San Francisco Chiropractor, Dr. Adam Jacobs, Promotes Health and Chiropractic in the San Francisco Community through Corporate Outreach Program

San Francisco Chiropractor, Dr. Adam Jacobs, Promotes Health and Chiropractic in the San Francisco Community through Corporate Outreach Program











Dr. Jacobs giving a chiropractic health education talk


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2011

As a chiropractor, Dr. Adam Jacobs is dedicated to increasing and maintaining the health of his patients and his community at large. Traditionally, he works toward this goal in his clinic, SF Custom Chiropractic, combining chiropractic, Active Release Technique and laser therapy. The clinic offers various monthly promotions allowing new patients to come into the office and see for themselves how beneficial his care can be to their health. Beyond this, Dr. Jacobs thought it would be wise to bring his knowledge and practice out into the community as well. He created a corporate outreach program, which offers on site education and/or therapeutic care.

Most recently, Dr. Adam Jacobs teamed up with Regus to bring in free chair massages for client appreciation. Dr. Jacobs and team of massage therapists came to Regus and provide some midday relaxation for their clients in their numerous office buildings throughout the Financial District. This partnership works as a way for Regus to show their clients appreciation and allows the clients to get some much needed stress relief and an introduction to SF Custom Chiropractic.

In the past, Dr. Jacobs has also used his corporate outreach program as a means for community education. Dr. Jacobs has arranged health talks at various offices, gyms, apartment complexes and clubs on topics including ergonomics, repetitive stress injuries, stress reduction, headaches and carpel tunnel syndrome. He educates on proper posture and demonstrates easy and effective stretches that anyone can incorporate into their daily routine to reduce stress and pain.

Next week, Dr. Jacobs will be giving ergonomic health talks at Jumpstart Automotive Group and Nossaman Law offices. Corporate Outreach events are easily set up by contacting SF Custom Chiropractic with a date, time and type of program. If you are interested in setting up a partnership for a corporate outreach program in your office, contact SF Custom Chiropractic at 415-788-8700.

About SF Custom Chiropractic: SF Custom Chiropractic opened in January 2011. Head treating doctor, Dr. Adam Jacobs received his doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer West College of Chiropractic (known for being the leader of sports chiropractic). He has a master’s degree and a full body and long nerve entrapment certification in Active Release Technique.

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To Promote ‘Health Care vs. Sick Care,’ OIM Offers Free 15-Minute Consult Through Sept. 15, 2011

To Promote ‘Health Care vs. Sick Care,’ OIM Offers Free 15-Minute Consult Through Sept. 15, 2011











A leading Manhattan specialist in neuromuscular skeletal conditions, Dr. Ilan Bohm is the founder of OIM, and is offering a special “15-Minute Free Consult” now available to qualifying new patients.


New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

Manhattan’s Dr. Ilan Bohm, a noted health advocate and neuromuscular skeletal expert, has announced an introductory discount special for his offices at OIM, with a “15-Minute Free Consult” with Dr. Bohm now available to new patients.

The limited-time Free Consult will enable first-time patients to experience OIM while also getting the benefit of a personalized consultation with Dr. Bohm, one of New York City’s leading experts in integrative health care. The special is a direct way for Dr. Bohm to emphasize the importance of providing “health care versus sick care,” a philosophy that is vital to his approach to medicine.

“‘Sick care’ encompasses today’s standard approach to treating symptoms not systems, these days,” comments Dr. Ilan Bohm. “But our approach is true ‘health care,’ instead, in which the overall health of the patient is evaluated and treated as a whole. Instead of seeing and treating a symptom at OIM, for instance, we use a combination of applied kinesiology, diagnostic technology, and Western medicine to look for and treat the underlying source. This greatly improves the chances that the patient’s overall health will improve.”

OIM’s 15-Minute Free Consult Special with Dr. Bohm will run through September 15, 2011, and is available for qualifying first-time patients. For more information, please contact OIM at 212.277.4406.

