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Rotator Cuff Injury? Physical Therapy Can Help

By Cheung Teav, Physical Therapist with Pinnacle Physical Therapy – The rotator cuff is made up of four major muscles and their tendons which connect the upper arm bone (humerus) to the shoulder blade (scapula). They also help hold the ball of the upper arm bone firmly in the shoulder socket, providing ROM and stability. Injuries to the rotator cuff …

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BUCKLE UP TO BRING THE DEATH LEVEL DOWN

By Carl Reynolds Attorney at Law – There is an Oliver Herford quote made famous by a Billy Joel song: “Only the Good Die Young.”  If the saying is true, it may be because the good aren’t wearing their seatbelts. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fatal injuries from car accidents are the number one cause of death …

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“Snakes on a Plane OR… PARKINSON’S DISEASE PSYCHOSIS”

By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. – In the summer of 2006, the blockbuster “Snakes on a Plane” depicted Samuel L. Jackson as a courageous and smart FBI agent dealing with a true nightmare for the passengers of a plane from Honolulu to Los Angeles: snakes on a plane. It is perhaps difficult for most of us to think that some …

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Blood Pressure Safety: Monitor & Maintain

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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Understanding Diabetes and Obesity Could A New Weight Loss Drug Help Type 2 Diabetics?

By Kara Jacobs – It’s no secret that obesity and type 2 diabetes go hand and hand, and sadly our communities are seeing a dramatic rise in both areas. To combat the growing health concern local physicians are using a new weight loss program to help patients not only manage their chronic illness, but also to shed the unwanted weight. …

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HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS IN OUR BACKYARD

By M. Francesca Passeri, Esq. Salvatori Wood & Buckel – Did you wake up in a bed this morning, get dressed and go to work?  Did you scrape together change to put a gallon of gasoline in your car? Did your children get ready for school in a public bathroom? Were you worried about whether you or your family would …

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Losing Fat

By Jorgen Albrechtsen – Conventional wisdom would decree: “Eat less and exercise more and you get the lean, healthy body you have dreamed of.” However, this is not really the case and here is why: When you eat fewer calories than you require to meet your body´s energy needs, your body turns to its fuel stores – body fat and …

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Myths and Facts Regarding Varicose Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people through- out the world. In the past there were only two available treatments for veins. For Varicose Veins a procedure called Ligation and Stripping which involved multiple incisions and a long downtime, …

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The Breathing Heart

By JoAnn Rahl, BCSI – If you ask the average person what major factors determine heart health, they will most likely cite diet and exercise, next genetics and finally psychological and emotional stressors. While monitoring these factors are essential to heart health, I would ask you to consider an additional perspective that will be outside of the box for most …

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“Estrogen Revisited… Lifelong and Fearless”

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – A great disservice is being done to women regarding hormone replace- ment therapy. Women have not been given important information necessary to make decisions about their health care. They have not been given information about the aging process and how hormone replenishment can delay the ravages of hormone loss for decades. The big …

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