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December 2017 Health Newsletter


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» Bergen's TOP Chiropractor 2017
» For People on Medicare
» Did you know we have this available?
» Rate us on Social Media
» A Cure For The Holiday Blues
» Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holiday Season
» Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Essential Nutrient Shortfall

Bergen's TOP Chiropractor 2017

We are honored to announce that Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania has been chosen for inclusion in the third annual "201 Magazine" Bergen's TOP Chiropractors Award 2017! This is the third year that she has been so honored, starting with the initial class of 2015.

Professional Research Services of Troy, Michigan administered a county wide, peer reviewed survey asking Chiropractic physicians to recommend up to 3 colleagues. After vetting the licensure and educational information with the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the highest vote getters were awarded inclusion in the class of honorees.

Says Dr. Mania, "To have been recognized by my colleagues, means so much to me! It is really meaningful to be respected by those who live by the same principles of Health and Service! I'm grateful for this acknowledgement".

 

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: 201 Magazine
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2017


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For People on Medicare

New Medicare Cards Will Be Issued Soon

You may have heard that every Medicare recipient will be receiving a new Medicare card with a new Medicare number in the next few months. The new card will replace the one you currently have and will no longer use your Social Security number as an indentifier. This will offer greater protection to patients from identity theft and privacy issues. When you receive this new card, please come in so we can put the new information into your file for insurance claim submissons. The change will take place beginning in April 2018 on a rolling basis and continuing for about a year. There will be notices from the Center for Medicare Services to let you know about the changes and to get you your new card.

As a side note, the new policy year begins in January for Medicare recipients. If you have changed to an "Advantage" plan, be aware that not all of them have out of network benefits or allow you to see the doctor of your choice. We are in network with a number of advantage plans administered by  United Healthcare, Oxford and Optum. We can check if we are in your network, just give us a call.

Some plans may not have Chiropractic services. We do have some patients who get other Advantage plans for the gym benefits or other benefits, but pay cash when coming into our office because they do not have Chiropractic benefits. We ask them to only pay the low Medicare rate, instead of the usual and customary rate, but it is an out of pocket cost. Ask your insurance representative to be clear about what is and is not covered under their plan.

Regular Medicare has a small deductible (about $185) per year and a co-pay after that is satisified (usually around $9 per office visit). Examinations, modalities like ultrasound or muscle stim, and extremity adjustments are not payable by Medicare under their policy provisions.You will receive an Advanced Beneficiary Notice when you come in which explains these regulations. We will always work with you to provide appropriate care and to handle your insurance quickly and efficiently. Please feel free to ask us if there is anything you don't understand about your coverage.

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: CMS and Dr. Mania
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2018


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Did you know we have this available?

Patients and the public know that Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania has been offering Chiropractic  care in Hackensack for over 20 years...but did you know that other services are being offered at her Summit Avenue office? For instance, Dr. Mania has been practicing gentle Chiropractic techniques that are appropriate for small children, for elderly patients and for disc problems. She is very experienced in adjusting other parts of the body like shoulders, ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and knees. Since 2001, Dr. Carmel-Ann has practiced Cranial Sacral Therapy for patients that have suffered trauma, headaches, stressful experiences, concussions or other injuries. She can scan you for custom orthotics to support your spinal balance and the kinetic chain (gait). We care for women through out pregnancy and the post-partum recovery. She completed a Chiropractic Family Primary Care certification. Dr. Mania can care for you after a car accident, write a prescription for x-rays, CT scans or MRIs; send you for PT if needed; order an appropriate brace, support or sleeping pillow for your specific needs; recommend at home excercises for your specific situation; sign for your handicapped placard application or renewal. She can even work with your Veterinarin to adjust your dog or cat! And, if she can't help you, she'll help you find someone who will.

In addition to these services by Dr. Mania,  if it is appropriate to refer you for nutrition services, we are fortunate to have Jane McNeil, CN, CH consulting with patients in our office. Jane has a practice  in Brielle, New Jersey but also travels to doctors' offices on certain days for their patients' convenience. Jane can work with people looking to change to a healthier lifestyle, control weight, recover from serious illness, balance hormonal system or alleviate stress. Her next scheduled day here will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Call us at 201-525-0707 to make an appointment or get more information.

We have always had the privilege  of sharing our office space with Christine Gibbons, LAc.  Christine has many years of experience offering acupuncture services to patients for sports injuries, headaches, hormonal imbalances, arthritis, pain, muscle spasms, weight balance  and smoking cessation and other problems. Christine has office  hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. We can usually coordinate acupuncture and Chiropractic appointments in Thursdays for the convenience of mutual patients.  Call Christine directly at 201-487-0036 for more information or an appointment.

Dr. Mania works with you to find all the pieces to complete your Optimum Health Puzzle! Call us at 202-525-0707 for a consultation or treatment appointment!

 

 

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, DC
Source: Carmel-Ann Mania, DC
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, DC 2018


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Rate us on Social Media

Are you the type of person that posts on social media a couple of times a day? The one who tells your friends about the new bagel shop you found, or the best place for brunch? Do you share those great things that "just happened"?

