A Sweet Solution for Chronic Pain

Prolotherapy is a regenerative treatment for tendon, ligament, or joint pain. It’s a safe and effective non-surgical option and can be used to treat pain from a previous injury or from the general wear and tear of aging. Prolotherapy treatment involves injecting a patient with a natural solution, such as a high-concentration dextrose (sugar) solution, [...]

19 Oct, 2016|By |Inflammation, Treatments|

Provider Spotlight: Erika LeBaron, D.O.

"Provider Spotlight" is a series that highlights the wonderful team of healthcare providers and specialists here at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition to her training in Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Erika LeBaron has training in prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, sophisticated methods of Regenerative Injection Therapy that stimulate the body's own [...]

17 Oct, 2016|By |Wellness|

8 Dietary Supplements to Aid Sleep

Sleep disorders not only rob us of a restful night, they also have side-effects that go far beyond our simply feeling tired in the morning. Sleep apnea and insomnia are two of the most common sleep disorders and both pose long-term, serious health risks if left untreated. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying [...]

11 Oct, 2016|By |Treatments, Wellness|

Concussion: Signs, Symptoms, and What To Do

Sports-related concussions (SRC) are a growing public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million Americans suffer from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year, and three-quarters of these are classified as concussions or “mild” head injury. But the side-effects of a concussion can be anything but mild. A [...]

06 Oct, 2016|By |Conditions|

The Hidden Risks of NSAIDs

Painkillers: The 14-Day Time-Bomb What Doctors Don't Tell You, September 2016 by Celeste McGovern Although these over-the-counter and prescription pills are the modern standby for every ache and pain, what Big Pharma hasn’t told you about the risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could just kill you, as Celeste McGovern discovers. When Aaron Marino opened his [...]

20 Sep, 2016|By |Inflammation, News|

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Vanessa Berenstein, Joins the Kaplan Medical Team

A Letter to Patients from Vanessa Berenstein: Hello! My name is Vanessa, and I am so excited to introduce myself as the Kaplan Center’s new Integrative Registered Dietitian. I am really looking forward to working with Dr. Kaplan and his innovative team of health practitioners to help patients experience truly integrative, coordinated care. I completed [...]

20 Sep, 2016|By |Nutrition, Wellness|

Medical Malpractice in Treating Chronic Pain

While the standards outlined in the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline will improve patient care, they don’t go far enough. A recent letter from the US Surgeon General made a direct plea to physicians to help solve an urgent health crisis - now commonly referred to as "the opioid epidemic" - in America. A copy of [...]

18 Sep, 2016|By |Treatments|

Provider Spotlight: Sraddha Laura Elizabeth Dorsett

Sraddha Laura Elizabeth Dorsett has always been fascinated by the relationship between inner life and physical health. At the Kaplan Center, Laura sees patients for Private Meditation & Yoga Therapy Healing Sessions, teaches several meditation & yoga classes, and leads a free Weekly Drop-in Community Meditation Class.

06 Sep, 2016|By |Wellness|

Meditation, Health, and Love

When I speak about health, I speak about connection. I speak about love. There is a now famous story told by Dr. Dean Ornish, the integrative medicine pioneer, in which he asked an Indian spiritual master what the difference was between illness and wellness. The sage wrote both words up on a blackboard, circled the [...]

06 Sep, 2016|By |Meditation|

One Minute Yoga Practice To Do Anywhere/Anytime

At this moment, do you notice accumulated stress in your body? That slight clenching in your jaw, furrow in your brow, tension in your shoulders, tightness in your belly? The tools of Yoga Therapy are so powerful because they are accessible and meet us right where we are. The following exercise can help to release [...]

24 Aug, 2016|By |Meditation, Wellness|
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