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Keeping Your Cholesterol Levels in Check

Keeping Your Cholesterol Levels in Check

Has your doctor advised you to reduce your cholesterol level? That is no surprise considering how many people have high cholesterol these days. It seems that everyone is concerned about high cholesterol, and rightfully so. High cholesterol can cause clogged blood vessels, leading to heart attack and stroke. According to …

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How to Handle TMS. . . Tired Mom Syndrome

By Nancy Jergins – iMOM.com If you’ve never heard of TMS, you’ve probably had it—Tired Mom Syndrome. I coined the phrase after laughing with my children about my late evening fatigue that sets in after long days of running around and doing the things mothers do. The symptoms? A higher …

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Keeping Summer Safe From basic first aid to family emergencies

Keeping Summer Safe From

By Lindsay Crocker, Family Nurse Practitioner Summer fun is just around the corner: sun, sports, pools, playgrounds and other outdoor activities abound. It’s no surprise to any parent that the summer season is also the busiest for your local emergency room. Knowing what to do when an emergency arises, when …

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Your dreams with our exceptional service.

Your dreams with our exceptional service

Freedom Pointe at The Villages – a Brookdale Life Care Community Our community gives you the freedom to enjoy life as you choose today with assurance that you have a full continuum of care options for tomorrow. The Life Care Program Life Care empowers residents to lead a dynamic lifestyle …

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May is Food Allergy Action Month!

How Many People Have Food Allergies? • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. • This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. • The economic cost of children’s food …

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Mental Health Home Care Helping families, caregivers and patients cope with behavioral and mental health challenges

Mental Health Home Care

When most people think of home health care, they most often imagine only physical injuries or illnesses. However, mental health is an important part of our overall health and can directly affect our physical well being or health. Mental illness requires diagnosis and treatment just as physical conditions do. What …

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Protect Your Skin From Aging, Dark Spots & Cancer

Protect Your Skin From Aging, Dark Spots & Cancer

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 for premature aging of the skin? The thermometer is reaching 90 more and more frequently, making it imperative …

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Walking Over Niagara Falls

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church During one of our Easter Services at Bayside Community Church, Nic Wallenda (one of our members) walked a high-tension cable over the audience in our auditorium as an illustration for our Lead Pastor, Randy Bezet’s, message. As Nic climbed onto …

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A Surgical Solution for Heartburn Without Incisions

A Surgical Solution for Heartburn Without Incisions

By Kevin Hoddinott, MD General, Vascular and Bariatric Surgeon What may have seemed like science fiction, surgery without an incision, is now a reality that is making lives better for patients suffering from chronic acid reflux also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The Transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) procedure uses …

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Combined CT/PET Outpaces Individual Tests By Leaps and Bounds

Combined CT/PET Outpaces Individual Tests

Certain injuries, diseases and disorders involve analyzing both internal structures and the function of specific systems. To do this, doctors use computerized tomography (CT), which combines a series of x-ray images taken from different angles to create cross-sectional images of interior tissues, bones and blood vessels. CT provides more detail …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person’s lifetime. It is part of a group of pervasive developmental disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that significantly affects how a person perceives the world, interacts with others, and communicates. As its name implies, ASD is a …

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Sunburn: What is it and How to Avoid it

Sunburn- What is it and How to Avoid it

What is a sunburn? A sunburn is an injury to the skin due to UV radiation from the sun. UV light is a combination of different types of radiation. There are two types of UV radiation most responsible for sunburn. UVA rays cause aging. This is invisible damage, and after …

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100 Uses for Coconut Oil

1. In cooking, as a great oil with a high smoke point. Great for baking, stir-frys or as a dairy free replacement to butter. 2. Taken supplementally for daily energy. 3. As a coffee creamer when emulsified into coffee. 4. On the skin as a basic lotion. 5. In homemade …

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Help with Hay Fever

By Dr. Phil Jones Board Certified Allergist with The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center As spring approaches most of us look forward to more time outdoors, outdoor get-togethers and warmer temperatures, but for some people this may not be the case. Spring allergies can be very severe and can lead to …

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