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The Epidemic of Teenage Depression and Anxiety: What Teens Really Need

The Epidemic of Teenage Depression and Anxiety: What Teens Really Need

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program). Our society has an epidemic of teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety; ultimately leading to substance abuse in an effort to self-medicate. The symptoms for depression and anxiety in teenagers can vary. Some teens demonstrate their distress by withdrawing in isolation, having angry outbursts, stealing, defying the household rules, while other distressed …

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How Your Nutrition Directly Affects Cancer

How Your Nutrition Directly Affects Cancer

In the U.S., nearly 1,500 people die each day from cancer. In the last 24 hours, 3400 people got word of a new cancer diagnosis. In 1900, 1 of every 33 deaths was due to cancer. In 2007, over 1 of every 4 deaths was due to cancer. North America’s incidence of cancer is staggering. Evidence suggests that about 33% …

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CBD Oil—Does it Really Work?

CBD Oil—Does it Really Work?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is making headlines for its ability to treat and alleviate symptoms of numerous medical conditions effectively. Certain specifics are necessary to clarify when describing cannabis treatment. To start, CBD has none of the psychoactive (mind-altering) effects of TCH that’s found in marijuana. Scientists, botanists, and pharmacology professionals have spent years creating plant varieties that produce large amounts of …

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Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. UnitedHealth Group medical experts recommend you ask your doctor these questions about any opioid prescription. Common opioid brand names include Vicodin and Percocet. Why do I need this medicine? Ask …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cold Prevention

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Cold Prevention

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP The common cold is something everybody deals with and there are a thousand different suggestions on how to avoid catching a cold. Everything from megadoses of vitamin C to increasing your sleep time. And while some of these are not bad ideas, there is not a lot of proof they can prevent a …

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Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill at Life Care Center of Estero

Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmil

Life Care Center of Estero is pleased to offer the revolutionary Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill for patients in outpatient and skilled nursing rehabilitation. This unique piece of therapy equipment is ideal for seniors recovering from neurologic and orthopedic-related injuries and yields amazing results by gently unweighting while they walk or exercise. Mobility Meets Stability The Anti-Gravity Treadmill® gets mobility-impaired patients back …

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Paradise Wellness & Event Center

Paradise Wellness & Event Center

Bonita Springs now has an exclusive space for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. The Paradise Wellness And Event Center, located in the professional building at Bonita Crossings is a substantial 8400 sq. Ft. facility that’s home to some of the most innovative health experts and authorities in the world. At the Paradise Wellness and Event Center, you can enjoy …

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Do you suffer from Crossover Toes?

Do you suffer from Crossover Toes?

Foot pain is one of the most common complaints patients have. Unfortunately, many people wait until their symptoms are elevated to a level that causes extreme discomfort and complications. One of the common foot disorders is crossover toe, which causes the toes to drift and overlap each other.  It can happen to any of the toes but usually occurs in the …

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships

Maintaining Healthy Friendships

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In last month’s article we talked about the importance of investing in our relationships with our friends. In this article I want to share with you four steps to building and maintaining healthy friendships. The first step is to realize that you really do NEED friends. Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived said, “As iron …

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Reducing Caregiver Demands Mitigates Risk of Caregiver Depression

Reducing Caregiver Demands Mitigates Risk of Caregiver Depression

While many people express a preference to be directly involved in the care of chronically and terminally ill spouses and parents and state that the experience is rewarding, it is easy to underestimate the physical and emotional toll of the caregiving role. Family caregivers of patients with advanced illness experience a high risk of depression. The depression caused by the …

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