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The Miracle Drug: Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

The Miracle Drug: Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

For many years, naltrexone dosed at higher strengths of 50 mg per day has been used to treat opioid, heroin and alcohol addictions; however, over 20 years ago, a new development arose with a low dose form of naltrexone. In very low strengths of 1.5 mg to 4.5 mg, naltrexone …

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Time to Reclaim What Childbirth, Aging Have Taken Away

Time to Reclaim What Childbirth, Aging Have Taken Away

If you’re a woman of a certain age … or you have given birth to a child or two … you know things change “down there.” You’ve likely been told there’s nothing to be done about it, short of surgery. So you’ve been living with the effects of those changes: …

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February is American Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Health Month

It’s February, which reminds us all that we celebrate Valentine’s Day this month, but more importantly than the merely giving of chocolates and roses, this holiday it’s imperative to consider the fact that our hearts are what really matter.  Since heart disease is still the leading cause of death in …

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Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. Common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women: • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Promotes National Cancer Prevention Month by Encouraging Healthy Habits

InterCommunity Cancer Center Promotes National Cancer Prevention Month by Encouraging Healthy Habits

By this time of the year, many of us are already struggling to keep our New Year’s resolutions, especially those dealing with adopting a healthier lifestyle. February is National Cancer Prevention Month, so it’s a good time to recommit to our goal of making and maintaining some lifestyle changes that can …

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Eliminate Pain and Accelerate Natural Healing with Electricity, Even if Nothing Else Works!

Are you still suffering in pain no matter what the doctors prescribe? If so, you’re not alone. According to The National Institute of Health of Health and WebMD, over 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain every day no matter what the doctors prescribe. But there is good news! You …

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Estate Planning With Dementia on the Rise

By Katina H. Pantazis, Esq. Dementia is a syndrome that causes deterioration of an individual’s cognitive function. As the baby boomer generation ages, the number of people who are affected by dementia continues to increase. Perhaps the more alarming statistic, the number of dementia cases being diagnosed among individuals in their …

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Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Think fish oil. If your gut reaction is “yuck,” you are in good company. Whether it’s from remembering Grandma’s cod liver oil or taking the foul horse-pills in the cupboard, the majority of us believe that fish oil ought to taste bad. We put up with …

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Medications and Foods to Avoid if You Have Heart Disease

Medications and Foods to Avoid if You Have Heart Disease

Every 42 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Each minute, another person in the country dies from a heart disease-related condition. For both men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, killing 25 percent of all people. February is American Heart Month, …

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A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary undertaking, exorbitantly expensive and on its surface only justified by the intensity of America’s competition with the Soviet Union. In 1967, two years before the Apollo 11 mission would land Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong safely on the Moon’s surface, the Apollo 1 spacecraft developed a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test, killing all three crew members aboard. Spaceflight could be a lethal game of trial-and-error, and a single miscalculation could mean the difference between life and death. In one of the seminal triumphs of mankind, America pushed the bounds of innovation as the world watched in awe. It had conquered a new frontier. And though the Space Race ended in 1972, today we face a new frontier in the field of medicine – treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--and thanks to clinics such as the Lung Institute (lunginstitute.com) the solution may have just landed. Across the globe 600 million people suffer from COPD, and that number is rising. As a degenerative lung disease that develops from prolonged smoking or extended exposure to other air pollutants, a declining quality of life is an unfortunate reality for those with lung disease. With no known cure, treatment options are often disappointingly limited, and traditional medications fail to address more than the relief of symptoms. Today in the field of medicine, something exciting is happening. Using stem cells extracted from a patient’s own blood or bone marrow, clinics like the Lung Institute are using these specialized cells to promote the body’s natural healing process, helping to relieve inflammation within the lungs and slow disease progression. Addressing COPD, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary fibrosis, stem cell therapy is poised to challenge the status quo of traditional treatment options, and bring a higher quality of life for those with chronic lung disease. As the field of regenerative medicine has grown and advanced, the Lung Institute—which currently specializes in the treatment of lung disease—has operated for over three years, and has worked to increase the quality of life of over 3,000 patients. Proud to exhibit an 83% success rate, the Lung Institute lives by the tenet of “pushing the status quo” in order to bring hope to people who may otherwise have given up. Whether in medicine or spaceflight, innovation takes courage, not only to visualize the impossible, but to create it. For those with the memory of where they were when America first landed on the Moon, the feeling that anything was possible was inescapable. We had seen the impossible accomplished right before our eyes. Although at times, the conceit of man can serve to be the catalyst of our own downfall, when combined with the bold and pioneering spirit synonymous with American ingenuity, history is made. The next frontier is neither Mars nor the outer limits of the universe; it is our health. As we continue to push innovation for the benefit of mankind, we are guided by the immortal words of John F. Kennedy: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” And that is the American way. If you or a loved one suffer from a chronic lung disease, the specialists at the Lung Institute may be able to help. You can contact the Lung Institute at 800-921-4631 or visit lunginstitute.com/health to find out if you qualify for these new treatments.

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond …

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WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?

WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?

By Scottie Bull, PT, CLT-LANA Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissue spaces that cause swelling, most often in the arm(s) and/or legs(s), but may also involve the trunk.  Swelling may develop when lymph vessels are missing, impaired or damaged, or after lymph nodes are removed. Symptoms …

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2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

CPR & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST While the terms heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death are often used as if they are synonymous, they aren’t. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow supply to the heart muscle through a coronary artery is severely reduced or cut off completely. …

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Dry Skin or Athlete’s Foot? Diabetic Patients, Beware!

Dry Skin or Athlete’s Foot? Diabetic Patients, Beware!

Dr. John Bidelspach Athlete’s foot is a common, fungal skin infection we see in our patients. A majority of cases begin between the toes and spread to the bottom of the feet. Athlete’s foot is caused from fungus growing on the top layer of your skin. It is contagious and you …

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