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The Breathing Heart

By JoAnn Rahl, BCSI – If you ask the average person what major factors determine heart health, they will most likely cite diet and exercise, next genetics and finally psychological and emotional stressors. While monitoring these factors are essential to heart health, I would ask you to consider an additional perspective that will be outside of the box for most …

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“Estrogen Revisited… Lifelong and Fearless”

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – A great disservice is being done to women regarding hormone replace- ment therapy. Women have not been given important information necessary to make decisions about their health care. They have not been given information about the aging process and how hormone replenishment can delay the ravages of hormone loss for decades. The big …

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Thermography Uses Body Temperature to Provide Visual Image of Pain and Pathology for Cancer and Other Diseases

By Taryn Kean, CCT Level III – Digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI) or thermography is a non-invasive, radiation free clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. DITI is wholly unique in that it is a test of physiology and function, not of anatomy or …

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IS PAIN LIMITING YOUR WEIGHT LOSS?

STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT WITH DR. SIEVERS AND COACH KAREN –  BY TERESA SIEVERS MD, MSMS, FAARM & KAREN CALLAN BS, CHHC, AADP – Dear Dr. Sievers and Coach Karen, About a year ago, I made a decision to change my life and get healthy. Pre-diabetic and very overweight, I radically changed my diet and began an exercise program of …

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The Facts about BOTOX Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A) & Juvederm

  More than 13 million aesthetic procedures with BOTOX® Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A) have been administered since the product was first approved in 2002 in the United States for temporary treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines (the vertical “frown lines” between the eyebrows) in adults 18 to 65. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), …

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Braces are Not Just For Kids!

The Benefits of Straight Teeth By Dennis Lucas, D.M.D. – July was Dental Hygiene month, and in my last article I tried to address as much as possible on such an important subject. Dental hygiene can impact so many different parts of our overall health. Of course, I hit on all the basics: flossing, brushing and regular dental exams, but …

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Your Healthy Kitchen: Cooking Essentials

By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and Joy Lynn Post, Dietitian – We took a poll of the most important things our specialists and dietary staff have on their shelves. These are the items we use the most at home in our own kitchens. We’ve dubbed them ‘Cooking Essentials’ because we use them all the time at home, at the office, and …

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Colon Cancer Is Preventable

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples The first step to preventing colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Everyone is at risk and should take he necessary steps to prevent it. If you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease your risk. Most of the time, we …

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So… Who IS Buying LTC and What about the Claims?

By Rosemarie Hurley, Certified Senior Advisor – Most of my articles tackle what the policies cover, how they work, and why you should buy coverage to protect your future. Today, since there are so many valid, accumulated statistics about it, I decided to share ……. “Who has Private Long-Term Care Insurance?”. The following statistics have been collected from the SOA …

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Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontitis or gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the bone and tissue that supports the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects over 75% of Americans. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease than those without gum …

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