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What is Alzheimer’s?

| November 1, 2015
What is Alzheimer’s?

What We Understand Today Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA BASICS Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual […]

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What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

| October 1, 2015
What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

A look at lifestyle choices and other possible concerns A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, […]

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Living With Low-Back Pain

| October 1, 2015
Living With Low-Back Pain

A conservative care approach may include chiropractic treatment and less reliance on prescription painkillers The American Chiropractic Asso­ciation (ACA), in response to recent research calling into question the efficacy of acetaminophen in the management of spinal pain, strongly encourages patients and healthcare providers to consider the benefits of a conservative approach to back pain. According […]

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Learning About Leukemia

| September 1, 2015
Learning About Leukemia

Leukemias are cancers that start in cells that would normally develop into different types of blood cells. Most often, leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, but some leukemias start in other blood cell types. Leukemia is often described as being either acute (fast growing) or chronic (slow growing).   Types of Leukemia […]

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Not Smiling About Your Smile?

| September 1, 2015
Not Smiling About Your Smile?

Options exist for treating unattractive, misaligned and missing teeth By Judy Latta One of the first things people notice when they meet you is your smile. A big, bright, picture-perfect smile conveys the appearance of warmth, happiness, youth and health. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey, 99.7 percent of adults believe […]

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Psoriasis Awareness

| August 1, 2015
Psoriasis Awareness

Learn More About This Common Autoimmune Disease Psoriasis (sore-EYE-ah-sis) is a chronic (long-lasting) disease. It develops when a person’s immune system sends faulty signals that tell skin cells to grow too quickly. New skin cells form in days rather than weeks. The body does not shed these excess skin cells. The skin cells pile up […]

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Dental Composite Fillings

| August 1, 2015
Dental Composite Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings Can Dramatically Enhance The Appearance Of Your Teeth By Judy Latta Even if you brush with fluoride at least twice a day, floss regularly, and avoid sweets, you can still develop oral health problems that necessitate dental filling treatment. If decay or injury has compromised the structural integrity of your teeth, you may […]

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Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

| July 1, 2015
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, do so many of us fail to devote the same attention to our necks and chests, also a sensitive […]

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Radiotherapy After Prostate
Cancer Surgery Declining

| June 1, 2015
Radiotherapy After Prostate <br />Cancer Surgery Declining</br>

Despite Evidence Of Benefit, Study Finds Fewer Patients Receive Radiation Therapy Despite strong evidence and guidelines supporting its use, post-surgical radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients at risk of recurrence is declining in the United States. The study, published online in the journal European Urology, finds fewer than 10 percent of patients at risk of […]

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Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize
– On Time, Every Time

| June 1, 2015
Prevent What’s Preventable And Immunize <br />– On Time, Every Time</br>

Parents Need To Be Mindful Of Their Child’s Immunization Status By Dr. Julie Boom, Director, Infant and Childhood Immunization at Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research, and Rachel Cunningham, MPH As children everywhere wrap up the school year and embark on summer adventures, parents need to be mindful of their child’s immunization status. […]

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The Devastating Impact of Bullying

| June 1, 2015
The Devastating Impact of Bullying

Studies Show Far-Reaching Effects New laws, media attention and public awareness campaigns have placed a greater emphasis on bullying in recent years than perhaps ever in the nation’s history. Yet bullying remains a stubborn problem with far-reaching effects. More than one in four students, 27.8 percent, report being bullied during the school year, according to […]

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Managing Stress and Blood Pressure

| May 1, 2015
Managing Stress and Blood Pressure

Be Mindful Of These Tips To Lower Your Stress Level In today’s fast-paced world filled with increasing demands, it’s important to manage your stress level. Some people cope with stress by overeating or eating unhealthy foods, smoking, drinking and other activities that raise their risk for heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Although stress […]

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The Ultimate Arthritis Diet

| May 1, 2015
The Ultimate Arthritis Diet

Mediterranean Staples Fight Pain And Inflammation By Amy Paturel One of the most common questions people with any form of arthritis have is, “Is there an arthritis diet?” Or more to the point, “What can I eat to help my joints?” The answer, fortunately, is that many foods can help. Following a diet low in […]

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Your Risks for Bone Loss

| April 1, 2015
Your Risks for Bone Loss

Diseases And Conditions That Can Lead To Osteoporosis There are many health problems that may increase your chance of getting osteoporosis. If you have any of the following diseases or conditions that can cause bone loss, talk to your doctor about what you can do to keep your bones healthy. In some cases, when you […]

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Kidney Disease Undiagnosed in Majority of Type 2 Diabetics

| March 1, 2015
Kidney Disease Undiagnosed in  Majority of Type 2 Diabetics

A New Push To Screen For It Sooner Only 12 percent of type 2 diabetics with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are properly diagnosed as having CKD, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States, and more than 35 percent of diabetics over […]

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Adults, Brace Yourself!

| March 1, 2015
Adults, Brace Yourself!

Orthodontic Treatments Are Not Just For Kids Anymore By Judy Latta Aside from being prominent celebrities, what do Faith Hill, Katherine Heigl, Gwen Stefani, Tom Cruise, Kate Middleton and Katy Perry have in common? They all opted as adults to treat their orthodontic problems with corrective braces, and according to the American Association of Orthodontists, […]

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A New Trend for Teeth

| February 1, 2015
A New Trend for Teeth

Patients Want A More “Natural” Smile Rather Than Perfection By Judy Latta Not blessed with naturally perfect teeth? No worries. Leading cosmetic dentists with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry say that more patients are now requesting cosmetic services that embrace naturalism over idealism. Whereas people used to want the most perfectly shaped teeth possible, […]

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February is Heart Month

| February 1, 2015
February is Heart Month

Change Bad Habits And Live Heart Healthy Not surprisingly, what you eat and how physically fit you are play a role in your health. Here are some guidelines to improve your health habits based on recent studies reported by the American Heart Association (AHA.) HIGH FITNESS LEVEL REDUCES CHANGEOF DEVELOPING HYPERTENSION People with the highest […]

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Which Liposuction Option is Best for You?

| January 1, 2015
Which Liposuction Option is Best for You?

By Judy Latta Are you stuck in a perpetual state of dieting and spending countless hours in the gym in an attempt to finally win the battle of the bulge? Have you been struggling to rid your body of a few stubborn cellulite problem areas that just won’t go away? If so, body-refining liposuction may […]

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Protect Your Lungs

| December 1, 2014
Protect Your Lungs

Anything you breathe in can affect your lungs

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Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

| December 1, 2014
Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Enhancing your appearance with skin rejuvenation and resurfacing

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