About Dr. Ilan Bohm:

Dr. Bohm has been recognized for his diagnostic and curative abilities since 1980, leading to a long history of patient success, and usually without surgery. Dr. Bohm’s skills in applied kinesiology, a specialized diagnostic tool, enable him to address the primary imbalances that may develop into symptoms that correlate to organs and muscles, establishing patterns of stress that are in conflict with the body. His ability to piece together these imbalances allows Dr. Bohm to draw together various techniques to bring about relief care and reversal of the illness process.

Dr. Bohm studied traditional Western medicine under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Pierre Rabishong, at the University of Montpelier in France. Inspired by Dr. Rabishong’s work in Biomechanics, Dr. Bohm realized that Western medicine was rooted in the treatment of symptoms, not their causes, and began to pursue training in physical and holistic medicine. He received his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, then went on to specialize in Applied Kinesiology, founding OIM in 1980. The office has since become an acclaimed oasis promoting health and tranquility with patients and celebrities from around the world.

For more information on OIM, please visit DrIlanBohm.com, become a fan on Facebook at /OIMNYC, or follow OIM on Twitter at @OIMNYC.

CONTACT INFO

For more information on Dr. Ilan Bohm’s introductory discount, his “Think Before You Pill” campaign, to tour OIM as a member of the press, or to interview him as an expert resource, please contact Angela Mitchell at 904.982.8043.

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Illinois Health Matters Sizes Up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through New Multimedia Series Focused on Key Chicago Neighborhoods

Illinois Health Matters, a website that provides expert resources and information around national health care reform in Illinois, today launched a multimedia series aimed at helping individuals and small businesses in key Chicago neighborhoods better understand and be prepared for the implications of the new health care law and the state’s health insurance marketplace (also known as a health insurance exchange).

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will have a tremendous impact on the livelihoods of those living and working in many of Chicago’s traditionally underserved neighborhoods, including the South and West sides. “When we look at certain neighborhoods in Chicago, so many people and small business owners there don’t have access to practical information about how health care reform will deeply and directly support their families and their businesses,” says Stephani Becker, senior policy analyst and project director at Health & Disability Advocates, the Chicago-based nonprofit organization that powers the Illinois Health Matters website on behalf of a collaboration of health policy and community-based organizations.

“With our new videos and stories, we want to evangelize health care in these critical areas, to provide real-life stories that illustrate the new choices and opportunities that the Affordable Care Act makes available to them,” Becker says. Such opportunities include: More than 2.5 million Illinoisans under the age of 65 who have a pre-existing condition will be guaranteed access to health care in 2014 More than 160,000 small businesses in Illinois are now eligible for small business tax credits to provide health care to their employees A new health insurance exchange marketplace will let individuals and employees of small businesses in Illinois shop and compare a range of affordable health insurance choices.

The first installment of the video series illustrates the plight of Henry Edwards, a new father living in Garfield Park who struggles with paying out of pocket for medication to control chronic asthma. Also featured is Ruby’s Restaurant in West Garfield Park, where owner Henry Henderson and long-time manager Lillie Joiner discuss their choices in trying to find health-care coverage for their employees.

“The Affordable Care Act and the new health insurance exchange will give Illinois consumers more control, quality choices, and better protections when purchasing insurance. That’s why it’s so important for us to put forward this resource to help individuals and small businesses better understand how health reform will impact them,” adds Barbara Otto, CEO of Health & Disability Advocates and a member of President Obama’s National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.

The videos will be showcased in a new section of the Illinois Health Matters website, “Neighborhood Stories.” Also featured are articles that share how community organizations, including Health & Disability Advocates, local Chambers of Commerce and others are educating and informing underserved groups about their health care coverage options under the new law. The multimedia series is part of the Local Reporting Initiative that’s supported in part by The Chicago Community Trust.

