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September 5, 2012 / janinezargar

Janine Zargar on Improving Primary Care in New York State

Janine Zargar serves as Vice President for Doctors United, a medical group based in White Plains, New York. Zargar oversees and markets the bilingual out-patient care center’s services.

New York faces a primary care crisis, but Governor Andrew Cuomo believes that he has a solution that will save money and provide New York residents with better health care. Currently, New York suffers from a shortage of primary care doctors. Many state residents have difficulty getting an appointment with any doctor at all, much less one that speaks their native language. The Affordable Care Act may improve access to health care, but it depends heavily on having enough primary care physicians available. When people cannot find a primary care physician, they are more likely to use the emergency room and to end up requiring a hospital stay for preventable complications.

Cuomo and his team hope to redesign New York’s health care system with a $2 billion federal grant. The grant will improve primary care facilities and help practices transition to electronic medical records in order to facilitate patient care. In addition, the grant will encourage the sort of team-based care already practiced at Doctors United.

August 14, 2012 / janinezargar

Stretching Exercises to Decrease Back Pain

By Janine Zargar

When we injure our back, we tend to move as little as possible to avoid causing flares of pain. But inactivity causes our back to stiffen, which brings on more pain. You can work out kinks by engaging in stretching exercises such as the back flexion. Start by lying on your back, tucking both knees to your chest, and bringing your head forward so that your body forms a ball. Hold the position for a few seconds, then slowly stretch back out. Repeat 5 to 10 times, then take a rest.

For the next exercise, stand up and spread your feet shoulder-length apart. Take a half-step back with your right foot, bend your left knee, and shift your weight to your right hip. Now bend forward while keeping your left leg straight and reach down your right leg until you feel a gentle stretch in your outer hip. Again, repeat a handful of times then rest.

If you seriously injure your back, make sure to consult your doctor and arrange appointments with a physical therapist who can guide you in these and other rehabilitative activities.

About the Author

Janine Zargar serves as the Vice President of Doctors United, a medical facility with several locations throughout New York. Each branches offer unique services including but not limited to physical therapy.

July 30, 2012 / janinezargar

Janine Zargar Discusses a New Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

A genetic condition, muscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and a decrease of muscle tissue throughout one’s life. When treating muscular dystrophy and similar disorders, doctors have had difficulty utilizing traditional gene therapy because the mutation is too widespread.

However, a new study shows that forms of muscular dystrophy previously considered untreatable (called dysferlinopathies which are marked by a mutation in the dysferlin gene) may be positively affected by an adeno-associated virus (AAV). While many types of AAVs presented packaging issues due to the size of certain genes, doctors used an AAV serotype known as the AAV5 to work around these limitations. Able to accept larger genes, AAV5s were injected into mice lacking dysferlin through intravascular and intramuscular delivery systems. Results showed full-length, intact dysferlin gene expression in the legs and diaphragms of the subjects.

About the Author:

For nearly 15 years, Janine Zargar has served as Vice President of Doctors United, a New York State Article 28-certified medical facility. Concerned with the welfare of others, Zargar donates to numerous charities including many affiliated with muscular dystrophy research.

July 20, 2012 / janinezargar

A Look at Rehab Staffing, Inc., by Janine Zargar

A Look at Rehab Staffing, Inc., by Janine Zargar

Based in White Plains, New York, Rehab Staffing, Inc., is a professional employment organization focused on the healthcare field. Licensed by the New York State Department of Labor, this firm connects physical therapists, doctors, and other medical professionals with clinics throughout the boroughs of New York City as well as in Westchester County.

When practitioners sign with Rehab Staffing, the company endeavors to provide them with longer term employment at locations close to their residences. Concerned with offering high quality service, the company understands the importance of maintaining consistency in relationships between patients and their doctors.

Individuals interested in joining Rehab Staffing can learn how to do so at http://www.rehabstaffinginc.com. The site contains details regarding interview locations, hours of availability, and directions. Moreover, visitors can read testimonials praising the Rehab Staffing team.

About the Author:

For the past seven years, Janine Zargar has served as President of Rehab Staffing. In her role, Zargar assists the firm’s clients with human resources and payroll issues while ensuring that the company meets Department of Labor standards.

June 7, 2012 / janinezargar

Doctors United Caters to the Spanish Speaking Population, Janine Zargar

Raising community awareness means addressing the entire community. For Janine Zargar, Vice President of Doctors United, this means including the Spanish-speaking community as well. Doctors United is a health care facility that aims to provide services for all patients, including patients in the minority. Janine Zargar has been with the popular health care facility for more than 14 years and has received numerous awards from churches and organizations for her work with the public.

Doctors United operates out of four offices in the Greater New York and Westchester County areas. In New York, roughly 13.5% of people speak Spanish as their home language. A great number of Doctors United patients are included in this percentage, making Spanish a necessity in the facilities’ operations. All Doctors United locations have mostly Spanish-speaking staff members, and some doctors are fluent as well.

Spanish-speaking patients who require information about Doctors United may visit its website, which has a Frequently Asked Questions section written in Spanish.

June 17, 2011 / janinezargar

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