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LIVE BRIGHTLY… AND WASH THE DISHES!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – A recent study by a neurology research group confirms the value of any and all types of physical activities to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. “Washing the dishes” was right up there at the top of the list, along with cooking, cleaning, walking, aerobics, and golfing (but without a cart!). The …

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Do Sunglasses Really Protect My Eyes?

Chronic exposure to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight has been implicated in a number of serious ocular diseases, including growths on the conjunctiva called pinguecula and pterygia, cataracts and possibly age-related macular degeneration. Eye Protection is Key Eye protection is the cornerstone of good ocular health. Recent research has shown that the time of maximum risk for ultraviolet radiation (UVR) damage …

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COPD Patients Can Breathe Easier, Live Better with Comfort Care

By Avow Hospice, Inc. – What she remembers most vividly is the sweetness of the spring air after the damp and cold of winter – what a pleasure it was to fling open the windows and fill her lungs completely with the smell of freshness and bright new beginnings. Now taking almost any kind of breath is a struggle for …

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Prevention & Early Detection Of Stomach Cancer

By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD – At one time, stomach cancer was the most common type of cancer known in the United States. As the years progressed, the disease became less common among patients. While there are no definitive answers as to why, it’s thought to be related to the decline in salted or smoked food intake. Even with the …

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Children and Prescriptions: A Special Challenge

By John’s Pharmacy – There are often several challenges when it comes to administering medications to children. Some children may resist taking a liquid medicine due its taste, others may have difficulty swallowing pills, and many have a fear of injections. More effective than a spoonful of sugar, pediatric compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for …

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What Do You Think of When You Hear That it’s National Safety Month?

By Dr. Dennis Lucas – Being an avid cyclist, Bike Safety is the first think that comes to my mind, but there is so much more. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved and participate in National Safety Month. National Safety Month is an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around the leading causes of …

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Keep Your Back Strong & Healthy

By Dr. Vivian Ebert, Chiropractic Physician – Back injuries are considered by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) as the nation’s #1 workplace safety problem. Back injuries are often a very painful long term, or lifetime, disability. Most back problems are caused by one or a combination of the following: Poor Posture. Standing, sitting, or lying down incorrectly will …

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The Gluten Factor: A Culprit for Weight Loss

Edited by Anne Lisa – Step into the Spotlight with Teresa Sievers, MD, MSMS, FAARM and Coach Karen Callan, BA, CHHC. The notion that bread is the staff of life goes all the way back to biblical times. We can all conjure up images from advertisements of fresh baked bread as the ultimate comfort food. So how is it possible …

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Long-Term Care a Waste of Money???…

 A  Real Client  Testimonial – By Rosemarie Hurley, Certified Senior Advisor – Often times I am inspired by past clients with stories and comments. Today was truly an inspirational day for me. I received a phone call from Dr. N. ….I wrote a policy for him and his wife almost 10 years ago. Dr. N. was 74 and his wife …

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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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