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Happy Open Enrollment Season!

Picking an acupuncture-friendly policy It’s open enrollment season and you know what that means: it’s time to make decisions about your 2020 insurance coverage! We get a lot of questions about which plan you should pick to get the most of your acupuncture benefits. Truth is we really don't know sometimes! We're going to do our best to share with you what we know from our years of experience. All practitioners at Pekoe are in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS for short) and many of you have the BCBS Federal Employee Program (FEP) policy. Much of the information listed here will refer to BCBS and BCBS FEP policies. As for other plans and BCBS benefits, you'll have to either call customer service (see: Useful q's below!), or check your…
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Zantac and Possible Cancer Risks

It has been found that ranitidine (Zantac), contains an impurity called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. Zantac is one of the most common over-the-counter medications used my millions of people around the world. Still many questions are still out there about whether or not it is safe to take this medication, but as a precaution, I would strongly suggest that you do not, and that you share this information with anyone you know that might be taking it. Listen to the below podcast if you have time, or if you’d like a brief and hastily-written summary, please read on! Find a link to Dr. Peter Attia’s podcast “the drive” here, or from your favorite player. This particular podcast, #75 with David Light, speaks about a recent Zantac recall. During…
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