Posts by ASAP Wellness Center

Tips for preventing serious falls

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Aging Adults | 0 comments

Start with Fall Prevention Falls and fractures are not an unavoidable outcome of getting older. Many underlying causes of falls can be treated or corrected, with the goal of preventing any future falls. These steps can also make you more confident in your abilities to carry out your daily activities safely. A qualified healthcare professional should evaluate your personal situation and condition. Read more at: http://www.healthinaging.org/aging-and-health-a-to-z/topic:falls/info:care-and-treatment/

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Free Lecture — Patients appreciation day

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Free Lecture — Patients appreciation day

ASAP Wellness Center invites you to meet our doctors and learn valuable advice to prevent illness Join Dr. Cristina Torres-Moore and Dr. Aaron Raestas for an hour presentation on : How does holistic medicine interact with western medicine? When do I need to see a foot and ankle specialist?  Date: Monday, July 25th 2016  Time:  4 to 6 pm  Address: 730 S. Dearborn  St.  RSVP: 312 588 1104  Light refreshments will be offered. Presenters: After over 20 years in western medicine, Dr. Cristina Torres-Moore is living her passion helping people to stay healthy with natural methods. Trained as an MD and in Clinical Pharmacology in her native country. She completed studies in Oriental Medicine In Chicago when Cristina decided to become an holistic practitioner and she now integrates both, eastern and western understanding of disease in her Oriental Medicine practice at ASAP Wellness Center. Dr. Aaron Raestas received his doctorate degree in Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University. His residency training was at St. Mary’s Hospital in Passaic, NJ where he received extensive training in forefoot surgery, rearfoot/ankle reconstruction and limb salvage. Dr. Raestas is also trained in advanced wound care therapies and certified in Total Ankle Replacement Surgery. Dr. Raestas is currently on staff at Thorek Memorial Hospital where he performs surgery and is involved in both outpatient and inpatient...

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November is National Family Caregiving Month.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Aging Adults | 0 comments

Caregiving and the positive benefits (physical and emotional) to the caregiver. Most know about and feel the stress and toll this role can evoke, but this is article is helpful to keep one’s frame of reference/perspective, particularly as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday. November is National Family Caregiving Month. Learn more at psychologybenefits.org

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Moderate coffee drinking associated with lower risk of death

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition | 0 comments

Moderate coffee drinking associated with lower risk of death

CBS News reports — In the study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, researchers looked at the coffee drinking habits of a large sample of U.S. adults and found that those who drank moderate amounts of coffee — less than 5 cups per day — had a lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes and suicide. “Previous studies show that chemical compounds in coffee beans reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation,” the study’s first author, Dr. Ming Ding, a doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told CBS News. “This may account for the inverse association between coffee and...

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2016 health insurance open enrollment is here

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in ACA (Affordable Care Act), ObamaCare | 0 comments

Attention patients! 2016 health insurance open enrollment is here Nov 1, 2015 – Jan 15, 2016. You can review, renew, or change your health plan for 2016. Checkout Healthcare.gov for additional information. ‪ Things to know before you pick a health insurance plan during open enrollment.

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