About Illinois Health Matters

Illinois Health Matters is a one-stop resource for information on national health care reform in Illinois, and provides clear, expert information around the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as commentaries, resources and a blog for individuals, small businesses, community organizations, media and policymakers. Funding for Illinois Health Matters is generously provided by lead donor, The Chicago Community Trust and managed by Health & Disability Advocates in partnership with a collaborative of Illinois health policy and community-based organizations: AARP of Illinois, AgeOptions, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Campaign for Better Health Care, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition, Illinois PIRG Education Fund, and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

 

International Celebrities Condemn Torture through Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill American Prisoners

International Celebrities Condemn Torture through Solitary Confinement of Mentally Ill American Prisoners










New York, NY (PRWEB) February 1, 2006

Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement, a coalition of over 65 organizations, including Community Access, Human Rights Watch, and the Urban Justice Center, has issued statements from Maya Angelou, Margot Kidder, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Andrew Solomon, and Alvin F. Poussaint, MD denouncing the inhumane practice of placing prisoners with psychiatric disabilities into solitary confinement. This outcry surfaces in conjunction with the unanimous January 10th Supreme Court decision, United States v. Georgia, No. 04-1203, which held that under the American With Disabilities Act, the State of Georgia lacks immunity from a lawsuit brought by a disabled prisoner, Tony Goodman; and the December 30th signing into law of the McCain Amendment, prohibiting cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of prisoners in American custody.

Vuka Stricevic, Director of Public Policy at Community Access, stated, “We are delighted that these outspoken celebrities have given their support of the Mental Health Alternatives to Solitary Confinement coalition’s efforts to stop the torture of prisoners with psychiatric disabilities currently being inhumanely housed in solitary confinement cells. Irreconcilable with the Americans With Disabilities Act, allowing prisoners with psychiatric disabilities to be sentenced to solitary confinement is an egregious practice that results in sensory deprivation, severe mental decompensation, and oftentimes suicide.” Ms. Stricevic is available with background information and personal stories for reporters.

Margot Kidder, actress and political activist:

“Putting mentally ill and possibly delusional prisoners in solitary confinement is torture, no more, no less. We were all shocked and shamed by the disgustingly inhumane treatment of prisoners in Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Should we not be equally shocked by the disgustingly inhumane torture of mentally ill prisoners here at home?”

Maya Angelou, best-selling author of “Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem” and “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”:

“The mentally ill are already alone. They live in a world that is broken, terrorized and desperately alone. Putting such people who are already shattered into solitary confinement is unnecessary cruelty. It is the rust on the razor which threatens the throat. They need health, at best and human company at least.”

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research; Chair of Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies:

“[The solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners is) a horrific problem, where life itself becomes a grueling punishment and too often an unbearable torture.”

Andrew Solomon, author of best-selling National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression;” board member of the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign:

“There are few practices in modern American that are more barbaric than our jailing of people who suffer from mental illness, many of whom do not receive appropriate clinical interventions, do not have the control of their illness that such interventions might enable, and are left desperate and incoherent to the worst of prison abuses.

Mental illness and the regimented life of prison do not sit comfortably together. Prisoners with mental illness will be seen as aggressive, troubled, and inchoate. These qualities are frustrating to the guards whose duty it is to monitor such prisoners. They result in ever-stronger disciplinary measures. This is horrible for all concerned. Treating such prisoners for their mental health complaints would improve the quality of their lives; of the lives of other prisoners; and of the lives of the guards. It would also be humane and decent.

It would be horrible to have an overpowering psychological impetus to commit criminal acts; there is no need to compound that horror with solitary confinement, a state that would drive even the most sane among us close to the edge.”

Alvin F. Poussaint, MD, Director of the Media Center of the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston; Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; co-author of “Lay My Burden Down: Unraveling Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-Americans”:

“Solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners is archaic and only aggravates difficulties for all concerned. Psychotic and paranoid inmates become more psychotic and paranoid when placed in solitary. Individuals with major depression will deteriorate with a greater likelihood of become suicidal. For the mentally ill, their condition often precludes comprehending the purpose of such confinement in the first place. Frequently, the disturbing behavior leading to placement in solitary confinement is a manifestation of mental disorder and not a willful disobedience toward authority. Psychiatric management is more likely to lead to improved behavior than the use of harsh punishment.

To help inmates, we must begin to provide quality mental health services within our neglected so-called houses of correction. Mental health care is critical to facilitating prisoners’ successful reentry to society. In addition, inmates need appropriate follow-up services to ease adaptation to the outside world.

Placing inmates with mental illnesses in solitary confinement is inhumane, representing the antithesis of good mental health and treatment practices.”

