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Routine Exams Often Find Head, Neck and Oral Cancers

Routine Exams Often Find Head, Neck and Oral Cancers

While not as common as some other types of malignancies, oral cavity and oropharyngeal (head and neck) cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. Most head and neck cancers begin in squamous cells, which are cells that line moist surfaces, such as those inside the mouth, nose, …

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Experience the History of the Rose Parade First-Hand with YMT Vacations

Experience the History of the Rose Parade First-Hand with YMT Vacations

The Tournament of Roses Parade is an American New Year’s tradition, a festival of elaborate, flower-covered floats, marchingbands, and more held in Pasadena, California, every January 1st. You’ve watched the pageantry and beauty of the parade on television—isn’t it time you saw the floats in person? One hundred thirty years ago, the first Rose Parade was held on January 1, …

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What Our Parents Did Not Know About Us The belated key to why we do the things we do.

What Our Parents Did Not Know About Us The belated key to why we do the things we do.

By Svetlana Kogan, M.D. The best way to understand why we are the way we are today – is to look back at our early childhood and to scrutinize what exactly happened. Just like animals, when we are born, we are placed with our first “herd”. This first herd can be as tiny as a single parent and a child, or …

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Dona Parker’s Illness Led Her to Find a Cure and a Career Change

Dona Parker’s Illness Led Her to Find a Cure and a Career Change

Mold exposure can invade homes, especially here in Florida where it’s so humid most of the year. Inhaling mold spores and external mold exposure can cause lung irritation, allergic rhinitis and other symptoms, but along with these, it can be toxic and potentially life-threatening causing an array of symptoms like nerve damage, autoimmune responses and brain degeneration. Overexposure to mold left …

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Choices Matter: The Reliability Radiology Regional Offers Patients

Choices Matter: The Reliability Radiology Regional Offers Patients

Radiology Regional Center is a premier diagnostic facility founded on the principles of providing state-of the-art technology in a warm, comfortable environment. A physician-owned and managed practice, our commitment is to maintain highly skilled staff and provide the highest quality health care to our community. For over 40 years, we have expanded our scope of services and number of outpatient …

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Tuscany Villa of Naples Assisted Living Offers Important Steps to Help Prevent Strokes

Tuscany Villa of Naples Assisted Living Offers Important Steps to Help Prevent Strokes

The popular phrase, “time is of the essence,” can be applicable in many different situations. It is particularly true when someone is experiencing a stroke. In honor of National Stroke Prevention Month, we are highlighting the important and time-sensitive symptoms Indiana seniors and caregivers need to know to identify if they or a loved one might be experiencing a stroke. …

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HEARING LOSS…DIABETES… AND MEMORY PROBLEMS… LEARN HOW THEY ARE ALL INTERRELATED!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two. A recent study found …

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CLINICAL RESEARCH TRIAL FOR ASTHMA

CLINICAL RESEARCH TRIAL FOR ASTHMA

What is Asthma? Asthma is characterized by airway inflammation, reversible airway obstruction, and airway sensitivity. Common symptoms include recurrent wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, and chest tightness. Asthma continues to be a major health concern worldwide, with a global prevalence of approximately 300 million and continuing to grow. Asthma shouldn’t interfere with your quality of life. When asthma is managed …

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Tips to Avoid Foot and Ankle Problems

Tips to Avoid Foot and Ankle Problems

With the average American taking 5,117 steps a day, it is no surprise that most will experience a foot or ankle problem at some point in their life. These complex body parts endure relentless pressure over time subjecting them to pain or injury, and a change in structure. “As we age, the foot grows longer and wider as the arch falls …

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Americans Encouraged to Connect, Create and Contribute

Americans Encouraged to Connect, Create and Contribute

By Greg Pascucci May is Older Americans Month, created to highlight the contributions of those 55 and over and honor their vital role in our communities and society. This year’s theme is “Connect, Create, Contribute”. The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), leads our nation’s observance and reminds us that no matter where we are …

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