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What You Can Do To Lower Your High Cholesterol and Decrease Your Cardiovascular Risks

What You Can Do To Lower Your High Cholesterol and Decrease Your Cardiovascular Risks

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. HDL is the “good” …

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Fish Love

Fish Love

By Alex Anderson Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski tells the story of a man who happened upon a young man enjoying a dish of fish. And he said to the young man, “Why are you eating that dish of fish?” The young man said, “Because I love fish.” The older man said, …

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Considering Contact Lenses? Dr. Lindsey Walsh Has the Answers.

Considering Contact Lenses? Dr. Lindsey Walsh Has the Answers.

Contact lenses are very thin glass, plastic or silicone lenses that fit over the cornea to correct near- or farsightedness as well as astigmatism. If you wear or are considering contact lenses, Lindsey Walsh, OD offers some tips on how to get the most out of them. What Contact Lens …

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How to Improve Your Heart Health

How to Improve Your Heart Health

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC The health of the heart and vascular system are affected by many things like, stress, substance abuse and genetics, but the main offenders of heart disorders are being overweight, poor dietary habits, having high blood sugar levels and living a sedentary lifestyle. Too Much Sugar High blood …

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The Negative Stigma Associated with Mental Health Issues

The Negative Stigma Associated with Mental Health Issues

Dr. Jessica Peterson, psychiatrist, treats adults to geriatrics, and her experience includes substance abuse rehabilitation; behavioral, depressive and psychotic disorder treatment, consultative therapy, emergency visits, and general psychiatry. Dr. Peterson is the Medical Director of the Leesburg Regional Medical Center (LRMC) Senior Behavioral Health Center. We caught up with Dr. Peterson …

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May-Thurner Syndrome: A Vascular Disorder Affecting Mostly Women

May-Thurner Syndrome- A Vascular Disorder Affecting Mostly Women

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Blood is carried toward the heart through our veins, and is called venous flow; blood is carried away from the heart through our arteries and is called arterial flow. Because proper blood circulation aids the body’s movement of nutrients and oxygen to the extremities, heart, …

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GAINSWave: Treating Men’s Sexual Health

GAINSWave: Treating Men’s Sexual Health

This month’s testimonial is bit different than the others we have done because it concentrates on a subject that is sometimes difficult to discuss – Sexual Wellness. Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, it is extremely common. This is especially true for men ages 40-70 years of age. …

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Debilitating Migraine Headaches: Local Neurologists can treat the Source of your Pain

Debilitating Migraine Headaches

By Nisha Sinha, MD If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten adults in the U.S. suffer from severe headaches, and women are three times more likely than men to develop migraines. Painful headaches can affect individuals occasionally, frequently, or daily. While some are sharp and piercing, …

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Chronic Pain: Finding Relief with Physical Therapy & Manual Stretching

Chronic Pain

When chronic pain affects the neck, back, hands, feet or hips, difficulties arise when trying to get through  even the most menial daily tasks. The surrounding muscles begin to tighten as they try to overcompensate for the pain and protect the injured area. These tight muscles can create tension headaches, …

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Weapons of “MASS” Destruction

Weapons of “MASS” Destruction

Some of you may have heard the term “mass”, when your doctor is describing a lesion, tumor, or suspicious lump in your body. You may have also heard of a biopsy, which is a surgical procedure to remove a small sample of a mass and send it to a lab …

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Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea

By Dr. Richard Rozensky Many people, an estimated 22 million Americans, have Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. Unfortunately, approximately 80% of those people remain undiagnosed and untreated. During sleep, your muscles relax for periods of time resulting in partial blockage of your airway and causing pauses in breathing. When your …

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Losing Weight To Get Healthy

Losing Weight To Get Healthy

Find out how Christine Lost 65 pounds, 40 inches and so much more Dr. Compton and his office in the Villages, Florida is now the exclusive provider of the Ideal Protein weight-loss system, which provides you with prepackaged meals, coupled with your own groceries that will have the weight falling off …

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Make a New Year’s Resolution: More Experiences, Less Stuff

Make a New Year's Resolution: More Experiences, Less Stuff

A new year brings new goals for the 12 months ahead. What’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions? If your goal is a happier life, consider this: research says that Americans who choose experiences tend to be happier than those who opt for “stuff”— material things. Visit a New Spot …

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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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Why You Should Get Your Omega-3 Index Measured

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Have you heard about the omega-3 index? Since 2004, scientists have been suggesting it as a tool for measuring a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, in a similar way to how cholesterol levels are used today. The more research comes out, the more researchers believe that the …

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Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option: What You Should Know About it’s History & Progress

Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Marijuana has been used as an effective and safe medicine for thousands of years in almost all civilizations including the USA. At that time, aspirin, opium, and cocaine were being discovered and touted as better drugs. There was also a financial incentive to outlaw the …

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