So, then, how do you tell someone where to go to get gentle, experienced, compassionate Chiropractic care? How do you help someone find a way to great health, overcome ignorance or fear? How can you support our wellness practice? Why not rate us on Yelp and Google? I'd like to leave it to those of you who are web-savvy to help other needy people find the way to our office and to live a healthier life. There are buttons on our website Drmania.com to rate us from your phone or online.

The website is very mobile friendly and office hours, phone and directions are easy to find. Email me with suggestions for the site. Do you or a friend have a question about what Chiropractic can do for you? Check out the DrMania.com website and give us a call...I'll gladly arrange a few minutes to answer a question about a problem. Thanks for your support!

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: self
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2017


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A Cure For The Holiday Blues


The holidays can be a wonderful time for family and friends to relax and spend time together. For some, it can also be a time of increased stress and heightened depression. Research suggests those seeking relief from a case of the holiday blues could add exercise into their routine. According to a new review of current research including 35 past trials, moderate exercise provides moderate relief in those with depressive symptoms. Although more studies are required, the current findings suggest that over time, moderate exercise reduces depressive symptoms as much as psychotherapy or antidepressant medications. Researchers state that the frequency and intensity of exercise is important. For instance, walking at a slow pace has no positive effect on depression. So if the holidays are bringing you down or you are just looking for a mood and energy boost, put down the cookies and get exercising!


Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: The Cochrane Library, online September 11, 2013.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2013


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Tips To Stay Healthy During The Holiday Season

Whether you're scheduled for a long road trip, shopping for a small army of friends and family members, wrapping dozens and dozens of gifts or camping out in the kitchen to get all your cooking complete, major holidays can easily put your body at risk of injury. Prolonged sitting, prolonged standing, extensive walking, awkward positions, overeating and plain old mental exhaustion are all common when the holiday season comes into full swing. Here are a few common sense tips to assist in keeping you healthy and pain-free this holiday season:

  • Traveling: bring water and small snacks to stay well hydrated and to keep your blood sugar levels stable, wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring along a small blanket and travel pillow, bring all required travel documents as well as any maps or reservations for rental cars and hotels, be careful and obtain assistance when handling heavy/bulky luggage and gifts - use a push cart or dolly and obtain assistance whenever appropriate and/or possible
  • Shopping: bring water and small snacks to stay well hydrated and to keep your blood sugar stable, wear comfortable shoes and clothing, have your shopping day pre-planned in regards to locations to visit and gifts to purchase, use shopping carts when available and take gifts to your vehicle frequently rather than risking injury by lugging pounds of gifts from store to store, be careful and obtain assistance when handling heavy/bulky gifts
  • Cooking: maintain proper posture while at the counter/sink, alternate between sitting and standing positions, take frequent breaks, stretch often, careful when using knives and other sharp objects
  • Gift Wrapping: maintain proper posture, stretch frequently, be careful not to leave scissors or sharp cutting objects on the floor where they can be accidentally stepped on or where they can be accessed by small children or animals, be careful and obtain assistance when moving or wrapping larger or bulky gifts
  • Holiday Eats and Treats: do your best to avoid over indulgence of those holiday eats and treats, maintain activity levels to counter act all that holiday feasting, avoid driving when you've consumed those holiday spirits
  • Treat Your Body To A Holiday Gift: if you find those aches and pains creeping in or just want to be in tiptop shape this holiday season, stop by your chiropractor's office and treat your body to the most valuable gift of all... the gift of health!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ChiroPlanet.com
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2014


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Skipping Breakfast May Lead to Essential Nutrient Shortfall

It is commonly held that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but until recently the prevailing argument was simply that breakfast eaters started the day with sounder cognitive function and set themselves up for overall better performance and achievement as the day progressed.

However, a recent study out of Kings College London in the UK suggests that children who skip breakfast on a regular basis are likely missing out on all recommended essential nutrients throughout the day.

In general studies conducted over many years, skipping breakfast has been proven to increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, reduced memory function, and weight gain. However, only recently have studies of nutrition shown the effects of missing out on micronutrients such as vitamins C, D, E, B-complex and K, folic acid and beta-carotene, and the correlation of obtaining these nutrients beginning with a meal at breakfast.

Iron and Calcium Deficiencies May Be Linked to Skipping Breakfast
Detailed statistics of participants in the Kings College study show that more than 30% of children who skip breakfast are low on iron, and more than 20% of the children are deficient in calcium. Comparatively, only 3% of children who eat breakfast regularly were low in iron and or calcium. Not surprisingly, fat intake throughout the day was higher when children did not eat breakfast.

Researchers determined that older children, those aged 11 to 18 years, were more likely than their younger peers (ages 4 -10 years) to skip breakfast. And girls were more likely than boys to begin their day without a meal. But the missing micronutrients in the younger breakfast skippers was greater than in the older group, indicating that the younger you are, the more important it is to eat breakfast so that your body can derive and process nutrition throughout the day.

Even children in the study who ate a nutritionally balanced diet despite not eating breakfast were still found, when tested, to be lacking in essential nutrients, further indicating that breakfast may be key to establishing efficient and balanced dietary intake. The study also indicated that children who did not eat breakfast ended up consuming the same number or fewer total calories as children who ate breakfast every day.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: British Journal of Nutrition, online August 17, 2017.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2017


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