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One look at our blog and it's easy to see we like to talk about cord blood and its valuable stem cells. As a cord blood bank it makes sense, but we also see the transforming power cord blood stem cells can have on a life so we know the importance of generating awareness on the topic. That's why we're happy to thank the National Health Information Center (NHIC) for dedicating the whole month of July to cord blood awareness. Educating expectant parents and others about the value of cord blood stem cells may help keep this precious resource from being thrown away as medical waste. If you'd like to spread the word or find out more yourself, here's a quick primer: READ MORE
For over 15 years, Dr. Lalezar has been a leader in the practice of Functional and Holistic Medicine in Los Angeles, with emphasis on both conventional and alternative modalities. She is a family physician specializing in Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging.
Dr. Lalezar obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology with high honors from UCLA and attended medical school at Western university of Health Sciences, followed by a residency in Family Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. She is also trained in Osteopathy, Spiritual Psychology, Hypnotherapy, and Reiki. READ MORE
DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN PAY MEDICAL EXPENSES WITH LIFE INSURANCE
Adding to a patient's stress of the diagnosis and treatment, the costs of uncovered healthcare combined with a loss of income can quickly drain a family's resources. When available, a life insurance policy can provide the needed financial relief through a process known as a life settlement. The article below, written by Dr. Andrea Brockman and Dr. Vincent DiLorenzo of Lifetime Horizons, explains the basics of life settlements and when that option would be appropriate.
Life Settlements Defined
A life settlement is a financial transaction that enables qualified life insurance policy owners (individual, company, Trust, or charity) to receive a cash advance on their life insurance coverage by selling it to a state licensed financial institution - a bank, hedge fund, pension plan - known as a life settlement provider. It's a little known fact that, like stocks, bonds, art, or antiques, life insurance is a financial asset that can be bought and sold by the policyowner. Rather than cashing in a policy for its cash surrender value (CSV), it may be leveraged via a life settlement for its fair market value (paid by the investor) which typically yields 3-5 times more than the CSV offered by the insurance company. The purchaser handles all the recurring premium payments and becomes the new owner and beneficiary of the policy, receiving the death benefit upon passing of the insured. READ MORE
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HOW INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY CAN WORK TOGETHER FOR EVERYONE'S BENEFIT
- submitted by Eric Zaremski, DDS
As healthcare practitioners, the main goal should be the patient's well-being. To a certain extent, practitioners also derive some pleasure and satisfaction if the patient become healthier as a result of their diagnoses and treatments. In an integrative model of delivering healthcare, all practitioners, whether focused on the oral or the systemic issues, should be driven to allow the patient to become healthier. READ MORE
With the Mediterranean Diet so well received today, not only in terms of positive research results for health but also for great taste, ratatouille is right up there on the menu. It's a wonderful side dish or it can be the foundation for other great dishes. Enjoy! VIEW RECIPE
CHELATION REMAINS A HOPEFUL HEART THERAPY
Maybe you know someone who has suffered a heart attack. You're concerned about their well-being, particularly if they're diabetic or suffered a large heart attack. You want to make sure that absolutely everything that can help this loved one stay healthy and alive is discussed with their doctors. Odds are very high, however, that there's one promising therapy the doctor won't tell them about: chelation therapy. READ MORE
VIDEO: FIGHTING ZIKA IN THE US - THE BATTLE OVER GMO MOSQUITOES
How one island in the Florida Keys could change the way we fight mosquito-borne diseases.READ MORE
STUDY: MISSISSIPPI CHILDREN HAVE HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD IN THEIR BLOOD
Children in Mississippi have higher levels of lead in their blood than they did six years ago, according to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics. READ MORE
IS SUSHI 'HEALTHY'? WHAT ABOUT GRANOLA? WHERE AMERICANS AND NUTRITIONISTS DISAGREE
We surveyed Americans and a panel of nutrition experts about which foods they thought were good or bad for you. READ MORE
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