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HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Whereas, many men will have a type of nonaggressive prostate cancer that is referred to as “low grade” and never need treatment, many will develop a more aggressive form of prostate cancer, which will require treatment. This treatment could consist of hormonal treatment, surgery, radiation …

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Accreditation Matters When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Accreditation Matters When Choosing a Senior Living Community

By Greg Pascucci Would you go to a hospital that isn’t accredited or send your children to colleges that aren’t accredited? Why not take that same approach when considering senior living? Moving into a community that is accredited affords greater peace of mind that care and services have undergone intense scrutiny by an outside, third-party. It’s a fact; accreditation matters. Designed …

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Want to Shrink Cancer Cells?

The cells in our body naturally divide, strive and later die off, as new cells are created.  Cells are made up of a nucleus, mitochondria, and membranes that allow signaling and nutrients to flow in through tiny receptors. A healthy cell’s DNA is regulated by the endocannabinoid system in our body that signals and directs the cells within the immune system …

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Healthy Aging Awareness Month – How your teeth can make a difference in your wellbeing

Healthy Aging Awareness Month

During the month of September, there is a huge emphasis on healthy aging.  Along with a nutritious diet, exercise program, preventative care and social stimulation, dental care is very often overlooked as a valuable aspect of keeping us healthy. Of course, dental hygiene and keeping regular oral checkups up to date are critical for dental health, but what about the …

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Fall is The Season of the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians

Fall is The Season of the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Fall, or autumn, is a favorite season for many people.  The weather is getting a little cooler, things are starting to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing….. For many others, fall is not so festive.  Many people tend to get sick during the fall months, allergies can flare up …

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Healthy Aging In Your Own Home

Healthy Aging In Your Own Home

The issues of aging often include health related disorders that make it difficult for individuals to take care of themselves from time to time.  Private duty care providers that come to you are the wave of the future.  Private duty nursing and support can help you and your loved ones age healthfully in the convenience of your own residence. Examples of …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2018 Annual Election Period is Coming Soon!

Health Insurance – Medicare 2018

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) will be receiving their “Notice of Change” documents in September.   These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2016 to your new 2017 plan.  You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking.  To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times.  When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced.  In the midst of his pain and …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is a generic term used to describe persistent or new pain after spinal surgery.   The typical scenario is one in which the patient has had one or multiple spinal surgeries, and they are in fact no better, or worse, compared to before they had any surgery.   Failed back surgery patients are a challenge to the spine surgeon.   …

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