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Are You Covered?

Insurance is one of those things we never want to have to use.  But if you need it, you certainly want to have it.  People need to be treated for injuries they sustain in a car accident, but to do so, you must have proper coverage.  In Colorado, you can get car insurance and not cover yourself as the driver, but I wouldn’t suggest it.  You need to have MED PAY.  That means, if you get in a car accident, you can come to my office and be treated through your insurance.  It simply doesn’t make any sense to not have some coverage!

 

I first started this when Colorado went the way of no-fault insurance.  When I began, I had $5000 worth of MED PAY.  After some years I changed it to $10,000.   Decide what amount your are comfortable with, but don’t find yourself naked when you need coverage.  This is just a friendly reminder:  call your insurance and see what kind of coverage you have.  Most people don’t know what coverage they have until they need it. Get it before you need it!

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CHOICE

Today we have some choices for care that we didn’t have when I was a child.

If you are thinking you could be a candidate for a knee replacement or a shoulder replacement, you have more choices in most circumstances now.  Have you ever considered a stem cell injection?  Or a shot of protein rich plasma, called PRP?  When I weigh a shot, which is how stem cells are given, or a surgery, I think the shot is a great deal less invasive.  Yes, it is possible it won’t work.  But a replacement might not work either.  After a stem cell injection, you can still have a replacement if you need it. The only glitch is that insurance will not pay for stem cells or PRP and they are pricey.

There are many complaints about the costs of health care (I call sickness care).  And yet, a great deal of the costs could be eliminated if people were given stem cell and PRP shots instead of replaced parts.  You see, the powers that be don’t really want to decrease the health care bills.  “They” say stem cells and PRP  are experimental.  How long do they have to be done before they are no longer classified as experimental? Is it possible that big pharma does not want them considered regular care?  I mean, how much medicine would you need with a shot?  Think about it!

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Who Gets Respect?

Rodney Dangerfield always said, “I don’t get no respect.”  He could have been talking about vitamin C.  Why should it get respect?

*supports weight control

*decreases fatigue

*decreases brain fog

*decreases risk for disease

*sharper cognitive function

*lower HbA1C

This article says, “poor brain function is directly linked to low vitamin C levels.” They checked blood levels and having levels below 23 micromoles per liter (moderate deficiency) caused the odds to double for mild cognitive impairment!  This may be why so many of my patients just feel better when they take Camu.

 

 

 

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Dropped Metatarsals

Do you have a dropped metatarsal?  You would know because your foot would hurt.  Normally it hurts on the bottom of your foot.  This issue is a bigger issue for woman than men and I think that is because of high heels, which put the foot in an unnatural position.  The metatarsal is the bone that attaches to the toes.  The bone is long and thin.  When the bottom of the foot hurts, in the ball of the foot, it is often a dropped metatarsal.

If you have this condition someway regularly, you might want to go to Rite Aid or Walgreens or a good quality shoe store and see if they have a metatarsal pad that will help. You put it under you’re the ball of your foot and it supports the metatarsal.  That is certainly a lot better than having pain.  They are inexpensive and can really be helpful.  Try one if you need it!