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A New Beginning This Summer with New Beginnings hCG Weight-Loss Regimen

By Sharon C. Sullivan, New Beginnings hCG Clinics, SW Florida – The snowbirds have flown back north and those of us who are here year around are planning all the things we meant to do but the crush of “season” kept us from doing. One thing that is on many peoples’ mind is achieving a better figure or a healthier …

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CATARACTS? Surgical Options for the Aging Eye

By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – Until recently, the only lens choice available for cataract surgery was a single-focus implant that helped you see distance. Now, advanced implant options are available that provide a wide range of vision correction and freedom from glasses. VISION CHANGES WITH AGE – Presbyopia The aging process affects the clarity and quality of vision, which …

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Staying Healthy and Living Longer

By Theo and Ganine and Jessica Hicks, Fort Myers Fred Astaire Dance Studio – As a man in his mid fifty’s, last month’s topic is personal and timely as April is also my birthday. Men’s and Ladies health, or lack thereof, is now a featured topic in print and media, it’s as if prior to this last century we weren’t …

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Stages of Dementia

By Superior Residences at Health Park – Dementia is a progressive loss of memory, reasoning and cognitive functions impairing the abilities to perform normal day-to-day activities like household chores, driving and personal care like bathing, dressing and feeding. Approximately 6 million people in the US suffer from dementia. It is a common phenomenon in about 6-8% of seniors over the …

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Marriage – Two Sinner’s Becoming One

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counse – Most premarital counseling that is available today has been watered down to nothing more than personality tests and communication techniques which is doing very little to prepare two sinners for becoming one until death do us part. My marriage is where it’s at today in spite of the premarital counseling we …

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Take Charge of Breast Cancer

By Lisa Minic – You or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. After any cancer diagnosis it is perfectly normal for the patient to feel frightened, overwhelmed and full of uncertainty. Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is important to always remember that you are not alone. Never forget one fact: millions of women have …

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Skin Cancer: Treatable and Beatable With Early Detection

By Kimberly Royal – Q. Who is most likely to get skin cancer? People of all colors, ages, and races get skin cancer. Of all the cancers that human can get, ski cancer is the most common. In the United States, skin cancer is increasing in all races. Q. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK) Dry, scaly …

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Joint Replacement: “A New Lease on Life”

By Jaye Sadler, PT – Now, more than ever, adults are remaining active into the retirement years and beyond. As an increasing number of people make healthy choices about diet and regular exercise, we see a population of older adults who desire to “get the most out of life.” Unfortunately, these lifestyle choices are not always a guarantee that degenerative …

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Women, Weight Loss, Menopause, Osteoporsis, Weights & Waht To Do

By Julie Anne McGready, Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer – FACT: We lose an average of 10 ounces of lean body mass (mostly muscle tissue) per year after the age of 30. FACT: The average person gains about 1 pound 10 ounces of body fat per year. FACT: Many women will lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass …

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Sleep Disorders Are Very Common

Charlotte Regional Medical Center – Getting the proper amount of sleep is very important to the human body. When you do not get the proper amount of sleep every day, you could suffer from a number of different problems, some severe. The average person spends one third of their life sleeping. If you do not get enough sleep, concentration levels …

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