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Advantages of Aging in Place with Home Health Care

Most people want to continue living independently in their own homes long into their retirement years. Remaining self-sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many seniors. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and effectively manage their daily living. These situations oftentimes …

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Help for Those Facing Sudden Loss

By Avow Hospice, Inc. – When she heard the news, Sharon could feel the blood in her fingers and toes race directly to her heart. Her skin tingled all over as she stood in disbelief. “Your son has been the victim of a car accident,” the sheriff explained. “I’m afraid he died at the scene.” Within seconds, Sharon dropped to …

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Blood Pressure Safety: Monitor & Maintain

By Aldo Guevara, MD and Nena Korunda, MD, FACP Korunda Medical Institute – Did you know that if you are over the age of 20, you could be part of the 65 million Americans who suffer from high blood pressure? That is about one in three adults in the United States. Why should we be concerned? Each year, high blood …

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Understanding Diabetes and Obesity Could A New Weight Loss Drug Help Type 2 Diabetics?

By Kara Jacobs – It’s no secret that obesity and type 2 diabetes go hand and hand, and sadly our communities are seeing a dramatic rise in both areas. To combat the growing health concern local physicians are using a new weight loss program to help patients not only manage their chronic illness, but also to shed the unwanted weight. …

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HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS IN OUR BACKYARD

By M. Francesca Passeri, Esq. Salvatori Wood & Buckel – Did you wake up in a bed this morning, get dressed and go to work?  Did you scrape together change to put a gallon of gasoline in your car? Did your children get ready for school in a public bathroom? Were you worried about whether you or your family would …

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Losing Fat

By Jorgen Albrechtsen – Conventional wisdom would decree: “Eat less and exercise more and you get the lean, healthy body you have dreamed of.” However, this is not really the case and here is why: When you eat fewer calories than you require to meet your body´s energy needs, your body turns to its fuel stores – body fat and …

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Myths and Facts Regarding Varicose Veins

By 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 through- out the world. In the past there were only two available treatments for veins. For Varicose Veins a procedure called Ligation and Stripping which involved multiple incisions and a long downtime, …

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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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