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Staying Healthy, Maintaining Youth, and Not Outliving Our Savings…3 Baby-Boomer Concerns.

By Rosemarie Hurley, Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist  – This generation of people, the Baby-Boomers, are taking a hard look at aging and lifestyle. We will, for the most part, live longer than our parents and in addition most things just cost more. Some of the Baby-Boomer generation have a “live for today” attitude, but others are planners and savers. The …

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VIBRANT, GRACE-FILLED LIVING!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – What does “aging gracefully” really mean? It is used so often in magazines like this one, in conversations, and in advertisements to be sure! What does “aging gracefully” look like? Is it the way we walk, or talk, or smell, or even what we wear? No one can really be against aging …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer it is likely that either you or one of your friends or family members will be affected. For that reason, it would be helpful for you to understand some …

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Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

  By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – To understand foot and ankle arthritis and how it affects us, we must first understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle.  Amazingly, the foot and ankle are comprised of 28 bones and 30 joints! However, arthritis mostly affects a few …

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Cancer: Your Life. Your Health. Your Questions? What “THEY” don’t tell you.

By Yollo Wellness – WHAT IS CANCER? Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. All cancers develop because “abnormal” cells grow out of control. WHAT ARE “ABNORMAL” CELLS? The body is made up of trillions of living cells. If a cell is normal- they grow, divide and die. During the course of the early …

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Skin Cancer Treatment Options

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – The treatment you receive for skin cancer depends on several factors, including your overall health and history, and the type, location and extent of the cancer. Treatments are often combined for the best result. Topical Therapy – Topical treatments are used to kill cancerous or pre-cancerous skin lesions. Actinic Keratosis (AK’s) and Soalr Keratosis …

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The Price of Beauty

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – We each have a beauty budget, and for some of us, costly cosmetic procedures may not fit into it. Traditional facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift can be costly and painful and require an extended recovery while newer more minimally invasive procedures such as the European Face Lift …

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Maintaining Good Oral Health During Cancer Therapy

By Dr. Juan Teodoro – Regular periodontal care and routine dental cleanings are important for all of us. However, it is even more so for a cancer patient that is undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or bone marrow transplantation. These cancer therapies typically cause oral complications that compromise the patient’s teeth and the gum health. A visit to the Periodontist is of …

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What is REAL Love in Marriage?

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel – I have been doing marital counseling for years and I hear the same resounding sentiment from couples of all age spectrums that the love in the relationship has left. This explanation of “falling out of love” is usually espoused by one of the individual’s in the relationship. Other times both express that the …

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THE UNITED STATES OF AGING!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Good news abounds from a Spring, 2012 survey of 2250 adults over 60 by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Check out some of these findings: 1. Over 80% say they have a strong sense of purpose and passion about life now and in the future. 2. 92% report that they manage …

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