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Why You Should Care About Prebiotics (Part 2)
In my last article [January
2018], I discussed the concept of prebiotics (also known as microfood, as a way to avoid the consumer confusion that can occur between the terms probiotic and prebiotic) and began exploring the literature supporting the health benefits of prebiotic soluble fiber.

Continuing the Conversation: Waist Circumference, Weight Loss & Food Choices
In part
one of this article, I discussed how the utilization of measuring a patient's waist circumference (WC) becomes a valuable anthropometric measurement to gauge health risk. Now  I'll discuss the clinical approach to reducing WC and implementation your practice.

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Poll Results for the following Question:

If given the opportunity, would you like to have privileges at your local hospital?



Total Respondents: 56


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Yes I believe that massage is very important as far as the healing process, whether it is physical, mental or spiritual. Therefore, I feel that massage is important in a hospital. I would love to be able to work in my local hospital. This will not only give me the opportunity to work with those who are healing from a trauma, but also help those who need support with preventative maintenance (ie professional staff, family members of those who are ill or dying etc.) It would be wonderful if doctors and hospital administration could make massage therapy as part of patient care as well as staff support.Thank you for letting me express my opinion. Mary Molnia, CMT

Yes I massaged one of my regular clients when he was in the hospital. He cleared it with the staff at the time, so I guess I don't have regular "privileges" per say.

Yes The hospital is not a nice experience. I would love to have the opportunity to nurture people in a crisis.

Yes I think it would be such a great experience for many in the hospital that has never received any kind of therapeutic massage. I my area there are very few Dr. that have any understanding about massage. It seems to me that education is the most valuable tool we have.

 What kind of priveleges are you talking about? Privileges as a patient? As a practitioner? As an employee? I'd like a more detailed question to answer. Thank you.

Yes My first director had recently been terminated at a large hospital when his department of physical therapy was eliminated during that last recession. He told me that although the work was steady and appreciation from patients great, it was a relief to leave there because of the poor working conditions and strain working amidst the crammed furniture. I've done a few mobiles in hospitals, and I'd much rather work in a private home than a hospital ward.
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