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Stay abreast of changes in health, wellness and innovative new diagnosis and integrative treatment therapies with ASAP Wellness Center’s blog.

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

ASAP Wellness Center will be closed for Thanksgiving holiday from Thursday 11/27/14 to Sunday 11/30/14. We will reopen on Monday 12/1/14. We apologize for your inconvenience....

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Massage Therapy

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

$55 1-hour Massage Therapy Promotion (Reg. $65) Revitalize your body with one of our relaxing or therapeutic massage services from our skilled massage therapist. Receive 60 minutes of Swedish, Deep Tissue, or Therapeutic Massage for ONLY $55. Make an appointment...

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Skin Care Holiday Special 10% OFF

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Skin Care | 0 comments

Holiday Special – 10%  OFF ALL Aesthetic procedures including packages. Botox Wrinkle Fillers Microdermabrasion (Skin Resurfacing System) with Ultrasound Treatment Wrinkle reduction with Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation Treatment VPL permanent hair reduction Offer starts NOW until...

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Allergy Testing: Allervision

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Allergy symptoms go way beyond sneezing, watery eyes and runny nose; they include rashes, chronic colds, sinus infections, headaches, fatigue, joint pain, asthma, and more. The cause of your misery could be pets, dust, mold, or pollen from trees, plants and weeds. But there’s good news! Allervision offers allergy relief that’s easy, pain-free and long lasting because it addresses the cause of allergies, not just the symptoms! It’s immunotherapy and if it’s right for you, a few drops each day could keep your allergies away.  Just give us a call or stop by if you have any more questions. Here’s a video you can watch to learn more about...

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Reduce Risks of Cancer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition, Vaccinations | 0 comments

We all know that smoking is the number one cause of cancer. However, there are other ways studies have shown that can reduce the risk of cancer. 1. Check for radon levels before buying your new home 2. Avoid tanning beds 3. Breastfeeding 4. HPV vaccination 5. Maintain a healthy body weight To read more about reducing risks of cancer, click...

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Seaonal Flu Shot

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Flu, flu shot, Vaccinations | 0 comments

Seaonal Flu Shot

Get your flu shot today at ASAP Wellness Center!   What is the flu shot? The flu shot is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. The seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season Who should get vaccinated this season? Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. This recommendation has been in place since February 24, 2010 when CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted for “universal” flu vaccination in the United States to expand protection against the flu to more people. Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza. Who should not get a flu shot? Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people. Factors that can determine a person’s suitability for vaccination, or vaccination with a particular vaccine, include a person’s age, health (current and past) and any relevant allergies, including an egg allergy. Flu Shot: People who cannot get a flu shot People who should talk to their doctor before getting the flu shot Nasal Spray Vaccine: People who cannot get a nasal spray vaccine People who should talk to their doctor before getting the nasal spray vaccine   How effective is the flu shot? The ability of a flu vaccine to protect a person depends on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine, and the similarity or “match” between the viruses or virus in the vaccine and those in circulation. For more information, see Vaccine Effectiveness – How well does the Flu Vaccine Work. What are the risks from getting a flu shot? You cannot get the flu from a flu shot. The risk of a flu shot causing serious harm or death is extremely small. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, may rarely cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. Almost all people who get influenza vaccine have no serious problems from it. What are the side effects that could occur? Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given Fever (low grade) Aches The intradermal flu shot may cause other additional mild side effects including: Toughness and itching where the shot was given If these problems occur, they begin soon after the shot and usually last one to two days. Can severe problems occur? Life-threatening allergic reactions are very rare. Signs of serious allergic reaction can include breathing problems, hoarseness or wheezing, hives, paleness, weakness, a fast heartbeat, or dizziness. If they do occur, it is within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot. These reactions are more likely to occur among persons with a severe allergy to eggs, because the viruses used in most influenza vaccines are grown in hens’ eggs. While severe reactions are uncommon, you should let your doctor, nurse, clinic, or pharmacist know if you have a history of allergy or severe reaction to flu vaccine or any part of flu vaccine, including eggs. There is a small possibility that influenza vaccine could be associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, no more than 1 or 2 cases per million people vaccinated. This is much lower than the risk of severe complications from flu, which can be prevented...

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Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Healthy Habits, Nutrition | 0 comments

Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death for men and women in the United States. At least 80 percent of heart attacks that occur can be prevented. There are simple lifestyle changes we can do to help prevent a heart attack. Maintaining a healthy weight and diet, adopting a regular exercise program, avoiding cigarettes and keeping alcohol consumption at a minimum can help reduce risks. Simple changes such as including fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts, reduced-fat dairy products, fish, and whole grains in your diet to keep your heart healthy and exercising at least one hour per week can go a long...

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Can Prediabetes Cause Cancer?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Healthy Habits | 0 comments

“Prediabetes — even at lower levels of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) as defined by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) — is associated with a significant increase in cancer risk that is independent of the effects of obesity, according to the results of a large new meta-analysis. Yuli Huang, MD, PhD, from First People’s Hospital of Shunde, Foshan, China, and colleagues found that prediabetes was associated with a 15% increased risk for cancer overall, based on data derived from 16 prospective cohort studies, with differing risks depending on the type of cancer. The risk was particularly increased for liver cancer and stomach or colorectal cancer. ‘Epidemiological studies have shown that diabetes increases the incidence of cancer and mortality from it, but we thought that maybe not only diabetes but prediabetes may be associated with an elevated cancer risk,’ Dr. Huang told Medscape Medical News. ‘And considering the high prevalence of prediabetes as well as the robust and significant association between prediabetes and cancer we demonstrated in our study, a successful lifestyle intervention could have a major public-health impact on cancer prevention,’ he added.” Click here to read the full...

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Staying Healthy: Low-Carb Diet vs. Low-Fat

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Healthy Habits | 0 comments

A new study shows that you are less likely to have fewer cardiovascular risks if you avoid carbohydrates and eat more fats, opposed to the low-fat diet. The study showed that the low-carbohydrate group, lost eight more pounds than those in the low-fat group. To read more about the study and benefits of low-carb diet, click here....

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A Swiss Apple a Day Keeps the Wrinkles Away

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Skin Care | 0 comments

We all know that human stem cells are huge in medical research due to their ability to turn into and cell in the body. However the law banned the use of embryonic stem cells in cosmetics. So, instead, researches found that plant stem cells, such as Swiss apples, have the same properties as human stem cells. The super apple, Uttwiler Spatlauber, is a Swiss apple known for it’s ability to stay fresh for up to four months after being harvest. Scientists wanted to see if  it had any effect on the longevity of human cells.  They found that the apple stem cells had a positive influence on the vitality of the skin stem cells, they made them more efficient and they can live longer. Swiss apple stem cells are now used in skin creams to eliminate wrinkles and make skin look younger. Big celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Helen Mirren, and Jennifer Lopez are known to use Swiss apple stem cells...

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