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“Curly King” is a Master of Curls, Curly Cut

Ahhh summer. It’s time for evening cocktails, family gatherings, and days spent outside soaking up the sun. Summer also calls for a change in your beauty routine, especially if you are blessed with wavy, curly, or kinky hair. As the temperature and humidity soars, so does your frizzy hair. Lucky for you, Salon Sarracino caters to curly hair clients looking …

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Why Bigger Really Isn’t Better

By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and AnneElena Foster – Ah, the good life.  Dining out, shopping for clothes, dining out, shopping for clothes, dining out, shop… wait a minute. Is there a pattern here? Americans are eating out more and more, and leading researchers say that’s a big part of why so many of us are overweight. The biggest part of …

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Commonly Asked Vein Questions

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose and Spider Veins affect millions of people throughout the world. Over the last ten years the treatment of both Varicose and Spider Veins has changed drastically. Initially, the only available treatment for Varicose Veins was a radical surgical procedure called “Ligation and …

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Thermal Imaging: An Advanced Preventive Health Screening Tool

By Taryn Kean, CCT Level III – By now most of us have at least heard about medical thermography especially in its application in the early detection of breast disease and as a preventative health screening modality. While this may be the most common use of digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) its uses and benefits in medicine are far more …

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Autoimmune Disorders and Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Women

By Shannon Brown, ARNP The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – Despite an overall reduction in the death rate due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the United States over the last several decades, the rate of decline is less for women than men. Because the risk of CVD increases with age, there is a need for an increased …

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Blood Pressure Safety: Monitor and Mantain

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP Korunda Medical Institute – Did you know that if you are over the age of 20, you could be part of the 65 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure? That is about one in three adults in the United States. Why should we be concerned? Each year, high blood …

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Don’t Flush Away Your Day

By Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, P.A. – Acute diarrhea is an increase in volume and frequency of stool with decreased consistency and lasts up to 2 weeks. Acute diarrhea is an epidemic still responsible for approximately 2 million deaths annually around the globe. Most deaths occur in developing countries. Approximately 6000 deaths occur a year in the USA as …

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What’s in a name?

By Joseph Magnant, M.D. – spe-cial-ist Pronunciation: _spe-sh(_-)list Function: noun Date: 1855 1: one who specializes in a particular occupation, practice, or branch of learning In this day of advances in medical treatments with improvement and refinement in technology, patients have unlimited access to health related information in print media, television networks and through the internet. Although the information that …

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Is Your Pituitary Making You Feel Awful?

By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C. – The pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland that is found just below the brain. It is often called the master gland because it tells the other endocrine systems to release their hormones. So, if your pituitary is malfunctioning it can cause everything from fatigue to weight gain. Let’s take a look at just three …

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Q&A: Can Chemo Affect A Person Mentally?

Q: My wife was recently diagnosed with cancer and started on chemotherapy. Since diagnosis and starting her treatment, her personality has changed. Can chemo affect a person mentally? A: Chemotherapy can affect a person’s mood, as can other medications such as steroids and pain medications. It is important that you and your wife inform her doctor of changes in her mood …

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