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LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD (LEV 17:11)

By Yollo Wellness – We are What We Digest The condition of your blood determines if your immune system is working properly. Our immune system has to last us a lifetime. How we take care of our immune system is very important. Your blood is a medium. Its pH is around 7.3, anything above or below will affect how your …

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Lessons Learned from Making a Life Transition

By Deborah Lee, PhD, RN – Better Choices Health Coaching, Naples – The Back Story I am often asked why I made the transition from having a successful career in teaching and health care policy and administration to integrative health coaching. I am sharing my personal story here in the hope that others who see themselves in a similar situation …

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Common Knee Injuries – ACL & Meniscal Tears

By John C. Kagan, M.D. – Because the knee is the largest joint in the body, it is easily injured. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, knee problems are the most frequent reason for visiting an orthopedic surgeon. Here is an overview of two common knee problems that people of all ages can experience. Meniscus Tear & Treatment …

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SHAPE UP LIKE THE STARS WITH THE POWER PLATE – MACHINE

“My friends raved to me about the Power Plate® machine, and now I know why. It is a great invention and a convenient, time-efficient, work out!” – Kylie Minogue International celebrities and sports personalities alike are among the growing number of high-profile individuals keeping in shape using a Power Plate“ machine, the ingenious fitness equipment that delivers a full body …

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Opioids and Constipation

Florida Pain Centers – Opioids, or narcotics, are commonly used medications and are a cornerstone treatment for acute, as well as, chronic pain. While there are benefits to using an opioid, such as vicodin, they are often responsible for many undesirable effects. One of the more common side effects of narcotic pain medications is constipation. Patients can become tolerant to …

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Regain Your Youthful Appearance

By Gregory M. Casey – Loose sagging skin around your face is inevitable. Whether you blame it on stress, bad genes, natural aging process or too much sun, it really does not matter. But fortunately, numerous new and improved facelift techniques available today can take years off your face. In the field of plastic surgery, for many years the main …

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Left Untreated, a Hearing Impairment Causes Safety Concerns

By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS, BC-HIS – The month of June is designated as National Safety month. In keeping with this and promoting safety, one simple yet important thing for each of us to do is ensure our hearing is up to par. Impaired hearing can easily create dangerous situations for both the effected person and those around them. …

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TAKE (LONG-TERM) CARE – Don’t overlook this essential part of retirement planning.

By George T. Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance – “There are four types of People in this world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are caregivers. Those who will need a caregiver. Those who will be a caregiver. – Roslyn Carter” Most retirement planning is about means, not ends. It’s about making sure you have as many options as …

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Digital Dental X-ray Exams Lower Radiation Exposure

Computers are a part of daily life. They also play an important role in our dental office. We use computers to track your appointments, treatment details and insurance records. We also use them to capture, store and transmit your dental x-ray images. Many diseases of the oral cavity (which includes the teeth and surrounding tissues and bone) cannot be seen …

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COLLAPSED ARCHES? WALKING ON THE SIDE OF YOUR FOOT

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – If we think about the anatomy of our foot and ankle we all think that the Achilles tendon is the most important tendon in our lower leg and the one that causes the most problems. But it really isn’t. It’s actually the posterior …

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