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5 Questions to Ask Before Selecting Your Insurance Plan

Dear Patients, October through December is typically open season for choosing an insurance plan for the upcoming year. When selecting a plan with an eye to going out of the plan network (e.g. The Kaplan Center) there are important pieces of information to know in order to make an informed [...]

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Regular Aerobic Exercise Allows for Longer, Happier Lives

Two recent publications reinforce the benefits of aerobic exercise and provide even more motivation to get out and break a sweat on a daily basis. The first study, published in JAMA Network Open last week, found that sedentary lifestyles are as harmful to one's health as having a chronic illness. [...]

Physical Therapy: The Right Touch For Your Musculoskeletal Pain

Pain can come in many forms; it can be the result of an injury, surgery or an illness; it can be intense pain or a subtle ache; it may be acute or longstanding, localized or widespread. However it manifests the bottom line for anyone in pain is: the sooner the [...]

When Lymphedema Occurs After Breast Cancer Treatment

Q: As a breast cancer survivor, I have started to notice swelling in my arm on the same side as my surgery, could that be lymphedema? What would the treatment for that include? Does it hurt? Answered by Michele McLellan, PT, OCS, CLT A:You may indeed be starting to develop [...]

Minimizing Breast Cancer Risk

According to the American Cancer Society, over 1.7 million people are expected to be newly diagnosed with some form of cancer this year alone. The causes of cancer are complex; genetics and our environment can play a large role. So while there is no sure way to prevent it, the [...]

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Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Little Known, But Effective Treatment For Chronic Pain

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is often confused with naltrexone, which is a pharmaceutical medication used in doses of 50 mg or more to treat alcohol and narcotic pain pill addiction or other opiate abuse. Low-dose naltrexone is a specially compounded capsule of 1.5 to 4.5 mg of naltrexone to help the body [...]

Purslane: A Super “Weed” Worth Trying

If you haven’t heard of purslane it’s not very surprising. What is surprising is that despite it being so darn good for you most mainstream grocers fail to keep it on the shelf. It is estimated that human cultivation of the plant goes back 4000 years. It has long been [...]

Dr. Lisa is teaching yoga!

Dr. Lisa Lilienfield will be teaching a one hour flow Vinyasa Yoga every Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m., starting after Labor Day, at SyteraYoga, located just down the street from the Kaplan Center. Don't let the name intimidate you! Dr. Lilienfield's class, called Power Vinyasa, is perfect for all levels, beginners and experienced.

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 [...]

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