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Poor Nutrition Results in Poor Health

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP Korunda Medical Institute – As astonishing as it is, the fact is, nearly 30% of Americans are considered obese. Even more disheartening is that obesity is not only a concern for adults, more and more children are being labeled as overweight or obese. The fast pace of today’s society, busy work …

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Lessons Learned from Making a Life Transition

By Deborah Lee, PhD, RN – Better Choices Health Coaching, Naples – The Back Story I am often asked why I made the transition from having a successful career in teaching and health care policy and administration to integrative health coaching. I am sharing my personal story here in the hope that others who see themselves in a similar situation …

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Differences between Spider Veins and Varicose Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Spider veins and varicose veins affect millions of people throughout the world and their treatment has changed dramatically over the last decade. With the advent of the new Laser and Radio Frequency Closure techniques and the efficacy of the current sclerosing solutions, most vein …

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SUGAR FREE FOODS: A BAD CHOICE FOR WEIGHT LOSS

BY TERESA SIEVERS MD, MSMS, FAARM & KAREN CALLAN BA, CHHC, AADP EDITED BY ANNIE LISA Is Insulin resistance keeping you fat? Insulin resistance (IR) is a phenomenon where your body may be making enough insulin, but your body is not responding to the insulin you are secreting. Because of this, your body keeps making more insulin. And although it …

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Prevention & Early Detection Of Stomach Cancer

By Shardul A. Nanavati, MD – At one time, stomach cancer was the most common type of cancer known in the United States. As the years progressed, the disease became less common among patients. While there are no definitive answers as to why, it’s thought to be related to the decline in salted or smoked food intake. Even with the …

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Getting Healthy as a Family

By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and Joy Lynn Post, Dietitian – Old habits die hard, especially when your whole family is doing it. Bad health habits like skipping breakfast, not getting enough sleep, watching TV during leisure time, and eating separately can not only affect your family’s physical health, but also their mental and emotional health as well. Making positive changes, …

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Importance of Proper Nutrition for Seniors

For older adults, the benefits of proper nutrition include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems. Healthy eating and proper nutrition does not have to be about dieting and sacrifice. Eating well as a senior is all about consuming adequate amounts of fresh and colorful foods. …

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Good Oral Health is Important to Total Health

By Dr. Dennis Lucas – Did you know that your oral health is connected to many other health conditions beyond your mouth? Your mouth is a window to your body’s overall health. Sometimes the first sign of a disease shows up in your mouth. In other cases, infections in your mouth, such as periodontal (gum) disease, can cause problems in …

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The Thirty Six Pound Head

By JoAnn Rahl, BCSI – When you think about your body, do the thoughts that come to mind inspire emotions of wonder and awe at the miracle of it all? Do you ever ask yourself, how does this organic soup of complex systems that we call a body, navigate our way on this planet we call earth? How does my …

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Xeomin Injections – The Newest Botox Alternative

By Dr. Alexandra Konowal – Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) is the latest contender in a growing list of botulinum toxin type A injectables. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xeomin in July 2011 for the treatment of severe frown lines or “11’s” between the eyes. This Botox alternative was already approved for use in adults with cervical dystonia and blepharospasm. Cervical …

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