You may think you're doing your body good by taking your calcium supplements. But a recent study suggests that taking a calcium supplement could actually be increasing your risk of heart disease. Dr. Hedde explains in the video above what you should be doing instead to get your calcium without the potential risks of a supplement.
We’ve talked a lot in our recent blogs about how Direct Primary Care can be extremely beneficial for individual patients for a variety of reasons. About half of Americans get their health insurance through their employer. As you know, health care costs for employers have skyrocketed and continue to increase with recent estimates showing that family plans cost employers as much as $18,000, with some estimates as high as $25k in total premiums and out of pocket costs for a family of four. This is a major reason why employees wages, raises and bonuses have been stagnant over the past decade or two. Though health insurance was initially added as an employee “benefit,” based on the above, it no longer is. Well, here’s a fun fact… Direct Primary Care works great for employers too!
Around the country, many employers are adding a membership to a Direct Primary Care practice to their benefits package for their employees. In fact, large teacher unions, local governments and small businesses have seen great benefits from partnering with a Direct Primary Care practice. This works really well for a couple of reasons:
As Dr. Turshen explains in his video blog above, by even getting 30 minutes less of your desirable sleep time you are more likely to gain weight. Make sure to balance not only your diet and exercise over the holiday season but your sleep time as well.
Lauren Hedde, DO and Mark Turshen, MD are Family Physicians and Founders of Direct Doctors, Inc. a Direct Primary Care Practice.