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Managing Lung Disease During the Holidays

By Phoebe Brown | Staff Writer   Typically, the holiday season brings family and friends together for many celebrations of love, joy and gratitude. However, for someone who has lung disease, the holidays can seem daunting. Between traveling, cooking and eating, someone could easily become fatigued. For people with lung …

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The Great American Smokeout and Good News About Quitting

It’s that time of year again — mid-November — when the American Cancer Society celebrates The Great American Smokeout. Always on the third Thursday of November, this year the date is Nov. 20. It’s a day the media will make some mention of and smokers and their families may take …

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Osteoporosis Diagnosis & Treatment Facts Everyone Should Know

Osteoporosis and osteopenia (low bone mass) are serious conditions affecting roughly 44 million Americans ages 50 and older. Because 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, many men assume it isn’t a concern for them, but older men with elevated risk factors like heredity, sedentary living or certain medication protocols can …

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HELPING OUR NATION’S HEROES InterCommunity Cancer Center and Institute Participating in National Veterans Choice Program

InterCommunity Cancer Center is excited and honored to announce that it is participating as an oncology provider for the national Veterans Choice Program (VCP). InterCommunity Cancer Center is part of Vantage Oncology, LLC, a leading national provider of radiation oncology services and integrated cancer care, which operates more than 50 …

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The Monarch Center for Hope & Healing Opening the Door to Wholeness

The Monarch Center

Loss can come at any time, any place and at any age. The pain of losing a loved one can affect one’s mental and physical health for weeks, months or years. Because unresolved grief is an overlooked malady and seldom talked about openly, friends and family often do not know …

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Diabetes and Eye Health Diabetic Retinopathy

By Dr. Paul E. Collins If you have diabetes, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health in many ways. When your bloodsugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes …

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Now I lay me down to sleep. . . THE RIGHT WAY What Infant Safe Sleep Really Looks Like

Now I lay me down to sleep

By Karen Speropulos, PT, MPT, PCS One of the most peaceful sights in all of life is to see a sleeping infant, eyes closed, breathing quietly.  But, leaving a child to sleep can be scary for families sometimes, so it’s important to know the facts.  We now know that there …

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Awarded Most Innovative Dietary Supplement!

Advanced science is completely changing the way you age. Clinically-tested Liquid BioCellTM takes years off your appearance and remarkably reduces wrinkles from the inside-out without cosmetic injections and reduces the enzyme that can make your skin age. For younger-looking skin, it’s necessary to replace or rebuild the underlying structure. Unfortunately, …

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By Compton Chiropractic Care – Neuropathy, otherwise known by its symptoms of numbness, pins and needles, or even a burning sensation in the extremities, has several causes and is slowly becoming an epidemic in our society. DID YOU KNOW: In 1976, hundreds of otherwise healthy teenagers, reported to emergency rooms …

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10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

By Jenny Witte Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good good manners. The default mode will always be “satisfy me,” and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught. Gratefulness also needs to …

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“Save a limb. Save a life.”

Limbstitute Comprehensive Vein Care and Limb Salvage The statistics are staggering: Almost one of every 200 Americans has suffered an amputation — about 97 percent of those to a lower limb. The real tragedy? Many of those losses could have been avoided with swift and adequate intervention. Simply put, the …

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With the changing of the seasons and the holidays approaching, November has another significant meaning. It is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Many people don’t know but Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. However it is still the most common cause of cancer …

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart?

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Heart

Is there a direct connection between heart disease and dental health? Many of us accept it as a fact that there is. We’ve heard it so often that gum disease can lead to heart disease, that it must be true. Right? Can we go one step further? Can we say …

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Q&A with Radiologist Dr. Amanda Aulls

Does Breast Density Change Your Risk for  Breast Cancer? In an interview, we discussed the concept of breast density with diagnostic radiologist Amanda Aulls. Dr. Aulls suggests that if you find out you have dense breasts, you should discuss potential next steps with your doctor. Each individual woman’s risk for …

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Bob Mandell, Author Stroke is like a tornado! Out of nowhere sud- denly you, your spouse, partner, parent, a dear friend or surprisingly a youth in your mist has been felled by a stroke. The number one long term disabling disease! Don’t despair! I am available to help you. A …

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Is Your Office Ready for the ICD-10 update? the ICD-10 Update?

With the implementation of ICD-10 upon us, is your office staff confident and ready for the transition? A lack of readiness and compliance could result in widespread disruptions of payments to your practice when claims bearing ICD-9 codes are rejected. As with ICD-9, ICD-10 is based on the International Classification …

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