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Spider Veins and Sclerotherapy

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Spider Veins and Varicose Veins are vein disorders that affect approximately 80 million people in the United States alone and countless other throughout the world. Within the last three years treatment of vein disorders has become a separate recognized medical specialty (called Phlebology). In …

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Normal Thyroid? Maybe Not.

 STEP INTO THE SPOT LIGHT WITH TERESA SIEVERS, MD, MSMS, FAARM & KAREN CALLAN, BA, CHHC, AADP EDITED BY ANNIE LISA – QUESTION: Dear Dr. Sievers and Coach Karen, I am a 39 year old female trying to lose weight. I eat a healthy diet and exercise at least 45 minutes, five times a week, but the scale won’t budge. …

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The AGE-ing Process – Staying Young by Eating Smart!

By Betsy Opyt, RD, LD/N, CDE The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – When we often think about the aging process, we usually think about wrinkles, gray hair, slowed motor function and loss of memory. It is something we will all go through sooner or later. What if I told you that you have more control over your …

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Understanding Diabetes and Obesity Could A New Weight Loss Drug Help Type 2 Diabetics?

By Kara Jacobs – It’s no secret that obesity and type 2 diabetes go hand and hand, and sadly our communities are seeing a dramatic rise in both areas. To combat the growing health concern local physicians are using a new weight loss program to help patients not only manage their chronic illness, but also to shed the unwanted weight. …

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ISSUES IN YOUR TISSUES?

By JoAnn Rahl, BCSI – One of the exciting things about living at this time in our history is the abundance of new scientific discoveries. Because of the internet, the ease and rapid dissemination of information enables the lay person to participate in their health care from a more empowered position than ever before. What once took weeks of research …

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Decreasing Breast Cancer Risk

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP – Korunda Medical Institute – Despite progress of medical science, breast cancer continues its destructive effects in all social classes without discrimination. Cancer, no matter the type, is the most feared disease in the 21st century. It is estimated that one woman in eight will develop cancer during their lifetime. With …

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Estrogen Reduces the Risk of Death from Breast Cancer

Good news about breast cancer rarely makes the headlines.  The disease is so dreaded and prevalent that no woman finds anything about breast cancer “good”. How different would the lives of millions of women be if the headlines in 2002 reported the good news about estrogen and breast cancer? The truth is, breast cancer is diagnosed earlier in women who …

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LASIK Eye Surgery

Performed since the early 1970’s, refractive surgery procedures improve vision due to nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. With the advent of the laser for refractive surgery (photorefractive keratectomy or PRK), a new era in eye care is unfolding. It has been found that the excimer laser procedure combined with the creation of a corneal flap (Lamellar Keratoplasty or LK) …

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Blepharoplasty

Results in Younger Looking & Better Functioning Eyes – By Gregory M. Casey – Got tired eyes or bags under the eyes? You might want to consider eyelid surgery, also referred to as an eye lift. This procedure, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure …

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Take Advantage of Respite Care

You simply can’t do everything for everyone all the time – For many, the many challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding, difficult job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Since your health and resilience are critical for your loved …

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