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Naturally Better Skincare: What You Put on Your Skin Makes an Impact on Your Health

Naturally Better Skincar

November is National Healthy Skin Awareness Month. Because our skin is the largest organ throughout our bodies, taking care of it should be more of a priority than most individuals realize. Many people don’t know that everything that touches our skin penetrates our body, bloodstream, and organs. It’s essential to use the most natural ingredients and stave off chemical-laden products …

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Diabetes Awareness Month: What You Need To Know About the Disease

What You Need To Know About the Disease

Each year, November is observed as Diabetes Awareness Month, which is an international health campaign to increase awareness and help understand the impact of the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans had diabetes in 2015 and 7.2 million of those were undiagnosed.1 Awareness is especially important this time of year when healthy eating habits tend to take …

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Rejuvenate your Senses with a National Parks Tour of the Canyonlands

Rejuvenate your Senses with a National Parks Tour of the Canyonlands

Three breathtaking National Parks lie within the red rocky terrain of the America West. Linda Walker of Preferred Travel of Naples recently took this eight-day excursion with Tauck Tours by motor coach. Linda first flew into Phoenix, AZ and was escorted to Scottsdale’s Four Seasons Resort for the evening. “I’m almost embarrassed to tell people that I’ve never been to the …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pessary vs. Surgery

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pessary vs. Surgery

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) affects 1 in 3 women. As women age, their pelvic floor, which protects and supports the internal pelvic organs may become weakened, stretched, less elastic and less resilient. The weakened pelvic floor muscles can subsequently allow organs to prolapse and fall into the vagina. It can also cause overactive bladder and incontinence …

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Blood in the Urine: Getting an Early Diagnosis is Key

Blood in the Urine

By Dr. Eric Coronato, Board-Certified Urologist At the first sight of blood in the urine, most individuals fear the worst, but numerous influences and disorders can cause blood in the urine. Many times, blood in the urine is not related to critical issues, but there is always the chance that it could be something more serious. Gross hematuria is when the …

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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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Why Are Veterans Different Near the End of Life?

Why Are Veterans Different Near the End of Life?

By Robert Johnson, general manager for VITAS® Healthcare Every US veteran is unique, with a lifetime of memories, stories and achievements. At the same time, veterans share a common experience regardless of when and where they served. For some veterans, memories and intense emotions about their experiences resurface at the end of life, sometimes to the surprise of family members, …

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Pre-diabetes: A Dangerous State To Live In

Pre-diabetes: A Dangerous State To Live In

Diabetes, a devastating disease, is a major risk factor for all chronic illnesses, including arth- ritis, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimers. A systemic condition, it affects every cell in the body, damaging eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and brain. The good news is diabetes is nearly 100% preventable by identifying and understanding bio-markers (mostly blood tests) that collectively diagnose a dangerous …

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8 Ways to Cope with Tinnitus

8 Ways to Cope with Tinnitus

For sufferers of tinnitus, the condition described as ringing in the ears when no external sounds are present, life can be difficult at best, and almost unbearable at worst. Those recently diagnosed with tinnitus – or who think they may have the condition – often experience frustration, stress and confusion. According to the American Tinnitus Association, more than 50 million …

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The Missing Link: Augmenting Physical Health Care with Holistic Mental Health

Augmenting Physical Health Care with Holistic Mental Health

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program). For decades we have talked about the limitations of treating the symptoms of diseases while ignoring underlying causes and healing modalities that address the whole person. Although making some headway in changing the outdated healthcare paradigm, additional shifts in the delivery of care for the whole person are still be …

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