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Recommended Immunization Schedule for 18 years and under

by Phillips Clinic on 08/01/22

Make Sure Your Child’s Immunization Are Up To Date BEFORE School Starts.

Recommended Immunization Schedule for 18 years and under:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

SPORTS PHYSICALS

SPORTS PHYSICALS

A sports physical is a check-up to evaluate your child’s health and fitness for participation in the chosen sport. It is not the same as a regular physical. During the sports physical, the doctor is looking for anything that could make it unsafe to play. Call for your child’s appointment!

Call Phillips Clinic Family Practice for your appointment.

 

 

 



 

Stay Well! Stay Hydrated with Myers Cocktails!

by Phillips Clinic on 07/06/22

WHAT’S A MYERS COCKTAIL?

Myers’ Cocktail was originally developed by Dr. John Myers, a Maryland physician. He used IVs of multiple nutrients to treat a wide range of conditions.

 Dr Myers believed that is that many common health conditions are caused by problems with the digestive system. These problems can prevent patients from absorbing the nutrients in food.

 Plus, some health conditions may cause nutrients to be used up at a much faster rate—such as healing from, accidents, injuries, surgeries or chronic medical conditions

 Both digestive problems and healing and chronic health condition issues can be addressed by delivering nutrients by IV. This is believed to be much more effective than either oral or injection, as the nutrients are delivered directly, bypassing the digestive system and resulting in a much higher concentration in the system. 

Which vitamins and minerals are in the Myers'

Cocktail? Dr. Myers, the inventor of the cocktail, originally had one formula. But doctors now may customize the IV “Cocktail” depending on a patient's individual needs.  

A standard formula can be made up of:

· Magnesium

· Calcium

· Vitamin B-12

· Vitamin B-6

· Panthenol (B5)

· B-Complex

· Vitamin C

Calcium can often be removed if there are cardiac or disease contraindications.

The Myers' Cocktail is delivered by “IV push”, usually  takes from 10 to 15 minutes and is very safe. Patients may notice a feeling of heat or a flush in the chest and/or face, and sometimes in the legs.

 Other times, there may be a passing metallic taste as the nutrients in the IV circulate through the circulation system in the mouth.

Myers’ Cocktails are often used  to treat several conditions, including but not limited to:

· Congestive Heart Failure

· Chronic Upper Respiratory tract infections

· Asthma (Can Abort an Acute Asthma Attack)

· Allergies (including seasonal allergic rhinitis)

· Chronic Urticaria

· Chronic Sinusitis

· Migraines (including Cluster Migraines)

· Fibromyalgia

· Musculoskeletal pain syndromes

· Depression

· Fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome)

· Acute muscle spasm

· Dysmenorrhea

· Hyperthyroidism

And many other conditions

 IV administration of nutrients, because it produces a marked increase nutrient concentration in the blood, floods ailing cells with these beneficial compounds.

If cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, the improvement may be cumulative. Many patients who receive a series of IV injections become progressively healthier. In these patients, the time between treatments may be gradually increased, and eventually the injections may no longer be necessary.

Thousands of doctors now regularly prescribe the ‘Myers’ Cocktail for treatment of a variety of conditions and to improve the well-being of their healthy patients as well. An energy boost is just one of the many benefits that has been associated with this treatment.  

Myers’ Cocktail could potentially help you  overcome your chronic conditions, help you feel better than you have in years or give you a great energy boost!. Could you go for a ‘Myers’ Cocktail?

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men's Health Awareness

by Phillips Clinic on 05/31/22

Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the   reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org.  In fact, studies show that women go to the  doctor twice as much as men.

Additionally, Men’s Health Network notes that certain conditions are more prevalent in men, which patients and their doctors should keep an eye on through regular appointments,  including an annual physical with recommended   screenings.

