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An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

More than 76 million Americans live with pain every day. That’s more than the number of people who have heart disease, diabetes, and cancers combined, according to a survey by the American Osteopathic Association. But what’s worse is that one-third of these people believe that medical treatment will not help, or …

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breast cancer awareness month

By Amanda M. Burns, M.D. Munroe General Surgery, General and Breast Surgery The diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing event for many women. Those four words – “You have breast cancer” are met with a million emotions, from not only the woman facing the diagnosis, but also her loved …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another …

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Improve Your Thyroid Function and Lose Weight

Improve Your Thyroid Function

You’ve done your homework and tried every weight loss program you could find. Nothing worked for your weight loss, or if it did, it didn’t work for long. You lost weight only to regain it. Or you sacrificed for months without shedding a pound. Doctors and others told you that …

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Diabetes: Know the Symptoms & ManageYour Risk Factors

Diabetes: Know the Symptoms & ManageYour Risk Factors

With diabetes on the rise, it pays to learn about this disease, even if you don’t think it will happen to you. It is estimated that over twenty-four million Americans are diabetic, and an additional five million are walking around with diabetes and are unaware of the condition. Diabetes is a …

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The Process of Root Canals Explained

The Process of Root Canals Explained

Root canals are often the one dental procedure that cannot defy its bad reputation, but you can rest assured that having a root canal procedure is just as simple a process as having a filling placed.   The common signs of needing a root canal are pain when eating or drinking something …

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Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Avoid Caregiver Burnout

When providing care to aging or disabled parents, many caregivers ignore the most important person involved in the caregiving process. “Who?” – you may ask. The answer might surprise you: The Caregiver. Many times caregivers get so wrapped up in attending to parent’s needs, trying to fit quality time with …

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Detecting Lung Cancer Early With CT Screening

Detecting Lung Cancer Early With CT Screening

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the US and globally, and roughly 85% of people who get lung cancer are current heavy smokers and those who have quit within the last 15 years. If you are or were once a heavy smoker, you should know about Low Dose …

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Cholesterol and Your Heart

Cholesterol and Your Heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD Many Americans do not understand the role that cholesterol—a fat-like substance found in all cells of the body—plays in heart health and heart disease. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, cholesterol can build up on artery walls and slow or stop blood flow to …

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THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

Located at the front of the neck, on both sides of the windpipe and just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that affects your body a lot more than most people think. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well …

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HEART NEWS FOR WORKAHOLICS AND CHOCOHOLICS

HEART NEWS FOR WORKAHOLICS AND CHOCOHOLICS

Consistently working long hours might do more than wear you out – it could also raise your risk of a common and potentially dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. The information came from a study of more than 85,000 people in Europe, finding that those who worked …

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50 OR OLDER? PROTECT YOUR VISION TODAY FOR BRIGHTER TOMORROWS

50 OR OLDER? PROTECT YOUR VISION TODAY FOR BRIGHTER TOMORROWS

Getting older brings with it wisdom, savvy and awareness – in many ways our brains become better with time and experience. However, our bodies, including our eyes, can develop problems. Luckily most eye problems are not serious, particularly when they’re caught early and are appropriately treated before they advance. Armed …

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High Cholesterol = High Risk for Debilitating Diseases

High Cholesterol = High Risk for Debilitating Diseases

Cholesterol is a natural substance that the body produces through the liver. It’s waxy and circulates through the blood stream, feeding the heart and brain. But when cholesterol is derived from foods like saturated fats and trans fats, the body over produces LDL, which is the “bad” cholesterol. HDL is …

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Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Treatment of Disease With Less Risk & Discomfort

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Treatment of Disease With Less Risk & Discomfort

Not long ago, growths and abnormalities occurring along the base of the skull and brain and at the very top of the spinal column, collectively called the “skull base,” could be treated only by making a surgical opening in the skull (called a transcranial approach) and, frequently, the face (transfacial …

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Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

By Thi T. Tran, DO September is National Skin Care Awareness month.  Because our skin is the largest organ throughout our bodies, taking care of it should be more of a priority that most individuals realize. Many people don’t know that everything that touches our skin penetrates into our body, …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Encourages Women To Get Regular Breast Cancer Screenings

InterCommunity Cancer Center Encourages Women To Get Regular Breast Cancer Screenings

As the busy fall season is upon us, it is easy for women to push their healthcare needs to the background, as everything else seems to take priority. InterCommunity Cancer Center encourages women to be proactive about their health and not postpone preventative cancer screenings, especially when it comes to …

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