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Effective Regenerative Medicine Options for Chronic Back Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Many people who suffer with chronic back pain go through the traditional protocols to no avail, because all too often the true underlying cause is not identified. The common denominator for many painful musculoskeletal conditions causing back pain is spinal instability due to injury to the ligaments. Regenerative options can provide solutions that correct the …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG – Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for symptoms, and a new …

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Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet?

Should You Consider a Plant-Based Diet

By John Canterbury, M.D. We are hearing a lot about the potential benefits of a plant-based diet; many professional athletes, celebrities and entertainers attribute weight loss and improved health to this increasingly popular way of eating. But what exactly is included in a plant-based diet? What is a plant-based diet? There are two major food sources in our diet: plants …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Most people can relate to having suffered physical pain in their lifetimes, but to have to live with that pain on a daily basis can become debilitating. In the U.S. over 100 million people reportedly suffer from some form of chronic pain. Whether the issue stems from trauma, injury, arthritis or other …

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National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Every nine minutes someone in our community is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Chances are you or someone you know or love will be affected by the disease. PD is the fastest growing neurological disorder. Some scientists report that PD has surpassed Alzheimer’s  disease as the number one age related diagnosed neurodegenerative disease. With no cure in sight, diagnosis at …

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Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Long-term survival of head and neck cancers is increasing. Establishing healthy habits can greatly reduce your risk of developing these and other related cancers. An estimated 436,060 survivors of head and neck cancer are living in the United States today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that number continues to grow. Through successful research and clinical trials, as …

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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE + PEMF THERAPY The Right Combination To Unlock Complex Conditions

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE + PEMF THERAPY The Right Combination To Unlock Complex Conditions

By Dr. Robert Gilliland, DC Thirty-four years ago I was taking steroids and other harsh drugs to manage the symptoms of a disease that had no cure. While the drugs didn’t appear to be effective, I continued taking them because that was the only option my doctor gave me. Fast-forward 34 years – I take no drugs, I have no …

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Tips to Avoid Pickleball Injuries

Tips to Avoid Pickleball Injuries

By Christina Kabbash, M.D, Ph.D., M.P.H. Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Foot & Ankle Specialist When we think of popular sports, the word “pickleball” doesn’t often come to mind. Thanks to its explosive growth in popularity in recent years, that may soon change. More than just a funny name, pickleball has joined the ranks as a rising star in the sports …

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Has Warmer Weather and Beach Season Got You Feeling Insecure About Showing More Skin?

Has Warmer Weather and Beach Season Got You Feeling Insecure About Showing More Skin?

Some areas of our frames are much more resistant to diet and exercise than others. Unfortunately, it may seem that no matter how many crunches, squats or triceps curls we do, a tiny layer of fat that we just can’t seem to shake off conceals our results. We’ve all been there, stubborn belly fat, the dreaded bra bulge, and bat …

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