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Diabetes, Nutrition and Exercise

By Nancy McCarron, PTA – This month is Diabetes Awareness Month. Are you aware of: What the disease is The symptoms of undiagnosed diabetes The secondary effects of diabetes, especially when left uncontrolled How physical therapy can help you control diabetes and its secondary effects The costs of diabetes treatment to our society How the Affordable Care Act addresses health …

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What Every Woman Wants

By Julie Anne McGready Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer – “I wish I was a smaller size. I hate shopping for clothes. I can never find anything that fits. I wish I had a flat stomach. I hate my arms. I’ll be happy when I lose this weight. I hate my thighs so much that I won’t wear shorts. I …

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Patient Care Navigator: An Empowering Resource for Patients

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was someone who could help you figure out the next steps in your health care journey? Someone who could answer your questions and help educate you on your options? At Blake Medical Center, there is such a person. Her name is Kelli Thompson Cox, and she is the Valve Institute Nurse Navigator. Patient care …

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Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery

By Dr. Joseph Farag – Most radiographic images used in implant surgery prior to the advent of CBCT were only two-dimensional. These images, if properly taken, only provided a rough estimation of bone height. Often times, the bone width and actual 3 dimensional shape was only visible during surgery, sometimes necessitating some creative solutions for anatomical problems, and other times …

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Reconstructive Abdominal Wall Surgery Now Available Locally…

No More Recurring Hernias Ahernia may be likened to a failure in the sidewall of a tire. The tire’s inner tube behaves like the organ and the side wall like the body cavity wall providing the restraint. A weakness in the sidewall allows a bulge to develop, which can become a split, allowing the inner tube to protrude, and leading …

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What to Consider when Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Seven Things you NEED TO KNOW By Ed Hill, Lexington Manor – In a perfect world there wouldn’t be a need for doctors, hospitals or nursing homes. Unfortunately, that is not the case and there may come a time when you, or a loved one, is in need of some help from others. When it becomes questionable if you can …

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National Priority or National Disgrace

Despite the 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 15 million unpaid caregivers that support them, as a nation we have allowed this disease to get the upper hand. Finding a cure is the priority, loosing this battle would be a disgrace. As a certified dementia practitioner for Infinity Home Care, I see firsthand the stigma and negative experiences …

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Top 6 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this FALL.

By Dr. Joseph Magnant – There are many different presentations of leg vein problems although the most recognizable is that of varicose veins. Other signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease (also known as venous insufficiency, CVI, venous incompetence or leaky veins) include swollen, achy legs, restless legs, night time leg cramps and urination, diffuse spider veins, skin discoloration in …

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Training our Children to Know God

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel – Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Parenting is one of the most challenging and awesome positions God places people in. As a result, it requires both discipline and intentionality if we are going to be faithful servants of God. Think of it this way; God entrusts little souls into the parent’s …

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Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

  By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – To understand foot and ankle arthritis and how it affects us, we must first understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle.  Amazingly, the foot and ankle are comprised of 28 bones and 30 joints! However, arthritis mostly affects a few …

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