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Man Up: Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

John Canterbury, M.D. The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. Then get serious about reducing …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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Acupuncture is a Safe and Natural Way to Help You Handle Stress

Acupuncture is a Safe and Natural Way to Help You Handle Stress

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. Stress is defined as a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stress actually does have a function in our bodies, it’s the body’s way of …

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Slowing the Pace of Your Life

Slowing the Pace of Your Life

By Pastor Timothy Neptune Remember the old merry-go-rounds on the playground when you were a kid?  You would spin in circles until you felt like you were going to fly off.  That’s how life can feel if you don’t make some necessary changes. You live a much faster lifestyle than your parents did.  Your children will live an even faster …

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

The holidays bring joy by celebrating with family and friends, attending holiday parties, special events and gift giving, but along side of all of the “Fa La La” often comes a bit of stress, over indulgence and rushing from here to there. This fast-paced time of year can wreak havoc on our skin from dehydration, lack of sleep, poor dietary …

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TIPS TO AVOID DIGESTIVE HEALTH HAZARDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

TIPS TO AVOID DIGESTIVE HEALTH HAZARDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The season of gluttony has arrived! The steady onslaught of office treats, holiday buffets, and that ever so tasty double peppermint mocha latte topped with whipped cream can easily knock down the wall of resistance for even the most health conscious eater. If you are like most, by the time the holidays are over, you have noticed a few extra …

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BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated with your Overactive Bladder (OAB) medication not working? Do the side effects pose more health risks than benefits?

BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG When you have Overactive Bladder, you learn to settle. To settle not only for the constant bathroom trips, but also for treatments that haven’t worked as well as you’d like or left you with unpleasant side effects. There’s another approach. BOTOX® is approved to treat Overactive Bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate with …

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Want Firmer, Younger Looking Skin? A New Year – Could Mean A New You

Want Firmer, Younger Looking Skin

Living in Florida, we are all more susceptible to the sun’s damaging rays, as our weather allows us to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Harmful UVB rays not only make us vulnerable to skin cancer, but they can cause severe premature aging. The sun’s photodamaging effects decrease our collagen level, which causes sagging, loss of laxity, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Even …

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This Holiday Season, Is the Perfect Time to Visit a Senior Living Community: Find out Why

Perfect Time to Visit a Senior Living Community

The Holidays are filled with events, family dinners, parties and celebrations. It’s a time to enjoy time with our loved ones near and far, but when it comes to aging parents, you may be surprised at their appearance and struggles they have when you see them this season. The changes may be surprising, but not uncommon. As individuals age, their bodies …

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Explore the Sought-After Creations of the Galápagos Islands

Explore the Sought-After Creations of the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are of course well known due to Charles Darwin’s research; however, the Bishop of Panama first discovered the islands back in the 1500’s. These volcanic islands are situated on both sides of the equator just west of Ecuador. A cruise offered by Lindblad Expeditions, National Geographic Endeavour II, is designed for travelers seeking unique experiences intricately guided …

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