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Can Antibiotics Cure Your Back Pain? Researchers Say "Maybe"!

Can Antibiotics Cure Your Back Pain? Researchers Say "Maybe"!

McLean, VA - June 17, 2013 – New research from the University of Denmark indicates that 20 to 40% of all chronic, lower back pain is caused by bacterial infection and that treating this infection with an extended course of antibiotics can help many patients avoid back surgery.

Said Dr. Gary Kaplan, the founder and director of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, Virginia, “As a physician who cares for patients with chronic, low back pain, I am thrilled about this news!  Although surgery is necessary and effective for some patients, far too often we see patients who still suffer from chronic, low back pain even after undergoing surgery.  Learning that a bacterial infection may be the culprit in some of these cases gives us a very promising treatment option to explore.”

Jeffery Ericksen, MD, Regenerative Medicine Specialist, Joins the Kaplan Center in McLean, VA

Jeffery Ericksen, MD, Regenerative Medicine Specialist, Joins the Kaplan Center in McLean, VA

McLean, VA - June 11, 2013 – “Jeffery Ericksen, MD, an expert in regenerative medicine, joined the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine team, effective June 6, 2013,” announced Dr. Gary Kaplan, founder and director of the Center in McLean, VA.

Before joining the Kaplan Center, Dr. Ericksen served at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital as an Attending Physician and as the Director of the Hospital’s Interventional Pain Clinic and Polytrauma Network Site.  Dr. Ericksen also is holds an Associate Professorship at the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for contributions to the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Greenspring Celebrates Springfield Days

Greenspring Celebrates Springfield Days

On Saturday, June 1, Greenspring joined Springfield Days as a sponsor of the FitnessFest.  Nearly two dozen staff members and more than a dozen residents visited through the day for the event and many participated in the Greenspring-facilitated fitness sessions including yoga/balance, Zumba, and low-impact aerobics. 

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

 

 

In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. is hosting free asthma screenings on Thurs., May 30 at LA Fitness at 1490 Classic Path Way, SE and Fri., May 31 at the Gainesville Sports & Health Club at 7201 Heritage Village Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the health clubs. The screenings are open to adults and children and no appointment is necessary. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

DR. PALUVOI to PROVIDE FREE ASTHMA SCREENINGS, MAY 30 and MAY 31 in GAINESVILLE and LEESBURG

 

 

In honor of Asthma Awareness Month, locally renowned pediatric allergist, Srinagesh Paluvoi, M.D. of Allergy and Asthma Affiliates of Gainesville and Leesburg, Va. is hosting free asthma screenings on Thurs., May 30 at LA Fitness at 1490 Classic Path Way, SE and Fri., May 31 at the Gainesville Sports & Health Club at 7201 Heritage Village Plaza from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the health clubs. The screenings are open to adults and children and no appointment is necessary. Call 703.729.8830 or visit www.vasneezers.com for more information.

What’s Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

What’s Your Risk of Developing Breast Cancer?

 

Last week Angelina Jolie astonished most of us by announcing that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery as a way of minimizing her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.  In sharing her story with the public, she explained that her mother had died of breast cancer at the age of 56, and that she, Angelina, had inherited a “faulty” BRCA-1 gene, leading her doctors to conclude that she had a very high risk of developing the disease (about 87 percent). 

According to Dr. Lisa Lilienfield of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean VA,  By sharing her story, Angelina offered each of us an excellent opportunity to reflect upon our own health situation and options.  If you have a strong history of breast cancer in your immediate family and are concerned about your own genetic risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, you may want to seek genetic counseling with a specialist.”

Greenspring Receives Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award from the American Heart Association

Greenspring Receives Fit-Friendly Worksites Platinum Award from the American Heart Association

(Springfield, Va.) – Greenspring has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association (AHA) in recognition of the community’s far-reaching efforts to make employee health a priority.  Fit-Friendly Worksites are identified by the AHA as “employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees' health.”  According to the AHA, the platinum award represents the highest level of recognition for employers that:

·         Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace;

·         Increase healthy eating options at the worksite;