FOCUSING ON MEN’S HEALTH

Detecting symptoms of certain health conditions early, when they are more easily treatable, is a critical factor in helping men stay healthy. That’s why getting all your doctor-recommended health care screenings in a timely fashion is the kind of to-do list that no man should ignore.

Ten Important health screenings for men

include

· Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

· Blood Cholesterol

· Blood Pressure

· Colon Cancer

· Depression

· Diabetes

· Hepatitis C Virus

· HIV

· Obesity

· Prostate Cancer

Additional guidelines and screenings recommended according to Medicine Plus include:

Illness

It seems simple but if you’re sick — see your doctor. According to the Health in Aging Foundation, 40% of men said that when sick, they delay seeking medical care for a few days; and 17%  percent said they would wait “at least a week.” Don’t wait. Prompt medical care can be the difference between life and death.

Medications

It’s important to take medications as directed, (and especially for seniors) to keep a complete list of medications and dosages handy. 

Always inform any doctor you visit about your medications – the more they know about your meds, the better they can look out for potentially life-threatening drug interactions

Vaccines and Inoculations

Keep up with  recommended shots, including for flu, shingles,   pneumonia and diphtheria/tetanus,  is vitally important.

Osteoporosis

If you are age 50 to 70 and have risk factors for osteoporosis, you should discuss screening with your provider. Risk factors can include long-term steroid use, low body weight, smoking, heavy alcohol use, having a fracture after age 50, or a family  history of osteoporosis.

Skin Cancer

An annual skin exam is recommended for all men! 

Make your check up & screening exam at Phillips Clinic today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celiac Awareness

by Phillips Clinic on 05/29/22

Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered  by eating gluten, a protein primarily found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods containing wheat, barley or rye. People with celiac disease who eat foods containing gluten have an immune reaction in their small intestines, causing damage to the inner surface of the small intestine and an inability to absorb certain nutrients. 

















Celiac symptoms can include:
abdominal cramps, 
diarrhea 
bloating
weight loss
anemia 
fatigue 
Osteoporosis
Dermatitis herpetiformis,                                  an itchy, blistering  skin rash

Eventually, the decreased absorption of nutrients that can occur with celiac disease can cause vitamin deficiencies that deprive the brain, nervous system, bones, liver and other organs of needed nourishment.
Normally, your small intestine is lined with tiny, hair-like projections called villi. Villi work to absorb vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the food you eat. Celiac disease damages and flattens the villi. 

Without fully working villi, the inner surface of the small intestine becomes flat, and the body is unable to absorb nutrients necessary for health and growth. Instead, nutrients such as fat, protein, vitamins and minerals are  eliminated without being absorbed.
The exact cause of celiac disease is unknown, doctors have discovered that it often runs in families. If someone in the family has been diagnosed with celiac disease, there may be an increased risk of the disease. Celiac disease is also common in people who have: 
Type 1 diabetes
Autoimmune thyroid disease
Down syndrome
Microscopic colitis

Untreated Celiac Disease Can Lead To:

Malnutrition. Untreated celiac disease can lead to malabsorption,  which in turn can lead to malnutrition. Because nutrients are lost rather than absorbed in the bloodstream, malabsorption can cause a deficiency in vitamins and minerals, vitamin D, folate and iron, resulting in anemia and weight loss.  
Loss of calcium and bone density. 
With continued loss of fat, calcium and vitamin D may be lost This may result in loss of bone density (osteoporosis), a condition that leaves  bones fragile and prone to fracture. 

Lactose intolerance. Because of damage to your small intestine from gluten, foods that don't contain gluten also may cause abdominal pain and diarrhea. Some people with celiac disease aren't able to tolerate milk sugar (lactose) found in dairy products.

Cancer. People with celiac disease who don't maintain a gluten-free diet also have a greater chance of getting one of several forms of cancer, including intestinal lymphoma and bowel cancer.

Neurological complications. Celiac disease has also been associated with disorders of the nervous system, including seizures and nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). 

