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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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Lower Lousy Cholesterol & Increase Healthy Cholesterol

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP – Korunda Medical Institute – Has your doctor advised you to reduce your cholesterol level? That is no surprise considering how many people have high cholesterol these days. It seems that everyone is concerned about high cholesterol, and rightfully so. High cholesterol can cause clogged blood vessels, leading to heart attack …

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What’s Your Secret for Healthy Aging?

By Dennis Lucas, D.M.D. – Dr. Dennis Lucas is certified in construction and use of the TAP and has many years of experience in jaw positioning. Ask any person over 50, “What’s your secret for healthy aging?”, and you may be surprised by the answer. Healthy Aging magazine asked 15,000 people this question and were they surprised by the answers …

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Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Q&A Medical Oncology

By Jay Wang, MD – Q: My mother just started hormone replacement therapy.  I have heard that this can be a contributing cause to cancer.  Should she stop taking her hormone replacement medication? A: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  is often used to ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. However, findings from …

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