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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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LASIK Eye Surgery

Performed since the early 1970’s, refractive surgery procedures improve vision due to nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. With the advent of the laser for refractive surgery (photorefractive keratectomy or PRK), a new era in eye care is unfolding. It has been found that the excimer laser procedure combined with the creation of a corneal flap (Lamellar Keratoplasty or LK) …

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Blepharoplasty

Results in Younger Looking & Better Functioning Eyes – By Gregory M. Casey – Got tired eyes or bags under the eyes? You might want to consider eyelid surgery, also referred to as an eye lift. This procedure, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. The procedure …

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Take Advantage of Respite Care

You simply can’t do everything for everyone all the time – For many, the many challenges of caring for an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled family member are simply a part of daily life. Caregiving, though, is a demanding, difficult job and no one is equipped to do it alone. Since your health and resilience are critical for your loved …

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Therapeutic BENEFITS OF ART

By Adult & Community Education – Collier County – Art is more than meets the eye.   There are various uses for art with regards to healing, but the benefits may surprise you if you have never heard of art as a form of therapy. Art is unique due to the utilization of the creative process and having a low …

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EXPERIENCE BEAUTY ~ STYLE ~ RELAXATION

Looking for the ultimate beauty experience that integrates health, wellness, and beauty into your daily life? Alex Day Spa and Salon takes self-care to new heights, helping clients ook and feel their very best every day! Alex Day Spa and Salon not only offers hair and nail services, the certified professionals within the building located at are capable of providing …

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HEADACHES AND NECK PAIN… a surprising contributor!

By Dr. Deanna Barbaro – Often times we attribute recurrent headaches, migraines, neck pain and stiffness to tension or stress. There is a veritable contributing factor which may be sitting in your pocket, purse or among the possessions you are currently holding while reading this article. If you spend much time bending your head forward to be able to text …

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Don’t Ignore Symptoms of Dry Mouth

By Dennis Lucas, D.M.D. – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and right about now you may be asking yourself what does this have to do with my dental health? Breast cancer survivors, especially chemotherapy patients, need to be aware that they are at greater risk of developing tooth decay and other dental problems. Quite frankly, chemotherapy can wreak havoc …

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