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LOW BACK PAIN, CAN WE TAME IT?

Low back pain is a major burden to society. It is one of the most common causes of seeking physician office visits, the second cause of sick leave and, because of high direct and indirect costs, it has great medical, social and economic impact for the individual, family and society. Low back pain is defined as pain and discomfort, localized …

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Healthy Aging and Foot Care

The human foot is a very complex structure with 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. One of the most common ailments for aging Americans is sore feet. The Aging Foot Feet, like the rest of our body, feel the effects of age. Blood may pool in the veins which can cause feet and ankles …

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Physical Therapy Offers Effective Treatment of Low Back Pain

By Cheung Teav, P.T. – Next to the common cold, low back pain is the most common reason individuals visit a physician’s office, resulting in billions of dollars in medical expenditures and lost labor costs each year. Low back pain is also one of the most common reasons patients visit the emergency room in the U.S. In 2008, U.S. hospitals …

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Future of Urgent Care Treatment

By Joseph M. Soler M.D. F.A.C.E.P. – In a growing trend, more and more patients are turning to urgent care centers for treatment of minor ailments and injuries instead of trying to squeeze in an appointment with a primary care provider or waiting at a crowded emergency room. This shift and the rising prominence of urgent care centers is reshaping …

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Common Misconceptions About Childhood Vaccines

By Dr. Bindu Nair and Dr. Liliana Palacio – Misconceptions about vaccines have persisted for decades. There can be many reasons for fear of or opposition to vaccination. Some people have religious or philosophic objections. Some are concerned about the safety of vaccines, or may believe that vaccine-preventable diseases do not pose a serious health risk. Before reviewing some of …

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Achieve Wellness with Chiropractic Care

Ultimately, the goal of receiving chiropractic adjustments should be to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health. In order to accomplish this, chiropractors can use and recommend a variety of natural healing methods, including adjustments, massage, trigger point therapy, nutrition, exercise rehabilitation, and counseling on lifestyle issues that impact your health. The primary focus is simply to …

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Discount Med Direct: A Discount, Mail Order Prescription Service

We are not a pharmacy, but we do work with a network of licensed U.S., Canadian and International pharmacies to provide you the best prices on your prescription medication and arrange to have your medication shipped directly to your door. We only provide medication manufactured in facilities that have been approved by the FDA or like agencies in their respective …

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How To Stop The Pain

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church  – Sometimes the answers we seek to our prayers are only a symptom of something much deeper, and more painful, that God needs to heal first. Flu-like Symptoms In April of 1999, LaRinda was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Dermatomyositis. It started with flu-like symptoms. Within a year LaRinda …

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Controversial USPSTF Decision on PSA Screening Worries Patients and Physicians

By John Sylvester, M.D. – There has been a great deal of attention in the media recently about PSA screening. A few months ago, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with preliminary recommendations that PSA screening should not be done. They have now decided to make this decision final. They recommend no routine PSA blood tests …

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IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT? NOW WHAT?

By Carl Reynolds Attorney at Law – Chances are you have been involved, either as a driver or a passenger, in an automobile accident (maybe more than one) in your lifetime. In Florida alone, there are, on average, 250,000 traffic accidents each year – that’s 685 each day or 29 each hour. With these odds, the likelihood of you being …

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