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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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Eating For Skin Health

By Nora A. Davis, MS, ARNP – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified – Charlotte County Health Department – Have you heard “you are what you eat?” Research has shown that the food we eat definitely affects the skin.  Our skin is the largest human organ and not only gives us our appearance and shape, but protection, regulation of temperature, …

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The Cure for Mid-Life Crisis

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – The day starts with a cup of coffee, bowl of cereal, and some serious time in front of the mirror counting gray hairs on his balding head. He then wraps himself in misery and self pity to improve his self image with a racy new sports car. We relate to this crisis that’s glamorized …

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Got Milk? No Whey!

We were at a birthday party in 2002. We had just eaten cake and ice cream. Our son Paul’s lip swelled, he became lethargic, started wheezing and vomited. We quickly recognized that he was having an anaphylactic reaction, gave him Benadryl, and called 911. We were fairly certain that it was a reaction to what he had eaten, but there …

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Act Now to Receive Your FREE CaptionCall® Telephone with Transcription Service

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., Director, Advanced Hearing Center, Englewood, FL – If you or someone you know suffers from hearing loss, you will understand how frustrating it can sometimes be to speak to family, friends and business associates over the phone.  The constant struggle to understand leads to frequent requests by the listener for the speaker to repeat what …

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“Post Stroke Spasticity”

By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. – This is May: “Stroke Awareness Month” and you may have already heard that in 2011 Stroke became the 4th, no longer the 3rd, cause of death in this country. This great achievement does not resolve other aspects of this huge public health problem. Stroke remains the number 1 cause of severe long term disability, …

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