional overdoses. By contrast, only about one percent of these hospitalizations are caused by "high-risk" medications, such as narcotics, amphetamines, barbiturates, and antihistamines.

Feel a Cold Coming On? Have an IV.

Feel a Cold Coming On? Have an IV.

McLean, VA – December 15, 2011 Vitamin and Magnesium Intravenous Infusions (IVs) can provide a quick and vigorous boost to your immune system, enhancing your body's ability to heal itself and maintain its optimal level of health. Dr. Gary Kaplan, DO, founder and director of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in Mclean, VA, says, “I prescribe Vitamin and Magnesium IVs for a variety of reasons, one of which is to help shorten the duration of acute illnesses, such as colds and flu.” Oral supplements do not always work, as some people are not able to absorb these vitamins. IV’s on the other hand deliver important nutrients, such as Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and B Vitamins, directly where they are needed most: your cells.

In addition to helping to boost your immune system during the cold & flu season, Vitamin IVs can:

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

Dietitian Susan Moore joins The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine

McLean, VA – December 4, 2011 Susan Moore, MS, RD, has become a member of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. For over 30 years as a dietitian in private practice and Certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) therapist, Susan has helped clients adopt healthier eating habits and lifestyles. Her clients include those suffering with chronic pain, depression, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Concussions – 5 Tips to Help You Know the Signs & Protect Your Mind

Concussions – 5 Tips to Help You Know the Signs & Protect Your Mind

McLean, VA – November 2, 2011 – Walk it off!” “Get back in the game!  Great character-building advice?  Well, maybe sometimes, but if you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, this advice is absolutely WRONG!

Gary Kaplan, DO, Medical Director of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, VA, advises: “If your child suffers a blow to the head during practice or a game, he or she should be taken off the field immediately. Ignoring the incident and allowing him or her to continue to play could result your child suffering additional concussions.”

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…

 

OCCASIONALLY CAKE THINKS PINK…
Alexandria Cake Shop Supports Inova Mount Vernon’s Breast Cancer Institute

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. donated a $500, breast-cancer-awareness cake, decked in pink, decorated with the renowned pink ribbon in support of the 2nd Annual Toast to a Cure, Breast Cancer Fundraising event. Hosted by Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s Breast Care Institute to raise monies for its Breast Cancer Community Education Fund, the event raised approximately $9,000. For more information on Occasionally Cake, call 703-780-CAKE or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

Old Town Manassas Farmer's Market Joins INOVA Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local

 

OLD TOWN MANASSAS FARMER’S MARKET JOINS INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM BUY FRESH, BUY LOCAL

SNAP Recipients Buy $10 in Tokens and Get an Additional $10 Courtesy of Inova

Inova Health System Buy Fresh, Buy Local program, which is part of Inova’s healthy weight management and children’s obesity prevention program, has joined with the Old Town Manassas Farmer’s Market by matching SNAP (Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program) funds dollar for dollar up to $10. So if a SNAP recipient buys $10 in tokens, they will get an additional $10 courtesy of Inova. Inova can fund up to $2,000 a year. The program will run now through Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 and Saturdays only from Sat., Nov. 26 through Sat., Mar. 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org.

Just Had Surgery? Feeling Swollen and Sore? Lymphatic Drainage Therapy May Be Your Answer!

Just Had Surgery?  Feeling Swollen and Sore?  Lymphatic Drainage Therapy May Be Your Answer!

McLean, VA – October 13, 2011– Lymph-drainage therapy is a deeply relaxing massage that is useful for relieving chronic and subacute inflammations. While it is most commonly used in the treatment of cancer-related lymphedema (swelling from fluid retention), it also has many other applications. For example, it can relieve post-surgical edema, it can help remove residual anesthesia from the body, and it can assist in relieving pain and anxiety in patients suffering with fibromyalgia symptoms. In addition, by helping to remove toxins from the body, it also can be a valuable therapy for patients undergoing detoxification treatments for heavy metal or mold toxicity.

Explains Certified Massage Therapist Linda Glick, “The lymphatic system is a complex network of lymph vessels and organs that circulates lymph fluid and specialized cells throughout the body.