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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another person is not the answer. Sometimes the hungry heart destroys …

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Customized Rehabilitation to Meet Your Goal

Customized Rehabilitation to Meet Your Goal

Whether you are recovering from injury or complex illness, our team of knowledgeable and caring professionals is well equipped to provide a full spectrum of rehabilitative and supportive care. At Lehigh Regional Medical Center, our talented rehabilitation team provides physical and occupational therapy, as well as specialized programs for speech, heart disease, brain injury and more. Physical Therapy When you …

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Properly Administered Bioidentical Hormones Offer Many Benefits

Properly Administered Bioidentical Hormones Offer Many Benefits

By Doreen DeStefano Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) began over 20 years ago. It is a safe and effective way to fight the aging process.   When administered properly, BHRT helps improve a whole host of symptoms and prevent osteoporosis, mental decline, heart disease, loss of energy and vitality, and even breast cancer is some cases.  BHRT use is aimed at …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Helping Cancer Therapy Succeed with Proper Oral Care

Helping Cancer Therapy Succeed with Proper Oral Care

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS – As a patient of ours prepares for radiation or chemotherapy, we shoulder a serious responsibility. We understand the urgency for treatment, and how important it is to focus on resolving dental conditions that could compromise overall health down the road. Cancer therapy is an extreme endeavor to defuse an extreme disease. Your system, …

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Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet?

Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet

By John Canterbury, M.D. We are hearing a lot about the potential benefits of a plant-based diet; many professional athletes, celebrities and entertainers attribute weight loss and improved health to this increasingly popular way of eating. But what exactly is included in a plant-based diet? What is a plant-based diet? There are two major food sources in our diet: plants …

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That Pressure in Your Pelvis May Be a Hernia Minimally invasive vaginal surgery could be the answer.

That Pressure in Your Pelvis May Be a Hernia Minimally invasive vaginal surgery could be the answer.

An unfortunate fact of later life for many women who have experienced childbirth is “pelvic prolapse,” or a hernia of the vagina. The number one cause is childbearing with vaginal delivery. “Vaginal delivery can traumatize the connective tissues that hold the vagina in place, and these tissues can weaken over time. Eventually, that damage can result in pelvic pressure or …

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Over 15,000 KILLED by Physician Prescribed Opioids! If you suffer from Neck, Joint, Back pain, or Neuropathy, you could be next…

Over 15,000 KILLED by Physician Prescribed Opioids

The CDC reports that nearly half of all opioid related deaths are due to the narcotic being prescribed for pain related circumstances such as lower back pain, nerve and joint disorders, arthritis and spinal injury.  *15,000 deaths are equivalent to 75 commercial airline passenger planes crashing in one year.  The number of casualties from prescription opioids in the United States is …

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A healthy, fun social life doesn’t need to end at the retirement threshold.

A healthy, fun social life doesn’t need to end at the retirement threshold.

By William Bambrick, The Springs at South Biscayne There’s no denying that as you age, social interactions can decline. If you’re not heading to an office or getting out and about each day, you may be missing out on important social interaction that keeps you sharp, healthy, and maybe even wards off looming medical risks or dementia. Research has proven …

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Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

By Dr. Efrem Castillo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement As a family practitioner for nearly 20 years, I know firsthand every senior’s medical needs are as unique as they are as individuals. The Medicare coverage plan that works best for you may not be the one that is right for your neighbor. So why do 60 percent of seniors …

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