Wellness Rx Articles

WELLNESS Rx SPECIAL REPORT: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

August 17, 2021

High Blood Pressure (HBP) is the result of the strong pressure of blood flowing through the arteries which are too narrow, creating pressure against the artery walls. Overtime, this constant pressure causes damage to the arteries and may lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease. Ensuring the efficient flow of blood through the arteries is the key to managing blood pressure.

WELLNESS RX SPECIAL REPORT: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

July 20, 2021

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has become one of the most common and troublesome conditions for which patients seek medical attention primarily for symptoms of constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas and abdominal pain. By far, it is the number one disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) system.

Wellness Rx Report: CBD Oil and Pets

June 30, 2021

CBD is attracting considerable public interest because of its promise in treating various physical and mental health issues in people and pets.

Wellness Rx Report: Lyme Disease

May 26, 2021

Lyme disease is an illness caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdoreri. It is spread to humans and animals by a certain type of “hard-bodied” tick that is carrying the bacterium (gram-negative spirochete bacteria). This Lyme bacteria can duplicate themselves rapidly and can hide from the body’s immune system by mimicking healthy cells. Lyme bacteria can also change forms to elude the immune system or antibiotics. When it is in “cyst” form it becomes very difficult to kill. According to the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), there are 5 subspecies of Borrelia burgodoreri, over 100 strains in the United States and 300 strains worldwide.

Lyme Disease: Presentation @ UCCC

May 26, 2021

Lyme disease has become serious business in Greene and Ulster Counties. By now, everybody knows someone who has been treated for a tick bite or someone living with chronic Lyme disease. It's an equal opportunity disease that strikes infants to seniors, all races, income levels and both sexes.

Wellness Rx Report on Chronic Sinusitis

May 25, 2021

Welcome to the “Wellness Rx Program for Managing Chronic Sinusitis” An estimated 37 million Americans (1 out of every 7 of us) suffer from sinus problems. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 28.9 million Americans or 11.6% were diagnosed with sinusitis in 2019. Sinus infections were responsible for 16 million doctor visits and $150 million annually spent on prescription medications (plus the dollars spent on over-the-counter (OTC) & natural products).It is one of the most common complaints of people seeing a doctor and is the number one complaint in many areas with cold, damp climates.