If you love someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, you might already know that November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Personally, raising awareness about this devastating disease is a mission I care deeply about, because it is what took my grandfather’s life.
As members of the Liberty HealthShare community, each of us has the responsibility to steward the resources of the entire membership. In order for healthcare sharing to function the way it should, we are duty-bound to try and save money whenever we access the health system. And let’s not be naïve: the health system is out to take all the money it can.
Conventional thinking may not be best for YOUR health.
By Dr. Kendra Pearsall
I offer this article as a reminder to maintain a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to conventional thinking, usually emerging from academics and bureaucrats, that attempts to treat us all the same way. There are areas of agreement and substantial disagreement among the different types of physicians, as well as individual physicians, regarding the health practices outlined here. As a naturopath, I view the treatment of medical conditions and the maintenance of good health differently than allopaths (conventional medical doctors).
Written by Dr. Kendra Pearsall N.M.D.
Member of the LHS Physician Review Board
An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease/dementia and two-thirds of these are women. One in three seniors (those 65 and older) die of dementia.
Medical Experts to assist both Liberty HealthShare members and administration.
LHS has asked three of its distinguished members to serve on its newly established Physician Review Board. The three doctors will provide expert advice and counsel on technical and practical medical matters to both sharing members and the LHS administration.
What Every Woman Needs To Know About Mammograms.
Mammograms are x-rays of the breast that are used in screening for breast cancer. The current conventional medical recommendations are that all women aged 50-74 should get a mammogram every two years in order to screen for breast cancer. However, one of the largest and longest studies of mammography to date, involving 90,000 women followed for 25 years, found that mammograms have absolutely NO impact on breast cancer mortality. In other words, the death rate from breast cancer was virtually identical between those who received an annual mammogram, and those who did not. In fact, the latest research shows that in addition to having little to no diagnostic value, mammograms can actually cause a number of problems:
Oh, how wonderful it is to see green grass again, flowers blooming, beautiful sunshine and the feeling of warmth on our skin. Although summer does not officially begin until June 21, those loving, honey producing bees (and their “stinging” relatives) are already on the move.
When Peggy Sofran first heard of Liberty HealthShare, she was unsure how it would work. However, following an incident that left her with a fractured shoulder, Sofran soon found out the benefit of being a Liberty HealthShare member. Her membership card was accepted without question!
Thank you all for the many suggestions I received for upcoming articles of interest. For March, I chose to address Heart Disease and Cold Weather.
It is very important to know how cold weather affects your heart, especially if you have a cardiovascular disease. People with heart conditions should avoid outdoor exertion, like shoveling snow, and walking through heavy wet snow.
How to effectively present your Liberty HealthShare card to your doctor or hospital
One of the best things about being a member of Liberty HealthShare is that you can visit any doctor, any hospital you choose! If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor with Liberty HealthShare!