20 Supplements to Avoid Around Surgery View More

We often associate December with the holidays, visiting with family and giving gifts. But for those with extra vacation days or who have reached their health insurance deductible, the year-end is often a good time to schedule a surgical procedure.   To ensure the best outcome, taking stock of the nutritional supplements you take is… Continue Reading

Arnica Montana Plant View More

Recently, VitaMedica has received a number of emails with questions about Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Since these two botanicals are very popular, and frequently taken together during the peri-operative period, I thought it would be helpful to provide an update to our FAQs for Arnica and Bromelain.   Article Highlights: – Homeopathic Arnica montana has… Continue Reading

Are You Fit for Surgery? View More

Are you ready for your upcoming surgery?  Have you done everything you can to help with your recovery?  Or are your habits sabotaging your chances at getting the best results?   Hospitals across the country are adopting surgery fitness programs for their surgical patients.  The goal?  To improve a patient’s health before surgery and minimize… Continue Reading

How to Manage Pain After Surgery View More

Are you anxious about how much discomfort or pain you may experience after an upcoming surgery?  Do you have concerns about taking a pain medication and the side-effects you may experience?   “It’s normal for patients to have concerns about pain following a surgical procedure,” says David H. Rahm, M.D., board certified anesthesiologist and VitaMedica… Continue Reading

Prevent Bruising from Botox & Fillers View More

Have you received Botox or Juvederm and experienced bruising after the treatment?  Or, are you scheduled for Radiesse or Sculptra and worried that you might bruise after these dermal fillers?   As a woman in her 50s, I’m no stranger to getting Botox and Juvederm.  And, as the director of education at VitaMedica, I know… Continue Reading

Foods to Eat to Help Healing View More

Do you have an upcoming surgery scheduled? Are you wondering if there is a post surgery diet you can follow that is full of vitamins for recovery?   Eating the right foods after surgery can promote faster healing and minimize the swelling, bruising and inflammation that often accompany a surgical procedure. Certain foods can also… Continue Reading