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Posted 11/3/17 at 2:07 PM | Addie Davison

Is Chiropractic Care Medicine or Religion?

Over recent years, chiropractic care has become an increasingly popular option for many people suffering from a range of joint and back problems. There are lots of people that are not keen to take traditional medication to treat pain and discomfort so they turn to this type of holistic approach. However, the question is just what is chiropractic?

When it comes to back pain remedies, a lot of people turn to this type of treatment. But is chiropractic classed as medicine, nature, or religion? Well, in its early days, many people thought of this type of treatment as some sort of religious cult. At the same time, the founders of Chiropractic actually renounced modern medicine and Christianity. In short, there was a lot of confusion of what chiropractic was for many years – and still is today.


Posted 11/2/17 at 3:58 AM | Rob williams

2018 ICD-10-CM: Catch Up on These Ob-Gyn Coding Updates

Heed changes to antenatal screening, breast lump, tubal & ovarian pregnancy, & fetal heart abnormalities codes

Your ob-gyn practice faces a host of ICD-10-CM changes that affect how you code your services. You’ll find more specific codes for antenatal screening and be able to specify quadrant when coding for an unspecified lump in the breast under N63. Here are some of the ICD-10 changes you’ll want to note for your specialty:

Start Using These New Specific Antenatal Screening Codes

For those awaiting for a more specific code for antenatal screening, there’s good news. Effective Oct. 1, the code Z36 makes way for 17 new specific antenatal screening codes: Z36.0, Z36.1, Z36.2, Z36.3, Z36.4, Z36.5, Z36.81, Z36.82, Z36.83, Z36.84, Z36.85, Z36.86, Z36.87, Z36.88, Z36.89, Z36.8A, and Z36.9. This change will help you identify what the screening is for — such as Strep B (Z36.84) and nuchal translucency (Z36.82).

Look to Expanded Codes for Tubal & Ovarian Pregnancy Codes

Tubal and ovarian pregnancy codes now expand so that you can identify the side affected. You’ll choose the code structure O00.101, O00.102, and O00.109 in place of O00.10, O00.11, O00.20, and O00.21. Your ob-gyn will now need to document where anatomically — left or right side — the tubal or ovarian pregnancy is occurring. FULL POST

Posted 10/31/17 at 4:20 PM | Mark Ellis

The new shingles vaccine NOT made using aborted fetal cells

By Mark Ellis

Many people may be surprised to learn that many common vaccines given to children and adults were developed using aborted fetal cell lines.

Vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella, hepatitis A, polio, and shingles – among many others — all used aborted fetal cell lines in their development.

“Until now, people wanting to have protection from shingles have had to either use Merck’s aborted fetal version (Zostavax) or abstain entirely,” noted Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director at Children of God for Life.

Vinnedge is elated that a “morally produced” shingles vaccine has received FDA approval for licensing in the US.

Shingrix, made by Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), is produced using a yeast cell line, unlike Merck’s Zostavax, which used aborted fetal cell lines MRC-5 and WI-38.

The WI-38 fetal cell line came from a Swedish married couple that aborted their baby in 1962 because they felt they had too many children, according to Dr. S. Plotkin. The cell line used lung tissue from their aborted fetus of about 3 months gestational age. FULL POST

Posted 10/27/17 at 11:43 AM | crystal jerke

Top Brain Games to Boost Mind Power

Mental exercises to brains are like the push-ups and crunches to your body. They stimulate the brain chemicals and keep the brain charged to enhance your productivity. One of the most interesting ways to boost your mind power is to play brain games. Below is a list of powerful brain games designed by Dr. Cynthia Green, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry of Mount Sinai school of Medicine. These games are a part of her brain-booster lifestyle program called “Brainpower Game Plan”.

1. Name your colors

Designed to improve your focus, it’s a very simple game with powerful results. You would simply need to look at the sheet & read out the color of each word. Do it twice a day for faster results.

