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Leptospirosis is a Concern for Dog Owners

Leptospirosis is a Concern for Dog Owners

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs and other animals throughout the world. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that many dogs can acquire, and the number of veterinarians that are seeing this infection in their patients is growing. The concern is of course for our beloved pets, but also a major red flag since leptospirosis is …

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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking.  To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times.  When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced.  In the midst of his pain and …

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What’s the Difference Between an MRI & a CT Scan?

What’s the Difference Between an MRI & a CT Scan?

MRI MRI’s (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) are most often used to detect brain and spinal disorders like bleeding, tumors, strokes, cancer, as well as aortic and other heart discrepancies. MRI’s are commonly used to view the joints, soft tissues, and bones of the entire body. There is no radiation involved. The most advanced MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is done with 3T …

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Pain, Dryness & Irritation: How Women Are Rejuvenating Their Lives

Pain, Dryness & Irritation

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Who doesn’t want to feel better and more confident about their sexual health? Many women try to hide their condition from their partner, or suffer in silence because they believe it’s “normal” for them. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether your pain is caused by endometriosis, pelvic conditions, vulvovaginal atrophy, hormonal dysfunction, or …

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Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

When it comes to treating cancer, the earlier the cancer can be found, the better. The development of improved screening tests for various types of cancer means that physicians can now identify and diagnose cancer at an earlier stage, many times before any symptoms are present. With all types of cancer, early detection and diagnosis can make a big difference …

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Senior Living and Care: So Many Choices!

Senior Living and Care: So Many Choices!

For many seniors, the abundant choices available for senior housing can be overwhelming. Making an informed and confident decision can take some time and quite a bit of research, so we’ve broken down the most common options and the features and benefits that differentiate them. Senior Living Communities Independent senior living communities are often the first to be considered for those …

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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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Helping Patients Live with Parkinson’s

Helping Patients Live with Parkinson’s Each year, doctors diagnose 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD). With advances in pharmacology and surgery giving PD patients longer lives and increased motor function, interventions to prepare family caregivers, empower patients in their daily lives, and improve patient peace of mind become more involved. While many patients live more than 20 years after the …

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An Advanced Method to Decrease Pain and Improve Function: Graston Technique®

An Advanced Method to Decrease Pain and Improve Function: Graston Technique®

By Christopher Rosebrough PT, DPT, GTS – Bonita Community Health Center Physical Therapist Graston technique allows physical therapists to detect and treat areas of “scar tissue” or adhesions in muscles, tendons and ligaments that can reduce our range of motion and cause pain. In the healing process, our body attempts to repair those areas by creating “scar tissue,” much like …

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Benefits of Family or Household Meals

Benefits of Family or Household Meals

By Chrisanna Harrington, MA, RDN, LMHC You know one of the memorable conversations I had with my adult daughter was when she told me that she remembered waking up to the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls on holiday mornings. Associating positive food memories and experiences helps us to attach positive associations with food and those around us. I was preparing something …

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