Big THANK YOU to . . .

Dr. Ourfalian My amazing neighbour. He found my husband’s wallet and got it back to him today – before we even knew it was missing. Dr O has been my upstairs neighbour since I arrived at 18455 Burbank and the whole time he’s been a gem. I run into him (not literally) in the parking Read More »

NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again – and I’m going to try my hand at it (again). What is it, you may ask? It’s November, also known as National Novel Writing Month. If you’ve ever thought of writing a book, or think this might be interesting or if you’re looking for a new and different Read More »

Carmageddon II

Remember, it’s just one weekend. Be safe, have fun locally or go out of town (it’s not too late to book a trip!). Keep your stress levels in check by remembering to breathe – in AND out, no holding of your breath please – and laugh. It really is ludicrous of us to be SO 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.

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.