May 10, 2010 — National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) received pallets of vitamins and supplements from Standard Process and Anabolic Labs to dispense in three of its clinic programs that treat the homeless and medically underserved.
NUHS operates two clinics housed in Salvation Army mission facilities in Chicago. Its suburban Aurora clinic also routinely serves clients at area soup kitchens, as well as homeless patients referred from local social service agencies.
While NUHS clinicians and interns can offer free physical exams, diagnoses, and a wide range of chiropractic treatment to these patients, getting them the proper nutritional supplements they need is difficult and costly, and often impossible.
“Most of these patients cannot afford enough food to eat, much less vitamin and mineral supplements — even if they know it would improve their health,” says Dr. David Parish, dean of clinics for NUHS.
That’s why two companies donated several thousand dollars worth of prescription-quality vitamin, herb, and mineral supplements to the NUHS clinics. The donations will allow doctors to not only recommend specific vitamins to help these patients, but to give them a supply to take with them.
“We are extremely grateful to both Standard Process and Anabolic Labs for these donations, as it gives our clinics, our doctors, and interns the tools they need to help their patients,” says Dr. Parish. “Many of these patients have had a long history of poor nutrition that has contributed to a deterioration in their health condition. Effective supplementation of vitamins and minerals can greatly affect their treatment outcome, and help them on the physical road to recovery as they rebuild their lives.”
For information about supporting NUHS clinic services for the medically underserved, call 630-889-6529.
Source: National University of Health Sciences, www.nuhs.edu