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Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Diagnostic tools in the medical community have improved so drastically in the past few years that women are more likely to catch cancer before it spreads. Early diagnosis of cancer is key to making a full and complete recovery. The best way to catch cancer early is to keep a look out for the signs and symptoms associated with different …

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What is Aquatic Therapy?

What is Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a specialized form of physical or occupational therapy. For years, therapists have realized positive results when applying this water modality to a variety of patient populations. Water has been, and still remains, the best environment to achieve full function regardless of the injury. Water improves motion and flexibility. The warmth of the water and its massaging effects …

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Keeping Our Kids Healthy in School

Keeping Our Kids Healthy in School

As autumn approaches, children are heading back to school. Because children spend much of their time in classrooms, schools are an ideal setting to teach and model healthy behaviors. As children across the country get ready to return to school, parents and staff can gear up to improve the health of students and help them achieve academic success. There are …

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Balancing Your Hormones to Beat Belly Fat

Balancing Your Hormones to Beat Belly Fat

“Losing weight can be a challenge,” so says Deborah L. Oleynik, ND. While this sounds more like a fact of life than a profound statement, anyone who has ever tried the simple formula of exercise more/eat less and failed, needs to also understand the symphony of hormones that are involved in metabolism. These metabolic hormones make up a complex resonance …

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GUARDIANSHIP UPDATE

GUARDIANSHIP UPDATE

By James W. Mallonee Two years ago a public outcry was finally heard by the Florida legislature to bring the guardianship laws in line with greater checks and balances for those individuals accused of being incapacitated.  Although there is still room for improvements, the recent changes are steps in the right direction.  This article will discuss some of the major …

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6 Ways to Feed Your Boys’ Need for Adventure

6 Ways to Feed Your Boys’ Need for Adventure

By Lisa Appelo iMOM.com Two summers ago, my 9-year-old son and his neighborhood friends embarked on a quest. “Can we dig a hole?” they asked me one afternoon. Sure, I thought and directed them to the far corner of our backyard. And so began what turned out to be a summer of high adventure. Armed with shovels, buckets, and wheelbarrows, …

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Your Attitude Determines Your Competence

Your Attitude Determines Your Competence

Life-giving Attitude Part Three: Do It Afraid. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jeff was a bit quiet for me. It took a little while to get him going, but we eventually clicked. He was a really smart guy. The company he worked for gave him one project after another and he rose quickly as a …

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Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. Common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women: • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of …

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Top 7 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this FALL.

Top 7 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI There are many different presentations of leg vein problems although the most recognizable is that of varicose veins. Other signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease (also known as venous insufficiency, CVI, venous incompetence or leaky veins) include swollen, achy legs, restless legs, night time leg cramps and urination, diffuse spider veins, skin discoloration …

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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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