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Inflammation and Stiffness: The Hallmarks of Arthritis

| May 1, 2014
Inflammation and Stiffness: The Hallmarks of Arthritis

Learning about these symptoms can help you get the right diagnosis By Greg Freeman As a disease, arthritis is more complicated and varied than most people imagine. It can come in different forms and affect people in different ways. But the common thread through most forms of arthritis? Inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Swelling […]

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Alcohol Awareness: The Risks to Women’s Health

| April 1, 2014
Alcohol Awareness: The Risks to Women’s Health

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities. Excessive drinking is a dangerous behavior for both men and women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is drawing attention to […]

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Raising Autism Awareness

| April 1, 2014
Raising Autism Awareness

April is a special opportunity to educate the public about this complex disability Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that […]

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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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A New Trend for Teeth

| March 1, 2014
A New Trend for Teeth

Patients Want A More “Natural” Smile Rather Than Perfection 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, more and more […]

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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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