Are multivitamins a waste of money? Editorial in medical journal says yes.
More than half of all adults in the United States take some sort of multivitamin; many do so in hopes of preventing heart disease and cancer or even to aid with memory. But an editorial published in this week's Annals of Internal Medicine says that using supplements and multivitamins to prevent chronic conditions is a waste of money. Read more.
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Can you believe it is almost May? Summer is just around the corner and our seasonal promotion has kicked off just in time for summer sports and camps. We are now offering our pediatric patients $25 sports physicals and $40 with an EKG.
The alarming increase in the number of sudden cardiac death in young athletes prompted Caduceus Medical Director, Gregg DeNicola MD, to begin offering complimentary EKG testing for our pediatric patients and Caduceus stays committed to this pledge for 2015. Routine EKG testing has been controversial due to the additional cost, often creating an additional financial burden for families that have seen co-pays and deductibles increase with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. Caduceus continues to be one of the trendsetters in the medical field, putting "patients before profits" and ultimately enhancing the overall patient experience. This decision will continue to enhance patient care by expanding its existing complimentary concierge services, thereby improving medical outcomes for our patients.
Both existing pediatric patients and those new to Caduceus may take advantage of this complimentary service*, available at Caduceus 4 Kids in TLC(The Life Center) and also our primary care offices in Yorba Linda, Irvine, Laguna Beach. No appointment is necessary, and EKG walk-ins are also welcome.
*All pediatric patients are eligible to receive ONE complimentary EKG per lifetime at Caduceus.
If you are turning 65 and newly enrolled in Medicare, dissatisfied with your existing Medicare Advantage plan, or just have general questions regarding your coverage... we are here to help! Watch our new video “Medicare A-Z.” We can also schedule a meeting for you with our in-house Medicare expert for private consultation
Below is a summary of what Caduceus offers our seniors at NO COST and details that were discussed at the event:
Email us at email@example.com to arrange a meeting at one of our office locations - Yorba Linda, Irvine, or Laguna Beach.
Medicare covers both the Pneumovax 23 and Prevnar 13 and most HMO's and PPO's are also covering these vaccinations.
Have a question about your changing or new coverage if you are participating in the exchange? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the "Chat Room" at our Life Center and we are here to help!
*Submitting preliminary healthcare or insurance information or making an appointment with the practice does NOT establish a physician-patient relationship. That relationship is not created until the practice has completed a preliminary evaluation and then notifies the individual in writing that he or she has been accepted as a patient.