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Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Think fish oil. If your gut reaction is “yuck,” you are in good company. Whether it’s from remembering Grandma’s cod liver oil or taking the foul horse-pills in the cupboard, the majority of us believe that fish oil ought to taste bad. We put up with …

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A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary undertaking, exorbitantly expensive and on its surface only justified by the intensity of America’s competition with the Soviet Union. In 1967, two years before the Apollo 11 mission would land Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong safely on the Moon’s surface, the Apollo 1 spacecraft developed a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test, killing all three crew members aboard. Spaceflight could be a lethal game of trial-and-error, and a single miscalculation could mean the difference between life and death. In one of the seminal triumphs of mankind, America pushed the bounds of innovation as the world watched in awe. It had conquered a new frontier. And though the Space Race ended in 1972, today we face a new frontier in the field of medicine – treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--and thanks to clinics such as the Lung Institute (lunginstitute.com) the solution may have just landed. Across the globe 600 million people suffer from COPD, and that number is rising. As a degenerative lung disease that develops from prolonged smoking or extended exposure to other air pollutants, a declining quality of life is an unfortunate reality for those with lung disease. With no known cure, treatment options are often disappointingly limited, and traditional medications fail to address more than the relief of symptoms. Today in the field of medicine, something exciting is happening. Using stem cells extracted from a patient’s own blood or bone marrow, clinics like the Lung Institute are using these specialized cells to promote the body’s natural healing process, helping to relieve inflammation within the lungs and slow disease progression. Addressing COPD, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary fibrosis, stem cell therapy is poised to challenge the status quo of traditional treatment options, and bring a higher quality of life for those with chronic lung disease. As the field of regenerative medicine has grown and advanced, the Lung Institute—which currently specializes in the treatment of lung disease—has operated for over three years, and has worked to increase the quality of life of over 3,000 patients. Proud to exhibit an 83% success rate, the Lung Institute lives by the tenet of “pushing the status quo” in order to bring hope to people who may otherwise have given up. Whether in medicine or spaceflight, innovation takes courage, not only to visualize the impossible, but to create it. For those with the memory of where they were when America first landed on the Moon, the feeling that anything was possible was inescapable. We had seen the impossible accomplished right before our eyes. Although at times, the conceit of man can serve to be the catalyst of our own downfall, when combined with the bold and pioneering spirit synonymous with American ingenuity, history is made. The next frontier is neither Mars nor the outer limits of the universe; it is our health. As we continue to push innovation for the benefit of mankind, we are guided by the immortal words of John F. Kennedy: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” And that is the American way. If you or a loved one suffer from a chronic lung disease, the specialists at the Lung Institute may be able to help. You can contact the Lung Institute at 800-921-4631 or visit lunginstitute.com/health to find out if you qualify for these new treatments.

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond …

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2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

CPR & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST While the terms heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death are often used as if they are synonymous, they aren’t. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow supply to the heart muscle through a coronary artery is severely reduced or cut off completely. …

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Why Limit Sugar Consumption?

Why Limit Sugar Consumption

By Ali Nasser, M.D. FACC Cardiologist Food manufacturers of processed food, soft drinks and artificial fruit juices with added sugar, are not required to list how much sugar is added versus natural sugar contents. Food makers can also use sweeteners (alcohol sugar) that aren’t technically “sugar.” The body doesn’t distinguish …

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Breast Density – What It Is and How It May Affect You

Breast Cancer

If you’re a woman who has had a screening mammogram and you live in a state that requires patients to be notified about their breast density (or have simply heard the term “breast density”), you likely have questions about what it is and what it means to your overall health. …

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5 Ways to Cure Stress

By Teri Claassen “I just want to go back to bed and get away from all of it. I can’t handle this stress!” Complaints to resolve, picking kids up from practice, returning the text from my friend who feels like I’m ignoring her, mediating the explosive fight between my kids, …

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FULL-SERVICE, FASHION & FUNCTION, FOR ALL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS

FULL-SERVICE, FASHION & FUNCTION, FOR ALL YOUR OPTICAL NEEDS

At Precision Optics, we’ve designed our optical department to provide everything you need for clear, crisp vision and impeccable personal style. We are your eyes’ one-stop destination, offering everything from vision exams to the latest trends in designer eyewear, plus a first-rate staff of highly trained professionals ready to cater …

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Sacral Neuromodulation for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Sacral Neuromodulation for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder, urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? • Urgency to get to the restroom in time • Increased frequency of urination • Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate • Wearing adult protective …

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Good Times, Bad Times: The Rolling Stones & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

Good Times, Bad Times

   In the early 60s, America was given its first taste of the British Invasion. It was February 9th and a young British rock band named The Beatles had just finished a performance on the Ed Sullivan show to a crowd of screaming fans. The young men were a spectacle …

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Stem Cells-setting the New Standard for Treatment of Orthopedic Conditions

Stem Cells

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS? Over the past several years, stem cell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy have soared in popularity and are highly sought after treatment options, as a natural and non-surgical alternative to treat many common orthopedic conditions. Our bodies naturally produce stem cells. Because micro-damage occurs constantly, …

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Reverse Holiday Weight Gain this Year!

Reverse Holiday Weight Gain this Year!

Now that it’s the new year!  We look back on the past holiday where we made glorious memories with friends and family, but it’s also the time of year that we look at how we have inevitably packed on the pounds. Although, that’s not necessarily the way that it has to …

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The Asset Protection Provisions of Your Estate Plan May Be Your Most Important Legacy

By Katina H. Pantazis, Esq. In my experience, the goal for many of my clients in estate planning is to preserve accumulated wealth in an effort to provide security to their survivors.  In this day in age of market instability and economic uncertainty, our survivors are going to need all the …

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A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

The thyroid is a tiny butterfly shaped gland in the neck that is made up of two distinct lobes. The thyroid gland predominantly produces thyroxine (T4) which is converted to the active form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), primarily in the liver. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is overactive …

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Don’t Pursue Your Passion

Don’t Pursue Your Passion

By Alex Anderson There is a danger in pursuing your passion… it assumes that you can only have one. This drove me nuts in a reversed kind of way. I knew what my passion or calling was…to be a minister. The only problem was…so was being an entrepreneur, musician, writer, …

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