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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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Double Trouble: Asthma & Allergies

By Aldo Guevara, M.D. – You may wonder what allergies and asthma have in common besides making you miserable. A lot, as it turns out. Allergies and asthma often occur together. The same substances that trigger your hay fever symptoms may also cause asthma signs and symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. This is called allergic …

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Why so Tired? Top 5 Reasons You’re Struggling with Sleep

By Kara Jacobs – Darker mornings and lighter evenings always seem to put a wrench in our sleeping schedule when spring time rolls around each year. However, could more serious conditions be contributing to your sleepless nights? It can be hard to tell if you just had a rough night of sleep or if it might be a chronic condition …

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Natural Approach to Dealing with Asthma or Allergies

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the airways. This causes breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Asthma can be triggered by environmental factors, infections, allergies, exercise, temperature changes or other airway irritants. By properly managing asthma, however, such as avoiding being exposed to triggers, taking prescribed medications, looking for warning …

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What’s New In The World Of Venous Therapy

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose veins, spider veins, leg swelling, venous ulcerations and phlebitis or clots in the veins are common conditions that affect over 30 million Americans and countless other millions worldwide. Up until recently venous disease was not recognized as a separate specialty and, in …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OSA

By Peter R. Foster, MD FACC  – The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – The most common form of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in the United States. It has been estimated that severe cases affects up to 4 million people, while milder SDB may affect up to 18 million. Over 80% of cases are undiagnosed. Recent research indicates …

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