April 28th Announcement:
We have Pulse Oximeters available for purchase!!
With the concerns with COVID19 and breathing compromise risk, it is important to be able to monitor your oxygen levels in the blood. This is an accurate way to determine if you are getting enough oxygen exchange in the body.
Typically a healthy individual with range 98-100%
Bronchitis symptoms ranges 97-96%
Respiratory compromise or pneumonia risk ranges 95% and below and needs immediate medical attention.
New in the box
Call the office for purchase options.
April 15th Annoucement:
PLEASE WAIT TO HAVE YOUR BLOOD WORK DONE!!!!
If you have a Telemedicine appointment approaching, I encourage you to NOT get labs drawn. I am going to post-pone blood work until June 2020. This is to keep everyone safe and avoiding high risk areas where COVID19 is more prevalent. Stay home & stay safe.
April 10th Announcement:
We just received CorDefense in the office!!!
All the important IMMUNE BOOSTING ingredients:
• Epicor®†, dried yeast fermente of Saccharomyces cerevisiae
• European elderberry flower extract
• Vitamin C and D
CALL AND GET YOURS MAILED TO YOU
From sister company to Pure Encapsulations so the quality is guaranteed.
March 20th Announcement:
- WE ARE NOW TAKING APPOINTMENTS AT ATHENA HEALTH CENTER FOR TELEPHONE (TELEMEDICINE) VISITS. CALL TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT. Insurances are now covering telemedicine medical visits.
- We are taking orders for vitamins and saliva test kits to be mailed out to you and delivered to your door. Call our office for information.
March 18th Announcement:
I have a shipment of EPICOR arriving sometime between March 21st – 24th.
The Pure Defense & Daily Immune are on BACKORDER. Yes, people are buying them out.
Vitamin C, citrus bioflavonoids and zinc serve as a foundation for overall health by supporting immune system function. Vitamin D receptors are found in a number of immune cells, including lymphocytes and macrophages, supporting healthy immune cell activation. Elderberry and lemon balm extracts offer immune supportive anthocyanins, flavonoids and polyphenols. Polysaccharides from arabinogalactan, aloe and maitake provide complementary support for healthy immune supportive activity. Hesperidin plays an important role in mast cell function. In order to maintain a healthy immune system during periods of occasional physical or mental stress, astragalus and eleuthero have been added for their adaptogenic potential.
Supports overall immune defense and provides enhanced support for upper respiratory health*
Natural killer cells are part of the body’s innate, or first-line, immune response. They respond more quickly than the adaptive immune system comprised of B cells and T cells. Once activated, natural killer cell activity peaks in as quickly as several hours, providing rapid support and wide-range immune defense. EpiCor® is a fermentate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae containing various bioactive metabolites. These nutrient metabolites are produced in a specialized fermentation process and enhance immune cell production. In one cellular study, EpiCor® promoted natural killer cell activation, as well as that of B cells and T cells. In two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, EpiCor® provided statistically significant support for upper respiratory tract health and overall immune health. A separate open label, in-house trial indicated a strong potential for EpiCor® supplementation to enhance secretory IgA levels after 30 days. These various actions demonstrate the ability of EpiCor® to address both innate and adaptive immune responses. NAC (n-acetyl-l-cysteine) promotes endogenous glutathione production for antioxidant protection and provides lung defense mechanisms for healthy respiratory function. In a randomized double-blind trial involving mostly older individuals, NAC showed support for respiratory health. Quercetin and elderberry provide flavonoids that offer additional support for immune and respiratory function while vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc play important roles in immune cell activation.
EpiCor helps people live more healthy days by:
- Supporting year-round respiratory and sinus health
- Helping maintain nasal comfort
- Maintaining immune defenses for daily challenges
- Supporting good digestive health
March 15th Announcement:
Due to recent changes with Government Recommendations on public health concerns from the coronavirus (COVID19); Athena Health Center will be operating with temporary closed doors from March 16th to April 30th. Athena Health Center will be offering telemedicine availability, phone and patient portal communication; and the mailing of pure encapsulation vitamins upon request. We will be working on limited staffing and this is our goal to play our part in protection of our patients, community, staff, and families, in hope of reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
Updates on the Telemedicine apps for use include: Chiron Health which will allow you to integrate your online video visit into your chart and allows easy use with your patient portal with Athenahealth.
Pulse oximeters can be purchased through amazon.com for reasonable costs.