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08/06/2020

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01/27/2020
Biometric Screenings

Biometric screenings are an important component of any overall wellness program. They can help individuals become aware of their health risks, and can serve as a catalyst for healthy action. Our onsite screenings allow you to engage your entire work force by reaching people where they work and where they live.

HIPAA compliance is strictly observed and all test results are discretely conveyed to each participant. Individual results are confidential and every employer will receive an Aggregate Report with a snapshot of the results as a group.

We can provide onsite Non-Fasting/Fasting Fingerstick or Venipuncture screenings to include:

– Height and Weight

– Blood Pressure

– Body Mass Index

– Body Fat %

– Total Cholesterol

– HDL

– Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

– LDL *

– Triglycerides *

– Glucose

– One on One results counseling with our nurse or health coach

*Fasting screening only

Additional tests may include: A1c, Cortisol, C-Reactive Protein, Thyroid, Prostate, Cotinine, Bone Density, and DermaScan

01/27/2020
Hospital Annuals

Our mission is to support each hospital’s Occupational Health department by providing annual wellness fairs for all employees and associates. We can provide the mandatory testing needed for hospital compliance including but not limited to: Tuberculosis testing (PPD or T.Spot), Fit Testing, Medical Surveillance blood-work, and Flu vaccinations. In addition, we provide Fasting (or Non-Fasting) biometric screenings to bring health and lifestyle awareness to the hospitals most valuable assets…employees and associates!

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12/22/2015

From pencils and paper to snacks and show-and-tell treasures - kids share virtually everything at school. While parents agree sharing is a good skill for kids to learn, it’s certainly not the case when it comes to germs, particularly during cold and
flu season. Germs are lurking everywhere and are simply unavoidable. And where there are germs, there can often be sickness. That dreaded first cough, sneeze and sniffle surely brings about anything but joy in the home.

Dr. Nina Shapiro is a leading pediatric doctor and mom of two. “I can certainly speak firsthand on those cringe-worthy moments where the ew is simply unavoidable and the best way to battle it is by being prepared to get kids back on their feet - so you can get a little rest too.” Here are Dr. Shapiro’s top tips for keeping kids and families healthy during cough, cold and flu season.

1. Sing the joys of washing hands well
Washing hands well is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of ill- ness, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids should regularly wash hands at home and at school. Make scrub time fun by singing while washing - the goal is to wash for 20 seconds, or about the amount of time it takes to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” once.

2. Wrangle those hands and avoid the nose and mouth
Children have busy hands and those tiny fingers often end up in ew-filled places. It’s important to regularly remind kids to keep their hands out of their nose and mouth to help prevent the spread of germs. Seven in 10 school nurses cite unsanitary habits among children like nose picking or not washing their hands as the top cause for germs spreading among kids at school, according to the recent SchoolNurse.com “Ew-dentification” survey conducted by the pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

3. Ease aches and pains and rest, rest, rest
With flu season upon us, parents should be armed with an OTC pain reliever and fever reducer like Children’s Advil(R) which reduces fever fast and keeps it down for up to eight hours, while also relieving aches and pains in children as young as 2 years (based on reducing fever below 100 F). When kids are more comfortable, they are able to get the extra rest their bodies need to fight off illness, ultimately also giving relief to worried parents.

4. Keep your wellness arsenal fully stocked
Cold and flu isn’t the only sickness kids may encounter. According to the survey of school nurses, colds, stomach bugs and coughs also frequently spread around schools. For cough and colds, an effective medicine like Children’s Robitussin(R) Cough & Chest Congestion offers relief by breaking up chest congestion and reliev- ing coughs. If a child is suffering from cold symptoms, a medicine like Children’s Dimetapp(R) is great option for relieving stuffy noses and ongoing sniffles. Stock up now so when sickness strikes, you are ready and your child can feel quick relief - no emergency trip to the store required.

5. Take a deep breath and use that humidifier
Every family should have a humidifier to get through the cold and flu seasons. By adding moisture to the dry air, you can help your child breathe easier, particularly at night when he or she is trying to sleep.

For more information and tips for coping when sick happens, visit: www.sickjust- gotreal.com.

