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What Is A Functional Medicine Assessment?

Functional Medicine (FM) is a holistic, integrative approach to health and well-being that evaluates how each biological system is working and supporting the health of the whole, interconnected body. Physicians who use this approach look for signs of imbalance and areas of health that can be optimized. If deficiencies are found, FM doctors investigate the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]