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Digital Dental X-ray Exams Lower Radiation Exposure

Computers are a part of daily life. They also play an important role in our dental office. We use computers to track your appointments, treatment details and insurance records. We also use them to capture, store and transmit your dental x-ray images. Many diseases of the oral cavity (which includes the teeth and surrounding tissues and bone) cannot be seen …

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Prostate Specific Antigen

Inaccurate Blood Test Versus Lifesaving Screening Tool – By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening has received a great deal of press over the past decade or two. The introduction of the prostate specific antigen blood test (PSA) in the late ’80s has resulted in a significant number of prostate cancers being diagnosed at early clinical stages. In …

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LICHEN PLANUS

By Charles Camisa, MD, FAAD – Lichen planus (pronounced LY-KEN PLAN-US) is a fairly common skin disease which affects 1-2% of the population. It is somewhat unique among rashes because it can affect skin, mucous membranes, hair, and nails. In this article, we will focus mainly on lichen planus of the skin and mouth. SKIN LICHEN PLANUS Lichen planus of …

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MEDICAID IMPOVERISHMENT: FINANCIAL TESTS OF INCOME & ASSETS

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – In our prior articles we have touched upon the possibility of using Medicaid benefits to help cover the costs of care if a patient requires Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility care. Today we will discuss how the financial requirements of Medicaid can affect eligibility for those benefits. Income Test: At …

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Relationships: A Place for Grace

By Pastor TJ Freeman – Falling out of Love Jane made her way to the checkout line. She had prolonged her trip as long as possible by slowly making her way up and down each aisle of the grocery store. Now, it was time to face reality. She tried to remember a time when things were different; a time when …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Beast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer it is likely that either you or one of your friends or family members will be affected. For that reason, it would be helpful for you to understand some …

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Swollen, Achy Legs?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – Jean, a 45 year old cath lab scrub tech, had been suffering with progressive leg swelling for at least 15 years. Although she did have a history of  varicose veins in her sister, she initially did not have any signs of varicose veins, and had been told by a number of medical professionals that …

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Do You Suffer From Adrenal Fatigue?

Fatigue – Poor Sleep – Altered Appetite – Decreased Thyroid Function – Poor Immune Function – Insulin Resistance – Low Sex Drive These are just some of the symptoms associated with dysfunctional adrenal glands. Poor adrenal function is associated with many illnesses from heart disease to digestive problems. Common Causes of Adrenal Fatigue and Anxiety The most common adrenal fatigue …

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Oral HPV and Oral Cancer: Are You at Risk?

What is HPV? Human Papillomavirus [HPV] is one of the most common virus groups in the world. There are many different types of HPV, and the health risk varies depending upon the type of virus. While some types of HPV are low-risk and may cause skin lesions such as warts, there are other HPV types that are classified as high-risk. …

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