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Are You Taking Your Medication as Prescribed?

We all know about the rising costs of health care, and how expensive prescription medicines can be, especially for seniors. But do you know how much it can cost if you don’t properly take your medications? According to government estimates, each year in the United States more than 125,000 people die from a failure to properly take their medications, adding approximately …

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Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

What’s for dinner? This question is coming up in regards to mental health. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the mind, too. Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality diet, to those who eat a higher-quality, whole-foods diet. Sadhguru, …

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Meniscal and Labral Tears: A Treatable Cause of Osteoarthritis in Knees and Hips

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint instability is the primary cause of chronic pain and degenerative arthritis in the majority of joints in the body, including the knee and the hip. (See figures 1a and 1b.) In the knee, instability is oftentimes due to ligament, tendon and meniscal injuries and tears. In the hip, damage to the labrum as well …

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Mental Health Awareness Month — Depression Defined

Depression Defined

Depression is one of those diagnoses that is complicated and many times improperly defined, to say the least.  There are many different types of depression that often get inadequately intertwined with each other. The reason for so much confusion and negative connotation lies in one main fact…misunder- standing. Because depression affects every human being at one time or another, understanding the …

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Improved Energy and Cellular Function= Health

Improved Energy and Cellular Function= Health

By Kathleen Donohue Our bodies need Biological energy resources to survive.  According to www.biology-online.org/dictionary, the definition of biological energy is: “In biology, energy is often stored by cells in biomolecules, like carbohydrates (sugars) and lipids. The energy is released when these molecules have been oxidized during cellular respiration. The energy released from them when they are oxidized during cellular respiration is …

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Depression AND neurotransmitters

Depression AND neurotransmitters

In March 2017 the World Health Organization stated that depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 322 million people worldwide, including more than 16 million Americans. The financial impact of depression is also severe. WHO estimates the global economic loss by households, employers and governments is at least $1 trillion annually! By …

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Healing Chronic Illness with Congee Using Food As Medicine

Healing Chronic Illness with Congee Using Food As Medicine

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Every day in my clinic, I see people with a wide variety of chronic illness.  Regardless, of the type of illness, all of these people have one thing in common, they are deficient in Qi and sometimes Blood.  What does deficient mean?  Deficient means that there is not enough raw material to make the …

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Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security – you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • …

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The Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (“AED”): Is Your Community Association Immune From Civil Liability?

The Use of an Automated External Defibrillator

By Lauren S. Josephson, Esq. Many community associations around the nation offer the use of certain health club facilities to their members unaware of the fact that people are 15 to 20 times more likely to die of sudden cardiac arrest during vigorous exercise, or within 30 minutes following it.1 Therefore, a community association offering the use of such facilities must …

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The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence that is predominantly seen within adults older than 65. Worse …

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