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YOUR HEALTH: What’s LOVE Got To Do With It?

YOUR HEALTH: What’s LOVE Got To Do With It?

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute With apologies to Tina Turner, Love has a lot to do with it when “it” is your health and well-being.  In fact, scientists have investigated and researched the impact of human love for centuries.  Recall that the early Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse and …

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Anxiety

Anxiety

There are many causes of the disease known as anxiety. One cause responsible for anxiety in women and men over 40,which is not as widely known as others, is testosterone loss. Additionally ,after age 50, estradiol depletion can play a major role in anxiety as well. Before using bioidentical hormones to treat the other symptoms of hormone loss, many women have …

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Advances in Heart Surgery Mean Shorter Hospital Stays, Faster Recoveries

Advances in Heart Surgery Mean Shorter Hospital Stays, Faster Recoveries

Photo courtesy of St. Jude Medical Miniaturized Wireless Monitoring Sensor — This miniaturized wireless monitoring sensor is about the size of a dime, and remotely provides updates each day to the physician on pressure levels affecting the heart. While many heart conditions can be managed or overcome with lifestyle changes and medication, others require surgical intervention to restore an individual’s …

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Testosterone and Heart Disease

Testosterone and Heart Disease

You may have seen recent television ads by law firms fishing for patients that received testosterone replacement therapy, who then developed heart disease or heart problems and even death. The trigger for these television ads is two recent trials, which suggest that testosterone replacement therapy may increase the risk of heart disease and/or stroke. These were poorly designed studies, which conflict …

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Understanding heart failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition resulting from the heart’s inability to pump enough blood throughout the body. It can develop slowly over time or occur suddenly. Either way the heart is unable to work and pump blood efficiently, resulting in a lack of oxygen-rich blood and nutrients being delivered to the body. There are two basic types of heart failure: …

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Massage—An Antidote to Stress

Massage—An Antidote to Stress

By Nancie Yonker, BA, LMT STRESS is something we have all heard about, experienced, and to some extent embraced as a part of being human. This is something we live with every day. We know the emotional effects of stress, but forget how it can also impact us physically. Stress causes tension throughout the body, diminished circulation, various aches, pains and …

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Dental Health & Hygiene for Young Children

Dental Health & Hygiene for Young Children

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman As you might guess, the number-one dental problem among preschoolers is tooth decay. • One out of 10 two- year-olds already have one or more cavities • By age three, 28% of children have one or more cavities • By age five, nearly 50% of children have one or more cavities “Many parents assume that cavities …

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Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Think fish oil. If your gut reaction is “yuck,” you are in good company. Whether it’s from remembering Grandma’s cod liver oil or taking the foul horse-pills in the cupboard, the majority of us believe that fish oil ought to taste bad. We put up with the fishy taste and smell because, well, it’s hard to argue …

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A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

A New Frontier- The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary …

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Stem Cells-setting the New Standard for Treatment of Orthopedic Conditions

Stem Cells-setting the New Standard for Treatment of Orthopedic Conditions

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS? Over the past several years, stem cell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy have soared in popularity and are highly sought after treatment options, as a natural and non-surgical alternative to treat many common orthopedic conditions. Our bodies naturally produce stem cells. Because micro-damage occurs constantly, all body tissues are struggling to keep up with growth …

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