NJ Top Docs practice, The Rubino OB/GYN Group hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location at 27 Mountain Blvd. in Warren, NJ on Thursday, January 16 at 12PM. The Rubino OB/GYN Group founder, Dr. Robert Rubino, was joined by practice staff and local elected officials for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the public and media were also in attendance.
The office space at 27 Mountain Boulevard, Suite 6 in Warren marks The Rubino OB/GYN Group’s sixth space in New Jersey, joining offices in Bayonne, Clark, Madison, Summit and West Orange. The Warren office is home to new doctors including reviewed and approved NJ Top Doc, Dr. Rhonda Sanderson who began seeing patients in Warren this month. Other physicians in the group will see patients in Warren in the near future.
“This is an exciting time for our Warren, NJ practice,” explains Dr. Rubino. “We have moved into a wonderful, new office location where Dr. Sanderson can continue to provide experienced, expert care to women and mothers-to-be in the area. As ROG continues to grow, we are able to elevate our standards for women’s health care for the benefit of our patients.”
Dr. Sanderson joined The Rubino OB/GYN Group in summer 2019 and has an established presence in Warren. She has a particular interest in perimenopausal disorders, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and abdominal pain. She will see patients on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30AM until 5PM and on Thursdays from 8:30AM until 6PM.
Dr. Sanderson completed her residency at Women and Infants’ Hospital of Brown University and received a medical degree from Drexel Medical School. Dr. Sanderson is a member of the Union County Medical Society, the New Jersey Medical Society, and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been listed as a “Best Doctors in New York” in New York Magazine and has been recognized as a Castle Connelly “Best Doctor” since 2004.
The Rubino OB/GYN Group offers sophisticated, non-invasive solutions to women’s healthcare in a welcoming and patient-centered environment. Mammograms are available to all women, not just patients. To schedule an appointment with a doctor, please call The Rubino OB/GYN Group office at 973-736-1100 or visit https://rubinoobgyn.com/mammograph/.
To view our new video series, “Ask Your Doctors,” which address mammograms and other healthcare topics, please follow us on Facebook at @TheRubinoOBGYNGroup or on YouTube at The Rubino OBGYN Group.
To learn more about the NJ Top Docs approved providers at The Rubino OB/GYN Group, please click here: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-doctors/rubinoobgyn/
“A smile says a lot about you. When you smile, you’re saying hello to the world,” says NJ Top Dentist Dr. Ivan Stein of Northfield Dental Group.
At Northfield Dental Group, they do their best to give patients the smile they want. Their goal is for everyone to have a healthy, bright, confident smile.
West Orange, New Jersey based NJ Top Dentist, Dr. Ivan Stein is a recognized innovator in neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry. He has personally developed a number of successful oral appliances for use in neuromuscular dentistry, including OravanOSA, an oral appliance for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.
“The best part of my day, is when I see a patient that is smiling, happy, comfortable, and knows that we’ve made a difference in their life. Northfield Dental Group is a premier dental practice. We perform every aspect of dental care,” says Dr. Stein. “What makes us different is that our staff cares. They care about you, and that’s what’s important.”
Dr. Stein has dedicated two decades of his career to researching and treating functional disorders of the jaw and mouth — including temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and excessive snoring caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) — as well as full mouth reconstruction.
To learn more about Dr. Stein and Northfield Dental Group, please visit: https://njtopdocs.com/nj-dentists/dr-ivan-stein/
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Manhattan Mental Health Counseling, a psychotherapy private practice in New York City that accepts insurance, has opened a new location to keep with increasing demand from patients. Since being founded in 2014, the organization has enjoyed significant growth, with both new and repeat customers seeking help from its therapists.
“Manhattan Mental Health Counseling was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to therapy,” explains founder Natalie Buchwald, “Providing insurance-based psychotherapy is only one part of that. Equally important is ensuring we have enough staff to provide patients with their care in a timely manner.”
Situated at 216 East 45th Street, Suite 1101- just a few blocks from the Chrysler Building - the new office features a beautifully-designed interior with seven state-of-the-art therapy rooms. It’s intended, above all else, to be both cozy and aesthetically pleasing, in order to ensure patients remain comfortable and relaxed. Patients interested in booking at the facility can reach the Appointment Coordinator at 212-960-8626.
