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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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VAX-D: Non-Surgical Neck & Back Pain Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation Chronic pain is one of the most debilitating health conditions. Studies show that back and neck pain is often recurrent even if the original problem resolves, many patients suffer chronic symptoms at intervals. Chronic back and neck pain sufferers often live a life of compromise in their daily activities. Back and neck pain is frequently treated in an …

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Tips for Looking Young European Face Lifting & Sculpting

Looking Young

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – During the holidays, more then ever everyone wants to look younger, glowing and refreshed. The European Face Lift developed by Alina Stanciu, MD is a unique solution to sculpt and lift the face by smoothing out wrinkles, filling in furrows, plumping up the hollows and correcting facial imperfections just …

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Chipped Tooth? Don’t Frown… Fix it with a Dental Crown (in an Hour)

Chipped Tooth

By Dental Crown in an Hour – Does this story sound familiar? It was six days before Christmas and I was having a merry time at a festive gathering. Out came the food and drinks and in my zeal to sample a holiday treat I broke my two front teeth. I gasped in terror when I saw how much my …

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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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Long-Term Care Insurance Is For the Wealthy

Long-Term Care Insurance

By George T. Leamon, CLTC, Lutgert Insurance – Of all the obstacles long-term care insurance (LTCi) faces in becoming a viable product for the financial services industry, none is harder to overcome than the belief that it is inappropriate for high net worth individuals. These clients are generally defined in trade journals as having at least $2.5 million in investment …

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JOY on Your January Journey!

JOY on Your January Journey

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Here are three ways to begin the first month of 2013: 1. Look Back       2. Look Ahead         3. Say YES! Look back to last year and recall your experiences, both good and bad. Instead of dwelling on the not-so-good days, give thanks that you have …

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Collapsed Arches? Walking on the Side of Your Foot

Collapsed Arch

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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Fat Is The New Cool!

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – So what is Coolsculpting? Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved noninvasive way to treat fat. There are no incisions, anesthesia, or medications required. How does it work? There is a medical entity called popsicle panniculitis that was first described in the 1970s where little children had popsicles placed in their mouths, but because they were so …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By John W. Tillett, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a …

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