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6 Ways to Improve Acid Reflux Symptoms Naturally and Stay Heart Healthy

A study from Stanford University suggests that the long-term use of certain types of medications used to treat a range of symptoms associated with acid reflux disease can increase one’s risk of having a heart attack. These medications, known as Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs, include the brand-names Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec, and are the [...]

8 Reasons Your Pain Won’t Go Away

by Julia Westbrook As first seen on RodaleNews.com. What you don't know is hurting you. Gary Kaplan, DO, author of Total Recovery and founder of The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, recently held "office hours" during a Rodale News Facebook chat. One of only a handful of physicians in the country who is board-certified in [...]

Listening To Your Body – Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

By Julia Westbrook As first seen on www.RodaleNews.com Learn how ignoring or downplaying your symptoms can hurt your health. In our over-stimulating world, we've become very good at tuning things out, like background conversations on the train, side bar advertisements online, and TV commercials. Unfortunately, this seems to have carried over into our heath lives [...]

What I Know About Healing Chronic Pain From 29 Years Of Treating Patients

There are over 100 million Americans suffering with chronic pain. Unfortunately, we're not that great at treating it. We may be unsuccessful in treating chronic pain because the way we've thought about where it comes from is all wrong. Research now demonstrates that chronic pain is frequently a symptom of inflammation in the brain. Finding [...]

A Letter to Patients from Erika LeBaron, D.O., M.S.N.

My name is Erika LeBaron and I am delighted to introduce myself as the newest physician to join the team of healthcare providers here at Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. I am an osteopathic physician (D.O.) board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment, with additional [...]