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IS PAIN LIMITING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS?

STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH DR. SIEVERS AND COACH KAREN –  BY TERESA SIEVERS MD, MSMS, FAARM & KAREN CALLAN BS, CHHC, AADP – Dear Dr. Sievers and Coach Karen, About a year ago, I made a decision to change my life and get healthy. Pre-diabetic and very overweight, I radically changed my diet and began an exercise program of …

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The Facts about BOTOX Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) & Juvederm

  More than 13 million aesthetic procedures with BOTOX® Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A) have been administered since the product was first approved in 2002 in the United States for temporary treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines (the vertical “frown lines” between the eyebrows) in adults 18 to 65. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), …

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Braces are Not Just For Kids!

The Benefits of Straight Teeth By Dennis Lucas, D.M.D. – July was Dental Hygiene month, and in my last article I tried to address as much as possible on such an important subject. Dental hygiene can impact so many different parts of our overall health. Of course, I hit on all the basics: flossing, brushing and regular dental exams, but …

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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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