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Natural Approach to Dealing with Asthma or Allergies

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the airways. This causes breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by environmental factors, infections, allergies, exercise, temperature changes or other airway irritants. By properly managing asthma, however, such as avoiding being exposed to triggers, taking prescribed medications, looking for warning …

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What’s New In The World Of Venous Therapy

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, venous ulcerations and phlebitis or clots in the veins are common conditions that affect over 30 million Americans and countless other millions worldwide. Up until recently venous disease was not recognized as a separate specialty and, in …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OSA

By Peter R. Foster, MD FACC  – The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – The most common form of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in the United States. It has been estimated that severe cases affects up to 4 million people, while milder SDB may affect up to 18 million. Over 80% of cases are undiagnosed. Recent research indicates …

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Sleep Naturally and Never Experience Menopause

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – This is a continuation in a series of articles highlighting the book “Estrogen Revisited, Lifelong and Fearless by Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD. Since May is “Sleep Awareness Month,” it is a perfect opportunity to present the portion of the book that is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of the …

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Do You Suffer From 2nd Hand Snoring?

By Dr. Dennis Lucas – Snoring use to be funny, bringing to mind cartoon images of sawing logs, and spouses escaping to quieter parts of the house. That was before we realized that sleep interruptions caused by snoring lead to a serious lack of blood oxygen and is often part of a syndrome called Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is a …

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May is Better Hearing Month… When was YOUR Last Hearing Test?

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services – Did you know that more than 34 million Americans (roughly 11 percent of the U.S. population) have hearing loss? Or that six out of ten Americans with hearing loss are below retirement age? Yet, fewer than 15 percent of those who received a physical exam in the last year said they received …

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Healthy Hair Starts with Good Nutrition

Beautiful, healthy and shining hair is a valuable asset. Healthy hair is dependent on the health of the scalp (hair requires a plentiful supply of nutrient-rich blood to nourish the hair follicles in the scalp) it makes sense that eating nutritionally balanced meals will promote healthy follicles and healthy hair growth. Oily Hair stems from over-secretion of the sebaceous glands. …

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Breast Thermography Questions & Answers

By Taryn Kean, CCT Level III – Q. What is DITI? A. DITI or “Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging” is an imaging technique for measuring and displaying body temperature. It is a key diagnostic tool in the detection of disease, injury and infection. There is a high degree of thermal symmetry in a normal healthy body. Subtle abnormal temperature asymmetries can …

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How to Maintain Your Healthy Start to 2012

An Integrative Health Coach Might Be Your Answer – By Deborah Lee, PhD, RN Better Choices Health Coaching, Naples – Making that New Year’s resolution to change for the better is something 45% of Americans engage in each year as the calendar turns to January.1 Often times, February rolls around and people find that making the change is more difficult …

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bye bye parentheses…

In the United States, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) and is generally well tolerated. The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection- site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising. Exposure of the treated area to excessive sun and …

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