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Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

Benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

By Carolyn Fields, CRMP – The rising cost of health care is an issue we all struggle with.  Fortunately, if you are a homeowner age 62 and older, a reverse mortgage could help you fund these needs! Before I go into greater detail let’s review a few basic points about …

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CONTROLLING YOUR DIABTES

Controlling Your Diabetes

By BJ Ahern – The Medicine Chest – When your doctor writes a prescription for a blood glucose meter, he wants you to monitor your blood glucose readings, so you have control over your diabetes. Many people take their blood glucose reading, check to see what it is and go …

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Need Legal Assistance? Seek Services Provided by a Trusted Law Firm

Millhorn Law Firm has assembled a team of caring, hard working attorneys and brought them together for the sole purpose of offering the best, most innovative and efficient legal services. Grounded in customer relationships and dedicated to our clients, we are committed to providing top notch legal services and representation …

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The Greatest Gift of All

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel – So what is Christmas about anyway daddy? My 2 &1/2 year old son, Luke, is now almost old enough to ask such questions. He is beginning to understand that Christmas has something to do with getting gifts. He gets excited when we …

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A “BREATH” OF FRESH AIR

A “BREATH” OF FRESH AIR

Inter Community Cancer Centers and Institute Spotlights Risk Factors, Prevention and High-Tech Radiation Treatments for Lung Cancer The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2012, there will be 226,160 new cases of lung cancer. An estimated 160,340 deaths, accounting for about 28% of all cancer deaths, are expected to …

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WHY ALL BABY BOOMERS SHOULD BE TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C

WHY ALL BABY BOOMERS SHOULD BE TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C

By Rick L. Pesano, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics – Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, caused by the hepatitis virus. Of the five different types of hepatitis virus (A, B, C, D and E), hepatitis C is the most common in the United States, affecting …

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Colon Cancer is Preventable

colon cancer

Colon cancer is a common and lethal disease. Globally, it is the third most diagnosed cancer in males and the second in females, with over 1.2 million new cases and 608,700 deaths estimated to have occurred in 2008. In the United States, both the incidence and mortality have been slowly …

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Causes and Symptoms for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – What does limb swelling have to do with your lymphatic system? The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways throughout its network of vessels and ducts, for body fluid entering into the blood stream. Before this body fluid also referred to as lymph fluid …

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Treat & Prevent Diabetes with Exercise

Treat & Prevent Diabetes with Exercise

Many studies have proven that diabetes can effectively be treated and even prevented with regular exercise. We are all aware of the numerous health benefits of exercise but the one that could have the greatest impact on the healthcare system is the prevention and relief of diabetes. With the soaring …

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HAS THE SECRET TO REAL WEIGHT LOSS BEEN DISCOVERED IN SCANDINAVIA?

EXPERIENCE THE VISI DIFFERENCE – By Diana Dyer, ARNP – Does the secret to weight loss reside in Scandinavia? And does that very secret lead to the dissolving of belly fat, or visceral fat as it is referred to? These questions come to light and shed answers for many as VISI …

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Spotlight on Comprehensive Vein Center

Spotlight on Comprehensive Vein Center

Comprehensive Vein Center (CVC) is a medical practice dedicated to the treatment of vein disease management only. CVC was established in 2008, by Owners Tom Tran PA-C, MPAs and Michael Richards PA-C, MPAs with supervising physician Anthony Alatriste MD. With over 30 years experience between them the practice has grown …

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Protect Your Skin From Aging, Dark Spots & Cancer

Protect Your Skin From Aging, Dark Spots & Cancer

By Ashraf M. Hassanein, MD, Ph D – Who thinks about sun protection in the cooler winter months? Sunlight, specifically UV radiation, is the Number #1 cause of skin cancer as well as unsightly wrinkles, age spots, thinning, more fragile skin. In short, excessive sun exposure is the main culprit …

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Tired of Walking on Rocks? Outpatient Procedure Relieves Pain

Tired of Walking on Rocks

By Richard S. Benjamin, DPM – Do you feel like you are walking on raw bones or rocks? Have you tried inserts, padding, and countless new shoes only to continue to walk in pain? Do you want artificial fillers like liquid silicone which have been linked to auto immune diseases, …

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Understanding Pelvic Prolapse

Understanding Pelvic Prolapse

By Uzoma Nwaubani, MD, FACOG The problem of female incontinence and female Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is as old as humanity itself. Sadly, however, it remains hugely under reported. Just the fact that one is of the female gender is in itself a risk factor. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, …

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Connection Between Alcohol Use and Cancer

By South Lake Gastroenterology – Most people know that heavy alcohol use can cause health problems. But many people may not be aware that alcohol use can increase their risk of cancer. Alcohol is a known cause of cancers of the: Mouth Throat (pharynx) Voice box (larynx) Esophagus Liver Colon …

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Mixing Medicines Can Create Unexpected Side Effects

Recent studies estimate that more than 80 percent of adults 57 and older take at least one prescription drug a day. drug a day. Among those, nearly half mix drugs with over-the-counter medications and supplements. Which leads to an alarming statistic of one in 25 could be setting themselves up …

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