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Compression Devices: Effective Treatment for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker Many individuals attempt to manage their limb swelling through various treatments such as compression stockings, exercise, diuretics, and elevation with little or no results. Limb swelling, also known as edema, may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions where limb swelling is the first symptom include venous insufficiency, post operative …

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The Key to Success with Hearing Loss… is Starting EARLY!

Hearing Loss

People often ask “Why do some people do so well in adapting to hearing aids… while others have such a difficult time with with them?” According to John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA of Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center, one  of the biggest keys to success is seeing a Hearing Specialist as soon as you can, if you suspect that hearing …

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Putting Safety First for Seniors

Putting Safety First for Seniors

By Deanna Bookout When was the last time you thought about home safety? How about the safety of your aging parents in their home; have you checked their home for general safety measures recently? Medical professionals will tell you how important it is for adult children to annually perform a safety check of their aging parents’ homes in order to …

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5 Reasons To Use In-Home Care

5 Reasons To Use In-Home Care

The physical and mental decline that comes with the aging process affects everyone in a different way. Some seniors find it particularly difficult to cope with the limitations of age. As a result, they may turn to denial and refuse assistance from loved ones. Services that provide in-home care staff offer a gentle alternative to senior homes. Even the most …

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Travel Safety for Your Fury Friends

Travel Safety for Your Fury Friends

During this busy time of year, we’re more inclined to take our pets on the road with us, whether it’s to visit family and friends, or for an event, our animals are more opt to join us on the road during the holiday season. We’ve all seen it, but hopefully you haven’t done it; the dog jumps over into the drivers …

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Do You Have “Orthovenous” Disease? When Orthopedic and Venous Disease Collide.

Do You Have “Orthovenous” Disease? When Orthopedic and Venous Disease Collide.

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI – Vein Specialists “Orthovenous” disease you ask?  What is that?  Is that even a disease or a word?  Well…not exactly, but it is a neologism I have created to describe a much more common entity I have encountered in my vein focused practice.  Patients with orthopedic disease are of the age group that has …

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Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs

Dr. Brian Wallace – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case of individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger people that are very active or have suffered accidental injury through sports or trauma-related causes. One of the …

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Prostate Health Update

Prostate Health Update

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate is an accessory sex gland. It is …

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Make Arthritis Pain a thing of the past!

Make Arthritis Pain a thing of the past!

By Root Causes Holistic Health and Medicine Do you have stiff, achy joints?  Do you have arthritis?  About 25% of you are nodding your head yes right now!  Did you know that arthritis itself is not a disease, but a description of the way your joints feel?  Simply put, arthritis is painful inflammation of the joints.  But it’s not quite …

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Getting Back into Balance: Restoring the Natural Balance of Hormones Affected by Menopause and Natural Aging

Getting Back into Balance: Restoring the Natural Balance of Hormones Affected by Menopause and Natural Aging

By T.J. DePaola, PharmD The balance of hormones produced by the body is essential to good health and a feeling of well-being. Hormones are remarkable chemical messengers that affect our brain, heart, bones, muscles and reproductive organs. As a woman ages, she can expect her hormones to naturally fluctuate. At a certain stage, perimenopause and menopause, a woman’s balanced hormones are …

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