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Your Healthy Kitchen: Cooking Essentials

By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and Joy Lynn Post, Dietitian – We took a poll of the most important things our specialists and dietary staff have on their shelves. These are the items we use the most at home in our own kitchens. We’ve dubbed them ‘Cooking Essentials’ because we use them all the time at home, at the office, and …

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Colon Cancer Is Preventable

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples The first step to preventing colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Everyone is at risk and should take he necessary steps to prevent it. If you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease your risk. Most of the time, we …

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So… Who IS Buying LTC and What about the Claims?

By Rosemarie Hurley, Certified Senior Advisor – Most of my articles tackle what the policies cover, how they work, and why you should buy coverage to protect your future. Today, since there are so many valid, accumulated statistics about it, I decided to share ……. “Who has Private Long-Term Care Insurance?”. The following statistics have been collected from the SOA …

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Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontitis or gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the bone and tissue that supports the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects over 75% of Americans. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease than those without gum …

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Stand Up Straight! and relax – Massage Improves Posture

Bad posture, in both children and adults, is a modern day health epidemic that is much worse than most people realize. Heavier book bags, sports involvement, and poor posture habits all contribute to posture dysfunction in children. Allowing poor posture to develop early, will pave the road for it to stick around into adulthood. If your child consistently sits with …

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WARNING SINGS OF HEALTHY AGING!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Check out these simple signs of healthy aging! But be careful: If you sense that you are doing well on at least half of these items…watch out, you just might be aging well! You catch yourself laughing often, even at yourself! If you are not sure God has a sense of humor, …

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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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Facet Syndrome: The Cause of Your Back Pain?

What Is Facet Syndrome? Facet joints are smooth and slippery surfaces that connect your vertebrae together, allowing you to bend and twist. Although they allow motion, at the same time, they limit your range of motion just enough to prevent accidental injury of your spinal cord. Facet joints are a common source of back and neck pain. In fact, lumbar …

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Achieve Better Facial Balance with Chin & Cheek Contouring

By Casey Surgical Arts – The chin plays a crucial role in facial proportions affecting, for example, the apparent projection of the nose and the definition of the jaw-neck line. A disproportionately small or retrusive chin can make a large nose look even larger, a neckline look blunt, or a chin look weak. Contouring the chin appropriately can dramatically enhance …

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Getting Well and Staying Well – Mind, Body & Spirit

By Yollo Wellness – Isn’t it time for a new health plan? A plan not instituted by our government system, but a plan devised and implemented just for YOU! There isn’t a quick fix for anything in life, so why would you think a pill or single treatment of anything can undo days, weeks or years of not taking care …

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