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A New Breed of Health Care Practitioner Is Emerging

A New Breed of Health Care Practitioner Is Emerging

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Many of you are fed up with our current health care system and the care you are receiving. Are your health care complaints resolving or are they just being managed? If you said managed, then this article is for you. Unfortunately, our health care and insurance systems in the U.S. are broken. Your …

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Happy New Year! Changes are on the way…

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 For some they will be for the better and for others for the worse. Looking back at the “Obama Care” Affordable Care Act, you may have received a tax credit (within 100%-400% of the poverty level) to help with your insurance premium and reduce the cost of your healthcare. This gave …

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Your Cleaning Service May Be Sweeping More Than Just Dirt Under The Rug

Pop quiz: How much do you really know about the people you hire to work in and around your home? Through casual conversations you may know where they live, their children’s names and ages. You might know someone for whom they’ve done work or have a friend or acquaintance in common (that’s probably how you found out about them in …

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Importance of Prostate Exams

Importance of Prostate Exams

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the third most common cancer in men over 70. Prostate cancer – and other prostate issues – can cause considerable discomfort, pain and even death, if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. No man looks forward to dropping his pants for the annual check-up; but if you’re …

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Maintaining Good Gut Health for the Holidays

Maintaining Good Gut Health for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us which means lots of traditions, celebrations, office parties and get-togethers. Unfortunately, this is often accompanied by heavy meals, increased alcohol consumption, sweets, and rich foods that can wreak havoc on gut health. You may be thinking to yourself, “So what, it’s only for a short time. What harm can that do?” With intestinal health …

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Do You Have Lingering Heel Pain?

Do You Have Lingering Heel Pain

Learn how you can stop the aching and get back on you feet Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM – Foot and Ankle Surgeon One of the most common reasons that patients visit their physician is for heel pain. Our feet bear the weight of the entire body and if you are overweight, which is typical for many individuals with heel …

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Looking Better Can Change Your Mental State

Looking Better Can Change Your Mental State

In psychology, there have been numerous studies on the social and psychological effects that appearance has on many individuals. If we’re feeling insecure, social withdrawal or having difficulty looking someone in the eyes and maintaining confidence can, unfortunately, be diminished. A study called, Beauty in Mind: The Effects of Physical Attractiveness on Psychological Well-Being and Distress, concluded that being confident, …

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Alleviating Nerve Pain Without Surgery or Medication

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Pinched and compressed nerves can produce burning and shooting pain that can range from mildly annoying to excruciating and completely disabling. The underlying reason that nerves become pinched or entrapped is often missed when patients are given only the limited options of prescription painkillers, nerve blocks, and surgical consultations. Treatment such as nerve blocks may …

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HURRICANE CLEAN-UP: BACK AND NECK PAIN AFTER DEBRIS CLEAN UP AND REMOVAL

URRICANE CLEAN-UP

By Dr Deanna Barbaro We survived a huge hurricane! As we came out from our homes or returned from evacuation, we all enjoyed relief that our home was not swept away. Yet, when we looked around and saw the debris, we mentally echoed a combined sigh of anticipated exhaustion at the major task of clean-up. There was a lot of …

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You Need to Know the Truth About the Dangers of Diabetic Foot Wounds

You Need to Know the Truth About the Dangers of Diabetic Foot Wounds

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist In our country nearly 30 million people have diabetes, and a vast majority of our population unknowingly has what’s known as prediabetes, which quickly escalates into the disease within a short amount of time. Millions of these people with diabetes will suffer …

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