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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can …

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Four Stress-Busters For Home Sellers

Four Stress-Busters For Home Sellers

By Dawn Trigg Broker Associate, REALTOR® Selling your home is an exciting endeavor and an important milestone in your life—not to mention potentially lucrative! However, it can also be stressful and nerve-wracking. Worrying over the sale of your home is natural and expected, but it doesn’t have to get out of …

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Stress Incontinence Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Stress Incontinence

“Stress incontinence” is a reality for millions of women in America today. The “stress” is not emotional or mental pressures. Rather, it’s physical pressure put on the bladder that can cause urine leakage. Something as simple as a sneeze or a cough might trigger a leak. Standing up suddenly, lifting …

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Thyroid Disorders — Underdiagnosed & Life-Threatening!

Thyroid Disorders

By Dr. Michael Badanek, BS, DC, CNS, CTTP, DMM, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR/CHEV One of the most misdiagnosed and mistreated organs in our bodies today is the Thyroid Gland. It is estimated that 1 in 6 Americans have thyroid disease or dysfunction. If thyroid disease is left unattended, it leads to much …

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New Year, A New You!: Look Better, Feel Better & Perform Better!

Look Better, Feel Better & Perform Better

Electro-Massage™ Electro-massage™ is the amped-up version of the customary method, utilizing micro-current technology.  The Electro Massage allows energy to flow right through your therapist’s fingers, penetrating muscles, nerves, organs, and skin.  You will experience pain relief, melting-muscle knots, increased energy-levels, enhanced-blood-flow, improved-collagen production, detoxification, and much more.  Full body electro …

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Making Sense of Fish Oil Oxidation Values

Making Sense of Fish Oil Oxidation Values

By Bo Martinsen, MD Recently, a fish oil manufacturer visited our Venice office and gave us two samples of a supposedly super fresh, award-winning fish oil. Would we be interested in using the oil in our Omega3 Innovations products, she asked? The lab data showed that the oil had been …

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Gifts that give back all year long – New children’s toys and books help fund child medical grants

Gifts that give back all year long

While the official holiday season may be over, there is still no better gift than the one that gives back and the UnitedHealthcare Foundation helps families in need all year long through the sale of inspirational children’s books, toys, and kid-designed holiday cards, which help fund child medical grants for families …

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The Warning Signals of a Cough That You Should NEVER Ignore

Dr. Poonam Warman, MD If you are experiencing a chronic cough that is lingering, you need to take an active approach and seek medical attention. It’s better to catch diseases early or to give yourself peace of mind in knowing that it may just simply be a cough, but many …

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Shoulder Pain When is Surgery Truly Necessary?

Shoulder Pain When is Surgery Truly Necessary?

By Christopher Manseau M.D. There are various causes of agonizing shoulder pain and discomfort, but if you’re someone who suffers from rotator cuff pain and limitation, you need to understand the differences and your options. What causes shoulder pain? Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are, unfortunately, a primary …

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Weight Loss Surgery Options for the New Year

By Juan C. Gutierrez, M.D. Board Certified in General Surgery In the final hours of December 31, 2015, millions of people across the United States will unknowingly join together in making that all-too-common resolution, “This is the year that I’m finally going to lose this extra weight!” Some will succeed, …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for …

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SEEING PAST THE DIGITAL IMAGE – HOW RAO PUTS PATIENTS FIRST

When your doctor prescribes an imaging test to discover the presence, cause and/or location of disease or injury somewhere within your body, or you elect to have a voluntary screening scan such as a mammogram or an interventional service like varicose vein treatment, it can be challenging to know which radiology …

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“Winning the Battle of Long Term Pain(s), Depression and Anxiety”

Winning the Battle of Long Term Pain

By Dr. Michael John Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR./CHEV. In my 35 year career in Functional/Integrative Medicine, I have personally seen and experienced a steady drop in the overall well-being of all the new patients entering my office due to the constant onslaught of Iatrogenic (Medically induced) diseases and …

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How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

People who experience an injury or illness often have to decide where best to seek medical attention, with some patients often heading to the emergency room (ER). Because ERs prioritize life-threatening emergencies, patients who are experiencing non-emergencies often have to wait hours to be seen by a doctor. Visits to the …

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Kyphoplasty Vertebral Fracture Surgery

Kyphoplasty Vertebral Fracture Surgery

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. Most spinal compression fractures affect the thoracic spine of the upper and middle back, but some patients experience them in the lumber, or lower, spine. Wherever they occur, spinal factures can cause pain, instability and functional …

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The Road to Brain Injury Recovery with Omega-3 Fish Oil

DHA given prior to the injury also promotes cell survival and function. A study from Sweden showed that resolvins – molecules naturally produced from omega-3 fatty acids – can improve nerve cell function when given within 24 hours of surgery. Why Do Omega-3s Protect the Brain? One of the primary reasons that omega-3s are crucial for the brain (and the rest of the body) is that these fatty acids fight inflammation. Now, inflammation serves an important purpose. If you cut yourself or twist an ankle, inflammation starts the healing process in the form of redness, swelling, heat, pain and loss of function. Normally, the inflammation response is self-limiting. But when there are not enough pro-resolution molecules lying around, inflammation continues to smolder and attack previously undamaged cells. In the brain, excessive inflammation can mean neuronal loss, which explains why the omega-3s’ anti-inflam- matory properties are so important for healthy brain function. The Road to Recovery Today, I am fortunate to report that my family member made a remarkable recovery. He is working again, more physically active than before, and has retained all the warmth and personality he had before surgery. He partially attributes his recovery to Omega Cure, and is faithful about taking his omega-3 oil every day. As for me, I feel grateful that I was able to provide him with the essential nutrition his brain needed to recuperate. About Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD, is the co-founder and president of Omega3 Innovations. Born and raised in the United States, Dr. Chalmers graduated from Brown University and completed her medical training at the University of Oslo in Norway. In Norway, Dr. Chalmers practiced emergency, family, and preventive medicine for many years. Her research and development work has included nutraceuticals (especially omega-3) and medical delivery device systems to facilitate ingestion of multiple medication combination.

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD One year ago, my family was in an uproar. A close family member needed brain surgery, which was scary enough. Then, a week after this major procedure, he contracted a life threatening form of bacterial meningitis. I visited him many times as he fought for his life …

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