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Don’t Pursue Your Passion

Don’t Pursue Your Passion

By Alex Anderson There is a danger in pursuing your passion… it assumes that you can only have one. This drove me nuts in a reversed kind of way. I knew what my passion or calling was…to be a minister. The only problem was…so was being an entrepreneur, musician, writer, father and husband. The pressure to excel and become the …

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The Post Holiday Heart

The Post Holiday Heart

We all know the risk factors for Coronary Heart disorders, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, a poor diet, diabetes, stress and aging. But, did you know that there is a post holiday heart attack correlation?  For years medical researchers have been aware of the unfortunate uptake in coronary failure during the holidays and into the New Year. There have …

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Good Times, Bad Times: The Rolling Stones & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

Good Times, Bad Times: The Rolling Stones & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

   In the early 60s, America was given its first taste of the British Invasion. It was February 9th and a young British rock band named The Beatles had just finished a performance on the Ed Sullivan show to a crowd of screaming fans. The young men were a spectacle to see. Dressed to the nines in tailored suits, pristine …

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Are You Overweight? A New Advanced Procedure May be your Answer for a Healthier Life

Are You Overweight

By Dr. Rekkas Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy, especially this time of the year when there are so many temptations to eat high caloric foods, and to overdo it at get togethers and family dinners. For some individuals eating healthy and exercising, just isn’t enough. Obesity is a major concern for many health related issues. According …

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Prevent Surgery with Knee Injections

Prevent Surgery with Knee Injections

The knee is notorious for pain and injury, Knee pain can occur from an injury or a condition like osteoarthritis, and can impact activities of everyday life. There are many remedies for this condition, including rest, anti-inflammatory medications and using knee braces. For individuals whose knee pain progresses or does not respond to other types of treatment, injections may be …

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Compression Devices: Effective Treatment for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many individuals attempt to manage their limb swelling through various treatments such as compression stockings, exercise, diuretics, and elevation with little or no results. Limb swelling, also known as edema, may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions where limb swelling is the first symptom include venous insufficiency, post …

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65 Years of Community Benefit Underscore Venice Regional’s Legacy

65 Years of Community Benefit Underscore Venice Regional’s Legacy

This holiday season, the auditorium at Venice Regional Bayfront Health will once again overflow with gifts contributed by hospital and clinical staff, and hospital volunteers to the Adopt-A-Family program. Last year, the hospital shared holiday happiness with nearly two dozen families in need. “Adopt-A-Family is just one of the community causes we support at Venice Regional. We are neighbors caring for …

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PHILANTHROPY – do you mean me?

PHILANTHROPY – do you mean me?

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute This is the time of year when your mailbox (physical and virtual) gets filled with stuff.  Lots of stuff.  Stuff besides the usual bills. Believe it or not, there are still many companies that send out the tried-and-true printed catalogs of unique holiday …

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Giving Back—HarborChase Assisted Living Helps Low Income Seniors

Giving Back—HarborChase Assisted Living Helps Low Income Seniors

This time of year is all about giving, and it’s the perfect time to give back to your community. HarborChase Assisted Living, which also has a dedicated memory program, knows that giving back is the key to a fruitful community. Making sure that our loved ones are given the best care is always a top priority when we choose an …

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Giving Back. Charity. Benevolence. Philanthropy. Altruism.

Giving Back. Charity. Benevolence. Philanthropy. Altruism.

By Linda Chamberlain These are all words synonymous with the concept or practice of selfless concern for the well-being of others.  No doubt many of us have experienced that “helper’s high” when we have given to a charity, or gotten involved in a community outreach project.  Science can now explain why we feel warm and fuzzy after helping someone else …

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