February 2018 Health Newsletter


February 2018

Heart Healthy Month Newsletter


We love to hear about our patients improvements and how they are doing better. Our goal is to help as many people in our community live a happy, pain free life without the use of narcotics or surgery. If you have a friend, neighbor, or loved one in your life that we can help, please invite them to join you for our Dinner with the Doc.

Dr. Katz will be there to discuss healthcare, information about our office and answer any questions you may have. There is no obligation for coming and dinner is on us!

We have limited seats so please RSVP by calling Amanda at (336)934-5333. More information can be found under the upcoming events section of this newsletter.


Heart Healthy Tips


♡ Get at least 7 hours of sleep.

♡ Get regular blood pressure screenings.

♡ Stay away from saturated fats.

♡ Stay active / exercise

♡ Eat whole, plant based foods for a healthy diet. Stay away from refined sugars.

♡ Practice good dental hygeine.

♡ Avoid smoking and second hand smoke.

♡ Do what you love.

♡ Count your blessings.

💗💗💗Heart Healthy Recipe💗💗💗


Corn & Potato Chowder

12 oz. red potatoes, cut into 3/4-in. pieces

1 medium onion, chopped

1 bulb fennel, cut into 1/4-inch pieces, plus fronds for serving

1 1/2 c. frozen corn

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 oz. cured chorizo, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

kosher salt

black pepper

4 c. low-sodium chicken broth

6 sprigs fresh thyme

1/3 c. half-and-half




  • In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, toss the potatoes, onion, fennel, corn, garlic, and half the chorizo with the flour and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  • Stir in the chicken broth and thyme and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, 5 to 6 hours on low or 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours on high.

  • Ten minutes before serving, cook the remaining chorizo in a skillet over medium-high heat, tossing occasionally until browned and crisp, 3 minutes.

  • Discard the thyme sprigs from the chowder, then stir in the half-and-half. Sprinkle the crispy chorizo and fennel fronds over the top, if desired.


Upcoming Events


Peripheral Neuropathy Lecture

Tuesday, February 6th @ 6:30 pm

The Oak Ridge Room

2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC

Limited Seating, Please RSVP by calling (336)934-5333.


Stem Cell Lecture

Tuesday, February 13th @ 6:30 pm

Village Inn Event Center

6205 Ramada Drive, Clemmons, NC

Limited Seating, Please RSVP by calling (336)310-6933.


Stem Cell Lecture

Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:30 pm

Holiday Inn Express

110 Miller Street, Winston Salem, NC

Limited Seating, Please RSVP by calling (336)310-6933.


Dinner with the Doc

Tuesday, February 27th @ 6:30 pm

Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant

503 Nelson Street, Kernersville, NC

Limited Seating, Please RSVP by calling (336)934-5333.


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VA Chiropractors To Perform Physical Exams for Military Veteran Truck Drivers  

President Trump has signed into law the Job for Our Heroes Act, which includes a provision allowing chiropractors working within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to perform physical exams on veterans needing a medical certificate to operate a commercial motor vehicle. "The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is committed to improving the health of our veterans by removing barriers and expanding access to chiropractors in the VA as well as other federal programs," said ACA President David Herd, DC. Prior to the legislation, only 25 medical doctors within the entire VA health care system were qualified to perform the Department of Transportation (DOT) physical exams. Providers in the National Registry of Certified Medical Examinersincluding more than 3,500 chiropractorswere excluded from providing the exams to truck drivers who receive their care through the VA health care system. Consequently, the drivers were burdened with limited access and increased wait times, and were forced to look outside the VA and pay for eligible health professionals to perform the required physical. By increasing the number of health professionals, including chiropractors, who may conduct the physical exams, the new law will the ease the process, as well as save time and money, for veterans seeking commercial drivers licenses.

Author:American Chiropractic Association
Source:Acatoday.org online, January 11, 2018.
Copyright:American Chiropractic Association 2018

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Chiropractic First - Surgery Last  
Many individuals suffering from back, neck and spinal-related conditions experience mild to moderate, even severe chronic pain. Often, a sense of frustration and hopelessness lead many to obtain surgery in their quest for relief before considering other forms of safer, less invasive care. The medical research discussing the complications of surgery are loaded with statements including, "Surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal surgery can result in several serious secondary complications, such as pseudoarthrosis, neurological injury, paralysis, sepsis, and death." Certainly there are conditions that may require surgical intervention. However, it's essential to first ensure that other forms of safe, non-invasive, mainstream interventions such as chiropractic care have first been considered, especially given the severity of complications related to spinal surgeries. If you or a loved one are experiencing neck, back and/or spinal related pain and/or discomfort, or, perhaps it's simply time for a checkup, call your local doctor of chiropractic today. Most chiropractors offer no obligation consultations allowing an opportunity to meet with the doctor and discuss your case prior to making any decisions about care.

Source:The Spine Journal. Vol. 15 Iss. 3, March 1, 2015.
Copyright:ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2015

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Appreciate your Doctor of Chiropractic  

Did you know chiropractors are in a high-risk group for low back disorders. Ironically, low back problems are the most common conditions chiropractors treat. While providing patient care, chiropractors can place a great deal of stress on their back and spine. So next time you see your chiropractor working hard to get and keep you well, give them a friendly pat on the back… they deserve it!

Source:J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2003;26:25-33
Copyright:ChiroPlanet.com 2003

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