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FAA Medical Exams: Ensuring Your Fitness to Fly Jul 16th, 2024

Understanding FAA Medical Exams What is an FAA Medical Exam? An FAA Medical Exam is a mandatory evaluation for pilots, ensuring they meet the health standards set by the Federal Aviation Administration. This exam assesses a pilot's physical and mental fitness to safely operate an aircraft. Types of FAA Medical...

Preparing for Your FAA Exam: What Every Pilot Needs to Know Jul 12th, 2024

Understanding the FAA Exam The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam is a crucial step for pilots seeking certification. This comprehensive exam ensures that pilots meet the necessary medical standards to safely operate an aircraft. Key Components of the FAA Exam Medical History Review Your medical history is thoroughly reviewed during...

Why IV Therapy is the Fastest Way to Rehydrate and Replenish Nutrients Jul 9th, 2024

Understanding IV Therapy Intravenous (IV) Therapy involves delivering fluids, vitamins, and minerals directly into your bloodstream. This method bypasses the digestive system, ensuring immediate and complete absorption of essential nutrients. Benefits of IV Therapy Rapid Hydration One of the primary benefits of IV Therapy is its ability to quickly restore...

The Ultimate Guide to IV Therapy: Hydration, Nutrient Boost, and Detoxification Jul 5th, 2024

What is IV Therapy? IV Therapy, or Intravenous Therapy, is a method of delivering fluids, vitamins, and minerals directly into your bloodstream. This process allows for quick absorption and immediate benefits, making it an increasingly popular choice for those seeking to enhance their overall health and well-being. Benefits of IV...

Why Winter May Be a Good Time for Your Annual Physical Jun 10th, 2024

Your annual physical is vital to your overall health and wellness, addressing any concerns and looking for changes to your body. You can have an annual physical at any time of year, but winter may be the best option. But why? Your immune system is a critical part of staying...

Understanding Your Risk Factors for Osteoporosis Jun 3rd, 2024

Getting older means a lot of changes to your body, including some of the vital parts like your bones. It's not uncommon for older adults to suffer a broken bone from a simple fall or a minor injury. Osteoporosis is one of the primary conditions that affect the bones in...

IV Therapy for Gut Health? Here’s What You Should Know May 27th, 2024

Your gut refers to the parts of the digestive system that help with nutrition, digestion, immunity, and metabolism. It includes your esophagus, stomach, and intestines, breaking down your food for nutrition. However, it's easy to throw your gut health out of whack if you’re not careful and don’t take care...

Head Into Fall and Winter with an Immune-Boosting IV Therapy Session Apr 29th, 2024

Summer offers a reprieve from many health concerns, but as fall and winter approach, bolstering your immune system becomes essential to ward off illnesses. Vitamins and supplements play a role, but IV therapy provides a faster, more efficient way to supply your body with essential nutrients. IV therapy, once confined...

5 Non-Surgical Strategies to Ease Arthritis-Related Hip Pain Apr 1st, 2024

Hip pain has many causes, with osteoarthritis being one of the most common. If conservative measures like medication, activity modification, and physical therapy haven't provided significant relief, non-surgical options like joint injections may be beneficial. At Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, WA, Dr. Frank Marinkovich, MD, specializes in treating...

Can Poor Posture Lead to Chronic Back Pain? Mar 25th, 2024

Good posture is essential for keeping your body aligned, ensuring stability and efficiency both in movement and at rest. Proper posture supports your musculoskeletal system and overall health, whereas poor posture can lead to chronic neck and back pain. At Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, WA, Dr. Frank Marinkovich,...

How MSK Injections at Eastside Family Health Center Alleviate Shoulder Bursitis Symptoms Mar 18th, 2024

Shoulder pain can strike unexpectedly, with bursitis being a common cause. Bursitis can make everyday activities difficult by causing sudden and intense pain. At Eastside Family Health Center in Kirkland, WA, Dr. Frank Marinkovich, MD, offers specialized treatments for shoulder pain, including MSK (musculoskeletal) injections, designed to alleviate symptoms of...

Neurofeedback Therapy Sessions: What to Expect During Your Treatment Mar 8th, 2024

The Journey Begins: Understanding Neurofeedback Neurofeedback therapy, a cornerstone of regenerative medicine, harnesses the brain's plasticity to improve its function. This non-invasive technique uses real-time displays of brain activity to teach self-regulation of brain functions. At Eastside Family Health Center, we're excited to offer this innovative therapy, promising a tailored...

Understanding Brain Injuries: Types, Symptoms, and Recovery Paths Mar 4th, 2024

Delving into the Types of Brain Injuries Brain injuries, a critical concern in healthcare, can manifest in various forms, each with its unique challenges and implications for the individual. At Eastside Family Health Center, we emphasize the importance of understanding these distinctions to provide tailored care. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI):...

What is Neurofeedback Therapy and How Can It Help with Brain Injuries? Mar 1st, 2024

Navigating the Path to Recovery with Neurofeedback Therapy Brain injuries can be daunting, affecting every facet of an individual's life. However, advances in regenerative medicine have paved the way for innovative therapies that support recovery and rehabilitation. Among these, Neurofeedback Therapy stands out as a non-invasive solution, offering new hope...

