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Redefining the Easter Basket The Good, the Bad and the Confusing about Sugar

Redefining the Easter Basket The Good

With National Nutrition Month just behind us and the Easter Bunny on the horizon, figuring out how to balance daily nutrition with holiday indulgences can seem overwhelming.  But with an obesity rate that has increased over 150 percent for adults – and children – since 1990, re-visiting your children’s Easter basket and egg hunt along with your family’s daily diet …

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Alcohol Awareness: The Shocking Truth About Our Youth and Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness: The Shocking Truth About Our Youth and Alcohol

By David Harris, BA, CPhT Alcohol is a topic that almost everyone knows a lot about and simultaneously knows very little about.  It has become a part of our society, engrained in our culture, and a rite of passage from adolescence into adulthood for many youths today.  In 1987, the NCAAD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC.) established April …

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Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating …

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Living well with Parkinson’s

The Neuro Challenge Foundation has a better approach to Parkinson’s  disease that includes educational and support programs. The average onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is around 60 years of age.  Approximately 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year and 15% of those are under the age of 50, which is called “young-onset.” Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. have …

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Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Every Year, nearly 200,000 people are diagnosed with spinal compression, which causes significant pain in the spine and surrounding back muscular structure.  Osteoporosis usually causes spinal compression and mostly affects the aging population, but can also be attributed to other diseases of the bone, cancers, tumors, long-term steroid use, herniated discs, and arthritis. While there are treatment options for spinal compression, …

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Naltrexone Implant for Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Naltrexone Implant for Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Prevalence of Binge Drinking and Heavy Drinking: In 2015, 26.9 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month; 7.0 percent reported that they engaged in heavy alcohol use in the past month.  Many people are unaware that they are developing a serious problem until it has taken over their life. Although …

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REAL ESTATE ODDS AND ENDS

REAL ESTATE ODDS AND ENDS

By James W. Mallonee Have you ever wondered about those documentary stamps that the government charges when you convey your property to another?  If you have, you’re not alone, it is sometimes a mystery as to how the assessment is for the tax is made.  You should think of it as a sales tax similar to the type you get charged …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room and begin to feel overwhelmed. I once blamed the sluggish, …

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A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell are the two most common skin cancers accounting for more than 5 million diagnosed annually. Unfortunately, many of these people will experience skin cancer more than once in their lives. If skin cancer is caught early, it can be treated with great success, but …

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Is Urgent Care the answer to Your Medical Needs?

Is Urgent Care the answer to Your Medical Needs?

If you or someone you know are experiencing burning sensations and abrasions in the eyes that limit your everyday living activities, you may have dry eyes. Or, if you already have been diagnosed with dry eyes, the “solution” provided by your physician may be offering only temporary, short-term relief. So we talked with Ophthalmologist James E. Croley III, M.D., about LipiFlow, …

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