Archive for September, 2014

Hey YOU & Yours…

The Only Thing to Prevent You from Getting the Flu is YOU!
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Sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare All Saints

Fall is in the air, which means the runny noses, coughs, and fevers of the flu season aren’t far behind.

“Now is the perfect time for everyone to get the flu vaccine,” says Katarzyna “Kate” Zorns, MD, Family Medicine. “The flu affects everyone. Even the healthiest person can get sick.” To keep the flu from spreading, everyone six months and older should receive a flu vaccine. Read more…

 

“It is especially important that certain groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing complications,” says Dr. Zorns.

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People highly recommended for flu vaccine:

  • Those who are 50 years and older.
  • Children (six months and older) and teenagers.
  • Those who live in or work in nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities that house those with chronic diseases.
  • Adults and children with chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders such as asthma.
  • Adults and children who have chronic metabolic disease, renal dysfunction, and sickle cell disease.
  • Those who will be pregnant during flu season.

 

Some people should not be vaccinated for the flu before talking with their health care provider. These are reasons to talk your doctor:

  • You have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
  • You have had a severe reaction to a flu vaccine in the past.
  • You developed Guillain-Barré syndrome within 6 weeks of a previous flu vaccine.

 

Afraid of needles? Don’t worry. Vaccinations are available in 1 of 2 ways.

  • With a flu shot, given with a needle. This form of the vaccine contains killed virus and is approved for all people older than 6 months. The injections are relatively painless and are given very quickly so the discomfort is minimal.
  • With a nasal spray vaccine. This form contains live, weakened flu viruses that cannot cause the flu. This form is approved for healthy, non-pregnant people ages 2 to 49 years.

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It’s also prime time for pneumonia to rear its ugly head.

 

“Pneumonia can be a serious, potentially fatal condition, particularly in the very young and in older adults, but it can be prevented with a vaccine,” says Dr. Zorns. “Bacterial pneumonia can develop after a case of the flu, when your immune system is weak from fighting the flu virus.”

 

Experts recommend the pneumococcal vaccine for people age 65 and older, as well as those at high risk for serious problems. The CDC recommends that people ages 65 and older have a second dose of the pneumococcal vaccine if it has been five years since the first dose and if they were younger than age 65 when they received it.

 

Wheaton Ross Zorns, Kate 8-5-13br (2)Your physician has a supply of flu and pneumonia vaccines available at his or her office. Just call to schedule a quick and easy appointment.

 

Dr. Zorns is accepting patients of all ages at her new office located at 4328 Old Green Bay Road in Mount Pleasant. You can make an appointment with Dr. Zorns through our Online Appointment Request or call her office at (262) 687-7606.

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 (Please click on image above to pop open and read about upcoming Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints Flu Vaccine Clinics.)

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Hello, Baby!

Sweet_Tooth_update-2How Sweet IT Is?!

Hello!  My name is Adam Haut and if you had told my younger self that someday my goal was to create the perfect baby teether I would have definitely questioned your sanity.  Well, with life being a series of twists and turns, and sometime even u-turns, here I am doing something that never in my wildest dreams would I have ever imagined. Read more…

Having children alters your life dramatically and like the famous saying goes “The days are long and the years are short.”  When you’ve got a baby who is teething you certainly know just how long those days can be.

The idea for my teether came to me while my daughter was going through the teething process.  Her sprouting teeth were causing her quite a lot of pain and we felt powerless because everything we tried to do seemed to have little to no effect one way or the other.  We gave her frozen plastic rings, a rubber giraffe, and baby pain relievers but nothing helped.  That’s when I had the classic thought “There’s got to be a better way!”  and that’s when the SweeTooth was born.

Bry with teether SweeToothEveryone knows the ice cream cone is a classic fun and familiar shape but what they may not know is it also functions perfectly as a baby teething device.  Right now I am running a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter to facilitate the manufacture of SweeTooth which will be made right here in southeast Wisconsin.

I would like to invite you to check out my project on Kickstarter where you can watch the video, see many more pictures, and find out all the details.  Please join the others who also believe in SweeTooth because with your support we can turn the SweeTooth teether into a reality and bring sweet relief to teething babies everywhere!

Thank you for reading!
~Adam Haut

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RE-group

RE-member.               
Written by Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann 

I have no new memories, other than the fact that I can’t let this day, September 11th go by without some kind of honor to the day that changed modern day USA. As each year passes, the heavy heart that I carry seems to get lighter.

