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Our Bellevue office
3811 Twin Creek Dr #102
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1529 S. 203rd Street #103

CareCredit now available for payments

CareCredit cardAkridge & Akridge Chiropractic is now offering CareCredit to patients to pay their bills.

The CareCredit credit card account can be used for yourself, your family, even your pets. It is accepted by chiropractors, veterinarians, dentists, optometrists and other health care professionals.

Patients will need to submit an application for the card. Once it’s approved, you can start using your CareCredit account right away. You can choose from several financing options. You will recieve monthly statements from CareCredit in the mail or online. Then you can make monthly payments, being sure to pay your balance in full by the end of the promotional period.

To get your CareCredit card, please click here to fill out your application online.

Please check with our office staff if you have any questions.

Baby Akridge has arrived!

Baby AkridgeDrs. Craig and Lacey Akridge are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Taylor Michelle. She was born at 1 a.m. March 2.

Taylor weigh 8 pounds, 2 ounces when she was born and was 21 inches long. Both mother and baby are doing well.

While Dr. Lacey is on maternity leave through June 2015, Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic will have other chiropractors available to take care of her patients. Please call us at 402-884-4774 if you have any questions or concerns.

Congratulations to the new family!

8 glasses of water a day? It’s just a myth

You’ve heard it over and over again: Drink eight, 8-ounce glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy. It’s true that you need to stay hydrated, but the idea of 64 ounces of water a day is actually a myth.

Glass of waterGuidelines for water consumption first appeared in the U.S. in 1945, when the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences recommended the consumption of 2.5 liters of water per day. Frederick J. Stare, an influential 21st century nutritionist who defined the four food groups, was one of the first to recommend that humans consume six or so 12-ounce glasses of water a day.

But actual water isn’t always necessary. Your foods contain plenty of it. For example, a baked potato is 75 percent water. Other beverages, such as juice and milk, also count towards your total.

And yes, caffeinated beverages also count, according to Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a nephrologist at the University of Pennsylvania who reviewed research claims on drinking eight glasses of water and studied how the kidneys handle it.

Two good ways to determine whether you’re getting enough hydration are simple and common. Runner’s World magazine says thirst is a good indicator: if you’re thirsty, drink something. Runner’s World also suggests that you check the color of your urine. If it’s clear or light yellow, you’re fine; if it’s the color of apple juice or darker, you need to drink something — especially if you’re involved in endurance activities such as running a race.

Experts at the Mayo Clinic list four factors that influence your need for additional fluids:

  • Exercising so hard that you sweat.
  • Environment, such as hot or humid weather or high altitude.
  • Illness or health conditions, such as fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding.

Other myths debunked by Runner’s World:

Plain water is best. If you’re involved in intense activity on a hot day, you may need a sports drink that has electrolytes and sodium to fully replenish your system.

You can “detox” your body by drinking lots of water. Dr. Goldfarb says, “There is no evidence that excess water makes your body more clean. If anything, drinking too much water can slightly impair the ability of the kidneys to filter blood.”

You can’t drink too much. It’s rare, but yes, you can. Too much water can cause symptomatic hyponatremia, a condition where the sodium levels in the blood become dangerously low.

 

 

Help us restock Bellevue pantry shelves

Bellevue Riverfest 2013 Can Sculpture ContestAkridge & Akridge Chiropractic is collecting canned food and donations through the end of September to help the Bellevue Food Pantry restock its shelves.

Those who donate by July 18 will see their contributions turned into artwork. These will be used at Bellevue’s Riverfest celebration as part of the Can Opener Sculpting Contest, where competing teams will turn the cans into giant sculptures with a patriotic theme.

Akridge & Akridge will continue to collect donations through September as part of the office’s ongoing community service projects.

Bellevue Riverfest will be held from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 18 and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. July 19 at Haworth Park. Other events include a Balloon Glow Friday evening and the “Fireworks Extravaganza” Saturday night, Kidz Zone,  RiverFest Run, and Car Show & Shine.  The event also hosts the Nebraska State BBQ Competition.

RiverFest is only $1 at the gate and the public is welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the music and fireworks; however, coolers will not be allowed.