Contact:

Vuka Stricevic

Director of Public Policy

Community Access

vukas@communityaccess.org

(212) 780-1400, ext. 7792.

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It’s Never Too Late! is Message of Active Aging Week Annual Event for Older Adults Will be Held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1

It’s Never Too Late! is Message of Active Aging Week Annual Event for Older Adults Will be Held Sept. 25 through Oct. 1











Vancouver (PRWEB) September 7, 2006

An annual event, Active Aging Week is held the last week of September (culminating on October 1, International Day of Older Persons). With the goal of introducing older adults to physical activity and exercise options, participating organizations offer free classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs, community walks or tennis matches.

“The World Health Organization designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons to highlight the fact that there are around 600 million persons aged 60 years and over living around the world today,” said Colin Milner, CEO of International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). “That number will double by 2025. Every country is seeking ways to both harness the experience and skills of the aging population, and to limit the chronic disease and disability we are accustomed to associate with increasing age.

“ICAA launched Active Aging Week to demonstrate that older adults can live life as fully as possible within the six dimensions of wellness (emotional, vocational, physical, spiritual, intellectual, social). Physical activity is not the only focus of an active lifestyle, but it is an important dimension because activity improves physical and psychological functioning, which prepares people overall for their home and work lives.”

Free Active Aging Week events are scheduled throughout the last week of September by seniors organizations, retirement communities, seniors centers, health clubs, parks, recreation centers and apartment/condominium complexes that are age-restricted.

Host organizations may provide a single activity or multiple events during the week. Examples of events that have been offered include group walks (both strolls and faster paced), group-exercise classes, yoga and Pilates classes and tennis or golf games. There may be previews of upcoming activities such as a multi-week fall prevention program or computer class.

“People across the United States and Canada can look for an event near them. It’s free. The organizations that host an Active Aging Week event want to introduce their age-friendly staff and locations to older adults so they know there are places they can go where they are welcome and can start very slowly at their own pace,” said Milner.

This year, Active Aging Week events are available at over 2500 locations throughtout North America including 1,900 SilverSneakers sites, 300 Holiday Retirement Communities, The Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA, the Hebrew Senior Life-Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston MA and the Soloway JCC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

To find a registered host site, visit ICAA’s Active Aging Week website at http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm. The site has additional free materials for older adults, their families and caregivers on finding age-friendly locations. Plus, look for announcements of local events in newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, and posted on bulletin boards.

Organizations who wish to host activities can find free support materials on the web site (http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm) including posters of active adults, press releases, certificates, a planning guide and ideas for activities.

1 Berk, D., Hubert, H. and Fries, J. (2006) Associations of Changes in Exercise Level With Subsequent Disability Among Seniors: A 16-Year Longitudinal Study. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 61:97-102.

Rothenbacher, D., Koenig, W. and Brenner, H. (2006) Life Time Physical Activity Patterns and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. Heart. Published Online First: 19 July 2006. doi:10.1136/hrt.2006.087478.

About Active Aging Week

Website: http://www.icaa.cc/aaw.htm

Active Aging Week is an annual event held the last week of September (culminating on October 1, International Day of Older Persons). The week was initiated by the International Council of Active Aging to give as many older adults as possible the means to experience activities and exercise in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere. During the week, host organizations provide a variety of free activities, such as classes, educational seminars, access to fitness facilities, health fairs, community walks or tennis matches.

About International Council on Active Aging

Website: http://www.icaa.cc

ICAA is the world’s largest association dedicated to changing the way we age by uniting professionals in the retirement, assisted living, recreation, fitness, rehabilitation and wellness fields. The council supports these professionals with education, information, resources and tools, so they can achieve optimal success with the growing population of people who are 50 years and older. ICAA is one of more than 50 of the most prominent health and aging organizations working to implement the National Blueprint on Aging.

For interviews or more information about the ICAA and aging-related issues, contact:

Colin Milner, CEO

International Council on Active Aging

Toll-free: 1-866-335-9777 (North America only)

Telephone: 604-734-4466

Cell: 604-763-4595

Website: http://www.icaa.cc

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