Joint Efforts: Protecting Your Knees and Ankles from Sports Injuries Feb 8th, 2024

Understanding the Stakes: The Importance of Knee and Ankle Health In the world of athletics, knees and ankles are among the most vulnerable and critical joints. They bear the brunt of high impacts, sudden changes in direction, and repetitive motions. Protecting these joints isn't just about avoiding pain or injury;...

From Sprains to Strains: Understanding Sports Injuries Feb 6th, 2024

Engaging in sports and physical activities is a fantastic way to maintain health and vitality, but it also comes with inherent risks. Among these are sports injuries, which can range from minor inconveniences to major setbacks. Understanding these injuries is the first step toward prevention and effective treatment.   Sprains...

Beating Strong: A Guide to Maintaining Heart Health Feb 1st, 2024

Introduction: Prioritizing Your Heart's Well-being Heart health is paramount for a long and healthy life. "Beating Strong" is your guide to understanding and maintaining optimal heart health, integrating lifestyle choices, diet, exercise, and stress management to keep your heart functioning at its best.   Understanding Heart Health The Basics: The...

Back in the Game: Effective Recovery Strategies for Athletes Jan 4th, 2024

The Athlete's Journey: Beyond Performance For athletes, the journey to excellence is more than just training and competition; it's about understanding and respecting the body's need for rest and recovery. Effective recovery strategies are crucial not only for performance enhancement but also for long-term health and injury prevention. Let's dive...

Holistic Approaches to Stress: The Place of IV Therapy in Mind-Body Wellness Dec 7th, 2023

In the quest for holistic wellness, stress management plays a crucial role. While traditional methods like meditation and exercise are well-known, Intravenous (IV) Therapy is emerging as an innovative adjunct in the holistic approach to stress management. This blog explores the role of IV Therapy in complementing traditional mind-body wellness...

The Future of Immune Health: Exploring the Potential of IV Infusion Treatments Nov 20th, 2023

In the realm of modern medicine, the quest for innovative treatments that bolster immune health is ceaseless. As we navigate through an era marked by global health challenges, the significance of a robust immune system has never been more evident. One emerging approach that has garnered attention in recent years...

The Science of Healing: How Regenerative Medicine Targets Musculoskeletal Disorders Nov 13th, 2023

What is Regenerative Medicine? Regenerative medicine is a multidisciplinary approach that aims to repair, replace, or regenerate damaged tissues and organs. By harnessing the body's innate healing mechanisms, regenerative therapies promote natural recovery, aiming to restore normal function and alleviate pain. Regenerative Therapies for Musculoskeletal Disorders Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy:...

The Role of Regenerative Therapies in Battling Neurodegenerative Diseases Nov 10th, 2023

Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's, have long posed significant challenges to the medical community. Characterized by the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, these diseases have been notoriously difficult to treat. However, recent advancements in regenerative therapies offer a glimmer of hope. This article delves...

Sleep Disorders and Neurofeedback: A Path to Restful Nights Sep 19th, 2023

  Sleep is a fundamental human need, playing a pivotal role in our physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life. However, for many, a restful night's sleep remains elusive due to various sleep disorders. As the search for effective therapeutics continues, neurofeedback is emerging as a promising avenue....

Neurofeedback for the Aging Brain: Cognitive Health and Longevity Sep 19th, 2023

Aging is an inevitable process, bringing with it various physiological and cognitive changes. One of the most concerning aspects of aging is the potential decline in cognitive functions, leading to conditions like dementia or Alzheimer's disease. As the search for interventions to maintain cognitive health intensifies, neurofeedback is emerging as...

The Role of Testosterone in Men's Health Sep 8th, 2023

Testosterone, often referred to as the "male hormone," plays a vital role in men's health and well-being. Beyond its association with masculinity, testosterone serves as a key regulator of various physiological processes that influence physical, mental, and emotional aspects of men's lives. In this article, we'll delve into the multifaceted...

The FAA's Guidance on COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine for Aviation Personnel Sep 8th, 2023

The aviation industry has faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the safety of passengers, crew, and aviation personnel, regulatory bodies like the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have provided comprehensive guidance on COVID-19 testing and quarantine measures. In this article, we'll explore the FAA's guidance for aviation...

Intermittent Fasting: A Revolutionary Approach to Weight Loss? Jul 28th, 2023

In the quest for effective weight loss strategies, intermittent fasting (IF) has emerged as a popular and intriguing approach. Unlike traditional diets that focus on what to eat, IF concentrates on when to eat. This method involves cycling between periods of eating and fasting, thereby altering the pattern of energy...

Weight Loss and Metabolism: How the Two Are Interlinked Jul 27th, 2023

Weight loss is a complex process that involves more than just diet and exercise. At the heart of this process is metabolism, the body's mechanism for converting food into energy. Understanding the relationship between weight loss and metabolism can provide valuable insights into why some people lose weight more easily...

