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Some Warnings About Alcohol

Some Warnings About Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness month, and it seems a fitting time to take a look together at some ancient wisdom on the matter of potential warnings and dangers associated with alcohol. My source is the book of Proverbs from the Hebrew Bible (or, if you prefer, the Old Testament as it is known to Christians).  The warnings of Proverbs seem …

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELPS INDIVIDUALS LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

April is a month designated to celebrating Occupational Therapist.  Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” …

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Compression Devices for Limb Swelling

Compression Devices

By Alyssa Parker A common challenge faced in the medical field is finding the cause of an individual’s limb swelling. Any limb swelling may be your body’s way of letting you know there is a potential underlying condition that can cause even more damage if left untreated. When swelling in a limb becomes chronic, pinpointing the origin is vital to …

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Cancer Nutrition Drink is a Must Have

Cancer Nutrition Drink is a Must Have

By Dr. Stan Headley 20-40% of cancer patients actually die from malnutrition (cachexia) and not cancer itself! As a physician I am shocked and alarmed by that factual statistic.  How can that be in this day and age of advanced medicine you might ask?  The answer is simple – pharmaceutical companies have invested billions into advancing cancer medicines but medical …

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“Heel” Your Pain with Proper Footwear

Proper Footwear

By Christopher M. Cole, L.Ped Heel pain is a common complaint among adults. It is often associated with having flat feet and a condition called plantar fasciitis. Many people ask what shoes are best for this condition to relieve their pain and prevent it from recurring without having to avoid their usual routines. Learn more about what factors to consider …

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World Autism Awareness

World Autism Awareness

The month of April is dedicated to Autism Awareness. By declaring April 2 as the official World Autism Awareness Day the United Nations hopes to bring the world’s attention to autism, which is a disorder that affects tens of millions of people. By now everyone has heard of Autism and chances are you know someone either directly or indirectly that …

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Decreasing Balance Increases Risk of Falls in the Bathroom

Decreasing Balance Increases

As we age, it gets harder to do a lot of the activities we were once able to do with ease, and we tend to take those things for granted. Walking, bending, and climbing are movements that we think are simple now, but they only get more difficult when we reach our Golden Years. The bathroom can be a hazardous …

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Municipal Bonds as an Investment Vehicle

Bonds

Provided by RBC Wealth Management and John Barnes The nation’s economic woes have affected all of us, but municipalities have been hit particularly hard resulting in cash-strapped state and local governments across the country. Consequently, you might be wondering how this situation could affect an investment class you might be considering: municipal bonds. If you’re thinking about municipal bonds (munis) …

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Tee Off to Wellness by Keeping Your Swing Strong in Spring

Tee Off to Wellness by Keeping Your Swing Strong in Spring

By Dr. John C. Kagan, M.D. While golf has often been considered a low-impact physical activity without great risk for injury, damage to the ankle, knee, hip and wrist can often be caused by this sport. While injuries are common, they are also avoidable if you play it safe. Take the proper measures to keep your swing strong this spring …

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Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual Colonoscopy

The American Cancer Society added CT Colonography (or Virtual Colonoscopy) to the list of recommended colon cancer screening and prevention tests in March 2008. According to those guidelines, men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer should start screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, or earlier depending on medical and family history. The ACS now considers this …

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