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December 2012 Health Newsletter


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» Autumn is a time for care and change
» Dr. Mania on the web and in person
» Loving Yourself, Loving Others
» Steroid Shots Do Little to Improve Sciatica
» World Diabetes at Record Levels, But Half Are Undiagnosed
» Injuries Increasing for Kids Using Bounce Houses
» American Diets Vary Widely, Many Fall Short of Guidelines

Autumn is a time for care and change

Whenever we see the changing leaves, or feel the need for a jacket in the mornings and have a yearning for fresh apples and pumpkin donuts, we know it is the change from Summer to Autumn! But let's not stop ourselves there -- we can also bring about the best types of changes in ourselves by getting out in the crisp fall air and enjoying the last of the summer fruits and vegetables as well as the best of the harvest! Look at autumn as the time to nourish the body with Nature's bounty and the spirit with Nature's beauty!
Take a bit of time while tending to the fall cleaning and the yard work to take care of yourself, too! This could mean a massage, a visit to the farmer's stand, or a Chiropractic adjustment! Remember that you are just as much a miracle as the Fall leaves and deserve a little appreciation, too!
Please remember that my staff and I are here to help you transition from the Summer into the Fall with ease, so please give us a call @ 201-525-0707 to schedule your Autumn Check-up! We are open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 1 and 3 to 6 and Saturdays from 9 to 1.

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Copyright: Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania 2012


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Dr. Mania on the web and in person

Please join us for the monthly FREE Teleseminars. Just go to: http://www.beingwellwithin.com/workshops/for-you/  for a complete list and to register. The seminars have so much great information, interesting and engaging guests and answers to the questions that the listeners send in, so we hope you will join us from 7:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday July 10, 2013. Go tohttp://www.beingwellwithin.com/workshops/for-you/  to register and for more information.

Our "Healing The Healer" Caregivers Workshop was such a fabulous success that we are planning another one in July 2013! 

Our 4 hour workshop is designed to help those who have been involved as caregivers...have you cared for a sick child, elderly parents, special needs family or clients? Whether you are a paid caregiver or a family/friend caregiver, you may have experienced symptoms of compassion fatigue or even "burn out"! Caregivers, whether therapists, social workers, special education teachers, nurses, home-health aides or clergy, are highly susceptible to compassion fatigue or burnout. Family caregivers are also at risk from the numbing effects of providing care for others while neglecting their own care. (We have been certified for Social Work CEUs by NASW for this workshop.)

Healing the Healer: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue
Wednesday July 10, 2013
9 am to 1 pm
Senior Residence at St. Peter The Apostle
415 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661

During this in-depth workshop, you will learn practical tools and strategies to combat the effects of compassion fatigue. Role-playing, guided meditations, and physical activities will be used during a fun, relaxing discussion. You will come to understand the problem and how to prevent its emergence in your personal and professional life. Most importantly, you will understand the importance of self-care so that you can provide the high quality professional or loving services and interventions that the people you work with need and deserve. For more information or to register, go to: http://www.beingwellwithin.com/enroll.html

What you may not know is that we present workshops and seminars on timely and important topics for individual, civil and religious groups and corporate clients.In person Workshops are held locally and include "The Fine Art of Forgiveness"; "Discover Your Authentic Self", "Healing The Healer", "From Distressed To De-Stressed" and "From Anger To Zen". For more information and to enroll, visit http://www.beingwellwithin.com/enroll.html

If you have an interest in attending as an individual, or in having a presentation through a group or your company, please contact me for more information on pricing,topics and availability. We may be able to help your group fund raise or your company resolve stresses at work. Just give us the contact information and we will do the rest! If your company hires us, then you will receive free tuition for you and a friend for a live Being Well Within seminar of your choice!
Contact me at DrMania.com or carmelann@BeingWellWithin.com for more information!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Dr. Mania
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2013


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Loving Yourself, Loving Others

Does Loving Yourself mean you are selfish? Should we always put ourselves at the end of the line behind kids, spouse or work? I am adamantly saying NO to this idea as one that is unsound from body, mind and spirit points of view! We are integrated creatures that need to be well in every aspect in order to be truly well. It is unhealthy to neglect the needs of the body by lack of sleep, exercise or adequate nutrition. But, it is just as unhealthy to neglect the needs of the mind with boredom, lack of stimulation, ignorance or close-mindedness! And, just as unhealthy to neglect the needs of the spirit by a lack of nurturing relationships, beauty, creativity and spiritual growth! 

