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Breaking Your Teeth on Holiday Treats — What You Should Know

By Adam Still, D.M.D., P.L. With this joyous time of the season, we all will inevitably indulge in some holiday fare that might not be the best for our teeth. Things like peanut brittle, candy canes, olive pits (hello martinis), or grandma’s burnt fruit cake, can all lead to some unsightly and often painful dental memories. What should you do if …

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

ALL IN THE FAMILY

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute There is no better time than the year-end holidays to acknowledge our families. Many of us feel some traditional pull to “get together,” starting when the season changes. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s or some other special day, the urge to celebrate with family …

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An Integrative Approach to Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Disease-Free

An Integrative Approach to Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Disease-Free

By Dr. Anne Luther Many people wonder “what is integrative medicine?”  The integrative approach incorporates all forms of diagnosis and treatment, including holistic therapies, and conventional drugs and surgery if no safe or effective alternative exists.  Preventive medicine is an important part of any treatment plan. Integrative Veterinary Medicine involves the lost “art of medicine” in which the veterinarian assess …

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Giving Back at Any Age

Giving Back at Any Age

By Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life With the holiday season here most of our thoughts tend to turn to giving. Giving gifts, providing joy, and for many a time to give back to the community. However, as we age giving can become more difficult, we aren’t able to do the things we once did, we cannot physically volunteer, instead …

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THE BEST GIFTS IMPROVE LIFE

THE BEST GIFTS IMPROVE LIFE

By Paula Morris, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist “Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day; train a man to fish, and he will eat well the rest of his life.” As the proverb teaches, the best gifts improve life. As we enter the holiday season with celebrations of gratitude, giving, and new starts, it is worthwhile to …

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How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

People who experience an injury or illness often have to decide where best to seek medical attention, with some patients often heading to the emergency room (ER). Because ERs prioritize life-threatening emergencies, patients who are experiencing non-emergencies often have to wait hours to be seen by a doctor. Visits to the emergency room can also cost patients up to 10-times more …

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Depression and Chronic Pain: A Better Alternative to Addictive Drugs

Depression and Chronic Pain: A Better Alternative to Addictive Drugs

By Dr. Steven Reichbach In a series of ongoing randomized tests, Ketamine therapy has become more widely accepted for its capacity to revamp the brain’s depressive episodes rapidly. Over the past several years, many physicians have studied the effects of Ketamine on depressed patients including those with PTSD and bipolar disorder. Board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Steven Reichbach of the Gulfcoast Ketamine Center, …

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The Road to Brain Injury Recovery with Omega-3 Fish Oil

The Road to Brain Injury Recovery with Omega-3 Fish Oil

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD One year ago, my family was in an uproar. A close family member needed brain surgery, which was scary enough. Then, a week after this major procedure, he contracted a life threatening form of bacterial meningitis. I visited him many times as he fought for his life in the hospital. He was so out of it, …

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Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Located behind the stomach, the pancreas is a glandular organ about six inches long that has two major functions: to produce enzymes (digestive juices) that help in the digestion process and to produce hormones, such as insulin, that help control blood sugar levels. The pancreas has an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel. Pancreatic cancer occurs …

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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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