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Taking Stock in the Health and Longevity of Your Business

By Blake W. Kirkpatrick – Ok, so you eat right, get a reasonable amount of sleep, maybe even exercise regularly, however,…does your business partner or key employee do the same?  Maybe it is you that falls short in the health category.  Either way, both scenarios point to critical reasons for having a good business succession plan if you own a …

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When Mom Has Alzheimer’s Disease

Okay, I’ll admit it: I thought I knew a lot about hospice after years of volunteering for Avow. But when my own wonderful mother became an Avow patient, I finally understood what it’s like to need the kind of care Avow offers … and I did need it, badly, as much as she did. Mom started showing signs of Alzheimer’s …

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HOLY HABITS FOR HOPE-FULL HEALTH

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – July is a great time to assess our daily life styles! As we age, and we ARE all aging, right now, a prime Holy Habit is to evaluate how we are spending our time, how we are treating our bodies, and, in general, how we are living  hope-filled lives in body, mind, …

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The REAL Marriage Problem Meets GRACE

By Terry Hoskins, Oasis Counseling – Most premarital counseling that is available today has been watered down to nothing more than personality tests and communication techniques which is doing very little to prepare two sinners for becoming one until death do us part. My marriage is where it’s at today in spite of the premarital counseling we received not because …

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Prostate Specific Antigen Inaccurate Blood Test Versus Lifesaving Screening Tool

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening has received a great deal of press over the past decade or two. The introduction of the prostate specific antigen blood test (PSA) in the late ’80s has resulted in a significant number of prostate cancers being diagnosed at early clinical stages. In fact, each year over 200,000 cases of prostate …

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Ask the Audiologist

Ask the Audiologist

By Timothy J. Roupas, Au.D. – Q: Is it true that everyone loses their hearing as we age? A: Some individuals retain good hearing sensitivity throughout adulthood.  However, the prevalence of hearing loss does increase with age: Approximately 15% of younger adults under age 65 have hearing loss Approximately 30% of adults over age 65 have hearing loss Approximately 50% …

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Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures

Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures

Q&A with Physicians Regional Doctors: Taparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery has become the mainstream in operating rooms across the United States. The field of gynecologic surgery is no exception, as minimally invasive gynecology surgeries have gained enormous momentum within recent years. Advances in computer technology and laparoscopic instruments have allowed surgeons to offer a minimally invasive approach to a much …

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Jolie Shines Spotlight on Women’s Health Issues Breast Cancer Prevention

breast cancer

– brought to you by Physicians Regional Healthcare System Angelina Jolie’s decision to go public with her choice to undergo a preventative double mastectomy has unexpectedly elevated breast cancer prevention and awareness on a grand scale. Typically, this level of media exposure is only witnessed each October in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In a recent New York …

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Can a Chiropractor Help You Reach and Maintain Proper Weight?

Can a Chiropractor Help You Reach and Maintain Proper Weight

Since obesity is on the rise and affects so many Americans, it is no surprise that alternative treatments are being researched and studied. Even when following a weight loss plan, many people have difficulty losing weight and keeping it off. Having excessive weight can pose many health threats like cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, diabetes, colon cancer, and gall bladder disease. …

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Commonly Asked Vein Questions

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose and Spider Veins affect millions of people throughout the world. Over the last ten years the treatment of both Varicose and Spider Veins has changed drastically. Initially, the only available treatment for Varicose Veins was a radical surgical procedure called “Ligation and …

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