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Living well with Parkinson’s

The Neuro Challenge Foundation has a better approach to Parkinson’s  disease that includes educational and support programs. The average onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is around 60 years of age.  Approximately 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year and 15% of those are under the age of 50, which is called “young-onset.” Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. have …

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Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Every Year, nearly 200,000 people are diagnosed with spinal compression, which causes significant pain in the spine and surrounding back muscular structure.  Osteoporosis usually causes spinal compression and mostly affects the aging population, but can also be attributed to other diseases of the bone, cancers, tumors, long-term steroid use, herniated discs, and arthritis. While there are treatment options for spinal compression, …

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Naltrexone Implant for Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Naltrexone Implant for Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Prevalence of Binge Drinking and Heavy Drinking: In 2015, 26.9 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month; 7.0 percent reported that they engaged in heavy alcohol use in the past month.  Many people are unaware that they are developing a serious problem until it has taken over their life. Although …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room and begin to feel overwhelmed. I once blamed the sluggish, …

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A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell are the two most common skin cancers accounting for more than 5 million diagnosed annually. Unfortunately, many of these people will experience skin cancer more than once in their lives. If skin cancer is caught early, it can be treated with great success, but …

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Women and Heart Disease

Did you know that Heart Disease is the number one killer of women, taking 1 out of 3 women’s lives each year?  With so much focus on other diseases that affect females, like breast cancer and autoimmune diseases, heart disease is often overlooked and underestimated.  One woman dies every minute of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the narrowing of the …

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With Inner Engineering – Reducing Stress Isn’t As Hard As You Think

With Inner Engineering

Stressed out? If so, you’re not alone; the American Psychological Society reports that almost a quarter of adults in the U.S. are under extreme stress. The silver lining is that finding your way out—transmuting your stress into happiness; pain into peace—may be easier than you think. Perhaps you have explored methods to improve your health or mental clarity, or simply to …

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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American Cancer Society, some of the early warning signs and symptoms …

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The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

COPD

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of …

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What Exactly Is Omega-3?

What Exactly Is Omega-3?

By BO MARTINSEN, MD When I started giving lectures about omega-3 for physicians 15 years ago, few health care providers had heard about these molecules. Some doctors thought I was preaching voodoo medicine, while others politely thanked me for sharing the information. Today, the situation is quite different. The majority of Americans have heard about omega-3 and know that it …

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