We can show how much we love our children by taking excellent care of their parents! BY giving them lives of interaction and dedication from parents who are healthy, engaged and interested! We can show our love for our spouses/partners by being able to share lives in which we are free to grow and nurture both members of the partnership! We help to achieve this by pursuing creative interests together and separately from each other! We can show our love for and dedication to our work by ensuring adequate rest from our labors, play to refresh the body and mind, and working at something that really fulfills the human need to feel accomplished! Then we are more able to put ourselves into the tasks with a will, and a fresh outlook. Work has a value in society and should be seen as valued! Not everyone has to be in an "important" job to be Important! We are all important and it is time we started getting the message!

If you don't love yourself, you cannot really know how to love anyone else! My Mother would tell me that God loves us even knowing all our faults, so who are we not to love ourselves?

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: DrMania.com
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2012


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Steroid Shots Do Little to Improve Sciatica

A recent Australian medical study found that spinal injections of corticosteroids had no measurable effect on sciatica pain. Sciatica is a common symptom that consists of leg pain caused by nerve irritation or impingement of the spinal nerve roots of the lower back and/or the sciatic nerve itself. In randomized controlled trials, researchers found little difference in the relief offered by the injections and a placebo. After analyzing results from nearly two dozen clinical trials involving thousands of sciatica patients, they concluded that the shots did little to help. Despite this, in recent years the use of epidural steroid injections to treat back pain has soared from 741,000 in 2000 to approximately 1,438,000 in 2004. In the U.S., corticosteroid shots are expensive, often costing hundreds of dollars per shot. Recently, a tainted supply of a steroid included in the trials was tied to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis that infected 400 people and led to 31 deaths. The researchers concluded that sciatica patients should consult with their physician and consider alternate forms of treatment, including chiropractic care and only in extreme cases, surgery.



Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine, online November 13, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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World Diabetes at Record Levels, But Half Are Undiagnosed

A new report published by the International Diabetes Federation puts the worldwide number of people living with diabetes at 371 million, up from 366 million a year ago. The IDF estimates that of that number, 187 million people do not yet know they are suffering from the condition. Limited access to healthcare in developing nations often means the disease goes undiagnosed. While often viewed as primarily a Western problem, diabetes is spreading rapidly in poorer countries; four out of five diabetics now live in low and middle-income countries. Treatment of diabetes in these countries is often more difficult, especially when it comes to insulin, which requires refrigeration to prevent deterioration. The report projects that over 552 million people will have developed diabetes by 2030. Untreated, the disease can lead to serious complications, including blindness, nerve and kidney damage. Worldwide, over 4.8 million people a year die from diabetes, making it one of a number of health conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, that healthcare campaigners want included in the next set of global development goals.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. November 14, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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Injuries Increasing for Kids Using Bounce Houses

Experts recently reported that the number of children in the US injured while using inflatable bounce houses has increased to 15 times 1995 levels. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that there are now approximately five injuries annually per 100,000 children. While the bounce-related injuries are much lower than trampoline injuries, the researchers point out that the study allows parents to make informed decisions. The number of kids being brought into emergency rooms for bounce-related accidents increased from 702 in 1995 to 11,311 children in 2010. The rise in the rate of injuries was attributed both to an increase in the use of the inflatable toys and better reporting of mishaps. Injuries reported included, broken bones, sprains, contusions, cuts and bruises. Researchers suggest parents follow simple guidelines when children use bounce houses to minimize risk, including limiting use to children 6 years old and older, limiting the number of children using them to at one time and only allowing use with adult supervision.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Pediatrics, online November 26, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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American Diets Vary Widely, Many Fall Short of Guidelines

A new survey of 8,272 Americans’ eating habits, unsurprisingly confirms that many in the US fall short of nutritional recommendations. The study, conducted by the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, compared what people said they ate to nutritional guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study’s authors found that children and the elderly generally ate a healthier diet than younger and middle aged adults, and that women ate better than men. Differences were also noted along racial lines, with Hispanics generally enjoying higher-quality diets than blacks or whites. Similarly, income appeared to play a factor, as higher income adults generally met more of the guidelines. No group, however, came close to meeting all of the recommendations. In recent years, the American diet has come under close scrutiny, due to an explosion in the public rates of obesity, diabetes and heart-disease. The researchers suggest Americans eat more fruits and vegetables and increase their levels of physical exercise.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, online November 19, 2012.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2012


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