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Make Time for Life-Saving Tests & Imaging

By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – Finally, it is here. Season is over, the roads are less crowded, the two hour wait to get into your favorite restaurant has ended and things just seem a little calmer. So at last, it is time for you to take the time to take care of yourself. For months, you may have …

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Relationships: A Place for Grace

By Pastor TJ Freeman – Falling out of Love Jane made her way to the checkout line. She had prolonged her trip as long as possible by slowly making her way up and down each aisle of the grocery store. Now, it was time to face reality. She tried to remember a time when things were different; a time when …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Marriage – Two Sinner’s Becoming One

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counse – Most premarital counseling that is available today has been watered down to nothing more than personality tests and communication techniques which is doing very little to prepare two sinners for becoming one until death do us part. My marriage is where it’s at today in spite of the premarital counseling we …

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Take Charge of Breast Cancer

By Lisa Minic – You or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. After any cancer diagnosis it is perfectly normal for the patient to feel frightened, overwhelmed and full of uncertainty. Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is important to always remember that you are not alone. Never forget one fact: millions of women have …

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Skin Cancer: Treatable and Beatable With Early Detection

By Kimberly Royal – Q. Who is most likely to get skin cancer? People of all colors, ages, and races get skin cancer. Of all the cancers that human can get, ski cancer is the most common. In the United States, skin cancer is increasing in all races. Q. What does skin cancer look like? Actinic Keratoses (AK) Dry, scaly …

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Joint Replacement: “A New Lease on Life”

By Jaye Sadler, PT – Now, more than ever, adults are remaining active into the retirement years and beyond. As an increasing number of people make healthy choices about diet and regular exercise, we see a population of older adults who desire to “get the most out of life.” Unfortunately, these lifestyle choices are not always a guarantee that degenerative …

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Women, Weight Loss, Menopause, Osteoporsis, Weights & Waht To Do

By Julie Anne McGready, Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer – FACT: We lose an average of 10 ounces of lean body mass (mostly muscle tissue) per year after the age of 30. FACT: The average person gains about 1 pound 10 ounces of body fat per year. FACT: Many women will lose up to 20 percent of their bone mass …

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Sleep Disorders Are Very Common

Charlotte Regional Medical Center – Getting the proper amount of sleep is very important to the human body. When you do not get the proper amount of sleep every day, you could suffer from a number of different problems, some severe. The average person spends one third of their life sleeping. If you do not get enough sleep, concentration levels …

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Eating For Skin Health

By Nora A. Davis, MS, ARNP – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified – Charlotte County Health Department – Have you heard “you are what you eat?” Research has shown that the food we eat definitely affects the skin.  Our skin is the largest human organ and not only gives us our appearance and shape, but protection, regulation of temperature, …

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