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Family Heart Health

Approximately 370,000 people in the United States die from coronary heart disease (CHD) each year.1  And over 700,000 have a myocardial infarction (MI).1 Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) causes greatly increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and increased risk of MI.2 The buildup of plaque in coronary arteries is influenced by cholesterol and …

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How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

The Holiday season is upon us, and with all of the festivities, we should be well reminded that this time of year can literally put a great deal of stress on our hearts. Since heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both men and women, what better …

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Holidays with Hometown Goodness

Holidays with Hometown Goodness

Yes, it’s here again. The holiday season is upon us. Whether you’re enjoying a small gathering, planning a party, want to get straight to the food (everyone’s favorite part of the holidays!), shopping the sales, or hosting friends and family this holiday season, Ave Maria residents and guests alike love …

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IV Ketamine Therapy for Depression

IV Ketamine Therapy for Depression

The medically supervised and administered drug Ketamine has proven to be very effective on patients with depression. Whether that depression is related to PTSD, OCD, Post-Partum, bi-polar or other major depressive disorders, the administration of Ketamine IV therapy is providing favorable results for people suffering from these progressive afflictions. What is …

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What is the MIT Difference?

What is the MIT Difference?

“If only I had found this place sooner!” “I truly felt like someone finally listened to me!” Dr. Mark Jacobson These are phrases commonly expressed as patients exit the doors of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics. There is rarely a day without a happy, smiling face, and hardly a week without a …

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Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

By Bo Martinsen, MD How much omega-3 should you take daily? For those interested in the benefits of omega-3s for anxiety, one new study suggests a higher dose than you might expect. The study, published in JAMA Network Open in September, found that omega-3s helped reduce the symptoms of anxiety; however, …

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Home For the Holidays: A Great Time to Check-In On Loved Ones

By Theresa Klein, OTR/L Dementia Care Consulting – Providing quality education and training dedicated solely to Dementia Care As the holidays approach many of us are making plans to celebrate with those we love. The holidays are a time to visit and reconnect with family we may not see throughout …

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Dry Eye – A Common Problem That Shouldn’t Go Ignored

Because Dry Eye conditions afflict nearly 30 million Americans, Lake Eye’s Doctor of Optometry, Dr. Adria Anguita, addresses frequently asked questions about this highly treatable disorder. What is Dry Eye? Dr. Anguita: Dry Eye describes a group of conditions that cause an array of chronic or intermittent symptoms, including dryness, …

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MIND OVER PLATTER

By JAMES COMBS Lori Esarey knows firsthand what it is like to battle disease. As a registered nurse, she worked alongside patients suffering from acute and chronic illnesses. Plus, her family had a history of diabetes, heart problems, and other ailments. When Lori was pregnant, she struggled with high blood …

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Staying in Good Physical Shape During Holiday Travel

Staying in Good Physical Shape During Holiday Travel

When we think of the holiday season, we typically visualize family dinners, lasting memories and some relaxation, and we look forward to a peaceful experience. After all, holidays are a time to get away from our stress-filled lives and visit family and friends. In reality, these things hold true, but …

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Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays

By Karen Pashley We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to …

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): What you Need to Know

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Nearly 24 Million Americans have COPD. Most of them are over the age of 40 and have a history of smoking, or being subjected to respiratory irritants such as chemicals and pollutants. COPD is a disease that is encompassed by chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma, causing shortness of breath, productive coughing …

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Cornerstone Hospice Focused on Each Patient’s Life, Not End-of-Life

Cornerstone Hospice Focused on Each Patient’s Life, Not End-of-Life

Submitted by Cornerstone Hospice and Palliative Care Nearly 60 years after the end of World War II, former US Army Sergeant and Villages resident Charles Mellott was honored for his service during a special ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. The Cornerstone SALUTES! ceremony was arranged by the Cornerstone Hospice social …

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Advancements in Dental Impressions

Advancements in Dental Impressions

If you’ve ever needed a crown (cap), bridge, implant, braces, or dental appliance you have experienced the dreaded impression.  You know the feeling of sitting in the dental chair, head tilted back and the goopy material fills the overly large impression tray that is inserted into your mouth, stretching out your …

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End Knee Arthritis Pain with FDA Approved Joint Injections

FDA Approved Joint Injections

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you have never had joint injections before, you may be wondering how this treatment works and whether it can truly make a difference. Below are answers to three of your most frequently asked questions: How do joint injections work? Our bodies naturally create a solution to …

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