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The Price of Beauty

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – We each have a beauty budget, and for some of us, costly cosmetic procedures may not fit into it. Traditional facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift can be costly and painful and require an extended recovery while newer more minimally invasive procedures such as the European Face Lift …

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Maintaining Good Oral Health During Cancer Therapy

By Dr. Juan Teodoro – Regular periodontal care and routine dental cleanings are important for all of us. However, it is even more so for a cancer patient that is undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or bone marrow transplantation. These cancer therapies typically cause oral complications that compromise the patient’s teeth and the gum health. A visit to the Periodontist is of …

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What is REAL Love in Marriage?

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel – I have been doing marital counseling for years and I hear the same resounding sentiment from couples of all age spectrums that the love in the relationship has left. This explanation of “falling out of love” is usually espoused by one of the individual’s in the relationship. Other times both express that the …

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THE UNITED STATES OF AGING!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Good news abounds from a Spring, 2012 survey of 2250 adults over 60 by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Check out some of these findings: 1. Over 80% say they have a strong sense of purpose and passion about life now and in the future. 2. 92% report that they manage …

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Lower Lousy Cholesterol & Increase Healthy Cholesterol

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP – Korunda Medical Institute – Has your doctor advised you to reduce your cholesterol level? That is no surprise considering how many people have high cholesterol these days. It seems that everyone is concerned about high cholesterol, and rightfully so. High cholesterol can cause clogged blood vessels, leading to heart attack …

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What’s Your Secret for Healthy Aging?

By Dennis Lucas, D.M.D. – Dr. Dennis Lucas is certified in construction and use of the TAP and has many years of experience in jaw positioning. Ask any person over 50, “What’s your secret for healthy aging?”, and you may be surprised by the answer. Healthy Aging magazine asked 15,000 people this question and were they surprised by the answers …

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Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Q&A Medical Oncology

By Jay Wang, MD – Q: My mother just started hormone replacement therapy.  I have heard that this can be a contributing cause to cancer.  Should she stop taking her hormone replacement medication? A: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  is often used to ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. However, findings from …

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Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Phlebology – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people. Besides creating an unsightly appearance in the legs, they can also cause significant medical problems including cramping, aching and swelling of the legs, as well as night cramps, bleeding from Varicose …

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Manage Your Damage with Laser Treatments

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – For nearly 20 years now, medical lasers have been used for such things as tattoo removal, dark spot removal, and clearing up acne scars and other blemishes. Laser treatments smooth the appearance of skin while rebuilding and restoring skin to its natural beauty. The precision of laser treatments enables dermatologists to polish off damaged …

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