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September is Pain Awareness Month

In 2001, Pain Awareness Month was established with the goal of raising public awareness of all the issues related to pain and pain management. This hits close to home for all of us at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine as we have been seeing and treating patients with chronic [...]

What Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You, Unless You Ask

Naturally people are under the assumption that paying for their medications through their insurance plan allows them the best price available, however, this is not always the case. Consumers are losing out on potential savings because of “gag clauses” that prevent pharmacies from disclosing lower prices for prescription medications if [...]

Hormone Levels and Risk of Alzheimer’s

Last month at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, studies were presented in relation to lower hormone levels contributing to possible risk of dementia. One study, Women’s Reproductive History and Dementia Risk, which looked at 15,000 women in California, showed that women were less likely to develop dementia later [...]

New study shows that probiotics may improve bone health.

A new study, published recently in the Journal of Internal Medicine, showed that probiotic supplementation may have a positive affect on bone health in humans. The double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study involved 90 women aged between 75 to 80 years old and had low bone mineral density (BMD). They were randomized to [...]

7 Steps That Can Help You Prevent Painful Compression Fractures!

Research shows that one quarter of post-menopausal women eventually suffer from the compression or collapsing of some vertebrae, the bones that comprise the spinal column. Compression fractures can compromise one’s ability to function or cause disabling, chronic back pain. Although these injuries are common, they usually can be prevented, delayed, [...]

Save Your Tick…

While avoiding contact with ticks is the only way to prevent contracting a tick-borne disease it is not a reason to avoid outdoor activities. Taking steps to protect yourself from being attractive to ticks is one of the first lines of defense. Wear light colored long pants, tucked into socks [...]

Q&A: Do women who have never had children experience incontinence with or after menopause?

Q: Do women who have never had children experience incontinence with or after menopause? There are estrogen receptors on muscles, including the bladder, so if a woman never had a child - and therefore never stretched out her pelvic floor - would she still have incontinence because she has so [...]