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The Importance of Friends

The Importance of Friends

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In our crazy world, if we are not careful, the busyness of life will crowd out the time we need to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Having friends is very important! The Bible gives us some great advice on the importance of friends and of building healthy relationships: Two are better than one, because they have …

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Varicose and Spider Veins What you need to know?

Varicose and Spider Veins What you need to know?

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Varicose veins and spider veins are very common problems affecting over thirty million people throughout the United States.  Varicose veins are large and ropey in appearance and usually appear as bulging in the leg anywhere from the thigh to the ankles.  …

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How Healthy is Your Heart? Simple Steps to Enjoying a Healthy Retirement

How Healthy is Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, and with all of the information on heart health in the news, it can be difficult to know where to start. As you near retirement and beyond, it becomes even more important to take action to help keep your heart healthy and strong. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s number …

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Are You Drinking the Right Kind of Water?

Are You Drinking the Right Kind of Water?

Believe it or not, the water you drink has a huge impact on your health. Drinking the right kind of water can actually reduce your chances of suffering from health problems like high blood pressure and osteoporosis. Drink the wrong kind of water and your body can become filled with toxins, become acidic, or be robbed of essential minerals required …

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Clean Up The Most Important House… YOUR BODY!

New Health Rankings: Of 17 Nations U.S. is Dead Last! By Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP & Deborah J. Post, ARNP According to a recent health analysis by US Health in International Perspective, Americans come in dead last for life span in comparison to 17 other affluent nations.  According to the report, Americans live in poor health and die earlier when compared …

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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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Therapeutic Options to Improve Blood Circulation

Therapeutic Options to Improve Blood Circulation

Blood circulation is one of the most important components of our overall health and well-being. When clinical symptoms begin to arise due to poor circulation it’s vital to seek preventative treatment options to avoid further complications.  Common signs and symptoms that occur are fluid accumulation in a limb, a feeling of heaviness or tightness, thickening of the skin, pain or redness …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How …

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ReShapeTM – Gastric Balloon for Immediate Weight Loss

ReShapeTM - Gastric Balloon for Immediate Weight Loss

By Mark A. Liberman, M.D., F.A.C.S. Lets face it, losing weight is hard.  And those pounds that have been added on over the years don’t go away on their own.  You exercise and eat well but your weight doesn’t seem to change.  And surgery is just too drastic.  So if you’re serious about losing weight and improving your health, the …

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Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance

As fall approaches many people look forward to the sensational fall colors, outdoor activities, college football, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. But for those who suffer with food allergies, these can be challenging situations. Most of us eat without any thought, other than perhaps wondering what we are going to eat. However, if you suffer from a food allergy, your immune system …

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