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Statins increase risk of diabetes – FDA changing labeling!

According to Medpage Today, the FDA is changing labeling requirements on statin drugs to    list increased risk of hyperglycemia (diabetes) and transient memory problems! Statin drugs are typically prescribed to help control cholesterol levels, and is often prescribed to … Continue reading

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Local News Features a Segment on Acupuncture

Here’s a nice short segment by KGW News on the use of acupuncture in Portland showing women receiving treatments for fatigue, menopause, and migraines. There’s a nice video to watch. Check it out here! http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/health/Women-finding-relief-with-acupuncture-140428053.html

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Safety and toxic effects of genetically modified food?

The long-term health effects and safety of genetically modified foods is something I think about alot lately. The more I study and attend seminars, the more it becomes apparent that certain health concerns may be linked to GM food sources. … Continue reading

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Acupuncture as an Essential Health Benefit!

Starting in 2014, most health plans will be required to offer a comprehensive package of items and services to patients, known as “essential health benefits” (EHB). Under the new law, EHB must cover certain specific services including emergency services, maternity … Continue reading

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Study shows acupuncture helps reduce migraine headaches

Acupuncture helps reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects, according to a new study published in theCanadian Medical Association Journal. After completing the study, all of the participants — including those in the sham group — reported fewer … Continue reading

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Orenco Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic, LLC supports Hill High Basketball!

Orenco Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic, LLC will be running an add in the 2012 Hillsboro Highschool Boys and Girls Basketball Program. The marketing program helps generate funds for school sports, and I am happy to be able to support the … Continue reading

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Statin use in postmenopause increases risk of developing diabetes

The use of statins by postmenopausal women increases the risk of developing diabetes! Research from a womens health initiative reported a 48% increase in the risk for developing diabetes in conjunction with taking the cholesterol lowering drugs! References: Culver AL, … Continue reading

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Insurance Coverage

Orenco Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic, LLC is an in-network preferred provider with CIGNA as of Jan 2012, and can bill CIGNA for in-network coverage. Applications for Regence BlueCross BlueShield and AETNA are in process as of Jan 2012 and expect … Continue reading

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Doctors view of thyroid disorder fails to address root cause!

The week before Christmas while I was spending time with my daughter, I happened to catch a segment of a regular show featuring a panel of young attractive Doctors who discuss health issues during their program broadcast. The segment featured … Continue reading

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