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Founder's Day Reflections..

Date: September 10, 2019 | Time: 8:40am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Dear Friends,I am always very reflective in September. I don't really know why. Perhaps it is the memories of going back to school, or that so many of my friends and family have birthdays in this month. I married my husband John in September. And, of course, September 18th is Chiropractic Founder's Day!It may not seem like that's a big deal to you but, it is a life changing day for many millions of people! When D. D. Palmer (magnetic.... <view entire article>

Date: August 6, 2019 | Time: 11:44am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

August 10, 2019Dear Friends,Remember the "It's a Small World" song? How about "Baby Shark" (do-do-di-do-didoo!)? Or, "100 Bottles of"...well you know where that goes. When something gets into your head and circles around and around, it is called an earworm. But an earworm doesn't have to be a mildly annoying toddler song. Sometimes it's, "I gotta call the Chiropractor".Do you have the "got to call the Chiropractor" earworm? Have you been just that busy that you are ignoring the morning.... <view entire article>

Help Stop Horizon from using ASHN to cut benefits!..

Date: August 6, 2019 | Time: 11:41am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Urgent Action Needed!Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is planning a partnership with ASHN to have this 3rd party company decide what care you need, despite what benefits you have or the amount of care you and your doctor determine you need! Triad and ASHN have been sued in the past for routinely shorting patients of necessary care and denying their doctors appropriate of payment for that care. ASHN was recently forced to pay up in.... <view entire article>

Something worthwhile?..

Date: July 12, 2019 | Time: 2:31pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

July 10, 2019Dear Friends, Almost every month I look at this page and think to myself, "is there something worthwhile I can share with my readers?" Sometimes it is hard to put my thoughts into words; and I never assume that what I have to say is more important than what you have to say. Which naturally brings me to the fact that I often receive good or even great information from someone who.... <view entire article>

Date: May 16, 2019 | Time: 3:39pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Conservative care and the opioid crisis It is not something new for people in pain to seek pain relief. It is not a new thing for people to use medications to relieve acute or chronic pain. And, sometimes, that may include powerful drugs called opioids. Opioids have a place in medicine especially after surgery or a serious injury. But, the use of these drugs can actually change the way we perceive pain and.... <view entire article>

Choose Happy -- Choose Healthy!..

Date: May 16, 2019 | Time: 12:48pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

May 10, 2019Dear Friends, There is a connection between wanting to be happy and being happy; between wanting to be healthy and being healthy! Setting an intention for having a good day doesn't prevent every difficulty from happening. But, it does change the perception of and the response to those things that crop up in the course of our days. We can decide to accept the good things that happen, or that we see around.... <view entire article>

Thrive with Chiroractic..

Date: April 6, 2019 | Time: 12:28pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Thrive with Chiropractic The typical understanding of Chiropractic.... <view entire article>

April Showers bring.....

Date: April 6, 2019 | Time: 12:23pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

April 10, 2019Dear Friends, April showers bring May flowers....remember that from school? April showers also bring tree pollens, grass and plant pollens; maybe even mold from the leaky gutters. How about itchy eyes and sinus congestion and some coughing or sneezing? Ahhh, Spring is here at last and we are so glad! But what are we going to do about the allergens' effect on our bodies?Practical advice includes:Stay indoors early mornings and twilight or on.... <view entire article>

Love moves up..

Date: February 13, 2019 | Time: 11:42am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

February 14, 2019Dear Friends, February is a month when we are asked to think about love. "Love your neighbor as yourself"..."Love one another as I have loved you"..."All you need is love"..."Love is the answer"..."Love me, love my dog"...and lots or other expressions of love.But we don't always think about the fact that loving ourselves and loving one another often takes a backseat to the tasks of life, the worries and the stresses.... <view entire article>

Making Connections..

Date: August 9, 2018 | Time: 8:51am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

August 10, 2018Dear Friends,So lately, I have been acting as "the IT guy" in the office and at home. Never would I have thought of that as a calling in my life! But, I have had to navigate (or stumble) my way through some complex computer gymnastics of late. I'm thankful for some of the people that helped via a phone call or online (though not everyone was helpful). But the reason I'm talking about this is to make the.... <view entire article>

A little bit family..

