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That Pressure in Your Pelvis May Be a Hernia Minimally invasive vaginal surgery could be the answer.

That Pressure in Your Pelvis May Be a Hernia Minimally invasive vaginal surgery could be the answer.

An unfortunate fact of later life for many women who have experienced childbirth is “pelvic prolapse,” or a hernia of the vagina. The number one cause is childbearing with vaginal delivery. “Vaginal delivery can traumatize the connective tissues that hold the vagina in place, and these tissues can weaken over time. Eventually, that damage can result in pelvic pressure or …

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Over 15,000 KILLED by Physician Prescribed Opioids! If you suffer from Neck, Joint, Back pain, or Neuropathy, you could be next…

Over 15,000 KILLED by Physician Prescribed Opioids

The CDC reports that nearly half of all opioid related deaths are due to the narcotic being prescribed for pain related circumstances such as lower back pain, nerve and joint disorders, arthritis and spinal injury.  *15,000 deaths are equivalent to 75 commercial airline passenger planes crashing in one year.  The number of casualties from prescription opioids in the United States is …

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A healthy, fun social life doesn’t need to end at the retirement threshold.

A healthy, fun social life doesn’t need to end at the retirement threshold.

By William Bambrick, The Springs at South Biscayne There’s no denying that as you age, social interactions can decline. If you’re not heading to an office or getting out and about each day, you may be missing out on important social interaction that keeps you sharp, healthy, and maybe even wards off looming medical risks or dementia. Research has proven …

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Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

September is National Skin Care Awareness month.  Because our skin is the largest organ throughout our bodies, taking care of it should be more of a priority that most individuals realize. Many people don’t know that everything that touches our skin penetrates into our body, bloodstream, and organs. It’s important to try and use the most natural ingredients and stave …

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Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

By Dr. Efrem Castillo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement As a family practitioner for nearly 20 years, I know firsthand every senior’s medical needs are as unique as they are as individuals. The Medicare coverage plan that works best for you may not be the one that is right for your neighbor. So why do 60 percent of seniors …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found …

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Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. …

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A Change in Destiny

A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out and slowly unwrapped his favorite mid- morning snack…a peanut butter and banana sandwich. …

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THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

Located at the front of the neck, on both sides of the windpipe and just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that affects your body a lot more than most people think. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well as some heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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