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June 2013 Health Newsletter


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» NJAWBO Teal Heart Awarded to Dr. Mania
» Dr. Mania on the web and in person
» Chiropractic Care Endorsed By JAMA
» See A Surgeon, Get Surgery
» Lumbar Surgery Patients More Likely to Develop Serious Complications
» Use Sunscreen To Prevent Signs of Aging

NJAWBO Teal Heart Awarded to Dr. Mania

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 the Northeast Region chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) awarded Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. their prestigious "Teal Heart" Award for outstanding service to the organization. A beautiful silver-framed certificate and the characteristic "Teal Heart" pin were presented to Dr. Mania by regional President Caryn Starr-Gates (StarrGates Business Communication). Dr. Mania is the current Vice-President of Administration for the Northeast Region and has served in that position since June 2012. She has been a member in good standing with the 35 year old organization since 2009.

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C>
Source: NJAWBO
Copyright: Carmel_Ann Mania, DC 2013


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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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Chiropractic Care Endorsed By JAMA



A new article published by the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that patients seeking treatment for low back pain try chiropractic care before resorting to surgery. Part of a series of recent public education efforts by JAMA, the low back pain article walks patients through the basic spine and soft tissue structures of the back and explains how back pain can be a result of injury to any of these structures. The article also discusses certain recommended low back pain treatment options and points out that many individuals can benefit from conservative chiropractic care. They additionally state that surgery is usually only necessary when other more conservative treatments fail. In reaction, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) publicly reinforced their long standing position that chiropractic and other conservative care options should serve as a first line of defense against back pain. Moreover, previous research shows chiropractic care for back pain as being more cost effective than conventional surgical and drug therapy approaches, saving already overburdened patients and care providers millions annually.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA. 2013;309(16):1738. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3046.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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See A Surgeon, Get Surgery



After analyzing three years of Washington state’s workman compensation disability claims for back injuries, researchers have concluded that patients who first consulted a surgeon as compared with those who first consulted a chiropractor were 28 times more likely to undergo surgery. The study, published in the May issue of the medical journal Spine, noted that only 1.5 percent of the chiropractic patients went on to require back surgery to treat their injuries compared with 43 percent of those patients who first visited with a surgeon. While agreeing that a small percentage of patients will require surgical treatment, medical experts recommend that most patients with back injuries begin with non-invasive treatments, like chiropractic before going under the knife. Spinal surgery carries serious risks including paralysis, pulmonary embolism, and even death - a true risk with any surgery requiring general anesthesia. If you are suffering from a back injury, give chiropractic a try before considering invasive treatments such as surgery.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine: 15 May 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 11 - p 953–964.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Lumbar Surgery Patients More Likely to Develop Serious Complications

A recent study compiling seven years of data from back pain patients who undergo lumbar surgery finds they have a high risk of developing post-surgical pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis are serious, potentially life threatening complications following orthopedic procedures including back surgeries. The study, conducted by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, analyzed the medical records of over a half million patients who underwent lumbar fusion or lumbar decompression procedures between 2002 and 2009. Deep vein thrombosis, also called deep venous thrombosis, is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, predominantly in the legs. Signs of a thrombosis may include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, and engorged superficial veins. Pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening complication, is caused by the detachment (embolization) of a clot that travels to the lungs. The researchers pointed out that increased risk factors for developing post-surgical pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis include pulmonary circulation disorders, coagulopathy, fluid/electrolyte disorders, anemia, and obesity.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine: 01 June 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 13 - p 1154–1159.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Use Sunscreen To Prevent Signs of Aging

New research in Australia confirms the advice of many dermatologists to their patients - to avoid the aging effects of the sun on your skin, use sunscreen. While the benefits of sunscreen are well known when it comes to preventing sunburns and lowering the risk of skin cancer, researchers said rigorous studies were previously lacking on how sunscreen use affects the signs of skin aging, or photoaging. Photoaging happens after long-term exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which penetrates the skin and can cause collagen to break down and DNA to mutate. Long term effects of photoaging include wrinkles, leathery skin tone, loss of the skin's elasticity and spider veins. The new study, conducted at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research analyzed data from 903 adults younger than 55 who were followed between 1992 and 1996. Half of the participants were instructed to put sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater on their head, neck, arms and hands every morning, and to reapply when necessary. The other half used sunscreen according to their own discretion. At the start and end of the study, the researchers measured photoaging using the skin on the back of each person's left hand. The researchers found that over four years, the skin condition of people who were told to use sunscreen daily evidenced no detectable changes, once other sun-related factors were taken into account. Beta carotene, which was also given to some of the participants, did not seem to have any protective effect on skin aging, however.


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(11):781-790.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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