May 2020 Health Newsletter

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May 12, 2020

Dear Friends,

Well, we have made it to May! We are practicing "safe social distancing", we are washing our hands, covering our faces, staying home as much as possible. As for my husband and me, we have been joined at home by my 95 year old mother-in-law "Paddy". We are happy to have her with us, but that did entail some changes in my schedule to coordinate with John's and to keep her safe at home. So, though I will be in on my usual days, I might not have as many hours as in the past.

The staff has been sheltering at home as well for a number of weeks. We are looking forward to bringing them back whenever it is safe to do so. Nothing makes one appreciate them as much not having them! Please call for our schedule and t6o make appointments. We will do whatever we can to accommodate you. Stay safe! We are here when you need us!

Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and  Friday by appointment and Saturdays 9 - 1 by appointment. Call 201-525-0707 to make an appointment with me.

All the best and we'll see you soon!

Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.

 

If this is the first time your are receiving our Health Newsletter, we wish you a very warm Welcome! For those of you that have been on our list for awhile, thanks for making the effort to learn how to get well and how to stay well. Your name has been added to the newsletter list so that we can keep you informed of the latest in Chiropractic, in our practice, and in the realm of health in general. You may, of course, opt out, but we hope that you will continue to receive this newsletter and the occasional notice from us electronically. Call 201-525-0707 for an appointment, consultation or more information about our office or the services we offer in the office and out. If you have a church, temple, civic or social group that needs a speaker or a fundraising program, I am available for health and wellness topics



Current Articles

» Office Precautions During COVID-19
» New Insurance Network Affiliations
» Rate us on Social Media
» Chiropractic Care Is An Essential Service
» Chronological vs. Subjective Age: If You Think You Are Old, You Will Be
» Why Older Women Should Eat Their Vegetables

Office Precautions During COVID-19

Dear Patients,

For now, we are permitted to stay open to service our patients here in our Hackensack office during non curfew hours. The precautions we are taking include regular cleaning of adjusting tables with soap and water, plenty of soap and water in the washroom and hand sanitizer available in every room, hallway and reception area. We practice frequent appropriate hand washing and social distancing. We make appointments and will place patients in the adjusting rooms as soon as possible to avoid too many people in a space. We wipe down pens and clipboards.

The hard surfaces and toys are wiped down regularly with a bleach solution. We are recommending that children who are getting adjusted come into the room with their parents, rather than waiting in the reception area so as to limit their exposure to other patients. We will ask to take your temperature before you are treated.

If you have been exposed to a co-worker or family member with COVID-19 (new coronavirus), we ask that you stay home. Call your medical physician and be tested AS SOON AS you notice any symptoms! We will ask:

-- Have you had a fever?

-- Are you coughing?

-- Have you had any trouble breathing?

-- Is anyone ill at home?

We are monitoring our health as well and will do every thing we can to make your experience here as safe, comfortable and stress free as we can.We are a community dedicated to healthy living and we care about each and every one of you.

Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania and Staff

Author: Dr Mania
Source: Dr. Mania


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New Insurance Network Affiliations

We have been in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield /Horizon for a good number of years.  Through some effort, patience and paperwork, we have been accepted both as an Omnia Tier 1 provider and into the Hackensack Meridian Health Partner "Inner Circle". For people with Omnia plans, that means there is a lower deductible and co-pay in our office than before... often much lower. And, the "Inner Circle" designation means that any of the Hackensack Meridian Health employees are able to use in-network benefits at great savings in out of pocket costs.

In, addition, we are (and have been) in network with Medicare, and numerous Medicare Advantage plans through AARP, United Healthcare, Oxford and Aetna. There are some exceptions, but we can check for you. Optum Health policies require frequent paperwork and pre-certification, but we are also in that network.

First MCO has added us to their Worker's Compensation panel of providers, as has MedRisk. So, if you are injured at work and your WC insurance is administered by these companies, you can be treated in our office for your injuries. Check with your human resources department and report any incidents immediately to make sure that you are covered.

The reason that we are willing to go through the paperwork is to offer a better level of quality Chiropractic care to our patients! Times are tough, money is tight. Even though coverage is better than years ago, patients are still at risk from those who would deny them the care families need to stay healthy or regain health. We want to lower stress levels and help you take care of yourself, your family and friends as efficiently and effectively as possible!

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


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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


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Chiropractic Care Is An Essential Service

With the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it's important to understand that chiropractic services are truly essential services and the majority of chiropractic offices around the nation remain open to provide essential care and relief to the public. In fact, Homeland Security has specifically included chiropractors in their list of essential healthcare workers. Obtaining professional chiropractic care earlier may also reduce the likelihood patients will end up in urgent care or the emergency room where increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 is possible. If you're in need of chiropractic care, please contact our office today to ensure you don’t continue to suffer and to avoid entering other healthcare offices where there may be an increased exposure risk to COVID-19.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ChiroPlanet.com


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Chronological vs. Subjective Age: If You Think You Are Old, You Will Be

"You're only as old as you think you are" has been a popular saying for many years. People who honestly feel this way really do act, and oftentimes look, younger than their age. Conversely, some people seem to age quickly and decline mentally and physically simply because they think they're old once they've reached a certain age. Is there scientific backing for the old saying: "You’re only as old as you think you are?" Research done in 2014 at the University of Montpellier in France studied the correlation between chronological age, subjective age, and changes in memory. What the researchers found is eye-opening. A person's subjective age is the age they feel they are mentally and physically. Someone in good physical and mental shape may be 60, 70 or 80 years of age, but feel like they aren't a day over 50. On the other hand, someone dealing with illness or chronic pain may feel like they’re 80 when they're only 60. Researchers have found that saying, thinking, or feeling older than one actually is can cause depression and memory problems. People who feel younger had a slower memory decline and quicker recall capabilities. A person's subjective age has a lot to do with how they feel physically and mentally. Implementing the following four practices will help one feel younger than ever:
1. Daily exercise
2. Eating nutrient dense foods
3. Regular mental exercises, like puzzles, reading or learning a language
4. Being surrounded by happy, positive people.
Chiropractic treatments are vital in pain reduction and management. In addition to a healthy diet and active lifestyle, getting regular chiropractic treatments are a great way to stay healthy and young.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci (2016) 71 (4): 675-683.


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Why Older Women Should Eat Their Vegetables

An Australian study of 954 women aged 70 and older has found that the more vegetables older women eat, the less likely they are to develop plaque accumulation in their arteries. Lauren Blekkenhorst, a nutrition researcher at the University of Western Australia and lead author of the study, found that study participants averaged 2.7 servings of vegetables per day. Using a food questionnaire to categorize responses, researchers determined that women who consumed three servings of vegetables per day had artery walls that were about 5 percent less thick than women who ate less than two servings. One of the most beneficial types of vegetables for artery health was found to be the crucifer family — cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. For each third of an ounce more cruciferous vegetables participants ate, they had a corresponding 0.8 percent less artery wall thickness. This means even a small increase in vegetable consumption can have big benefits for vascular health. Blekkenhorst hypothesizes that eating vegetables may make arteries healthier because it leaves less room for junk food. In addition, the vitamins and minerals present in vegetables have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which can lead to better cardiovascular health. Although the study was not meant to predict long-term cardiovascular health, it does show how easily your diet impacts vascular health. Adding just a serving or two of vegetables to your diet each day can make help you stay healthier, longer.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Journal of the American Heart Association, online April 4, 2018.


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