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Hydrating Your Soul

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church It was sometime during the summer of 2001. We had just moved our family from LaCrosse, WI where I served as a youth pastor for almost five years to Sellersville, PA to begin my Master of Divinity degree at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. I had about a month and a half of …

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Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Have A High Risk of Falls & Balance Issues

Individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Have A High Risk of Falls & Balance Issues

Over 47 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Many people just lump all dementias together under the Alzheimer’s umbrella, but there are significant differences and treatment options for each individual diagnosis. However, Individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s all have many common symptoms and risk factors. Once of those risks is falling due to …

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lntragastric Balloon Can Aid in Achieving a Healthy Weight

lntragastric Balloon Can Aid in Achieving a Healthy Weight

By Joseph Chebli, M.D. She has struggled with her body weight for much of her life, trying to shed 20 pounds that slow her down and make her self­ conscious. She’s also concerned about her family’s history of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. After trying every diet program on the market, including medication, she’s frustrated and depressed. That’s …

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Ketamine Treatment for PTSD & Neurologic Late Stage LYME Disease

Ketamine Over the past ten years, Ketamine has been studied in patients with severe depression and PTSD. A rapid instantaneous effect takes place immediately upon the drug being dispensed intravenously. When a well-trained physician administers ketamine, it can help with symptoms like moodiness, chronic pain, decreased concentration, low self-esteem, impaired sleep, decreased sexual desire, diminished appetite and can even alleviate …

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Cool off with a Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour with YMT Vacations

Cool off with a Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour with YMT Vacations

In Florida, our warm weather starts way before the rest of the country. We’re experiencing hot summer temperatures in the beginning of spring in many cases, and the heat continues into the autumn months. With warm weather in full swing, many people are looking for ways to escape the sultry heat. What better time to visit Alaska than May and …

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

A publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 indicated that based on a systematic review and meta-analysis through 2012, more than 270,000 deaths were associated with overweight and obesity.1 There has been studies showing the effectiveness of lifestyle counseling by chiropractors in reducing weight in obese patients. In 2008, Powell, et al, conducted a retrospective study of …

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Female Pattern Hair Loss

Female Pattern Hair Loss

By Martin Maag, MD Female Pattern Hair loss or FPHL can result in loss of self-esteem, depression, anxiety and other emotional issues in many women suffering with this. Wigs, hair pieces, styling products and topical treatments are only temporary masks to this difficult problem. What causes FPHL? Androgenic Alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in women and …

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How to Improve Your Overall Health with Diet & Exercise

How to Improve Your Overall Health with Diet & Exercise

The health of the bodies and vascular system are affected by many things like, stress, substance abuse and genetics, but the main offenders of conditions and disorders are being overweight, poor dietary habits, having high blood sugar levels, chemical and toxin overload, and living a sedentary lifestyle. Too Much Sugar High blood sugar, dementia, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease have …

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MIGRAINE

MIGRAINE

By Daniel Sellers, MSCS, PA-C If you suffer from migraine, you are not alone. Nearly 1 in 4 households includes someone with migraine. Migraines are painful headaches that may affect people episodically (<eight days per month) or chronically (eight or more days per month). Regardless of the frequency, migraines are a common source of disability – impacting the ability to …

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Social Wellness

Social Wellness

In 1981 Dr Alexander et al did an experiment with rats that were raised either in isolation or in a large colony. At 65 days of age half of the rats in each environment were moved to the other colony. At 80 days they were given different solutions of fluids and morphine. The end result was that the rats raised in …

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