08/05/2015

Tips for Good Hip Health

Contributed by Cornerstone Chiropractic

Having a healthy pair of hips is a key to healthy aging. But healthy hips are not only important for people in their 60s, 70s, and beyond. Your hips are one of your most important structural components, regardless of how old you are. Whether you’re
20, 30, or 40, your hip joints provide biomechanical support to your entire body. Thus,
keeping your hips healthy is a necessary consideration for everyone who wants to be
healthy and well throughout a long life.
Healthy hips do not happen automatically. Your body’s
physiology follows the biomechanical principle of “use
it or lost it”. Muscles, bones, and joints that do work
on a regular basis are strengthened and enhanced.
Those musculoskeletal elements that don’t do much
physical work are broken down, so that molecular
building blocks such as amino acids and nutrients such
as calcium can be put to better use elsewhere. In other
words, if you’re haven’t done much exercise in a while,
weight-bearing joints such as the hips, knees,
and ankles will begin to degrade. However,
even as these joints lose optimal structural
integrity, gravitational forces persist. The longterm
result of such weakened joints is strains
and sprains, degenerative arthritis, and possibly
other inflammatory conditions. These disorders
likely involve daily ongoing pain, which
may become moderate or severe.
In the absence of conservative treatment and
rehabilitative exercise, such conditions may
ultimately require joint replacement. These
procedures are becoming increasingly common,
with total hip replacements and total
knee replacements being performed on younger
and younger patients. For example, annual
rates for total hip replacement in the United
States in patients aged 45 and older have
almost doubled between 2000 and 2010.1
Importantly, many hip joint problems can be prevented
by instituting appropriate lifestyle changes. As the cause
of many of these degenerative conditions is long-term
lack of use, the solution lies in activity and physical
work. In Western nations, physical labor is becoming
increasingly uncommon. Most of us work in service-type
industries and spend most of our days sitting at a desk.

As a result, physical work is now typically obtained by
engaging in regular, vigorous exercise. By performing
five 30-minute sessions of vigorous weight-bearing exercise
every week, we will restore and maintain sufficient
healthy stress on our muscles, bones, and joints.
As these musculoskeletal structures undergo physical
loads and perform mechanical work, your body responds
by making them stronger.2-4 New blood vessels are built
to supply these structures with increasing amounts of
oxygen and other nutrients. New cells are built to support
existing tissues. Worn-out cells are removed more
efficiently. The entire musculoskeletal system is revitalized
in response to regular, vigorous exercise. The longterm
result is healthy hips, knees, and ankles, as well as
a healthy spine. These weight-bearing structures work
synergistically to help provide you with long-term health.

Cornerstone Chiropractic is located at 5886 Wendy
Bagwell Parkway, Suite 301, Hiram, Georgia 30141.
770-439-7765

08/05/2015

To S t r e t c h or not to S t r e t c h



By Heather Finley, PA

This is not to say that stretching is not an important part of your exercise
regime. Exercise can cause your muscles to shorten. Stretching counteracts
this and promotes flexibility allowing you to move your joints through full
range of motion. Aerobic exercise and strength training need muscles that are in
balance and work smoothly. Stretching releases muscle tension and tightness. A tight
muscle cannot function like it should. The American College of Sports Medicine
includes flexibility training in its recommendations for staying fit. You should stretch
2-3 times per week. This will help to give wider range of motion to your joints and
help to improve posture and balance. Thus helping to prevent falls.
However stretching prior to a power or strengthening activity may actually make
the muscle weaker. Compare it to over stretching a rubber band- this will make the
rubber band too limp- it may not have the power or force that it would have had it
not been stretched. Muscles require a certain amount of tightness for muscle strength
and power needed in certain sports.
What has been found universally to be important to prevent injuries to your muscles
prior to all types of exercise is warming up. Warming up helps to prepare your body
for the increased demands of physical activity. It increases your breathing and heart
rate. This helps to supply the muscles with the blood, nutrients and oxygen needed
for exercise. It is recommended that you do a lighter intensity activity that mimics
your upcoming work out. For example a brisk walk prior to running.
In summary warming up and stretching are equally important. However stretching
prior to exercise may not be the best time. In order to reduce your risk of injury to
your muscles it would be better to warm them up prior to your workout. Then to
follow your workout with stretching after your cool down. But remember do not
over stretch- you want to work the joint and muscle through a gentle normal range
of motion. If you experience pain- back off. Also be sure to hold onto a chair or wall
while stretching to provide stability and prevent falls.

Heather Finley is a Physician Assistant with OrthoAtlanta practicing
in the Paulding location. Call 770-445-5666 or visit www.orthoatlanta.
com for more information.

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