The new location will be helmed by Mechelle Turner, LMHC a relationally-focused, trauma-informed licensed therapist. Her multifaceted, collaborative approach to therapy integrates holistic care, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and focuses on unearthing the root cause of emotional distress. She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Intercultural studies as well as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.
“I’m incredibly pleased that Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has taken off to this extent, and that we’ve already been able to help so many people,” says Natalie. “I hope this expansion makes our services even more accessible and allows even more New Yorkers to enjoy better overall mental health.”
Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is a full-service psychotherapy private practice based in New York. We provide specialized care at an affordable price by accepting many of the insurances which are popular in New York.
Silver Springs Water, Inc. facilitated the wellness project that combined the health benefits of CBD and alkaline water for maximum health benefits through homeopathic methodologies.
Alkalized water has a high pH, facilitating negatively charged ionized water at bottling, which introduces antioxidants into the body’s system with a quick absorption rate. While alkalized water has been a homeopathic product for a long time, X-energy CBD Water is the very first alkalized water that also includes CBD.
X-energy CBD Water is the culmination of research and collaboration between Silver Spring Water, Inc., and pharmacists, homeopaths, and hemp experts spanning years. Each bottle contains an average of 10mg of CBD extracted from hemp seed and integrated into X-energy CBD Water through serial dilution and rapid agitation. Hemp is not simply added to water, it is infused into the water through this process.
Pure CBD Hemp, which is a cannabinoid that contains under 0.3% THC, is no longer a controlled substance and does not need approval by the FDA. Although “homeopathic” products are not strictly governed by the FDA, claims of health benefits of CBD are. Health benefits, including inflammation reduction, stress and anxiety relief, seizure reduction, ease digestion and more from CBD are not approved by the FDA and are purely anecdotal. Alkalized water has been found to have anti-aging properties, support the immune system and increase skin health. When combined with CBD, these benefits may be enhanced.
People taking X-energy CBD Water have done so for a wide range of purposes. Their claims of success are based on how it is ingested, and at which quantities and intervals. Direct comments from users recommend drinking the bottle in 2-3 minutes for a quick energy boost. If the goal is “general” body maintenance, one to two bottles a day are recommended. If the goal is significant improvement in overall health, immunity, or to address specific issues, drinking 2-3 bottles each day is recommended to get the necessary negative ion and CBD energy intake to meet accelerating health and wellness goals.
For more information on X-energy CBD Water, call 877-453-6223 or visit www.xenergywater.com.
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Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), a long-time innovator in improving access to quality, affordable fertility care, announced that it has been chosen by ManTech to provide fertility programs for interested company employees.
“This exciting wellness-initiative is a direct offshoot of ManTech’s renowned family culture,” said Jeff Brody, Chief Human Resources Officer at ManTech. “SGF’s geographic footprint, reputation for quality service, and focus on patient excellence make them an outstanding choice to offer this service for our employees and their families.”
“With fertility benefits being high on the list of valuable benefits employers can offer new recruits and current employees, Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) can offer employers faster access to care, concierge-level service, and an improved patient experience,” said Patty Stull, Chief Marketing Officer of SGF. “Navigating the initial steps of infertility can be overwhelming. Many people have questions and don’t know where to turn. We’re here to offer solutions and ease concerns.”
ManTech employees will receive access to financial programs that can be coordinated with their insurance, including access to SGF’s 100% refund guarantee program that offers patients a unique financial safety net: patients either take home a baby or receive their money back.
ManTech employees may call 866-696-8681 to learn more about specific coverage options or to schedule a consult with an SGF physician.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 38 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.
The typical cause of total knee replacement surgery is a torn meniscus. The meniscus is the disc that cushions the knee and is crescent-shaped. While this does not always cause pain, around one third of those over 50 years old have a torn meniscus, and those with arthritis have a higher chance of this.
Sufferers of chronic knee pain are treated for arthritic knees, given medications, knee braces, and corticosteroid injections to treat the pain, but this does not always work, sometimes worsens the situation. Medical researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that corticosteroid injections run the risk of accelerating joint destruction and bone loss. This common form of pain management for knee pain can actually shorten the patient’s road to total knee replacement surgery. In fact, the Mayo Clinic found that the rate of total knee replacement surgery has doubled in the United States since 2000. Since these replacement knees have a 20-year lifespan, 35% of men and 20% of women who get total knee replacement surgery under the age of 60 will need a revision in their lifetime. The Washington Post reported on December 22nd 2018, “The 723,000 knee replacements performed in 2014 cost patients, insurers, and taxpayers more than $ 40 billion,” and this number is projected to continue to rise with the aging population and rising prevalence of obesity.
