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What is a Neuroma of the Foot?

By Brian K. Doerr, DPM, Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons – Some who suffer from this painful  foot condition  might say “it is a real pain in the foot”. This condition is often referred to as a pinched nerve. Simply put a foot neuroma is a swollen (inflamed) nerve in the ball of the foot, …

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The Heart of the Matter

By W.L. “Hunter” Huntley, III, HAS., BC-HIS – The month of February is designated as National Heart Health Month.  Maintaining a healthy heart is extremely important for a multitude of reasons.  The heart is the most vital organ in our body to promote an overall sense of well-being. What the majority of people don’t realize is how much a healthy …

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Estate Planning during the Month of Love?

It’s February again and the Hallmark people will tell us that Valentine’s Day is coming and we should be celebrating our love! For a lot of people that will mean an engagement to marry!  Hurray!!! Time to pick your venue, your dress, the members of the wedding party…absolutely! But wait!  What about a prenuptial agreement?  No, I am not kidding. …

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Are You Getting All The Nutrients Your Body Needs?

Are You Getting All The Nutrients Your Body Needs?

Your lifestyle, eating habits, and vitamin supplements may not be helping you as much as you think! 50% of people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally deficient. You may be working at improving your health, yet you may not actually be getting enough of the right nutrients your body needs for optimal health. Why? Several key factors influence your personal chemistry …

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AGING IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE!

AGING IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – “Aging is the only way to Live!” What a great statement of hope and joy in living. Just think: The one thing we all are doing together, every day, is aging. So, what do we do about it? We can either continue to complain about all of our worries, woes, and wrinkles …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

Valentine's Day

By Pamela Rose Williams – Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times special and awkward to receive a valentine from a secret …

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Chronic Wound? Got Vein Problems?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – If you have an ulcer on your leg which has not healed for more than 3 months despite a variety of wound care regimens, it might be time to consider a thorough venous evaluation.  On a number of recent occasions I have encountered patients of varying ages who presented with the chief complaint of …

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Weight Matters: Exercise Has Positive Effects on Joint Wellness

By John C. Kagan, M.D. – Each New Year people everywhere incorporate goals for losing weight and staying fit into their resolutions. When it comes to joint health, the two main reasons to exercise and watch your weight in this New Year include preventing joint pain and reducing your risk for osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of …

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Outpatient Surgery Trusted, Expert Surgical Care

By Joshua Lee Jr., M.D. – With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, many less invasive surgical procedures are now being performed on an outpatient, or ambulatory, basis. Common procedures that are now routinely performed on an outpatient basis include tonsillectomies, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals, some cosmetic surgeries, and cataract surgeries. Given the millions of procedures performed …

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New Year, Better You

Overcoming an unhealthy eating disorder and the depression  that often accompanies it is possible. Although it is not often thought of as such, binge eating disorder is a mental illness that is characterized by recurring episodes of excessive over-eating. Binge-eating disorder is the most common type of all eating disorders and has serious health implications if left untreated. Almost everyone …

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