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Causes and Symptoms for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – What does limb swelling have to do with your lymphatic system? The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways throughout its network of vessels and ducts, for body fluid entering into the blood stream. Before this body fluid also referred to as lymph fluid can enter the blood stream the lymphatic system works as …

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What About Thermography

By Dr. Thomas Hudson – “Which one is better—a mammogram or a thermogram?” That’s what everyone wants to know. It’s a perfectly logical question, one I am asked everywhere I go. But it’s the wrong question. It’s more complex than that. Yes, both tests can produce images of the breasts, and both offer the possibility of early breast cancer detection, …

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Breast Cancer and Blood Sugar: Are they Linked?

By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and Joy Lynn Post – If you choose to eat lots of veggies and go for walks each day, you are helping prevent certain cancers with every bite and with every step.You are also deterring diabetes. It may be a little surprising that these two major health issues, cancer and blood sugar, are interconnected, but they …

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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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