Arrrrgh – September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day

Yup, it’s that time of year again.  And, the WordPress gnomes willing, my blog will again be transported to a time and place of pirates and wenches.  So if you’re visiting the blog on the 19th of September and wondering “what the heck?” this is your fair warning that the blog will be “Talking like Read More »

Vickery Health & Wellness is a ‘Give an Hour’ Provider

Licensed acupuncturist, Dia Vickery PhD (Theology), is a registered alternative health provider with Give an Hour. Tarzana, CA 8-31-2012 – Dia Vickery, PhD (Theology), Licensed Acupuncturist is registered as a part of the growing number of alternative health care providers working with Give an Hour, the nonprofit organisation that provides free mental health services to U.S. military Read More »

Vickery Health & Wellness is a ‘Give an Hour’ Provider

Dia Vickery, PhD (Theology), Licensed Acupuncturist is registered as a part of the growing number of alternative health care providers working with Give an Hour, the nonprofit organisation that provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iran and Afghanastan.

What I’m Eating

This is a new occasional series of articles where I’ll share what I’m eating, to help jump start your meal ideas. I know it’s hard to come up with meal ideas, especially when you’re switching to a new way of approaching food.

Reality Check

Not to sound like a greeting card, but your health really is the most important thing you “own”. You really don’t have anything if you don’t have your health. It’s important to find the right practitioner to become a partner in maintaining your health, not the cheapest.

Health

What does that mean?

What would health look like to you and your family?

What would it feel like to have health?

For many people, this is a concept that is so far removed from their reality they refuse to entertain the notion.

I have the BEST patients!

Upon receiving her (first – she’s a new patient) billing statement, one patient looked at the adjustments column and said “What’s this?” I told her that they are the contractual adjustments I make because I am an in-network provider with her insurance.  She was incensed – not at me, at the tiny tiny amount the Read More »

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

For those of us who only know Rosh Hashanah as a holiday in our Outlook calendars, here’s a brief intro:

Insurance

For more and more patients, insurance paying for acupuncture is the make or break deciding factor. I am pleased to announce that, through OptumHealth Physical Health of California, I will be a participating acupuncture provider for the following companies beginning 16th January 2010.

Salmonella Outbreak Associated with Water Frogs

Investigation Update: Outbreak of Human Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Contact with Water Frogs

CDC is collaborating with public health officials in many states to investigate a multistate outbreak of human Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections due to contact with water frogs including African Dwarf Frogs. Water frogs commonly live in aquariums or fish tanks. Amphibians such as frogs and reptiles such as turtles, are recognized as a source of human Salmonella infections.