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WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE LONGER?

By Dr. David S. Dyer and Diana Dyer, ARNP – Did we get your attention? Almost everyone you know, including yourself, is aging and dying faster than is necessary. What is causing this to happen? Commonly called free radicals (no, not left over hippies from the 70’s) are wreaking havoc within your body, aging and killing you at an accelerated …

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Infinity Fall Prevention Program

QUICK FACTS ABOUT FALLS 50% of all people over 75 years old fall each year. Risk for falls increase in the first month after being discharged from the hospital. 15% of all re-admissions to the hospital for seniors are related to falls. Falls account for 10% of ER visits and 6% of hospitalizations for those over 65. Falls are the …

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Healthy Eyes Start with a Healthy Body

When it comes to eyes there are a few problems that can occur. Often these problems arise as we age, but some are quite preventable. Looking after our eyes is important throughout our life as failing eye sight can become a significant hardship. There are some lifestyle factors that can affect our eye health. Smokers and those with poor diets …

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Defeat Gum Disease

There is a silent oral disease affecting more than 80% of adults. Chances are you either have had or are currently battling periodontal (gum) disease. Unfortunately, in many cases, the disease goes undetected until painful symptoms begin occurring. At which time the disease and any adverse conditions have already set in. Because there are no early signs of periodontal disease, …

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Have Fun with Fruits & Vegetables!

By Charlotte County Health Department – One of the great things about fruits and vegetables is that something is always “in season.”  Freshly harvested produce is the best tasting, has the least waste and is generally the best buy. If you aren’t sure, staff in your produce section will know! Technology also helps us continue to have many of our …

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The Cure for Mid-Life Crisis

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – The day starts with a cup of coffee, bowl of cereal, and some serious time in front of the mirror counting gray hairs on his balding head. He then wraps himself in misery and self pity to improve his self image with a racy new sports car. We relate to this crisis that’s glamorized …

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What is REAL Love in Marriage?

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel – I have been doing marital counseling for years and I hear the same resounding sentiment from couples of all age spectrums that the love in the relationship has left. This explanation of “falling out of love” is usually espoused by one of the individual’s in the relationship. Other times both express that the …

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Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Be Food Safe!

By Charlotte County Health Department – Did you know that one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year?  Food handling safety risks at home are more common than most people think. Following four simple steps of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home. Four Steps to Keep …

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Aging

There are many things you need to have in place as we get older that some of us never thought of. They will bring you peace of mind today and provide guidance to your family members and friends. Keep Your Documents in Order Keep your important papers all together in one place by perhaps setting up a file or designate …

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