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Erectile Dysfunction

By David Harris, M.D. – Q: My husband likes the option of treating erectile dysfunction with a pill because of the simplicity, but would that be dangerous after a coronary stent placement several months ago? A: Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are PDE5 inhibitors that work by dilating blood vessels to increase penile blood flow. They are safe and effective but …

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Spring Cleaning and Prostate Cancer?

Spring cleaning is done and now it’s time to be ready for summer. What better way to prepare than to perform the same spring cleaning to your health and body. Throughout the year, we focus on so many other issues in our lives that the one thing that usually gets overlooked is our own body. Now is the time to …

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How to Choose A Home Care Agency

Infinity Homecare – If you or a loved one need respite care after surgery or ongoing care for chronic or terminal illness, you may be considering enlisting the help of a home health care company. Home health care and hospice aides can help patients with a variety of tasks, including everything from nutritional guidance to pain management. Choosing home care or …

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IT IS TIME TO TALK ABOUT HEMORRHOIDS

– By Dr. Allison Karolak – Ultroid – We all try to be honest with our doctors because we know that they cannot help unless they are aware of our symptoms.  Sometimes we hope that they are mind-readers and will ask us if we are suffering from a particular debility, so that we do not have to initiate the conversation.  …

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When a Headache is More than Just a Headache The Chronicles of a Migraine

By Kara Jacobs Serene Branson, a CBS correspondent experienced one of the worst nights of her life during her post Grammy on air report this last February.  On live TV she slurred her speech and garbled her language as many viewers watched in horror believing she was suffering from a stroke.  Later, the public found out that she was enduring …

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Leg Cramps Can Mean Venous Disease

Venous insufficiency, or leaky veins, is often the underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated symptoms. By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – Clinical Case Study: “Years ago, I noticed that I was developing varicose veins in my right leg,” admits the 61 year old. “My mother had varicose veins and throughout the years, she had numerous operations to try and resolve …

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Why Isn’t My Thyroid Medication Working?

By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C. – Many people, especially women, continue to suffer with hypothyroid symptoms despite taking medication. Is this still happening to you despite taking thyroid hormone medication? Do you continue to struggle with your weight despite diet and exercise? Is your skin dry and itchy? Do you need to take a sweater with you when you go …

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Communication Strategies for the Hearing Aid Wearer, Part 6: Controlling the Environment to Maximize Understanding

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. – Are you passive, aggressive or assertive when it comes to managing your hearing loss? If you try to avoid situations in which you have difficulty hearing, you are passive (i.e. staying home instead of going to church). If not being able to hear makes you so angry and frustrated that you take it out …

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Dis-Connection = Dis-Ease!

As I write this, the breeze is blowing through the windows in my office, the sun is shinning, the flowers are blooming and the fragrance of new beginnings is in the air. The feeling of love permeates my being as I take it all in, feeling grateful for being truly connected. Then my mind drifts and I find myself being …

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Taming the Munchie Monster With the hCG Diet

– By Sharon C. Sullivan, New Beginnings hCG Clinics, SW Florida – Men and women constantly refer to their weight problem as an addiction to food.  Most of us have foods that are irresistible to us.  The chief culprits are primarily snack type foods, either sweet and creamy or salty and crunchy, but it really can be anything.   There are …

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