Taboo Topics in Men's Health: Let’s Start the Conversation Jul 17th, 2023

Men's health encompasses a wide range of topics, but certain issues, often shrouded in stigma and embarrassment, are frequently overlooked. These "taboo" topics are crucial to a man's overall wellbeing and should not be avoided. Let's shed light on these matters and encourage open dialogue.   Sexual Health and Erectile...

Demystifying Prostate Health: What Every Man Should Know Jul 17th, 2023

Your health is your most important asset. As a man, understanding and maintaining your prostate health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, due to the stigma and lack of awareness, many men remain in the dark about this vital aspect of their health. This article aims to...

Men and Cancer: Risks, Symptoms, and Prevention Jul 12th, 2023

Cancer is a leading health concern for men worldwide, with several types of cancer, such as lung, prostate, and colorectal, being particularly prevalent. Understanding the risks, recognizing the symptoms, and adopting preventative measures can significantly impact the outcomes of these diseases. In this article, we aim to shed light on...

The Silent Epidemic: Men’s Mental Health Matters Jul 7th, 2023

Mental health is an integral part of human wellness, affecting every aspect of our lives. However, there remains a societal stigma that often discourages open dialogue about mental health. It is particularly evident in the realm of men's mental health, where traditional expectations of masculinity, such as being strong, stoic,...

Understanding Central and Peripheral Pain: Unraveling the Complexities of the Sensory Experience Jun 7th, 2023

Pain is an intricate and subjective sensory experience that affects individuals in various ways. It is a vital mechanism that alerts our bodies to potential harm, prompting us to take action to protect ourselves. Pain can be broadly categorized into two types: central pain and peripheral pain. In this blog,...

Understanding Osteoporotic Fracture Apr 3rd, 2023

Osteoporosis is a common disease that affects millions of people worldwide, particularly those over the age of 50. Osteoporotic fractures are one of the most significant complications of this disease, and they can lead to significant disability and even death. At Eastside Family Health Center, Frank Marinkovich, M.D – our...

Ways to prevent Colon Cancer Mar 16th, 2023

Colon cancer is a common cancer affecting the large intestine or the rectum. Slow-growing cancer usually starts as a small, benign growth called a polyp. Over time, these polyps can become cancerous; if left untreated, they can spread to other body parts. However, colon cancer can be treated effectively with...

Types, causes, symptoms, risk factors, and prevention of heart failure Mar 3rd, 2023

About six million Americans have heart failure, and more than 870,000 people are diagnosed yearly. Those over 65 who are hospitalized most frequently do so for congestive heart failure. What is Heart Failure? Heart failure is a chronic heart ailment known as congestive cardiac failure. Despite what the name might...

Nicotine's Impact on Heart Health: What You Need to Know Feb 27th, 2023

Although nicotine is a highly addictive chemical that can have a negative impact on our health, what specifically is its effect on heart health? To help you make an informed choice regarding your health, we'll examine the data on nicotine and its effects on the heart in this blog post....

Hearts in Depression: How Does Depression Affect Your Risk of Heart Disease? Feb 16th, 2023

Introduction Depression is a severe medical illness that impacts your well-being and mental health. Though they are frequently associated, do heart disease and depression have anything in common? Do they make you more likely to die of heart disease? Yes, depression does actually increase the risk of dying from a...

Dos and Don'ts after an osteoarthritis diagnosis Dec 13th, 2022

As previously said, it mostly affects your knees and feet, which bear the majority of your body weight, as well as your hands, hips, and spine, which all involve repeated motions that raise the risk of premature cartilage degradation. Do’s and Don’ts Obesity, age, traumas, and even a hereditary trait...

Increasing Energy with IV Therapy Nov 22nd, 2022

At Eastside Family Health Center, our team, led by Frank Marinkovich, MD, customize intravenous solutions for your needs.  Benefits of our IVs include: Optimizing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants Increase mental acuity Giving your body a direct line of nutrients through the bloodstream Bonus benefits: Confident you’re doing something for yourself...

Which Vitamins Are Most Important to the Immune System? Nov 20th, 2022

Our specialized team at Eastside Family Health Center (EHFC), with an office in Kirkland, Washington, has different therapies to help you stay as healthy as possible.  Why is your immune system important? The body’s very own military – Your immune system – protects you against any invaders that could make...

How IV Infusion Therapy Can Aid in Immune System Improvement Nov 9th, 2022

When you're feeling tired, IV infusion therapy can help restore your body and give you a much-needed boost. This is especially true when it comes to immune system health. You may become a victim of infections, colds, or other illnesses if your immune system is not functioning properly. Eastside Family...

How IV Infusion Therapy Can Help Assist with Your Chronic Pain Nov 9th, 2022

Here at Eastside Family Health Center, we are aware of how chronic pain can severely impact your quality of life. Our specialists who are experts at regenerative medicine consolidate the IV infusion protocols for many indications (including immune boost and kidney support), as a way to help manage your chronic...

Give Your Immune System a Boost With IV Therapy Aug 16th, 2022

Even though you’re getting decent sleep, eating well, and fitting some exercise in, If you find yourself dragging more and more these days, you may need to find a new way to get the energy you need. You want this energy, in a way that’s natural and good for your...