2. In just 7 words

This particular game is great to hone up your creative skill. It’s an interesting task where you have to mug up a story in 7 words.

3. Get the picture?

If you want to test and improve your memory, this is a cool game for you. It also helps you to work on your attention span. The game is simple. You will have a photograph dotted with several objects. You would have 1 second to observe it and then you will note whatever you remember from the picture. It’s natural to miss out on a large number of objects in the first turn. Look at it another time and see if you improve. FULL POST

Posted 10/23/17 at 4:11 AM | Smith Willas

Foods That Nurture & Strengthen You from Inside Out

It’s not surprising to know that there are certain foods found in the lap of nature, which are extremely potent in nutrients. Superfoods as we may call them, pave a solid foundation of health. These very foods hold a great potential and quality that they could be given a special status.

The way processed foods, junk foods, and lifestyle habits are taking their toll on a significant part of the population; it is far better to recognize the nutritious foods and experience their health benefits.

Well, you surely would like to be benefited by their effective nutrition value, which no other medicinal supplement can achieve whatsoever. To begin with, the maximum calories that you derive come from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, which are generally called as macronutrients. On the other hand, Vitamins and minerals provide fewer calories but are essential in normal growth and functioning of your body, hence are called micronutrients.

Foods That Strengthen Heart

Heart is a very important organ of the body and is equally susceptible to strokes due to increasing levels of stress and other lifestyle habits like eating, drinking, and smoking. You have to doubly ensure that your heart remains fit and fine. Eating fish that is high in Omega-3 fatty acids such as salmons, herring and trout will be healthy for your heart. Nuts like walnuts, almonds, fresh fruits and vegetables will also keep your heart in good shape. In addition to that, black seed oil has amazing heart benefits because it contains rich and unsaturated Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids. FULL POST

Posted 10/15/17 at 8:49 AM | crystal jerke

5 Popular Crash Diets That Really Works

Crash diets are very popular these days for fast weight loss.

They promise dieters quick weight loss and more - without any scientific evidence.

Not only that, their long-term effects of nutritionally unbalanced diets often harm their overall health.

Take the 3-day military diet, for example. It’s currently one of the most searched weight loss diet trends on Google.

The diet claims to help dieters lose weight very quickly - 10 pounds or 4.5 kg in 1 week - with no scientific evidence to show for.

Amongst many failing diets, there are very few “fad or crash” diets that are actually known for producing promising results and based on scientific evidence.

Moreover, these weight loss diets are based on a healthy eating principle which supports the long-term health and dieting success.

Here are 5 “popular” crash diets that are actually legit.

1. The 5:2 Diet

The 5:2 diet, which also goes by the name, the Fast Diet, is a diet that uses the advanced techniques of scheduled, purposeful fasting.

If you've heard of intermittent fasting, this diet basically borrows that idea. You may also think of this as a scheduled fasting. FULL POST

Posted 10/12/17 at 7:49 AM | Sylvie Simms

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Posted 10/12/17 at 6:00 AM | Sylvie Simms

15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling | At Labbe Family Orthodontics in Annapolis, we have created this infographic on 15 fascinating facts about smiling. Have you ever thought how smiling is a direct impact on your moods?

Posted 10/5/17 at 6:59 AM | Sylvie Simms

7 Instances Where You Need a Birth Certificate | You never know how important a birth certificate is until you need one, so stay prepared and check out these 7 instances where a birth certificate is helpful to have.

Posted 9/29/17 at 11:24 AM | Brian Wallace

What Is 20/20 Vision?

Protecting your vision is important, even when there's not a solar eclipse coming up. You only get one set of eyes and it's up to you to make them last. If you're not wearing UV protective sunglasses every day, wearing protective eyewear when you do things like mow the lawn, and eating the right amount of nutritents, you could be signing yourself up for early vision loss. Learn more about preventing vision loss from this infographic!

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