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Cervical Spine Instability Getting a Correct Diagnosis with Digital Motion X-Ray and Restorative Treatment with Prolotherapy

By Debra K. Brinker, RN The cervical spine is unique, consisting of vertebrae that are smaller and more mobile than all of the movable vertebrae of the spine. This high degree of mobility is necessary in order to move the head through its varied range of motion. The cervical ligaments, stabilizing structures primarily responsible for connecting adjacent bones, are especially …

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Soothing the Soul, Healthy Living, and Cruising the World in Lavish Luxury

Soothing the Soul, Healthy Living, and Cruising the World in Lavish Luxury

One of life’s greatest pleasures is brought to us through unique experiences. Experiences of new sights, sounds, tastes, touch, and communication are what give us lasting memories and bonds. Silversea Cruise Line knows exactly how to welcome you to the WORLD. Liz Hillman, Senior Travel Specialist of Preferred Travel of Naples recently journeyed on a 121-day world cruise on Silversea’s …

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Tips for Staying Independent as You Age

Tips for Staying Independent as You Age

By Greg Pascucci Our nation will celebrate her 242nd birthday on July 4th. Known as Independence Day, it commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This month, we encourage older adults to begin taking steps to maintain their independence as they age. According to research, seniors who were active and engaged, retain better cognitive function and live independently longer. Here …

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The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

Dr. Michael J. Petrocelli, Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain! The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as heel spurs in combination with plantar fasciitis. Heel Spurs Heel spurs are calcium deposits that grow into boney protrusions under the heel bone. They are usually not too …

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Looking Good and Itchy

Looking Good and Itchy

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. One of the most commons causes for patients to seek a dermatology consult is for itchy skin on the neck and/or face, particularly the eyelids. It is often surprising for patients to learn that one of the most common causes of an itchy rash on the face may be an allergy to something they may have …

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Mind-Body: Nurses Spearhead Holistic Mental Health Care in Physical Healing

Nurses Spearhead Holistic Mental Health Care

(Taken from Dr. Nickerson’s Holistic Mental Health Coach Training Program) Written by Dr. Wendy Nickerson For decades we have talked about the limitations of treating the symptoms of diseases while ignoring underlying causes and healing modalities that address the whole person. Although making some headway in changing the outdated healthcare paradigm, additional shifts in the delivery of care for the whole …

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Choose Physical Therapy to Safely Manage Back Pain

Choose Physical Therapy to Safely Manage Back Pain

America is experiencing an opioid epidemic with prescriptions quadrupling since 1999. In 2012, there were 259 million opioid prescriptions written. With the increase in opioid use, there has also been an increase in abuse and overdose. It is stated that 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long term struggle with addiction. There are many risks and potential side …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How …

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Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

Medicare enrollment is NOT the same as Social Security

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security – you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • …

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Dying While Separated… When Your Estranged Spouse Controls Your Funeral

Dying While Separated

By Bonie Montalvo Divorce is not easy, and many couples who start the separation process never legally separate and obtain a divorce. Couples who are legally married, but apart, forgo divorce due to a myriad of reasons, ranging from wanting to protect their children and avoiding ugly divorce battles, to evading the emotional, mental, and financial strain associated with divorce. While …

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