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Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

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By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD If you stare at a computer screen all day, have reached the plus-55-years-old stage of life and have had a cataract operation, it’s likely you have all the makings of a serious dry eye problem. And you are not alone. Americans spend an astounding $3.8 billion on …

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Lakeside Landings – Is Waiting For You to Experience The Best of the Best.

Lakeside Landings - Is Waiting For You to Experience The Best of the Best.

Do you want to experience the ultimate resort lifestyle, with sun-filled days and fun filled evenings?  Lakeside Landings has the answer.  With beautiful homes, peaceful surroundings and contemporary amenities, to maintenance-free living, it’s no wonder why more and more people are calling Lakeside Landings their hometown. Residents enjoy a massive …

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Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Back to school brings lots of sports practices right in the middle of the hottest part of the day. It’s important for coaches, athletes and parents to be aware of how to prevent heat-related illness. To prevent heat illness (i.e. heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke) or even heat stroke …

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Hydrating Your Soul

Hydrating Your Soul

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church It was sometime during the summer of 2001. We had just moved our family from LaCrosse, WI where I served as a youth pastor for almost five years to Sellersville, PA to begin my Master of Divinity degree at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. …

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Drooping Eyelids Diminishing Vision and Appearance

Drooping Eyelids Diminishing Vision and Appearance

Time and gravity can take their toll on nearly everything – including our eyelids. As we age, upper eyelids can begin to sag and droop. Lower lids can develop puffy bags that diminish field of vision. Sometimes lower lids can turn outward, making eyes look red and irritated and exposing …

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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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Don’t Get Burned! Try these Summer Sun Safety Tips

Don’t Get Burned! Try these Summer Sun Safety Tips

With summer in full swing, you may be headed outdoors to enjoy the weather or flocking to the beach for some fun in the water. Staying out of the sun can be tough, especially when you live in Ave Maria.  Whether you’re spending your time cheering on University athletics, splashing …

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Cannabis

Alzheimer’s Disease and Cannabis

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Alzheimer’s disease a progressive deterioration of the brain and is one of the most frustrating diseases that medicine deals with. While we know a little bit about it, there is no way to prevent it and no cure has been found.  About one out of 10 …

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets

Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets

With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road. “Taking pets out of their homes can induce stress on …

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented. Research from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that diet, exercise and weight play a …

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Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Have you ever noticed sensations in your legs that made you wonder if you should see a doctor, but since they seemed to subside, you ignored the symptoms away?  Many people overlook the life-threatening warning signs that could lead to an embolism.  If you’ve experienced swollen …

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Summer Travel Safety Tips for Your Heart

Summer Travel Safety Tips for Your Heart

When we think of taking a vacation, we typically visualize relaxation, and we look forward to a peaceful experience.  After all, vacations are a time to get away from our stress-filled lives and visit family, friends, or enjoy quiet time on the beach basking in the sun.  In reality, these …

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Computer Guided Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery actually allows the procedure to be “performed” in advance of the surgery.  Surgical simulation can be done on the computer, so the exact size and ideal location for the implant is known.  In essence, the treatment is completed on the simulator pre-surgically.  Recent computer technology breakthroughs …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence …

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