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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger …

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Avoiding Oral Pain? Don’t Suffer in Silence!

Avoiding Oral Pain

Today, there are so many advancements in dentistry that make getting your dental health issues taken care of— a breeze.  If you have dentures and over the years they’ve become loose, or are causing sore spots on your gums, it’s because they don’t fit properly any longer.  When teeth are missing, …

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High Cholesterol EQUALS a Higher Risk for Diseases & Disorders

High Cholesterol EQUALS a Higher Risk for Diseases & Disorders

Courtesy of American House Cholesterol is a natural substance that the body produces through the liver. It’s waxy and circulates through the bloodstream, feeding the heart and brain. But when cholesterol is derived from foods like saturated fats and trans fats, the body overproduces LDL, which is the “bad” cholesterol. …

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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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Cannabis – Curing Cancer

Cannabis - Curing Cancer

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma are cancers of the blood. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, more than 1.2 million are either living with or in remission from a blood cancer. They account for 10% of new cancer cases in the US each …

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Envision More Options & Quicker Appointments at Lake Eye!

Envision More Options & Quicker Appointments at Lake Eye!

Outstanding eye care begins with timely service from caring, experienced professionals. Because demand for medical services in the region is high, especially among seniors, patients sometimes wait longer than they’d like to see a doctor. That’s why Lake Eye is thrilled to introduce two innovative young doctors to its healthcare …

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Finding Balance Through Tai Chi: Reduce the Risk of Falls and Back Pain

Finding Balance Through Tai Chi: Reduce the Risk of Falls and Back Pain

As we age, many people find it more difficult to get around and maneuver their way throughout their daily activities. Perhaps you’re worried about tripping over uneven pavement or flooring. Maybe you are already using a cane or walker, but still feel apprehensive about your stability, or maybe you have …

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Got HEMORRHOIDS?

Got HEMORRHOIDS?

Hemorrhoids have been the butt of jokes for many decades. All of us have seen the commercials selling the likes of hemorrhoid treatments such as creams, ointments, liniments, pads, soaks, pillows and wipes. I’ll bet you can even remember a party or two where these items were given as gag …

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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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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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