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It’s Time to Give Aquatic Therapy a Try

It's Time to Give Aquatic Therapy a Try

Have you thought about aquatic therapy for strengthening weak joints and muscles? If not, it is time to consider getting in the water. The list of aquatic therapy benefits is impressive and patients consistently achieve their functional goals after completing a series of sessions. Aquatic therapy is gaining popularity as folks are realizing what an amazing tool water can be …

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Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD If you stare at a computer screen all day, have reached the plus-55-years-old stage of life and have had a cataract operation, it’s likely you have all the makings of a serious dry eye problem. And you are not alone. Americans spend an astounding $3.8 billion on dry eye symptom relief every year. Unfortunately, the majority of …

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Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

By Physicians Rehabilitation – VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression, is a patented non-surgical therapy proven to successfully treat chronic low back pain, caused by prolapsed, bulging, herniated or degenerative discs, facet syndrome, stenosis and sciatica. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from central canal or foraminal stenosis have reported significant pain relief with VAX-D therapy. Over a series of …

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Cataracts: Third Leading Cause of Blindness in the United States

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. A cataract is not a disease but an aging process similar to graying hair. As the eye ages, the normal lens inside the …

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5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Below are alternative …

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Your Cleaning Service May Be Sweeping More Than Just Dirt Under The Rug

Pop quiz: How much do you really know about the people you hire to work in and around your home? Through casual conversations you may know where they live, their children’s names and ages. You might know someone for whom they’ve done work or have a friend or acquaintance in common (that’s probably how you found out about them in …

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IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Treat Chronic Migraines and Other Intractable Headaches

By Dr. Steven Reichbach Chronic migraines can be one of the most challenging diseases to treat.  It affects 1% of the population in the United States and can be severely debilitating as well as  negatively impact the quality of life in those who suffer with them.  Medications such as opiods, antidepressants, antileptics, beta blockers, triptans and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are commonly …

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BLUE SEPTEMBER

BLUE SEPTEMBER

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute The summer is gone, although it is still hot!  Kids are back in school and school buses are clogging the roads.  School supplies blew your monthly budget.  You didn’t get to take a vacation.  Everybody else did.  No wonder you are blue. In my …

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Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Chances are you know someone who has battled prostate cancer because statistically speaking; one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The average age of diagnosis is 65, in fact 60% of …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How Thyroid …

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