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Avoiding Holiday Hazards for Pets

Avoiding Holiday Hazards for Pets

The Holidays are filled with festivities, family, friends, food and a lot of dangerous elements for our pets that we often take for granted. Veterinarians often see patients that have eaten decorations like broken glass ornaments and tree lights. They often see dogs that have ingested dangerous foods like chocolate, grapes, avocados or alcohol. Broken ornaments and toxic fare are …

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring/Apnea

By Dr. Gilbert We probably all know someone who snores. Who can forget the rumbling, tumbling, and even gasping sounds in the middle of the night?  While snoring certainly affects the sleep quality of one’s bed partner, it can also be very problematic for the snorer as well. Snoring is a sound that originates from vibrations of constricted soft tissues in …

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Progress Against Lung Cancer

Progress Against Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More people die of lung cancer in a year than from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancer combined. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women – it ranks just behind prostate and breast cancer, respectively. …

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Home Safety for Seniors

Home Safety for Seniors

Safety at home is so important: especially for seniors. The leading causes of injury and death in our homes and communities can be prevented: • Emergencies • Wellness (or lack thereof) • Falls • Driving While groups of all ages have opportunities to enhance personal safety in each of these categories, seniors present particular risk. For instance, every second of every …

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A Frequently Misdiagnosed Low Back Pain Condition: Why You Need An Expert

The statistics are overwhelming. Millions of individuals that suffer from low back pain and are not getting the relief that they could simply because conventional medicine overlooks a common condition. When you’re dealing with chronic low back pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to miss out …

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New Developments in Medical Weight Loss

New Developments in Medical Weight Loss

By Caroline Cederquist, M.D. In the past few years, several medications have been approved and are being used for the treatment of weight problems. Until recently, there were very few prescription medications available which were FDA approved for this purpose. Of the medications available prior to 2014, all were approved for short term use not long term or on-going use. …

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Naturally Better Skincare: What You Put on Your Skin Makes an Impact on Your Health

Naturally Better Skincar

November is National Healthy Skin Awareness Month. Because our skin is the largest organ throughout our bodies, taking care of it should be more of a priority than most individuals realize. Many people don’t know that everything that touches our skin penetrates our body, bloodstream, and organs. It’s essential to use the most natural ingredients and stave off chemical-laden products …

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Diabetes Awareness Month: What You Need To Know About the Disease

What You Need To Know About the Disease

Each year, November is observed as Diabetes Awareness Month, which is an international health campaign to increase awareness and help understand the impact of the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans had diabetes in 2015 and 7.2 million of those were undiagnosed.1 Awareness is especially important this time of year when healthy eating habits tend to take …

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Rejuvenate your Senses with a National Parks Tour of the Canyonlands

Rejuvenate your Senses with a National Parks Tour of the Canyonlands

Three breathtaking National Parks lie within the red rocky terrain of the America West. Linda Walker of Preferred Travel of Naples recently took this eight-day excursion with Tauck Tours by motor coach. Linda first flew into Phoenix, AZ and was escorted to Scottsdale’s Four Seasons Resort for the evening. “I’m almost embarrassed to tell people that I’ve never been to the …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pessary vs. Surgery

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pessary vs. Surgery

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) affects 1 in 3 women. As women age, their pelvic floor, which protects and supports the internal pelvic organs may become weakened, stretched, less elastic and less resilient. The weakened pelvic floor muscles can subsequently allow organs to prolapse and fall into the vagina. It can also cause overactive bladder and incontinence …

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