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Move it or Lose It! The Importance of movement on health and well being

The Importance of movement on health and well being

If you’ve been sick and stayed in bed a few days you probably felt much weaker when initially returning to your daily routine.  That is because inactivity causes a loss of muscle mass and function in men/women of ALL ages. Any joint or muscle that is not used regularly will lose part of its function. It has been shown that …

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What’s Your Diet?

What’s Your Diet

By Pastor Roger P. Felipe Weight-watchers. Nutrisystem. Mediterranean diet. Paleo. Living healthy has become a craze, although obesity in our country, rather legitimizes it. For many people it is about looking and feeling better, living longer, stronger and disease-free. These are all important reasons for eating clean, exercising, and learning to rest our bodies sufficiently. For Christians, however, trying to maintain …

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The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

By Coleen Descoteaux When a loved one dies, the last thing that should be weighing on your shoulders is unanswered questions: “Where do we lay mom to rest?” “Who will pay for the services?” Did she have a preference on cremation vs. burial?” Unfortunately, these types of questions are far too often the reality of what grieving family members toil over …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a specific type of problem …

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Link Between Nutrition and Bladder Control

Link Between Nutrition and Bladder Control

If you find yourself trying to cope with incontinence, you are undoubtedly always looking for new strategies and ways to make it easier. You are definitely not alone; many Americans have to contend with this problem, and many learn to manage it quite effectively. One thing that most people do not realize is that incontinence and nutrition are very closely …

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Top 6 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this FALL.

Top 6 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this FALL.

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI There are many different presentations of leg vein problems although the most recognizable is that of varicose veins. Other signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease (also known as venous insufficiency, CVI, venous incompetence or leaky veins) include swollen, achy legs, restless legs, night time leg cramps and urination, varicose veins, skin discoloration in …

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The Most Common Cardiac Risk Symptom May Surprise You

In this day and age, people are living longer. What does this mean for your heart and the need to keep it as healthy as you possibly can, for as long as you can? Staying healthy is on the forefront of most our minds. The aging population is primarily concerned about keeping up with their grandchildren and having the capability …

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Changing Your Risk Factors – Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle to Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer

Changing Your Risk Factors

By T.J. DePaola, PharmD According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed this year. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is relatively 100 times less common among men than women. Even though breast cancer occurs mostly in women, it is important for men and women …

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Life Insurance for Estate Planning

Life Insurance for Estate Planning

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. When people think about estate planning in Florida, most of the time the focus involves the legal documents that need to be put in place. However, there is another side to estate planning that involves certain tools that can be strategically used to support your overall estate planning goals. One such tool is using life …

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Did You Know That Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean Helps Them Stay Healthy?

Did You Know That Keeping Your Pet’s Teeth Clean Helps Them Stay Healthy?

Dirty, stinky cat and dog breath, are something that we often joke about, but it’s much more serious and preventable than most pet owners are aware of. Your pet’s oral health has a lot more to do with their overall health than you may realize. Just like with humans, the plaque build-up on teeth, says a lot about the plaque …

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