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Key Indicators That a Senior Loved One May Need Assisted Living

Key Indicators That a Senior Loved One May Need Assisted Living

Aging can be challenging not only relating to our health but also our ability to perform daily tasks and to live the life we deserve. When we’re younger, we often take for granted the ability to easily button a shirt without arthritic fingers or the capacity to walk safely from the bathroom to the living room without tripping over an …

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This Valentine’s Day Give The Gift of Planning

This Valentine’s Day Give The Gift of Planning

By Bonie Montalvo February, the month of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, teddy bears, and flowers galore. If you are tired of gifting jewelry and chocolates and are looking for a unique “outside the box” gift this Valentine’s Day, give the gift of planning. If You Are Dating Be it that you have dated for one moth or for ten years, in the …

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4 Ways that Your Emotions May be Sabotaging Your Health – Mind, Body, Spirit and Energy

4 Ways that Your Emotions May be Sabotaging Your Health – Mind, Body, Spirit and Energy

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program). You’ve no doubt heard that stress can contribute to many health issues. The idea that stress is related to physical health was conceived in the late 1960’s when psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe created a stress scale that included 43 typical life events. Over 5,000 medical patients took the survey …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Acid Reflux

Traditional Chinese Medicine Effectively Treats Acid Reflux

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Acid reflux is very common in today’s world. Statistics show 60% of the adult population in the United States will experience some type of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD at some point in their lives. Currently there are seven million people in the U.S. living with some form of GERD. Acid reflux is the …

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NEUROPATHY

By Daniel Sellers, MSCS, PA-C Background The nervous system is divided into two main parts, the central nervous system (CNS), which includes the brain, brainstem and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), which includes the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. Today, we are discussing the nerves which originate in the spinal cord, like roots from …

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Are Cardiac Warning Signs Different Between Men and Women? Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Life.

Are Cardiac Warning Signs Different Between Men and Women?

By Jordan Hopkins, MD, FACaC Heart attack and stroke are on the rise amongst women. All too often women overlook the potential warning signs and symptoms that plague them. One common reason is that women’s symptoms are frequently confused with other disorders, and women’s warning signs for heart and vascular disease can be quite different than those for men. As a …

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Maintaining Good Leg and Blood Circulation When You Travel is Critical

Maintaining Good Leg and Blood Circulation When You Travel is Critical

By Federico M. Richter, MD Who doesn’t love to break away from the everyday stress in life by going a vacation? When thinking of a vacation we visualize relaxation and look forward to a peaceful experience. Vacation can come in many forms such as traveling to see friends, family, or just to go enjoy quiet time while laying on a beach …

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Many Cancer Patients are Seeking a Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

Ask most people what they wish for and finding a cure for cancer is usually at the top of their list. There are innovative advancements in treatment options like immunotherapy, and multiple studies are showing significant outcomes in shrinking tumors, killing cancer cells and eliminating chronic infections and inflammation that attribute to most cancers. Nutrition For individuals wanting to ward …

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Regenerative Options Make Sense for Degenerative Arthritis

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Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and given limited options? The traditional recommendations often include pain medications, weight loss, cortisone injections, and stopping athletics, while waiting for the joint to degenerate enough to warrant undergoing a joint replacement or fusion surgery. Who really wants to pop pain pills, stop sports, and wait for the joint to degenerate so badly that …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a good chance of passing. Stones …

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