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When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

| July 1, 2012
When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

Eye-opening surgical options By Elizabeth Anthony Most of us have heard the old adages “a look is worth a thousand words” and “the eyes are the window to the soul.” What is it about the eyes that make them so powerful? Ancient Egyptians knew the strength they held, ringing theirs in sultry kohl for a […]

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Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

| July 1, 2012
Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

Sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. That’s why dermatologists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applaud the upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label changes that help consumers understand exactly what they’re buying. “This is good news because choosing the right sunscreen — and applying it correctly — […]

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Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

| June 1, 2012
Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

By Elizabeth Anthony A particular line from the movie “Steel Magnolias” has always stuck with me. It is when Truvy, played by Dolly Parton, says “Honey, time marches on, and eventually you realize it’s marching across your face.” Upon reaching a certain age, who of us has not felt just that way? After a lifetime […]

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Cancer Care for Young Adults

| May 1, 2012
Cancer Care for Young Adults

Dealing with a diagnosis and feeling “I’m too young for this!” By Judy Latta Our 20s and 30s are supposed to be the prime of our lives. We have outgrown the frailties and dependence of our early years, and with the expectation that most of our adult years are ahead of us, we are poised […]

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New Sight for Sore Eyes

| May 1, 2012
New Sight for Sore Eyes

Improve your vision with eye surgery options By Elizabeth Anthony Good vision is one of the most important assets we have as we go throughout our daily tasks. Every day we experience the world through our eyes – from checking labels in the grocery store and looking at street signs as we drive to watching […]

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Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

| April 1, 2012
Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

By Judy Latta Best practices for mom and baby-to-be Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends and even complete strangers will inundate you with advice – some good, some not so good – on […]

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Diagnosed with Cancer? Build a Relationship with Your Care Team

| April 1, 2012
Diagnosed with Cancer? Build a Relationship with Your Care Team

Most colorectal cancer occurs due to lifestyle and increasing age with only a minority of cases associated with underlying genetic disorders. It typically starts in the lining of the bowel and if left untreated, can grow into the muscle layers underneath, and then through the bowel wall. The risk of developing colon or rectal cancer […]

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Find Out What’s Keeping You Awake

| March 1, 2012
Find Out What’s  Keeping You Awake

Could it be pain — or too much TV before bedtime? What do sleep deprivation and pain have in common? Much more than most people realize. First, many people suffer from both conditions. More than 150 million Americans say they are not getting enough sleep, according to the National Sleep Foun­dation. And back pain affects […]

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Restyle Your Smile

| March 1, 2012
Restyle Your Smile

Dental implants becoming the treatment of choice for replacement of missing teeth By Cheryl Alexander Millions of Americans contend with missing teeth and the variety of options for restoring them. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), dental implants are frequently the best treatment for replacing missing teeth and are fast […]

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The Choice is Clear

| February 1, 2012
The Choice is Clear

By Cheryl Alexander A beautiful smile is within reach Aside from detracting from your appearance, misaligned teeth also affect your confidence level. However, because of the constraints and consequences associated with traditional braces, many people, both teens and adults, opt to do nothing to correct the problems with their teeth. If this is the case with you or your […]

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Make Heart Health a Habit

| February 1, 2012
Make Heart Health a Habit

By Gayle Mensch Replace bad habits with good ones for long-lasting results February is Heart Healthy Month. Unless you live on your own private island, you can’t miss the hoopla. From “Go Red for Women” Day on Feb. 3 focusing on women’s heart health to National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6 to National Heart […]

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Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

| January 1, 2012
Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

Throw the diet out the door By Sandra Meineke It’s that time again. Time for New Year’s resolutions and holiday regret. The two go hand-in-hand. You ate too much. Again. You do it every year. Just when you were doing so well on your diet-of-the-month, Thanksgiving came along. Then Christmas and the New Year. Then […]

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The Eyes Have It!

| January 1, 2012
The Eyes Have It!

Take years off your appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery By Judy Latta Your eyes are probably your most prominent facial feature. They communicate to others — sometimes incorrectly — information about you, your mood and your feelings. Do your eyes convey attentiveness and vitality or do they express weariness? Droopy eyelids and/or bags under your […]

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Take Control and Avoid Diabetes Complications

| November 1, 2011
Take Control and Avoid Diabetes Complications

Treatments can help those with diabetic nerve pain in hands and feet Changing health behaviors is vital for the nearly 26 million Americans with diabetes and the 79 million American adults with pre-diabetes. That’s because improperly managed diabetes can bring serious complications, including heart disease or stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, vision loss or amputation. […]

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Urinary Tract Infection

| November 1, 2011
Urinary Tract Infection

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention By Judy Latta Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection of the body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that UTIs account for about 8.3 million physician visits each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, a urinary tract infection begins in your urinary […]

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Getting Back to Normal What to do when your back is out of whack

| October 1, 2011
Getting Back to Normal  What to do when your back is out of whack

By Cheryl Alexander Our spine is our support, our source of motion, the information highway for our nervous system, and our tool for walking, bending and sitting. Yet until we have a problem, our spines are often taken for granted. I teach Bikram Yoga part-time, and when I was in teacher training, Bikram would remind […]

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Recover Your Smile and Confidence

| September 1, 2011
Recover Your Smile and Confidence

Dental veneers can jump start your new attitude Do talking and smiling make you feel self-conscious due to discolored, uneven, broken or gapped teeth? Do you feel that your confidence would greatly improve if you could repair your smile? If so, dental veneers may be the answer that will provide the life-changing difference you are […]

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Take a Deep Breath and Stretch September is National Yoga Month

| September 1, 2011
Take a Deep Breath and Stretch September is National Yoga Month

A5,000-year-old practice based on Indian philosophy, yoga has gained so much popularity in the United States in recent years that the federal government designated September as National Yoga  Month. Yoga uses a combination of postures, rhythmic breathing and meditation that contribute to both physical and mental well-being. There are several different styles of yoga from […]

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Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

| July 1, 2011
Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

By Judy Latta With the arrival of summer, many of us look forward to lazy days at the beach, lounging by the pool, gardening, summer sports and other outdoor activities.  Not only do these outings in the sunshine make us feel vibrant and healthy, they can also provide us with a beautiful bronze suntan. The […]

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Belly Fat in Men: Why Weight Loss Matters

| June 1, 2011
Belly Fat in Men: Why Weight Loss Matters

Each year the Men’s Health Network designates the week leading up to Father’s Day as National Men’s Health Week. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. Celebrated this year on June 13-19, Men’s Health Week […]

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Lose the Belly Blues

| June 1, 2011
Lose the Belly Blues

By Elizabeth Anthony You’ve dieted and cleansed, pushed up and squatted down, sucked in and sucked up, yet you still don’t have the taut tummy you desire and deserve. Most of us strive for a flat and well-toned abdomen, but sometimes diet and exercise are not enough to help us achieve our goals. Even individuals […]

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