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Older Americans Encouraged to Engage at Every Age

Older Americans Encouraged to Engage at Every Age

By Greg Pascucci Each May older adults across the country are honored for their contributions to our nation during “Older Americans Month”. This year’s theme is “Engage at Every Age,” and emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The Administration on Aging, part of the …

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Treating Painful Arthritis Naturally

Treating Painful Arthritis Naturally

Many different forms of arthritis affect over 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S., and there are over 100 different types of joint disorders categorized under the term of arthritis. Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints and causes friction between …

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Aching, Swollen Joints: An alternative 100% Natural Method is Now Available

Aching, Swollen Joints: An alternative 100% Natural Method is Now Available

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, and loss of range of motion, fatigue and inadequate blood flow. Once the bones are exposed from deteriorated cartilage and synovial fluids, a great deal of discomfort, burning, and pain lingers for most individuals. If you are experiencing pain from arthritis, …

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FIND YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

FIND YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

By Linda Culotta, Mortgage Loan Officer – New Construction/Renovation Loan Specialist Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner has some intriguing insights into the world’s best practices in health, longevity, and medicine. As you might know, Naples, Florida is presently in the third year of its efforts to become Blue Zones certified. Buettner’s book reveals the actual practices of populations that often …

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MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MDM May is skin cancer awareness month, and as a dermatologist, it is a time that I put extra focus on raising awareness about skin cancer via education and skin cancer screenings. We kick off the month with Melanoma Monday (May 7th) which spotlights the most aggressive and deadliest form of skin cancer that has been …

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Women & Stroke

Women & Stroke

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Surprised? You’re not alone. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, yet most women do not know their risk of having a stroke. These facts are alarming, but there …

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Blood Pressure Basics

Blood Pressure Basics

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and measures …

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Psycho-Oncology: How Unresolved Emotional Trauma Can Cause Cancer

Psycho-Oncology

By Dr. Wendy Nickerson and Sevi Cesta, RN, CNCC(C), MN Upcoming graduate in Dr. Nickerson’s Integrative Health Coach Training Program For decades now, research findings have indicated that the mind and body are intricately connected. And furthermore, that our thoughts and emotions dictate the quality of our health and can cause specific chronic diseases. This was overwhelmingly demonstrated in the findings …

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ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH

Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. It can affect the joints of the wrists, hands, knees, hips, and shoulders. Other types of arthritis can affect the connective tissues and organs. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America and more than …

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Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Better vision, improved outcomes, more precise cataract surgery

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Better vision

By Jonathan M. Frantz,  MD, FACS If you have cataracts, making the decision to have Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery or Traditional Cataract Surgery can sometimes be daunting. At Frantz EyeCare, we present you with a tremendous amount of information to digest and then do our best to help you understand it.  One important part of this process is helping you …

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