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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Falling out of Love

By Pastor TJ Freeman – Jane made her way to the checkout line.  She had prolonged her trip as long as possible by slowly making her way up and down each aisle of the grocery store. Now, it was time to face reality. She tried to remember a time when things were different; a time when she would have been …

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Double Trouble: Asthma & Allergies

By Aldo Guevara, M.D. – You may wonder what allergies and asthma have in common besides making you miserable. A lot, as it turns out. Allergies and asthma often occur together. The same substances that trigger your hay fever symptoms may also cause asthma signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. This is called allergic …

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Why so Tired? Top 5 Reasons You’re Struggling with Sleep

By Kara Jacobs – Darker mornings and lighter evenings always seem to put a wrench in our sleeping schedule when spring time rolls around each year. However, could more serious conditions be contributing to your sleepless nights? It can be hard to tell if you just had a rough night of sleep or if it might be a chronic condition …

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Natural Approach to Dealing with Asthma or Allergies

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the airways. This causes breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by environmental factors, infections, allergies, exercise, temperature changes or other airway irritants. By properly managing asthma, however, such as avoiding being exposed to triggers, taking prescribed medications, looking for warning …

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What’s New In The World Of Venous Therapy

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, venous ulcerations and phlebitis or clots in the veins are common conditions that affect over 30 million Americans and countless other millions worldwide. Up until recently venous disease was not recognized as a separate specialty and, in …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OSA

By Peter R. Foster, MD FACC  – The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – The most common form of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in the United States. It has been estimated that severe cases affects up to 4 million people, while milder SDB may affect up to 18 million. Over 80% of cases are undiagnosed. Recent research indicates …

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Sleep Naturally and Never Experience Menopause

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – This is a continuation in a series of articles highlighting the book “Estrogen Revisited, Lifelong and Fearless by Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD. Since May is “Sleep Awareness Month,” it is a perfect opportunity to present the portion of the book that is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of the …

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Do You Suffer From 2nd Hand Snoring?

By Dr. Dennis Lucas – Snoring use to be funny, bringing to mind cartoon images of sawing logs, and spouses escaping to quieter parts of the house. That was before we realized that sleep interruptions caused by snoring lead to a serious lack of blood oxygen and is often part of a syndrome called Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is a …

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May is Better Hearing Month… When was YOUR Last Hearing Test?

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services – Did you know that more than 34 million Americans (roughly 11 percent of the U.S. population) have hearing loss? Or that six out of ten Americans with hearing loss are below retirement age? Yet, fewer than 15 percent of those who received a physical exam in the last year said they received …

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