July 2020 Health Newsletter

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July 18, 2020

Dear Friends,

I happy to say that the staff and I are back in the office for regular hours...things were a little lonely for me while they were sheltering in place. Thank you to those of you who were patient with my front desk fumbles while I was working alone these past few months.

Even though things in Bergen county are improving regarding the CoViD19 pandemic, we will continue to practice masking, social distancing, appointment management and constant cleaning in the office. Everyone is asked to wear a mask or face covering while in the office except during treatment in the facedown position. We will continue to ask a few CoViD19 related questions and take thermal temperature readings every time you come in for treatment. The tables are sanitized between every patient visit. If you are sick, please call us before keeping your appointment, so we can assess whether you should come in or stay home. We are doing everything we can to keep you and your family safe and healthy by diligently practicing these guidelines. 

Though I usually try to be cheerful and upbeat, I know it has been tough for everyone these last few months. Unfortunately, I believe the evidence points to some more tough times in the coming months. However, I want to let you know that you have people that care about you right here in this office. You have people who will listen to your concerns and do whatever we can to address them. If all you need is a friendly face, a listening ear and a caring heart, you will find it here. And a good, stress relieving adjustment may be gotten here, too! Please let us know how you are doing.

Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and  Friday by appointment and Saturdays 9 - 1 by appointment. Call 201-525-0707 to make an appointment with me.

All the best and we'll see you soon!  No, make that Love and best wishes,

Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.


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Current Articles

» Office Precautions During COVID-19
» Get Out Of The House
» Choose Water, Not Diabetes
» Alcohol Consumption Gets A Long Needed Cut
» New Insurance Network Affiliations
» Rate us on Social Media

Office Precautions During COVID-19

Dear Patients,

Regarding CoViD19 guidelines we are taking these precautions. Regular cleaning of adjusting tables with an antibacterial and viruscidal soluton after every patient. There isplenty of soap and water in the washroom and hand sanitizer available in every room, hallway and reception area. Staff and the doctor wear masks at all times. We practice frequent appropriate hand washing, glove wearing and social distancing. We make appointments and will place patients in the adjusting rooms as soon as possible to avoid too many people in a space. We wipe down pens and clipboards with alcohol or a viruscide.

There are no longer any toys in the play area. We are recommending that children who are getting adjusted come into the room with their parents, rather than waiting in the reception area so as to limit their exposure to other patients. We will ask to take your temperature before you are treated.

If you have been exposed to a co-worker or family member with COVID-19, we ask that you stay home. Call your medical physician and be tested AS SOON AS you notice any symptoms! We will ask:

-- Have you had a fever?

-- Are you coughing?

-- Have you had any trouble breathing?

-- Is anyone ill at home?

We are monitoring our health as well and will do every thing we can to make your experience here as safe, comfortable and stress free as we can.We are a community dedicated to healthy living and we care about each and every one of you.

Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania and Staff

Author: Dr Mania
Source: Dr. Mania

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Get Out Of The House

With Covid-19 and the resulting changes to our day-to-day activities, many of us are spending more time indoors on or in front of electronics and less time exploring and living life.  Kids and teens are statued in front of TVs engaged in Fortnite Battle Royales.  Moms and dads aren't far behind, binging on Netflix and eating up every last available byte of their neighborhood's shared bandwidth.  During these times, let's not forget how to live, to move, to explore.  If you're going stir crazy, if you're stuck indoors consuming copious amounts of bandwidth, we encourage you to take a break from all that heavy streaming of bites and bytes, and take some time to enjoy some living.  Get out of the house.  Throw on a mask and take a walk, a jog, a run or go for a drive.  Check out the birds, the squirrels, count some clouds, get some sun.  Be safe, social distance, but remember to get out of the house!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: ChiroPlanet.com

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Choose Water, Not Diabetes

New research based on tracking more than 80,000 women over a decade indicates replacing sugary drinks such as fruit juice and soda with water lowers the risk of developing diabetes. This finding does not appear to be based on higher water consumption in the diet. Instead, the reduction in developing diabetes appears to be related to the reduction in consuming sugary beverages. The more sugar-based drinks and fruit juices consumed the higher the risk of developing diabetes. Specifically, researchers found an approximate 10 percent higher incidence for diabetes with each cup of sugary drink / fruit juice consumed per day. Researchers also found that one cup of coffee or tea was a good replacement for one cup of sugary drink / fruit juice. So by swapping that soda, fruit juice or other sugar-based beverage with water, coffee or tea, additional calories can be eliminated from the diet and more importantly, a reduction in diabetes risk can be obtained.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online May 2, 2012.

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Alcohol Consumption Gets A Long Needed Cut

Since 1990, U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans has recommended no more than two alcoholic drinks for men and one drink for women daily. However, after 30 years that's about to change. The committee of experts responsible for these guidelines now recommend both men and women limit their alcohol consumption to a maximum of one drink per day, at most. A primary reason for this change is the link to cancer. According to researchers, alcohol consumption is the third most common cause of preventable cancer, aside from smoking and obesity. It's also important people understand these guidelines are not recommending adults drink one alcoholic beverage daily. Instead, the guidelines are for those who already consume alcohol to ensure they don't over indulge, as the data shows this increases their risk of death. In fact, the committee experts now explicitly discourage the drinking of alcohol for any reason.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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New Insurance Network Affiliations

We have been in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield /Horizon for a good number of years.  Through some effort, patience and paperwork, we have been accepted both as an Omnia Tier 1 provider and into the Hackensack Meridian Health Partner "Inner Circle". For people with Omnia plans, that means there is a lower deductible and co-pay in our office than before... often much lower. And, the "Inner Circle" designation means that any of the Hackensack Meridian Health employees are able to use in-network benefits at great savings in out of pocket costs.

In, addition, we are (and have been) in network with Medicare, and numerous Medicare Advantage plans through AARP, United Healthcare, Oxford and Aetna. There are some exceptions, but we can check for you. Optum Health policies require frequent paperwork and pre-certification, but we are also in that network.

First MCO has added us to their Worker's Compensation panel of providers, as has MedRisk. So, if you are injured at work and your WC insurance is administered by these companies, you can be treated in our office for your injuries. Check with your human resources department and report any incidents immediately to make sure that you are covered.

The reason that we are willing to go through the paperwork is to offer a better level of quality Chiropractic care to our patients! Times are tough, money is tight. Even though coverage is better than years ago, patients are still at risk from those who would deny them the care families need to stay healthy or regain health. We want to lower stress levels and help you take care of yourself, your family and friends as efficiently and effectively as possible!

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Dr. Mania

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Rate us on Social Media

Are you the type of person that posts on social media a couple of times a day? The one who tells your friends about the new bagel shop you found, or the best place for brunch? Do you share those great things that "just happened"?

So, then, how do you tell someone where to go to get gentle, experienced, compassionate Chiropractic care? How do you help someone find a way to great health, overcome ignorance or fear? How can you support our wellness practice? Why not rate us on Yelp and Google? I'd like to leave it to those of you who are web-savvy to help other needy people find the way to our office and to live a healthier life. There are buttons on our website Drmania.com to rate us from your phone or online.

The website is very mobile friendly and office hours, phone and directions are easy to find. Email me with suggestions for the site. Do you or a friend have a question about what Chiropractic can do for you? Check out the DrMania.com website and give us a call...I'll gladly arrange a few minutes to answer a question about a problem. Thanks for your support!

Author: Dr. Mania
Source: self

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