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TIME FOR THAT CHECK-UP

By Robert M. Buckel and Blake W. Kirkpatrick – As people tend to get older, annual checkups become more and more important (not that annual checkups are not important at any age). However, for many, annual checkups tend to be postponed due to busy schedules or simply the desire to avoid facing what could potentially be bad news. Our bodies, …

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Complementary Therapies: Soothing the Psyches, Emotions and Spirits of Terminally Ill Patients

Complementary Therapies

Terminally ill patients are people first.  When dealing with a terminal diagnosis, treating the psyche, emotions and spirit of the individual is just as important as addressing medical care needs. Complementary therapies such as music, massage and Reiki energy treatments can help hospice patients find refuge from the stresses of living with their illness and improve their physical well-being. Music …

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Families Praying Together

Families Praying Together

By Jaimie Hoskins, Director of Oasis – 1. Purpose of Prayer Prayer is defined as a solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. It is also described as an earnest hope or wish, according to the Dictionary. Biblically, prayer is further explained as presenting your requests to God without fear. “Do …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Perfect Your FACE

By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – When choosing the best age reversing procedure for you there are four elements to consider: results, price downtime and pain. The most common areas of the face that people want to correct are; droopy brows, under eye bags, nasolabial folds, and thin lips. Here are some tips that Dr. Stanciu recommends as a solution …

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What is VAX-D and How Does it Alleviate Common Aches and Pains?

What is VAX-D

By Physicians Rehabilitation – It’s understandable that patient’s will have many questions about VAX-D. It’s always wise to investigate all options when it comes to health issues. Below are some of the most commonly asked question that we hear from our patients. What is VAX-D and how does it work? VAX-D is a non-invasive medical technology that stretches the spine …

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Is Your Tooth Fractured or Broken?

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By Dr. Marcelo W. Mattschei, DDS – Healthy teeth are extremely strong; however they can chip, crack (fracture) or break. Unfortunately, this can happen in several ways: • Biting down on something hard • Accidents or trauma to the face or mouth • Cavities or poor hygiene may weaken the tooth When a tooth chips or breaks, it may not …

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WISDOM TEETH: To Extract or Not to Extract!

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Third molars or “Wisdom Teeth” as they are often referred to, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For a long time they have been regarded as useless and troublesome teeth that must be removed for preventive measures. However, when the wisdom teeth are fully erupted and align properly (biting correctly with the …

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Long-Term Care Insurance: A Multifaceted Protection

Long-Term Care Insurance A Multifaceted Protection

By George Leamon, CLTC – Lutgert Insurance – Child care has historically been America’s number one dependent care concern, but this could be changing in the coming years. Over 77 million American baby boomers are expected to transition into retirement during the next ten years. Experts are predicting that this large aging population will cause the number of individuals in …

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After Your Procedure

Are you contemplating or scheduling an outpatient surgery, treatment or procedure that may require non-medical care upon your re-lease? Do your post-operative instructions indicate someone should be with you afterwards? Just because you are out of surgery doesn’t mean the process is over. Depending on the procedure you underwent or may undergo, it can take a few days before you are up …

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