Platelet Rich Plasma: What It Is and When to Use It

Posted by Miguel Agrait, MD on Aug 14, 2020 9:43:43 AM

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a highly concentrated collection of plasma obtained from a patient’s own blood. A sample of blood is taken from the patient, then via centrifuge, concentrated down to a collection of platelets, proteins, enzymes, and growth factors that are key in the body’s own regenerative process. This distilled collection can then be injected into an area of injury in order to accelerate healing. It has been used extensively in the world of professional sports, but is also used around the world for patients and athletes of all skill levels.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, health, covid-19, primary care

The Importance of Having a Primary Care Doctor in the Middle of a Pandemic

Posted by David Melchor on Jul 17, 2020 1:27:17 PM

Before the mass migration to urban cities, there was a time when the doctor was much more integrated in the community. They were a part of the extended family, knew the family background, and developed a relationship with the family members based on trust.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, health, covid-19, primary care

How is Pravan Clinic different?

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 30, 2020 10:32:09 AM

When we started Pravan a few years ago we did so with the belief that the current healthcare system was outdated. Old medical offices with decor from the 1980s and paper files stored in physical cabinets, where you are just a “number” didn’t feel right.

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Topics: prevention, wellness, health

Let's Talk About Mental Health

Posted by Elizabeth Sands, MS, CNS on Jun 5, 2020 7:00:07 PM

How are you doing?

It’s been a rough few months, and most of us are likely some version of drained. As much as we focus on physical health at Pravan, we have always recognized the critical roles mental and emotional health play in keeping a person well.

With everything going on, we want to support you in all the ways we can. Whether through self-care support or a more hands-on approach, we want you to know that we’re here for you.

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Topics: mental health, wellness, health

Benefits of Maintaining a Healthy Weight - Especially Now

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on May 22, 2020 1:53:17 PM

Finding a healthy weight that works for you also means finding a weight that works for your health. When your weight is in a healthy range, you are able to prevent many diseases and conditions like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Finding your healthy weight can also contribute to increased energy and strength, feelings of joy, and to greater self-esteem.

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Topics: nutritionist, health, covid-19

Cómo fortalecer tu sistema inmunológico

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Apr 20, 2020 1:30:44 PM

Cuando nos vemos amenazados por problemas de salud o crisis globales como la que estamos enfrentando con el coronavirus, se despierta en nosotros una alerta. Con esto, comienza una búsqueda de tratamientos y remedios que fortalezcan nuestro sistema y nos proteja de enfermedades. El sistema inmunológico es nuestra primera línea de defensa y se puede proteger con acciones muy sencillas que garantizan el pleno y óptimo funcionamiento de las defensas del organismo.

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Topics: nutrition, nutritionist, health, coronavirus

How to Support Your Immune System During a Pandemic

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Apr 17, 2020 6:13:59 PM

When we face challenges to our health or a global health crisis like the current pandemic, we tend to experience a state of alertness. With this comes a search for treatments and remedies to strengthen our system and protect ourself from disease. Our immune system is our first line of defense, and there are many simple actions we can take to set it up for success.

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Topics: nutritionist, health, covid-19

Respondemos a las preguntas más comunes sobre el COVID-19

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Mar 30, 2020 7:34:55 PM

 

A medida que la información sobre el COVID-19 continúa evolucionando, nosotros seguimos enfocados en ofrecer servicios de alta calidad e información pertinente. Hemos compartido varios comunicados y continuaremos haciéndolo; estamos comprometidos en mantenerlos informados. Es importante dejarles saber que en Pravan continuamos trabajando incansablemente para educarnos en el manejo de este novel virus. Esperamos que la siguiente información te brinde claridad y responda la mayoría de tus preguntas.

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Topics: prevention, health, coronavirus, covid-19

Your Most Common COVID-19 Questions, Answered

Posted by Dr. Tania Rivera on Mar 27, 2020 4:03:33 PM

As information surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we remain focused on providing quality care and relevant information. We have already sent out several communications, and we will continue to as we have more to share. We also want you to know that we are working tirelessly to educate ourselves on the best options available. We hope that the following information brings you clarity, and answers most of your questions.

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Topics: prevention, health, coronavirus, covid-19

Consejos de dieta y estilo de vida para superar una cuarentena

Posted by Leyda Figueroa RD, LND on Mar 26, 2020 2:59:33 PM

Con el impacto que ha causado el coronavirus en nuestro diario vivir, ha aumentado nuestro estado de alerta y la nutrición es más importante que nunca.

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Topics: wellness, corporate wellness, act 20, stress

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