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Your Clean Home is Our Business

Your Clean Home is Our Business

Did you know that a cleaning service company can do so much more than keep your home clean? Did you know that a service like this can actually help to reduce the amount of stress that you are suffering from? Let me explain. Cleaning takes a lot out of you. I mean, even the slightest clean to your home can …

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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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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG – Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for symptoms, and a new …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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With Inner Engineering – Reducing Stress Isn’t As Hard As You Think

With Inner Engineering

Stressed out? If so, you’re not alone; the American Psychological Society reports that almost a quarter of adults in the U.S. are under extreme stress. The silver lining is that finding your way out—transmuting your stress into happiness; pain into peace—may be easier than you think. Perhaps you have explored methods to improve your health or mental clarity, or simply to …

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Keeping an EYE on Health Care

Wait, I’ve never heard of ‘diabetic retinopathy.’ I’m inquisitive about many things. I was the kind of child who used to exhaust my doctors with so many HOW, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY questions that I not only exhausted the docs, but I often exhausted the time available for an actual exam. As I have gotten older, I have become …

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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American Cancer Society, some of the early warning signs and symptoms …

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Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

What is Urogynecology? Many women experience problems that overlap between the fields of gynecology and urology, and they often bounce back and forth between the two specialties. Urogynecology bridges that gap and allows for both of these issues to be addressed by one physician. The field of Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology and is dedicated to the …

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Women, Addiction, and Ongoing Recovery

Women, Addiction, and Ongoing Recovery

Unique Challenges of Women While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal-opportunity disease, women are affected differently than men. Generally speaking, women progress faster in addiction than men, face different barriers to getting help, and recover differently. Recognizing these differences can be critical in identifying addiction and determining the most effective treatment options. Women and Addiction Historically Historically, …

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Treatment of Depression for Sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease

Treatment of Depression for Sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, a face may …

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