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Blood Pressure Safety: Monitor and Mantain

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP Korunda Medical Institute – Did you know that if you are over the age of 20, you could be part of the 65 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure? That is about one in three adults in the United States. Why should we be concerned? Each year, high blood …

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Q&A: Can Chemo Affect A Person Mentally?

Q: My wife was recently diagnosed with cancer and started on chemotherapy. Since diagnosis and starting her treatment, her personality has changed. Can chemo affect a person mentally? A: Chemotherapy can affect a person’s mood, as can other medications such as steroids and pain medications. It is important that you and your wife inform her doctor of changes in her mood …

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Perfect Your FACE

By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – When choosing the best age reversing procedure for you there are four elements to consider: results, price downtime and pain. The most common areas of the face that people want to correct are; droopy brows, under eye bags, nasolabial folds, and thin lips. Here are some tips that Dr. Stanciu recommends as a solution …

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LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD (LEV 17:11)

By Yollo Wellness – We are What We Digest The condition of your blood determines if your immune system is working properly. Our immune system has to last us a lifetime. How we take care of our immune system is very important. Your blood is a medium. Its pH is around 7.3, anything above or below will affect how your …

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Regain Your Youthful Appearance

By Gregory M. Casey – Loose sagging skin around your face is inevitable. Whether you blame it on stress, bad genes, natural aging process or too much sun, it really does not matter. But fortunately, numerous new and improved facelift techniques available today can take years off your face. In the field of plastic surgery, for many years the main …

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COLLAPSED ARCHES? WALKING ON THE SIDE OF YOUR FOOT

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – If we think about the anatomy of our foot and ankle we all think that the Achilles tendon is the most important tendon in our lower leg and the one that causes the most problems. But it really isn’t. It’s actually the posterior …

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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 …

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LICHEN PLANUS

By Charles Camisa, MD, FAAD – Lichen planus (pronounced LY-KEN PLAN-US) is a fairly common skin disease which affects 1-2% of the population. It is somewhat unique among rashes because it can affect skin, mucous membranes, hair, and nails. In this article, we will focus mainly on lichen planus of the skin and mouth. SKIN LICHEN PLANUS Lichen planus of …

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Relationships: A Place for Grace

By Pastor TJ Freeman – Falling out of Love Jane made her way to the checkout line. She had prolonged her trip as long as possible by slowly making her way up and down each aisle of the grocery store. Now, it was time to face reality. She tried to remember a time when things were different; a time when …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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