Phillips Clinic is now offering PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapies for inflammation and injuries, and Stem Cell therapy. Stem Cells are renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat diseases including macular degeneration, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Call for your 15 minute

complimentary consultation today!

 



April 2022 Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

by Phillips Clinic on 04/16/22

WHAT IS ASTHMA
Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease that causes inflammation  and narrows the airways of the lungs.

Asthma causes a variety of symptoms that can worsen at any time, making breathing difficult. Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be managed. Some days there may not symptoms, but this    doesn’t mean asthma has gone away. 

ASTHMA SYMPTOMS
People with asthma may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

Wheezing - A whistling sound heard when breathing in or out.
Coughing - A cough that may not go away and often occurs or worsens at night or early morning.
Chest Tightness - Feeling as if something is squeezing or sitting on your chest.
Shortness of Breath - Feeling as though you can’t catch your breath. You may feel as though you are breathless.

Each person may experience different asthma symptoms. Symptoms can vary over time in both frequency (symptoms every few months to every day) and severity (mild to severe). 
Managing  asthma includes avoiding triggers, monitoring symptoms, and doing other things and working with your healthcare provider to develop an individual plan.

ASTHMA TRIGGERS
Triggers are allergens, irritants, or conditions that cause asthma symptoms to worsen. Triggers vary from person to person, so it’s important to learn each individual’s triggers.  While it may be impossible to avoid every single asthma trigger, being able to identify and avoid your triggers is important.
COCKROACHES
Many people with asthma are allergic to the dried droppings and remains of cockroaches.
Keep food and garbage in closed containers 
Use bait or traps to eliminate cockroaches
If a spray is used to kill roaches, stay out of the room until the odor goes away
DUST MITES
Dust mites are tiny bugs you cannot see that live in cloth and carpet. Pillows, mattresses, bedding, and rugs or carpet all attract dust and dust mites that 
can trigger asthma symptom. To reduce exposure;
Dust  and vacuum frequently using a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter.
Encase mattresses and pillows in special dustproof covers.
Wash sheets and blankets each week in hot water.
Keep stuffed animals and toys off the bed
Wash stuffed animals and toys weekly in hot water.
Reduce room humidity to between 30 percent and 50 percent by using a dehumidifier or air conditioner.
INDOOR MOLD
Moisture causes mold, so getting rid of excess water may help get rid of mold.
Fix leaky faucets, pipes, and other sources of water
Clean mold off surfaces with a cleaner that has bleach in it
Replace or wash moldy shower curtains
Open a window or turn on the exhaust fan when you shower
Reduce room humidity to between 30 percent and 50 percent by using a dehumidifier
PETS
Some people are allergic to the dander (the flakes of skin), dried saliva, or urine that comes from animals with fur or feathers. To reduce exposure:
Bathing pets weekly may cut down on its dander
Ask someone who doesn’t have asthma to change the cat’s litter box
Don’t allow pets in the bedroom
Keep pets outside if possible
Vacuum often, ideally using a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter
Add HEPA filters to central air conditioning and heating. 
STRONG ODORS, SPRAYS, SMOKE
Do not use a wood- burning stove, kerosene heater, or fireplace
Stay away from strong odors and sprays, such as perfume, talcum powder, hair spray, and paints
FOOD SENSITIVITIES
Some people find that foods or beverages containing the preservative sulfite can trigger asthma symptoms. If flare-ups are happening, take a look at foods and beverages .It may take a while to figure out what foods—if any—trigger asthma symptoms. The following are examples of foods and beverages are common triggers.
Beer, wine, processed potatoes
Shrimp, dried fruit, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, aged cheeses
OTHER TRIGGERS CAN 
INCLUDE
Exercise
Colds and respiratory infections
Stress
PARTNER WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
Create a personalized Asthma Action Plan with your healthcare provider. Part of this plan may include allergy testing and a personalized desensitization program. Call Phillips Clinic Family Practice for an appointment.

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