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DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

DO I HAVE AGING FRAILTY? WHAT IS AGING FRAILTY?

By Julian J. Javier, MD – ARHI Frailty is a very common and important condition affecting individuals over 65 years old. It is an important geriatric syndrome that is characterized by age-associated decline on physiologic reserves and function across many organ systems. This leads to vulnerability and to adverse health outcomes such as when they are exposed to stressors like acute …

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Alzheimer’s and the Blue Zone Connection

Alzheimer’s and the Blue Zone Connection

By Linda Culotta, Mortgage Loan Officer New Construction/Renovation Loan Specialist More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and some experts predict that number will triple by 2050. Do the math, and that’s 15 million Americans in just over 30 years. Despite spending billions on research, drug companies have been largely unsuccessful in finding a cure. However, a small group …

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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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Improving Our Children’s Immune System with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Improving Our Children's Immune System with Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Acupuncture is part of an ancient medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is commonly used to treat a multitude of ailments in adults and is gaining popularity among pediatrics. There are licensed acupuncturists who specialize in treating children and are in high demand. These pediatric acupuncturists are helping children where …

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring/Apnea

By Dr. Gilbert We probably all know someone who snores. Who can forget the rumbling, tumbling, and even gasping sounds in the middle of the night?  While snoring certainly affects the sleep quality of one’s bed partner, it can also be very problematic for the snorer as well. Snoring is a sound that originates from vibrations of constricted soft tissues in …

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Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Autoimmune disorders refer to a varied group of illnesses that involve almost every organ system in the human body to include the tissues in the oral cavity. Most patients suffering from autoimmune disorders are more likely to have gum disease than people without them. Inflammation is the common denominator. In all these autoimmune disorders, the patient’s …

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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking.  To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times.  When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced.  In the midst of his pain and …

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Diabetes Adversely Affects Foot and Leg Health

Diabetes Adversely Affects Foot and Leg Health

Dr. Michael J. Petrocelli, Board Certified in Ankle and Foot Surgeries Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. People with diabetes have an extremely high storage …

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Steps to Take If the IRS Contacts You

Steps to Take If the IRS Contacts You

By Kevin Carmichael One of the least pleasant items of mail taxpayers receive is a notice from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), indicating that taxes, penalties and interest may be due on a return which has or has not been filed. As unpleasant as the notice may be, and while the notice should be taken seriously, taxpayers should not panic upon …

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Not All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Equal

Not All Knee Replacement Surgeries Are Equal

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Find out how you can get a customized implant for your best outcome When arthritis or injury causes knee pain that is uncontrolled by medication, injections, or physical therapy, knee replacement is the most logical means to restore your knee function and to provide you with substantial pain relief. Many people don’t …

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