Date: June 12, 2018 | Time: 4:13pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Dear Friends, Many times during the day I have the opportunity to become aware of something wonderful happening in the everyday lives of my patients! Who is graduating from Pre-K, 8th grade, high school or college? Who has a new grandchild on the way? Who got promoted or is retiring? Who has a wedding coming up -- a Bar Mitzvah -- a big birthday? We are so happy for our patients, friends and family.... <view entire article>

Date: May 15, 2018 | Time: 12:38pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

May 10, 2018Dear Friends,I have an interest in nature and love to keep up with the celestial goings on that happen all the time. This month of May is a big one for the planet Jupiter! On the 8th and 9th, Jupiter was clearly seen by the naked eye crossing the night sky. Looking like a steady, bright light, it reminded me that we sometimes need to come out of our own little .... <view entire article>

Date: April 9, 2018 | Time: 1:26pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

April 10, 2018 Dear Friends, I've been counting the daffodils coming up in my front yard and clinging to the thought that we are supposed to have 4 seasons and not 2! The dregs of Winter are still hanging on and it is stressing so many of you! You are coming in with neck pain, headaches, shoulder issues from shoveling these last few snows and low back pain. Remember that we are here to help you no.... <view entire article>

Date: February 8, 2018 | Time: 1:03pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Time to show yourself a little love!This month we do our best to celebrate lots of things and I believe that it is our way of making it through the dark months of winter. Groundhog day, Super Bowl, Valentine's day, Presidents' Day, Mardi Gras...everything we do is designed to get us out of the winter doldrums and force us up from the cozy couch! I like to go with the idea that February.... <view entire article>

Thanks for a Happy Anniversary!..

Date: November 30, 2017 | Time: 1:15pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

November 30, 2017Dear Friends, I'd like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to every patient who has crossed our threshold since we first opened our doors in Garfield on November 30, 1979. Dr. Ray Nicastro and I named our business Garfield Family Chiropractic Center and it really was a family operation! Ray and I had been married only a few months before. My dad and his dad helped us put up.... <view entire article>

Stress? Stress? Stress? Avoiding Stress!..

Date: October 27, 2017 | Time: 11:01am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

October 27, 2017 Dear Friends,Professional or advocacy organizations and insurance companies love to name a "health month" for every month of the year. November alone has many designations including: 'American Diabetes' month; 'Cervical Health Awareness' month; 'Lung Cancer Awareness' month; 'Home Care and Hospice' month; 'National Epilepsy' month; 'Pancreatic Cancer Awareness' month; and the "Great American Smokeout' on Thursday November 16! It can really stress you out thinking about so many important issues.... <view entire article>

Fall Wonders..

Date: October 27, 2017 | Time: 10:57am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

October 10, 2017 Dear Friends,I am happy to see the beautiful colors of Autumn showing themselves in the leaves and the farmer's markets! Try to take advantage of the harvest season's bounty with apples, pumpkins, squash, greens and anything pickled! Celebrate the fullness of time as it passes and experience the beautiful sunrises and sunsets...taste the crisp air and feel the crinkle of the leaves beneath your feet! Now is a time to get shake off the doldrums and.... <view entire article>

"Crazy March?" Healthy March!..

Date: March 9, 2016 | Time: 12:44pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

When I was in school we often characterized this month as "Crazy March". Mostly, we were referring to the often eccentric and changeable weather. But, as we look at the changes that occur in this end-of-winter and beginning-of-spring time, it seems that more than the weather is a bit changeable. There are spring breaks from school, tax preparation, garden planning and time changes that can stress us. Passover, Lent and Easter remind us.... <view entire article>

Happy Healthy Valentine!..

Date: February 11, 2016 | Time: 12:52pm | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

February 14, 2016Dear Friends,Happy St. Valentine's Day! This week and this month we seem to celebrate the gift of Love. Many of us have allowed this word to be co-opted by a"romantic" love concept that seems to exclude the many other loves that exist. What about the love bond between parent and child? Best friends? Spiritual love? Love between siblings, for grandparents -- aunts, uncles, cousins? Of course, there is love for those romantic.... <view entire article>

20140918 091154Happy Chiropractic Founder's Day!..

Date: September 18, 2014 | Time: 9:18am | Posted By: Dr. Mania on Wellness

Happy Chiropractic Founder's Day! September 18, 1895 saw the very first Chiropractic adjustment administered by Daniel David (DD) Palmer to Harvey Lillard at Davenport, Iowa. A fundamental change in the way we view health occurred on the third floor of the Ryan Building when a man who was deaf for 17 years arose from a flat table to hear the wagons in the street below. Within 3 days, Mr. Lillard could hear the ticking of a watch! In the.... <view entire article>

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