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The Importance of Friends

The Importance of Friends

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In our crazy world, if we are not careful, the busyness of life will crowd out the time we need to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Having friends is very important! The Bible gives us some great advice on the importance of friends and of building healthy relationships: Two are better than one, because they have …

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How endovenous closure has changed the treatment paradigm for superficial venous insufficiency

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By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Up until the year 2000 the physicians had very limited treatment options for patients with symptomatic superficial insufficiency. Conservative therapy consisting of elevation, anti-inflammatory medications and compression stockings has changed only in the fabric technology. Today there are more shear compression garments which has helped improve patient compliance with this type of therapy. Great …

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Keeping your Pet’s Teeth Clean is Crucial for Their Health

Keeping your Pet’s Teeth Clean is Crucial for Their Health

It might seem overboard to many of you, but did you know that you should be brushing your pet’s teeth with a pet-specific toothpaste and brush on a regular basis? If you keep their teeth clean from a younger age, they will be less likely to develop hard tartar build-up and will harbor less stinky bacteria in their mouth. This means …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Myths and Facts about Social Security

Myths and Facts about Social Security

Danielle Gates, CFP®, Financial Advisor Myth: Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact: It’s likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect. There’s no doubt about it–Social Security is an important source of retirement income for most Americans. According to the Social Security Administration, more than nine …

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Warning Signs and Prevention Tips for Heart Disease

You may have heard these statistics before, but they are still startling. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that about 600,000 people die from heart disease in this country every year – that is 1 out of every 4 deaths. Most cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply …

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Parkinson’s Disease and The Importance of Exercise

Parkinson’s Disease

By Todd D. Smith, MPT Every year many Americans make New Year’s resolutions for an increased commitment to exercise.  We do this because we understand the importance of exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle.   For those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, the importance of exercise is even more crucial because regular exercise with an exercise program designed to target symptoms of …

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More People Living with Cancer

More People Living with Cancer

The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before. Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in many different parts of the body, but, in reality, cancer is not just …

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What will you RESOLVE to do in 2018?

What will you RESOLVE to do in 2018

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions. I have RESOLVED to renew and further my commitment to the education of the general public and physician community regarding the wide variety of presentations of correctable superficial venous insufficiency. …

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, MD and Alison Glassman PA-C What is Pelvic Floor? In women, the pelvic floor is comprised of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves. The pelvic floor supports the bladder, uterus, ovaries, vagina, and rectum. Men have similar pelvic floor components, but they support the prostate, urethra, reproductive organs, and rectum. What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? This …

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