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BREAST CANCER… in men?

BREAST CANCER... in men

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute In case you’ve been off the planet for the past 20 years, October is the month of the pink explosion:  pink fire engines, pink tractors, pink scissors, pink hair, pink clothes … pink ribbons everywhere. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kudos to the colossal efforts of …

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Understanding the Retina

Understanding the Retina

Healthy eyes and good vision are a gift that shouldn’t be taken for granted. Even though eyes can have age-related changes, with yearly eye exams and early detection and treatment of emerging issues, you have a good chance of enjoying a long active lifestyle with good vision. One of the areas of the eye that is important for good vision …

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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children  who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Treats:  Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering. Flame Resistant Costumes:  When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label …

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Annual Oral Exams Save Lives

Annual Oral Exams Save Lives

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman It doesn’t matter if you are the highest rated celebrity or the poorest man in the country. Oral cancer hits without warning, and if the disease is not caught early, death sentence is almost inevitable. Estimations showed, that almost 8,000 are most likely to die from the disease, because they have been diagnosed in such a …

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If My Life Was But A Single Day

f My Life Was But A Single Day

By Alex Anderson Mayflies I had this crazy thought. See if you can follow me on this. I’m 53 years old. If I live to be 86 years old (a very real possibility given my genes) then I have 33 years left. At first this sounds like a lot of time, and it is, unless the perspective is changed to …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month A Survivor’s Perspective

Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s October again.  The month when the world turns pink.  For breast cancer patients and survivors, breast cancer awareness is January, February, March… You get the idea. This is a different take on breast cancer from one survivor’s perspective. First, a few facts. One in eight women will hear, “I’m sorry, you have breast cancer.” But, breast cancer is not …

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Seeing Things Differently Living with Low Vision

Living with Low Vision

Imagine loosing something that you have been dependent on since the day that you were born. Sight is one of the senses that we become the most dependent on, and as we age it’s one of the senses that is compromised the most. Many people with low vision have macular degeneration. The disease is common in people over 70 years …

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Could Treating Lung Disease Lower Your Risk for Dementia?

What is Manual Therapy

By Cara Tompot | Staff Writer It’s 2015, and it feels like the healthcare dialogue has shifted greatly in the last decade. We live in a society that constantly uses buzzwords like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Movies such as Still Alice and Away From Her have brought these debilitating conditions into the limelight. Just recently at a World Health Organization …

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Is Your Office Ready for the ICD-10 update? the ICD-10 Update?

With the implementation of ICD-10 upon us, is your office staff confident and ready for the transition? A lack of readiness and compliance could result in widespread disruptions of payments to your practice when claims bearing ICD-9 codes are rejected. As with ICD-9, ICD-10 is based on the International Classification of Diseases, published by the World Health Organization, which designates …

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Heart Palpitations & Preventative Care – Nadine’s Story

Heart Palpitations & Preventative Care – Nadine's Story

You’re going about your normal day, when suddenly you feel your heart skip a beat. You may even feel a little dizzy. What is going on? Is it life threatening? How do you know if it is or not? What is causing this? For Nadine Thomas, it was just another day at work when these same thoughts crossed her mind. …

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