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Brookdale CEO Rolls Up Her Sleeves for Community Visits

Brookdale CEO Rolls Up Her Sleeves for Community Visits

Just like a resident moving in, Brookdale President and CEO Cindy Baier showed up at Brookdale Wilsonville with her bags packed. She wasn’t at the Oregon Independent Living community for a corporate meeting; she was there to roll up her sleeves and see what a day is really like at the community. From kitchen duty to housecleaning, she was prepared …

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Open Enrollment 2019 Make it Count: Five tips for choosing a health plan

Open Enrollment 2019 Make it Count

By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Florida This fall, millions will head to the polls to cast their vote in the mid-term elections, but there is also another important choice to make: your health care coverage for 2019. More than 12 million Florida residents will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plans for 2019 …

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Are You At Risk?

Deep Vein Thrombosis Are You At Risk?

By Federico M. Richter, MD Keeping our veins and body healthy is critical when trying to achieve longevity that’s not wreaked by illness and disorders. Even though most initial vein issues are superficial and if treated by experienced physicians, like those at the Vein Center at Erasers, most issues can be thwarted before posing significant problems. Various forms of venous issues …

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Microsurgery May End Leg and Back Pain Caused by Spinal Stenosis

Microsurgery May End Leg and Back Pain Caused by Spinal Stenosis

At 88 years old, he still liked to swim a half mile in the Gulf of Mexico every morning. The buoyant saltwater of the Gulf eased the leg pains that were always with him when he was standing or walking on land. Then, one day, the pain kept him from making the 50-yard walk from car to shoreline at Venice Beach. …

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A Groundbreaking Approach to Treating Cancer and Preserving Your Cells

Dr. John P. Monhollon, MD is an Integrative Family Physician who practices primary care from a holistic perspective. He integrates the best of modern medicine with the best of alternative medicines. Before his residency, he completed a year’s internship in pathology. He is a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). Dr. Monhollon provides patients with individualized caring …

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National Healthy Skin Month: What You Can Do To Achieve Your Healthiest Glow

MICHELLE PENNIE, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist Many of us have tried various pampering facial masks to get our skin glowing. Some of them have probably been made in our own kitchens with ingredients like yogurt, honey, lemon, and avocado, but there is only so much that a mask can do. After all, it can only penetrate the top skin cells, and …

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Progress Against Lung Cancer

Progress Against Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More people die of lung cancer in a year than from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancer combined. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women – it ranks just behind prostate and breast cancer, respectively. …

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How Osteoporosis can be Reversed Naturally Learn How OsteoStrong® Can Increase Bone Density, Strength and Balance

Osteoporosis happens when bones become weak and are more susceptible to fractures. The symptoms of your osteoporosis are generally not visible unless you have a fracture. You may not even know that you have the disease until you break a bone, or a test shows that you have low bone mineral density (DXA Scan). And if you’ve had one broken bone …

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Shingrix Can All But Guarantee to Save You from Torturous Shingles

Shingrix Can All But Guarantee to Save You from Torturous Shingles

The FDA-approved vaccine is 97% effective in preventing the dreaded and excruciating shingles rash. If you are over 50, get vaccinated. Today By Ellyn Santiago The nerve pain many shingle sufferers experience, a debilitating pain that can last for years, is not easily described. Suffice to say it is unbearable and incurable and even with the best of treatments, can …

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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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