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The Reason You Don’t Feel Fantastic and How to Fix It

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Do you have any, some or all of the following 5 symptoms? . Fatigue . Depression &/or Anxiety &/or Insomnia . Weight Gain, especially around the abdomen . Digestive Problems and Strong Cravings . Sex Hormone Imbalance (low testosterone, menopausal symptoms, etc) These are problems in the majority of people that come to …

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Your Checklist When Going to the Doctor/Dentist: Health Care Surrogate Designation, HIPAA Release, and Living Will

By Bonie S. Montalvo The time has arrived.  You cannot prolong it any longer, it is now time for your visit with the dentist. Did you thoroughly brush your teeth? Did you floss? Did you bring you HIPAA release? Wait. What? Yes, you heard right, your HIPAA release, along with your Health Care Surrogate Designation and your Living Will.  Imagine that …

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Failure is a Part of Growth

Failure is a Part of Growth

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune The Apostle Peter was a bold man. He stepped up when others stepped back. He was often the first to speak in a group setting. Because of his faith, he was able to walk on water. And, like most risk takers, he experienced his share of failures. Faith involves risk. Failure is a possibility.  But …

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ClearCorrect Invisible Braces Are the Clear & Simple Way to Straighten Your Teeth, So You Can Show Off Your Smile!

ClearCorrect Invisible Braces Are the Clear & Simple Way to Straighten Your Teeth

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS ClearCorrect is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces. Similar to other clear aligner brands (like Invisalign) available to dentists or orthodontists certified to offer them to their patients, ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth a little bit at …

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Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

Heat Awareness for Our Fury Family Members

During the summer months, the temperature can feel 10 degrees hotter than it actually is depending on the humidity levels.  Hot and humid weather can make it difficult for everyone to breathe; this is particularly the case of our beloved pets. Not only do most pets have a thick fur coat, but also their inability to sweat makes regulating their temperature …

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Estate Planning and Legal Awards

Estate Planning and Legal Awards

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Here at Health and Wellness, summer travel month brings a reminder to drive safely. When accidents occur, sometimes lawsuits result and personal injury settlements follow. However, you may be surprised to learn that receiving a lump sum of cash may not always be a good thing. What I mean is, a lump sum can create estate …

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Legalization of Marijuana: Political, Social, Legal or Medical Conundrum

Legalization of Marijuana

Information here has been extracted from recent article by Robert DuPont, MD and can be found on the www.rivermendhealth.com website. Recently in the State of Florida Amendment 2 was endorsed by 72% of Florida Voters. State Senator Rob Bradley intends to file a bill saying “Our constitutional duty is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana in …

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Sun: Benefits, Risks and Keeping Your Skin Healthy

Sun: Benefits, Risks and Keeping Your Skin Healthy

By Cheryl Bernardi, Manager at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs Summer, as blissful and carefree as it is, also means sun exposure and potential skin damage. We have been told for 40+ years that sun exposure is bad, will cause skin cancer and damage to your skin. However what was not mentioned was that a limited amount of sun exposure …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Charcot Foot Deformity Why Diabetics Should Be Concerned

Charcot Foot Deformity Why Diabetics Should Be Concerned

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist Over 6 million people in the United States have Type II Diabetes.  Along with this diagnosis, come many secondary disorders and complications.  One of the main side effects of the disease is nerve damage due to high blood sugar.  The most common area …

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