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Managing Colds And Flu

Almost everyone gets a cold during the winter months and for the majority of cold-sufferers, rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications are enough to help them recover. But winter sickness can mean something more serious for the 5-20% of US residents that come down with the flu each season, with approximately 200,000 hospitalizations attributed annually to [...]

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 pain and illness for more [...]

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 when outside. This makes seeing [...]

Dr. Peter Diamandis on Technology, Longevity, and Great Ideas

Peter Diamandis, MD, PhD, author of the books Abundance and Bold, founder of XPRIZE Foundation, and co-founder of the companies Human Longevity and Planetary Resources, gave a keynote address at the Vatican that focused on longevity and innovation in the field of regenerative medicine. Dr. Diamandis' remarks were both thought provoking and inspiring and I [...]

Return to the Heart

How to Avoid Blood Clots and Other Circulatory Health Problems While Flying Recently, I flew from Colon, Panama, to Dallas, Texas, and then home to Dulles, Virginia – a total of 7 hours on planes. Wow, were my arms tired! Actually, it wasn’t really my arms that were bothering me at the end of that [...]

Addressing the Fear of Cognitive Decline & How to Be Proactive

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. For most people, the subject of Alzheimer’s brings fear and trepidation. Why? Because the thought of deteriorating brain function and memory loss is frightening. Unfortunately current medical treatments are inadequate, dealing only with its end result. Alzheimer’s [...]

Calming the Triple Warmer Meridian to Improve Sleep

Restful sleep is crucial for our bodies to run optimally. For thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine has used the meridian system to help restore healthy sleep patterns. Triple Warmer is the meridian that controls our fight, flight or freeze response. According to Donna Eden, author of Energy Medicine, the triple warmer impacts the immune [...]