Time heals, right?  Read more… Every year since I can remember that followed that fateful day, my oldest daughter  would have to relive and grieve. As a elementary school child her little safe world was threatened….she will not forget. She would make a point of watching the news documentaries that took her back to that unusual day in the life of a happy go lucky 6 year old and I’d join her in respect to not forgetting the enormity of this attack on our country.  For the first time on this anniversary, she’s not home but rather away at college.  Thus, I haven’t heard the narratives or walked by the video footage playing in our home.

So, as I reflect and share, the best I can do is share my thoughts from year’s prior, please read “Say It Ain’t So; September 11th Memory Lapse”

May God bless and keep our country safe as hatred against us continues to grow and we’re faced with new increased threats.

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Get In Align!

Why Does My Child Need Chiropractic Care?     
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You’ll probably never see your five or six-year-old bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, “Oh, my back went out again.” Spinal degenerations and vertebral subluxations that cause that kind of pain will generally not appear in children – but it started there. Read more…

Birth Trauma

Even with a smooth labor and delivery, and no extraction methods being used, childbirth causes stress to a still developing spine. Add to this the improper lifting of the child out of a car seat or during a diaper changing; and minor spinal traumas are occurring that affect the spine and nervous system causing common newborn health complaints:

  • Colic
  • Unexplained crying
  • Poor appetite
  • Earaches or ear infections
  • Colds
  • Allergic reactions

Even a minor spinal trauma will affect the nervous system and interfere with your child’s normal healthy function.

Learning to Walk

When a child first learns to stand up they tend to use a coffee table, a couch, mom or dad’s fingers, whatever is in reach to pull themselves to their feet. Once they’re up there, how do they get down? That’s right; they plop down onto their bottom and crawl away.  When they’re starting to take their first few venturous steps toward walking they stand next to the table or couch, wobble back and forth a little bit, take one or two hesitant steps toward the middle of the room and, once again, plop onto their bottom. In some instances, the child doesn’t make it far enough away from the table or chair and hits their head on furniture.  These constant and repeated jars to the spine will not in themselves cause a major spinal injury, but as they accumulate repetitive stress injuries do occur.

Exploring Their Surroundings

SOZO CHIROPRACTIC Remi (2)During the first few years of life, children will develop from helpless infants into fearless adventurers. Bumps and falls naturally come with your child’s desire to learn everything about the world around them in the quickest amount of time possible, but these bumps and falls will cause trauma to the spine. When spinal bones lose their normal position or ability to move during this stage of tremendous physical growth, possible permanent deformities can occur. Left uncorrected, these small cumulative traumas can have far-reaching effects. While a Doctor of Chiropractic doesn’t treat or cure illnesses, many common childhood disorders may be the result of nervous system interference or malfunction caused by spine related problems, such as:

 

  • Bedwetting
  • Allergies
  • Asthma

This is just the tip of the iceberg, but appropriate Chiropractic care can help locate and correct these problems and restore normal spinal and nervous system function.

Your Child’s Developing Spine

There are three windows of time in which your child’s spine will go through major stages of development. The first of these is birth through age five. This is definitely the most critical time since it is during this period that the child also has the most minor traumas and repetitive stress injuries to the spine.  The second window of development is five years to ten years of age. During this time your child will begin school and spend recess climbing on monkey bars, sliding down slides, playing organized sports and generally leaving themselves open to repeated falls and tumbles resulting in their own spinal injuries. Finally, at age ten to fifteen-years-old, your child’s spine will go through its last stage of development. During this final stage, your child’s spinal growth will be greatly affected by most if not all of the following:

  • Improper backpack loading and carrying
  • Poor posture
  • An inactive or sedentary lifestyle
  • Repetitive sports movements
  • Typical sports injuries

It may be possible that you missed the first window of opportunity for care, but it’s not too late; your child or teenager can benefit from Chiropractic care.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Even as the public is becoming more aware of the benefit of early detection and care of spinal problems, the odds are that most people start with chiropractic looking for pain relief as an adult.  The most obvious answer to the question of why your child may need Chiropractic care is: avoid having your child suffer the same pain that many adults suffer from.  Spinal problems that go undetected or neglected in children become more serious problems as adults.  Along with preventing problems as an adult, your child will experience many other health benefits along the way!

Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Sozo Chiropractic Dr DoniBeth headshotHer office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.   

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