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Aphasia, There’s Help for That!

Aphasia, There’s Help for That

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, according to  the National Aphasia Association, aphasia is a language disorder usually initiated by a stroke causing one to begin begin having difficulty remembering words, losing the ability to speak, read and write. Aphasia is most common among elderly individuals but can also affect people of all ages and gender. Aphasia is often mistaken …

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Facial Spider Veins? Cherry Hemangiomas? Unsightly Moles? VeinGogh is the Solution!  

Facial Spider Veins

Veins be gone with Veingogh! By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Have you ever wondered what causes those pesky broken capillaries on your facial skin? There are a number of causes that can damage these facial veins such as extreme sun exposure, rubbing or scrubbing your face too forceful or even skin conditions such as rosacea. In extreme cases, a …

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Not All Medical Conditions Are Physical. Seeking help for mental health issues is important.

Not All Medical Conditions Are Physical

Many people with a mental health disorder don’t get treatment. They may think it won’t help. Or, they don’t recognize the symptoms. Others may be able to afford treatment. The social stigma of mental illness also stops people from seeking help. This often means worsening symptoms and, in some cases, suicide. Mental illnesses are as real as diseases like heart …

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Benefits of Invisalign and Straight Teeth

Benefits of Invisalign and Straight Teeth

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman The fact is that virtually nobody is born with perfect teeth or an ideal bite. However, for most people these are not serious issues (though  for some, they may become serious later in life if left untreated). A fair number of people have teeth that are misaligned. Overbite is common; less common is underbite. In some …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. May is Better Hearing and Speech month which presents a great opportunity to talk about recognizing hearing loss and its associated symptoms. Many times hearing loss is a gradual process, the departure of your ability to hear well can go unnoticed.  You may think that people are mumbling more, your spouse needs to speak up, …

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May is High Blood Pressure Education Month & Stroke Awareness Month – High Blood Pressure and Stroke

High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and …

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Smoking and Reproduction

Smoking and Reproduction

For many reasons, men and women who want to have children should not smoke. Studies suggest that smoking affects hormone production. This could make it more difficult for women smokers to become pregnant. Pregnant women who smoke or who are exposed to secondhand smoke endanger their unborn babies, as well as their own health. Babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy …

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How to Handle TMS. . . Tired Mom Syndrome

How to Handle TMS

By Nancy Jergins – iMOM.com If you’ve never heard of TMS, you’ve probably had it—Tired Mom Syndrome. I coined the phrase after laughing with my children about my late evening fatigue that sets in after long days of running around and doing the things mothers do. The symptoms? A higher level of irritability. The desire to sequester one’s self from …

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EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY

EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY

By James W. Mallonee I am frequently asked what someone should do if they are fairly sure that their loved one is being taken advantage of at the hands of a neighbor, son, daughter, sibling or care giver.  The simple answer is to call Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) hotline and report your suspicion of elder abuse.  Alternatively, …

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Walking Over Niagara Falls

Walking Over Niagara Falls

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church During one of our Easter Services at Bayside Community Church, Nic Wallenda (one of our members) walked a high-tension cable over the audience in our auditorium as an illustration for our Lead Pastor, Randy Bezet’s, message. As Nic climbed onto the high wire and began his walk over our heads, …

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