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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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Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?

Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?

By Bo Martinsen, MD Today, the omega-3 industry is specializing more than ever. On the supermarket shelf, you don’t just find fish oil any longer, but a broad range of products under that main heading. As we get a greater selection of omega-3 products, how do you decide what to pick? One helpful method is to consider the source of …

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Dental Effects of Smoking & How to Kick the Habit

Dental Effects of Smoking & How to Kick the Habit

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman Although they aren’t addressed as often as the rest of the body, the effects of smoking on teeth and the oral cavity are important pieces of information in the process of smoking cessation. Everyone knows smoking is bad for your health, but did you know it is a major contributor to dental problems as well? Although true …

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Plaquex – The Anti Aging Treatment for Cells and Heart

Plaquex - The Anti Aging Treatment for Cells and Heart

Make your cells young again to combat atherosclerosis,  improve circulation, and even reverse aging! Angioplasty and coronary bypass are two of the most common surgeries performed today. But despite the procedures’ widespread use, how successful are they really? Research tells us that up to half of all angioplasty patients experience restenosis (another blockage of the same artery) within six months …

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Healthy Holidays To You!

Healthy Holidays To You!

By Karina Hammer, Certified Health & Wellness Coach It’s that time of the year again! It’s time to celebrate the holidays with parties, get-togethers, corporate dinners, and of course the endless family celebrations. While the holidays can sneak up on us, every year doesn’t mean the pounds have to follow. The average American will gain 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and …

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Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life

Though many patients are left to research alternatives on their own, new medical advancements can now provide people with chronic lung diseases a viable treatment option.

By Phoebe Brown – Staff Writer When people are diagnosed with chronic diseases, the challenge of living life fully, navigating the healthcare industry and finding the right treatment options can pose issues. For people with lung diseases, treatment options which address the disease itself are scarce and don’t usually go beyond traditional medications, supplemental oxygen or a lung transplant. Even …

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Dermatitis: The Most Common Types and Treatments

Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis consists of light scaling on the scalp also known as dandruff and redness with yellowish greasy flakes on the face, especially in the eyebrows, sides of the nose, behind the ears, and in the moustache and beard areas of men. Mild cases are controlled by over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos and facial moisturizers or 1% hydrocortisone cream. Recently, …

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Holiday Travel and Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can …

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, resulting in high levels of sugar in the bloodstream. Although there are actually many different types of diabetes; the most common are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is linked with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, poor blood circulation to …

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