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When Should I Give My Pet Vaccinations?

When Should I Give My Pet Vaccinations?

By Dr. Anne Luther Do we vaccinate our pets too often? Yes, if they are being given all of their vaccines on an annual basis, reports Dr. Ronald Schultz, a veterinary immunologist and chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. His opinion is based on more than 30 years of vaccine research. …

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2017 America’s Health Rankings Report

2017 America’s Health Rankings Report

Massachusetts achieves first-ever healthiest state and Florida and Utah show largest rank improvements Other less positive findings show drug death rate at highest level in history and uneven health care provider access America’s health is challenged by an increase in premature death and uneven concentration of health care providers, according to key findings in United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual …

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Your Secret Weapon for the New Year

By Alex Anderson In August of 1996, I was having breakfast with a pastor that I admired. He did not come from a privileged family, but his life was full of good things. He was very blessed in every way. He had started his church a year and a half earlier, and it was flourishing. He had a beautiful, healthy …

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Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Diet, exercise and getting recommended screenings are some of the ways to lessen your risk of cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, certain lifestyle choices can lessen the chances an individual has of developing cancer. However, even though most Americans know that choices such as quitting smoking, protecting skin from sun damage, eating a healthy diet, exercising more …

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Integrative Health Coaches Spearhead Spirituality in Mental Health Care

Integrative Health Coaches Spearhead Spirituality in Mental Health Care

Despite the massive research findings indicating the importance of spirituality in health and wellness, it has been largely neglected in the mental healthcare system. Integrating spirituality into healthcare brings joy and meaning into the lives of children, teenagers, parents, and the elderly in magnificent ways. Physicians, admittedly state that they don’t have the time to discuss spirituality with patients. This along …

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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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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The spine is made up of bony blocks called the vertebrae.  Between each vertebra are the intervertebral discs, which are composed of spongy materials that behave as shock absorbers in the spine.  In addition to the intervertebral discs, the vertebrae are connected to each other via facet joints.  The spinal canal runs through the …

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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology, or IR is a sub-specialty of radiology that utilizes minimally invasive image-guided technology to both diagnose and treat a multitude of medical diseases and disorders. A board-certified physician will use images to direct catheters, needles and other instruments through a tiny incision. The physician is able to see through a small camera that is placed through the catheter. …

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Varicose Veins and Spider Veins, More than a Cosmetic Problem

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

By Federico M. Richter, MD Varicose veins are dilated rope like blood vessels that protrude from the surface of the skin. But did you know that you might have varicose veins and not even know it? This is because many of there abnormal veins lie beneath the surface of the skin and are not visible. Varicose veins affect more than …

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What Causes Ankle Pain When Walking?

What Causes Ankle Pain When Walking?

The ankle is the most commonly injured joint, according to a 2009 “American Family Physician” article. The repetitive flexion and extension of your ankle during walking can lead to pain and injury — or it can aggravate an existing condition. Ankle pain can be a symptom of an ankle sprain, a stress facture, underlying osteoarthritis, and tendinitis. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory …

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