Flu Shot Clifton Park NY

Choosing between flu shots and alternative remedies can dance you in circles. Here are pros and cons of each. With flu season upon us, it’s time again to face that annual dilemma–flu shot or no flu shot? Conventional medical circles embrace it as a simple, slam'dunk solution: Get the shot and you can walk into a room full of flu germs with near impunity.

William A. Uhl
(518) 783-3031
1601 Huntridge Dr. 
Clifton Park, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Mike Dudick, DC
(518) 664-2673
377 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY
Business
Dudick Health & Chiropractic
Specialties
Chiropractic, Dudick Health & Chiropractic is a full service healthcare facility offering safe, effective treatment. We offer chiropractic, therapy, core conditioning, massage, customized therapeutic exercise programs, education, pain management, second opinion exams,
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We participate with many insurance companies including but not limited to: BlueCross/Blue Shield, CDPHP, Empire Plan, Medicare, New York State Employees Insurance, MVP, GHI, United Health, and many more. We also accept credit/debit cards, cash and check.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Whitney Young Medical Center
Medical School: Texas Chiropractic College, 1986
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Chiropractic Association, New York State Chiropractic Association, Texas Chiropractic Association, American Physical Therapy Association, New York Physical Ther
Awards: New York State Chiropractic, Association-Leadership Award 1995
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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Ronald G Rayher
(518) 383-3700
865 Route 146 
Clifton Park, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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John Graham
(518) 371-5422
1520 Route 9
Clifton Park, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Bradley J Elliott
(518) 383-4889
677 Plank Rd. 
Clifton Park, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Rugani Family Chiropractic
(518) 348-6366
1733 Route 9 # B
Clifton Park, NY

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Joseph S. Gulyas
(518) 371-4800
Northeast Spine
Clifton Park, NY
Business
Northeast Spine
Specialties
Chiropractic

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Dr. Mike Wayne
(518) 371-4800
2 Emma Lane
Clifton Park, NY
Business
Northeast Spine & Wellness
Specialties
Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Holistic Counseling, Chinese Herbs and Wellness Education
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Special plans for New York State Workers
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Languages Spoken: English

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Dr. Joseph S. Gulyas
(518) 371-4800
2 Emma Lane
Clifton Park, NY
Business
Northeast Spine & Wellness
Specialties
Chiropractic, Northeast Spine & Wellness is a full service wellness facility offering a natural, drugless approach to health. We offer chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, integrative nutrition, personal training, holistic counseling and transformation thera
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We are on the insurance panel for many insurance companies including but not limited to: BlueCross/Blue Shield, CDPHP, Empire Plan,Medicare, New York State Employees Insurance Univera, Beacon, and many more. We also accept credit cards, cash and check.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Greenvale Outpatient Facility on Long Island
Medical School: New York Chiropractic College, 1987
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Past President of the 10th District of the New York State Chiropractic Association Member and Past President of the Shenendehowa Rotary Club Founding Member and Past President of the Northeast Chiropractic Providers , a local preferred provider org
Awards: Named by the New York State Jaycees as a leader in the field of health and medicine Awarded the Paul Harris by the Rotary International-- District 7190 in 2002 Chosen Small Business Person of the year by th

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Richard J Herbold
(518) 371-6431
1659 Route 9 
Halfmoon, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Alternative Medicine Cabinet - Flu Season Fandango

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Choosing between flu shots and alternative remedies can dance you in circles. Here are pros and cons of each.

With flu season upon us, it’s time again to face that annual dilemma–flu shot or no flu shot? Conventional medical circles embrace it as a simple, slam-dunk solution: Get the shot and you can walk into a room full of flu germs with near impunity. But if this is the case, why do so many alternative medical practitioners distrust it? And if such mistrust is justified, should you get one, or could it wind up doing more harm than good?

Pierre Brunschwig, MD, a holistic doctor at Helios Integrated Medicine in Boulder, Colo., and a charter fellow of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, is wary. He says that each winter’s flu formula is reformulated based on strains of flu that arrive in the Southern Hemisphere during its winter, which is our summer. Brunschwig says there’s no guarantee that the Southern Hemisphere formulation will match the strains active in North America by the time our winter rolls around.

But making the decision to get a flu shot goes well beyond this issue. While some holistic practitioners do think the harm always outweighs the good, others feel the shot could prove helpful, depending on your age, health and circumstances. Regardless of whether you get the shot or not, natural alternatives can help keep you healthy this winter.

The flu shot controversy

If you‘re debating whether to get a flu shot, consider the advice of Sherri Tenpenny, DO, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio: Become informed about the specific substances being delivered through the needle, she warns. For example, Tenpenny says, “during the flu vaccine manufacturing process, antibiotics such as neomycin, polymyxin B and gentamicin are added to eliminate stray bacteria found in the mixture.” The final solution can contain additives such as Triton-X 100, a detergent; polysorbate 80, an emulsifier that is a potential carcinogen; and additives such as formaldehyde to inactivate the virus as well as gelatin and residual egg proteins used to nourish the cultures. Bottom line, according to Brunschwig, “if you have an egg allergy, you simply can’t get the vaccine.” Not all flu formulations are alike, either, so if you decide to get one, ask your doctor about the specific ingredients.

One of the most worrisome issues is that some flu shots contain a substance called thimerosal, an organic form of mercury used as a preservative. “Many influenza vaccines still contain thimerosal,” Tenpenny says, which is being investigated for its link to brain injury and autoimmune disease. Several studies have found significantly increased odds of neurodevelopmental disorders—including autism, mental retardation, speech disorders, personality disorders and thinking abnormalities—in children (not adults) following thimerosal-containing vaccines.

Brunschwig says that further risks with the injectable flu shot include local reactions at the injection site and anaphylaxis (a s...

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