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Pesticides Linked to Health Problems

| March 1, 2014
Pesticides Linked to Health Problems

Tips On How To Minimize Exposure By Erin Anderson An apple a day keeps the doctor away… or does it? Dichloropropene, glyphosate, organophosphate, and chlorpropham are not only difficult words to pronounce but these potentially harmful pesticides are making their way into the food supply. This article provides facts about extreme pesticide use on crops, […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awarness Month

| March 1, 2014
Colorectal Cancer Awarness Month

What To Know About The No. 2 Cancer Killer Affecting Both Men And Women Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than […]

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Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Science

| February 1, 2014
Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Science

American Heart Association’s and American Stroke Association’s top scientific advances for 2013

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Beauty IS Skin Deep

| January 1, 2014
Beauty IS Skin Deep

Dermal Fillers Offer Similar Benefits To A Facelift Without The Expense And Downtime By Judy Latta Mark Twain once said that “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” That actually is true in a literal sense, but let’s be honest, most of us don’t consider wrinkles to be a welcome sign of a happy […]

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Facelift Fervor

| December 1, 2013
Facelift Fervor

  When injectables and fillers aren’t enough By Elizabeth Anthony In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a 77 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures that were performed over the past decade. Americans […]

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Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

| December 1, 2013
Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

  As the over-65 population grows, so will the number of Americans dealing with the disease Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the most common form of dementia. Here is an overview of the disease, courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association. It […]

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Myths about Diabetes

| November 1, 2013
Myths about Diabetes

What you don’t know can hurt you There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts — such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. […]

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Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

| November 1, 2013
Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

American Lung Association report reveals that women are at greater risk than men W omen are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half of all deaths attributed to COPD in our nation. The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Taking Her […]

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What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

| October 1, 2013
What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed and used just for breast imaging. Since then, the technology has advanced a lot, and today’s mammogram is very […]

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Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

| October 1, 2013
Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, […]

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Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

| September 1, 2013
Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H. More than 238,500 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Most of these men will have to weigh a variety of treatment options and make a series of decisions about managing their disease. Here are some of the important questions men need to ask […]

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Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

| August 1, 2013
Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Crowns and Bridges By Judy Latta Astrong and healthy smile does wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. While most people are not born with perfect movie-star smiles, advancements in modern dentistry over the past 20 years have made it possible to have the smile you want with the help of […]

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Facelift Fervor

| July 1, 2013
Facelift Fervor

When Injectables And Fillers Aren’t Enough By Elizabeth Anthony In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a 77 percent increase in the number of cosmetic procedures that were performed over the past decade. Americans now […]

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Beauty Is Skin Deep

| June 1, 2013
Beauty Is Skin Deep

  Dermal fillers offer similar benefits to a facelift without the expense and downtime By Judy Latta Mark Twain once said that “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” That actually is true in a literal sense, but let’s be honest, most of us don’t consider wrinkles to be a welcome sign of a […]

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Hypothyroidism a “Hidden Epidemic” of Misdiagnosis

| June 1, 2013
Hypothyroidism a “Hidden Epidemic” of Misdiagnosis

There are at least two aspects of a misdiagnosis that can cause patients harm,,,

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The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure

| May 1, 2013
The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure

HIgh blood pressure is on the rise in the U.S., especially among young adults By Cheryl Alexander Because today more than 65 million Americans suffer from the effects of high blood pressure (HBP), it is more important than ever for us to understand the disease so we can better control the disease. And since recent […]

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Dealing with Infertility

| April 1, 2013
Dealing with Infertility

Options offer hope to couples who long for children of their own  By Cheryl Alexander As much as we love to hear stories about baby bumps, the joys of giving birth and exotic baby names; as much as stories about teen pregnancies, infant couture and celebrity nurseries abound on reality television, we ironically DON’T talk […]

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Get Heart Healthy in 2013

| February 1, 2013
Get Heart Healthy in 2013

An increasing number of Amer­icans are searching online for health tips. The American Heart Association’s website shares a wealth of life-changing topics. See mylifecheck.heart.org for their “Life’s Simple 7” campaign. It shows that anyone can make inexpensive lifestyle changes. Even modest improvements will make a big difference.   GET ACTIVE We all know that exercise […]

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When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

| January 1, 2013
When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

  By Elizabeth Anthony Though many cultures view fat on the human body as a measure of riches and success, ours is not one of those cultures. Quite the contrary. And ridding the human body of fat is a multi-billion dollar industry. The choices between diets, diet pills, cleanses and the like are as abundant […]

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Upset Over Unsightly Veins?

| December 1, 2012
Upset Over Unsightly Veins?

Good news for people with varicose veins By Cheryl Alexander “Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.” ~William Osler (Canadian physician, 1849-1919)” As Dr. Osler so pointedly identifies, our genetics have much to do with our health and aesthetic maladies. I already knew I could blame my weak knees, my stress-related […]

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Heart-Sick and Out of Sync?

| November 1, 2012
Heart-Sick and Out of Sync?

By Cheryl Alexander Today’s heart surgeries get you back in rhythm The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.~ Helen Keller   As Helen Keller so eloquently explains, our hearts do much more than pump our blood, so when the rhythm […]

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Navigating the Carpal Tunnel

| October 1, 2012
Navigating the Carpal Tunnel

The symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome By Cheryl Alexander For every human infirmity imaginable, there are twice as many remedies for sale. Each promises a cure, a reprieve or some sort of guarantee. From tonics to therapies, from contraptions to cures, we are surrounded by those offering relief for what ails you. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

| October 1, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

October is the month to educate and support It’s that time of year again. It seems the nation goes pink to support mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, friends and total strangers. Men, too, are increasingly invested in Breast Cancer Awareness Month not just to support their female family members and friends, but also because males can […]

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Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

| September 1, 2012
Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

By Judy Latta Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” A big smile, which is often the first thing people see when they look at you, tells the world that you are friendly, welcoming and self-assured. However, if […]

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| September 1, 2012
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  What parents should know about nutrition for a child dealing with the disease Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help a child feel better and stay stronger. The American Cancer Society has prepared this guide to help parents help their child by providing the nutrients the child […]

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