Last week I posted a picture of a woman getting an ultrasound. This meme is meant to demonstrate the good that the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare will do to help prevent illness in women through better access to screening procedures. The problem with this is the complete incorrect use of the word “Prevention”.
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If you were to walk into a coffee shop on any given morning and ask for a raise of hands from those who have taken their children to the dentist you’d probably receive a strong result in the affirmative. However, ask the same question with regard to a Chiropractor visit and the result would be much different.
As we look at the growing population of senior citizens more focus is placed on what is to be done to manage their health rather than to improve it. A recent NPR article talked about how Hip and Knee Osteoarthrits can be treated and even prevented through regular exercise. This has been found to be more effective than popular supplements such as chondroitin and glucosamine.
If you have an insurance plan younger than 3 years old you may have received a letter like the picture in the slideshow above. This may have come as a shock to those who had thought they were all set and ready for the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare to take effect. Sadly these newer plans are non-compliant with the ACA and you will be forced to apply for a new plan that will be available after October 1st 2013. In most cases these newer plans are estimated to be 50-75% higher than what your premium was previously.
Whether you notice it or not, most people find themselves in one of two positions by the end of the work day. They are either hunched over their keyboard or slouched down into their chair. Unfortunately while you may be sitting this way due to fatigue from the long work day, these positions are only going to make you feel worse.
I had the opportunity this last weekend to go down to T-street where the Stoke-o-Rama competition was going on. This annual event is put on by San Clemente’s own Gudauskas brothers. Entry is free for the kids who participate in this event. And the money they raise from sponsors, sales of Tees, and donations goes towards helping children have access to swimming lessons.
It has been a very difficult time for many physicians over the years as the insurance game has grown more and more restrictive and competitive. However, with the new affordable health care act many had hoped to see an end to the lack of coverage. Part of the problem is the lack of TRUE HEALTHCARE knowledge in Washington.
Just the other day I had one of the women I had previously treated while pregnant leave me a very thoughtful review on Yelp. During the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy she began to develop pain as most women begin to at this stage. She was constantly uncomfortable, her hips were sore and she even had some pain shooting down the back of her legs.
Have you ever gotten to the end of the work day only to find that you have a pounding headache? Or maybe your boss or co-worker was talking to you and you immediately forgot everything they just said. If you find yourself feeling like a zombie by the end of the day you are most certainly DEHYDRATED. As corporate athletes it is just as important to have proper hydration. We all know that the body is made up of about 75% water.