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Navigating Non-surgical Knee Pain Treatment Options

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN The most common causes of chronic knee pain include osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, chondromalacia patella and meniscal injury, all of which can lead to disability and decreased quality of life. Taking action against knee pain does not have to include surgical intervention. This article focuses on which types of treatments are regenerative in nature and which …

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Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

Dealing with Children’s Fall Allergies

Summer is over and school has started – and you may have noticed your kids coughing and sneezing up a storm. Don’t panic; they’re most likely experiencing simple fall allergies. While spring is most commonly associated with hay fever and pollen allergies, the same problems are carried into the fall months. As much as your children may try to convince …

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Personal Choices that Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Personal Choices that Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

By Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP & Deborah J. Post, ARNP #1. Add Sprouts to Your Diet    Sprouts are one of the most nutritious food powerhouses to add to your diet. In addition to their nutritional profile, sprouts are also easy and fun to grow in your own home as they don’t require an outdoor garden. (http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ archive/2015/02/09/sprouts-nutrition.aspx). They can contain up …

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Repurposing the Nest

Repurposing the Nest

Written By Barbara Freda As a child who was raised by kind, loving and generous grandparents, I remember asking my grandma if she would come live with me one day when I was all grown up and successful with my life. Knowing the capacity of a child’s heart, my grandma always told me yes, every time I asked. I would hold …

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The Ancient Art of Cupping, Revealed

The Ancient Art of Cupping, Revealed

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP If you have watched any of the 2016 summer Olympics swimming events, then you have seen many of the athletes with strange, purple round marks on their bodies.  These marks may appear strange, but they are the result of an ancient healing technique called cupping. Cupping is a suction, or vacuum, technique designed …

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WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS A GUARDIAN

WHEN A FAMILY MEMBER NEEDS A GUARDIAN

By Rebecca M. Vaccariello While no one plans that they will need a guardianship proceeding commenced, in many different types of scenarios it may be necessary. This article explains the general types of cases when guardianship can come into play and some basic concepts relating to how the guardianship process works. In terms of who may need to be subject …

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What would rising interest rates mean to you?

Provided by RBC Wealth Management and John Barnes Following the financial crisis of 2008, many investors rushed to the investment “sidelines” in order to avoid risk of any kind. While understandable given the market environment those that chose to remain invested in the markets have been well rewarded as both bonds and stocks have posted strong performance numbers since then. …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2017 Annual Election Period is coming soon!

Medicare 2017 Annual Election Period

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Medicare Beneficiaries who currently have Medicare Advantage Plan and Part D (Prescription Drug Plans) will be receiving their “Notice of Change” documents in September.  These notices compare any plan changes from your current 2016 to your new 2017 plan.  You will be automatically re-enrolled in your current plan if you do …

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September is Self-Improvement Month

By Amy Hilliard September is Self-Improvement Month, a time designated to set goals that help put us on the path to becoming a better version of ourselves. It’s not about pointing out our flaws, rather an opportunity to look inward and discover how we can improve in all aspects of our lives including physically, mentally and emotionally. Physically Get Moving: …

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Dealing With Life’s Painful Situations

By Pastor Timothy Neptune On Father’s Day in 2005 my dad came to my office to visit and talk about how things were going.  In the course of our discussion he mentioned that he experienced a terrible night’s sleep because his back was causing him so much pain. I told him that it was time to go to the ER …

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