Unfortunately, the needs of an aging and increasingly obese population with high rates of osteoarthritis and torn meniscuses is not the only reason the rate of total knee replacement is on the rise, and patients are undergoing this procedure at younger ages. The other factor is greed.
“Medical advertising is a big part of the problem,” says orthopedic surgeon Nicholas DiNubile. “Its purpose is to sell patients on the procedures.”
Surgery is sold as a quick-fix solution that gets the patient back to doing what they used to do before severe knee pain. Following surgery, chronic pain persists in one third of total knee replacement patients, and one in five report being dissatisfied with the results of this major – and costly – surgery. While the efficaciousness of total knee replacement surgery is being oversold, the possible risk factors are at the same time underreported in medical advertising. Generally, about 0.5-1% of patients die within 90 days of undergoing knee replacement surgery. The University of Florida published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that for total knee replacement surgery patients 60 years and older, 48 hours following the surgery, 25% of these patients showed a decline in brain connectivity in at least one brain region, and one in seven patients showed connectivity declines that spanned all brain networks, while patients 60 years old and over who did not have this surgery did not display these same declines.
If treating patients with chronic knee pain from osteoarthritis with knee braces, physical therapy, and pain management medications and injections does not prevent total knee replacement surgery, and total knee replacement surgery does not always work either and comes with notable risks, maybe we’re missing a crucial piece of the knee pain puzzle. While osteoarthritis in the knee is generally present with severe knee pain that leads to total knee replacement surgery, and tends to be treated as the cause of knee pain, Kim Gladfelter reported in the Los Altos Town Crier in November of 2018, “There are millions of people walking around each day who have arthritis in their knees but no pain.”
But what if osteoarthritis is not the root cause of knee pain? What if something else is going on?
Florida wholistic physical therapist Craig Cohen sees the problem of knee pain in the context of the whole body. In his experience, knee pain is an indicator that the root cause elsewhere in the alignment and mechanics of the body.
“So many of our healthcare choices are aimed at turning off the pain, rather than heeding its message,” explains Cohen. “With integrative physical therapy, we don’t treat the arthritic knee; we treat the entire person. We identify how excessive strain is put on the knees from body misalignment, poor body mechanics, and muscle weakness, and develop an individualized treatment plan that starts in the office and continues at home.”
As it turns out, listening to knee pain and opting for physical therapy that identifies and addresses the root causes of the knee pain can work just as well as total knee replacement without risk of complications or pain persisting after surgical intervention. A study published in September of 2018 in the Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Journal that used two parallel randomized and controlled trials to test the outcomes of total knee replacement and non-surgical treatments on knee pain. The study followed 100 adults with a mean age of 66 who were eligible for knee replacement surgery and had moderate to severe levels of knee pain. Half underwent total knee replacement right away, and half were treated with physical therapy. Researchers found that patients who were diligent in their physical therapy improved as much as those who had knee surgery in just six months to a year and avoided the risks patients with surgery endured. Those who underwent surgery instead of physical therapy were four times as likely to develop blood clots, infections, and require another medical procedure that required anesthesia. Of those who underwent physical therapy instead of surgery, two years later only one third opted to have knee surgery.
Study leader Dr. Jeffrey Katz reported, “It would be quite reasonable to try physical therapy first because the chances are quite good that you’ll do quite well.”
Researchers in a federally funded study at seven major universities and US orthopedic surgery centers followed 351 patients with torn meniscus and arthritis, some who were assigned immediate surgery and other who were assigned physical therapy. They found physical therapy is most successful when a patient has an average of nine session and keeps up with regular physical therapy exercises at home. Persistence is the key to success, and it is much cheaper with far less risk factors.
Following knee surgery, those who have the most success with pain management and regaining their abilities from before chronic knee pain are the ones who adhere to their physical therapy regimen, and whose providers look at the big picture of their health and wellness rather than just the knee.
“We offer patients a physical therapy immersion program tailored to the root causes of their knee pain,” says Cohen. “It’s an intense program where a patient might come in for three, four, five days in a row for therapy. They’ll receive five hours of therapy per day, we bring in a lot of modalities. From there, we send them home with exercises to do on their own.”
