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2016 Parkinson’s Disease Patient’s Forum

2016 Parkinson’s Disease Patient’s Forum

By Ramon Gil, M.D. As scientists and medical researchers continue to make progress searching for the cause(s) of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and ways to eventually “cure” this illness, the treatment has become not only more effective, but more specialized, requiring from both:  patients and treating neurologists, a more comprehensive understanding of the different aspects of this complex disease. The amount …

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Staying a Step Ahead of COPD

Staying a Step Ahead of COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has grown in prevalence over the last decade and is now the third leading cause of death in America. When diagnosed with an incurable chronic illness, people tend to search for alternatives to traditional medicine. The quest for treatment options can leave a patient feeling overwhelmed. Anxiety and depression can exacerbate symptoms, creating a vicious …

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Optimizing your Health Through Holistic Nutrition

Optimizing your Health Through Holistic Nutrition

Feed the body, nourish the mind, nurture the Spirit: By Danielle Perrault, Founder, Director, World Institute of Natural Nutrition To be optimally healthy we must take a holistic view of our health.  In truth, we can feed ourselves with great care and spend a large chunk of income on nutritional supplements,  without any substantial result.  This statement may come as …

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Hope in Sight—Managing the Threat of Vision Loss Diabetes affects your entire body, including your eyes. According to The American Academy of Ophthalmology, diabetics are 25 times more likely to lose vision than those without this disease. The most common complication of diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, and the condition can develop in anyone who has either type 1 or type …

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Family History Matters -Mr. Lobo’s Story

Family History Matters -Mr. Lobo's Story

– By CardioVascular Solutions Institute – I was raised in a boarding school with regular meals and never consumed soda, fast food, etc. In adulthood, I kept up good eating habits along with my beautiful wife Melanie and our two children. We also tried to stay healthy by not smoking or drinking in excess. With good dietary habits, why am …

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY HELPS INDIVIDUALS LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

April is a month designated to celebrating Occupational Therapist.  Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” …

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Dangers in the Home

Dangers in the Home

Oftentimes, living alone can prove to be dangerous for seniors. Senior citizens, like all of us, wish to stay in their home as long as possible and maintain their independence. According to an AARP survey conducted in 2011, 90% of seniors agreed. When someone is having difficulty with day to day tasks, it may seem like an easy choice to …

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Smoking- The Breath Blocker

Smoking- The Breath Blocker

Respiratory Diseases The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause immediate damage to cells and tissue in the human body, including those on the path from the mouth to the lung’s air sacs-the final target of the smoke. Delicate lung tissue damaged by chemicals in cigarette smoke doesn’t have a chance to heal if it is exposed to these chemicals in large …

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Cancer Nutrition Drink is a Must Have

Cancer Nutrition Drink is a Must Have

By Dr. Stan Headley 20-40% of cancer patients actually die from malnutrition (cachexia) and not cancer itself! As a physician I am shocked and alarmed by that factual statistic.  How can that be in this day and age of advanced medicine you might ask?  The answer is simple – pharmaceutical companies have invested billions into advancing cancer medicines but medical …

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Decreasing Balance Increases Risk of Falls in the Bathroom

Decreasing Balance Increases

As we age, it gets harder to do a lot of the activities we were once able to do with ease, and we tend to take those things for granted. Walking, bending, and climbing are movements that we think are simple now, but they only get more difficult when we reach our Golden Years. The bathroom can be a hazardous …

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