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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...

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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...

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Announcement | 0 comments

Join us Saturday October 31st 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Free Kid’s Activities: Pumpkin Paiting Face Painting Trick or Treat Bag Cadies Gift Certificates for...

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Brain Fitness Program

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Aging Adults | 0 comments

MTCA Memory Training Center of America BRAIN FITNESS PROGRAM at ASAP Wellness Center Personalized brain exercise training by our skilled clinicians for a faster, sharper brain Scientifically-Proven to treat and prevent memory loss 100% Coverage by Medicare FREE cognitive screening and insurance eligibility evaluation Appointments available Mondays and...

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New Year’s 2015

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Announcement | 0 comments

ASAP Wellness Center will be closed from Thursday January 1 to Sunday January 4, 2015 for New Year’s Holiday. We will resume regular business hours on Monday January 5, 2015. We apologize for any...

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Holiday Gift Certificates

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Skin Care | 0 comments

Holiday Gift Certificates available now through January 2015.   $50 Gift Certificate ($65 Value) 1-hour Massage of Choice Swedish Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage $65 Gift Certificate ($85 Value) Microdermabrasion with Ultrasound Facial Massage  $75 Gift Certificate ($100 Value) Skin Care Service of Choice Botox Wrinkle Reduction Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation VPL Permanent Hair Reduction Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy  ...

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Kids Toy-Related Injuries

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Children Health and Wellness | 0 comments

If you’re shopping for kids this holiday season, there are certain toys you want to avoid. A study published online Dec. 1, 2014 in the journal Clinical Pediatrics reviewed data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System from 1990-2011, finds 40 percent increase in toy-related injuries. Most injuries were associated with the collapsible, lightweight, foot-powered scooter. To read more about the results of this publication, click here. Parents and gift-givers can help prevent toy-related injuries. For Toy Safety Tips, click here....

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