Physical therapy directed at the actual root causes of chronic knee pain can be just as effective as total knee replacement surgery, even in patients with advanced osteoarthritis. Physical therapy runs a lower tab and less risk of complication if the treatment regimen treats the whole body and not just the knee.
Craig Cohen and his team have two Integrated Physical Therapy and Wellness Florida locations, one in North Miami, and another in Hallandale Beach. To learn more about working with Cohen to develop an individualized physical therapy regimen to meet your health and wellness goals, visit https://www.iptmiami.com/ or call 305-967-8976 for the North Miami Location or http://www.westfloridamfr.com/ or call 954-458-5700 for the Hallandale Beach Location.
Dr. Alexandra Chaux is an Expert in Hypopressive Fitness and has trained many women and celebrities on the proper techniques and benefits of this European Method created by a Medical Doctor in Belgium.
The dream of many women is to have a flat abdomen at all ages. As women age, the issue becomes more pronounced unless the take action to correct it. I am the only Doctor of Physical Therapy in the United States that is Certified by the founder of the Hypopressive Method, Dr. Caufriz of Belgium, said Dr. Alexandra Chaux.
What is the most common reason for a bulging abdomen other than obesity? It is the excess of pressure in the abdominal cavity. This excess of pressure separates the rectus abdominis in the middle section of the abdominals. Sometimes above the umbilicus, or below the umbilicus creating the impression of a bulged tummy. This is why even relatively thin women tend to get a bulged stomach over time. The key to success is to relieve the pressure in the abdomen.
Factors that Increase Abdominal Pressure:
What is the Best Way of Flatten the Tummy?
The best way to flatten the abdomen is by reducing the excess of pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity, combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Traditional abdominals such as sit ups and crunches are not the only way of strengthening these muscles. In fact, sit-ups and crunches can actually INCREASE the pressure in the abdomen, thus making the stomach bulge when in a relaxed state.
A much more effective way of restoring core shape and strength is with the Hypopressive Abdominals Method. It's not necessary to do 100 crunches or sit ups to get a flat tummy which can actually increase intra-abdominal pressure and weaken the pelvic floor!
Hypopressives are a sequence of rhythmical postures, with proper posture alignment and powerful breathing techniques.
The purpose of Hypopressives is to decrease the excess of pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity, thorax, and pelvic floor to transform and restore the core from inside-out.
Hypopressives will reset and rewire the abdominal muscles to maintain a flat tummy, even when you relax your abdominals. In other words, Hypopressives produce a ‘tonic response’ in the abdominal muscles by contracting the core and pelvic floor muscles with an involuntary action.
In order to succeed with Hypopressives, it is advisable to perform this method with a certified health care professional who assesses, and creates a Hypopressive program according to the client’s particular needs. There are many different issues, such as flexibility, that can cause a bulging tummy and knowing what course of action to take is critical and custom for every Client.
Dr. Alexandra Chaux, Doctor of Physical Therapy, is the only certified DPT in the USA for the Hypopressive therapeutic method by the founder in Europe Doctor Marcel Caufriez (see Caufriez Concept). Doctor Caufriez created two types of Hypopressives. Therapeutic Abdominal Hypopressive exclusively offered to Doctors, Nurses, and Physical Therapists, and Fitness Hypopressive offered to personal trainers.
The Hypopressive are very popular in Europe among Celebrities, Victoria's Secret Models, and postpartum women. Dr Chaux instructs women how to perform Hypopressives properly, to modify any activity that can increase the excess of pressure in the intra-abdominal cavity, and to include a routine of Hypopressives in the daily basis to optimize results: Core Strength, a Flat Tummy, Reduced Waistline, Improved Abdominal Tone, Diaphragm Release, Improve Posture, Reduced Back Pain, better Movement and Coordination, and Restore Core after Child Birth.
See Dr. Chaux on Instagram and YouTube: HypopressiveCoreFit
PEAR Sports, creators of the Pear Health & Fitness Platform that delivers unique smart coaching technology, today announced it has partnered with Fitness Trucking to develop a fitness and wellness program to engage, coach, and measure health progress for the 3.5 million truck drivers in America.
According to the CDC, truck drivers have the highest rates of obesity for any occupation in the United States. “Truck Drivers lead a challenging lifestyle and their life expectancy is among the lowest of any profession in the country,” said Siphiwe Baleka, CEO of Fitness Trucking. “The new Fitness Trucking Powered by Pear is a powerful digital personalized coaching platform that includes my validated custom content specifically designed to boost the health of truck drivers. Fitness Trucking selected Pear’s adaptive content delivery system because it is the only platform that offers interactive visual and audio coaching for in-the-moment exercise instruction and inspiration,” added Mr. Baleka who has been dubbed The Fitness Guru of The Trucking Industry.
Fitness Trucking Powered by Pear will provide smart coaching tools including custom training programs pushed to the truck drivers via their smartphones and smart watches. The workout and wellness content library is extensive and includes personalized fitness plans for improved strength, flexibility, cardio, guided meditation and more. Remote tele-health features will allow a coach to program and send tailored workouts to individuals or groups anywhere, anytime. Furthermore, biometric analysis can track and encourage drivers’ progress towards goals.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fitness Trucking to develop the only smart, adaptive wellness coaching program specifically designed to support truck drivers and the trucking industry,” said Bob Allison, Founder of Pear Sports. “Fitness Trucking Powered by Pear is uniquely designed to address the specific challenges that truck drivers face, and we are confident that our new interactive coaching ecosystem will provide an integral tool in the fight to improve the overall wellness of America’s truckers.”
In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation and Wellness Week, attached is a QR code demonstrating a series of exercises by Siphewe Baleka Powered by Pear in partnership with Functional Solutions. You can show your appreciation for America’s 3.5 million truck drivers by scanning the QR code with your smartphone camera and by following this link to get more information about Pear Sports, Fitness Trucking and Functional Solutions http://www.pearsports.com/fitnesstrucking.
Pear Sports is perfecting the personalized delivery of digital health, wellness and fitness programs. Our platform and solutions deliver on-demand customized coaching that creates great experiences for customers and enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.pearsports.com.
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Not so long ago, individuals seeking complementary or alternative medicine might have had to travel long distances to visit a provider. But with the wealth of wellness-related information on the internet today, certain self-development and life-optimization practices can be had by all at no additional cost.
Diet plans. Breathing techniques. Herbal medicine. Ayurveda. Meditation. These, along with techniques like reiki and acupressure, used to be considered rather esoteric. Yet today, they’re ordinary topics seamlessly integrated into our modern lexicon - all thanks to the internet.
For instance, sites like MindBodyGreen and Well + Good accrue thousands of social media engagements each and every week. Regular readers are eager to learn and share on topics like clean eating, chakra balancing, essential oils, mood remedies, and general self-care.
The sheer volume of wellness content available online may be having a positive effect in some areas. While our stress levels haven’t tapered off, some populations are making decent strides in eating healthier. It’s still too early to measure the true impact, but with dietary knowledge becoming more accepted by the masses, we might be on a mission to attack stress next - and we’ll take as much free advice as our fingers can scroll through.
After all, there are real socioeconomic barriers to wellness, which is likely a huge contributor to our desire to find it online.
To that end, there’s also a boom occurring in the “free with purchase” arena. Companies who sell goods adjacent to the fitness/wellness industries are offering customers more for their money. The “more” is often beneficial content related to that customer’s known area of interest.
Silent Mind, Amazon’s premier singing bowl seller, is one such company. While they have long offered additional content such as instructional videos and a user’s guide, they’ve recently completed development on a free mobile app, as well as five forthcoming new eBooks.
Tackling topics such as delving into sound therapy at home and using a singing bowl during a home yoga practice, they’re offering their audience free material which eliminates any chance of buyer’s remorse, all while offering real solutions for relief from modern problems like stress and anxiety.
“We always make clear that serious health issues need to be addressed by a licensed physician. And excessive stress is serious health issue,” says a Silent Mind representative. “However, how we live outside of the doctor’s office is a massive factor in our healing. Sound therapy tools like singing bowls are extremely helpful for many, and we want to make sure people are getting maximum results.”
The fitness, nutrition, and wellness industries are still collectively worth .3 trillion dollars, so there are - as of right now - few worries that professionals are getting the shaft financially because of the internet. In fact, many are moving online, and you can expect that many will be offering bonus content with their online sessions. It’s all part of the new landscape at which we can feel better - at no additional cost.