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decoding heart disease

decoding heart disease

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD There are many things that can affect your risk for developing heart disease. Three of them you cannot control—your age, your gender and your family history. However, there are several other things you can do to help you avoid a heart attack or stroke, such as maintaining …

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Improve Your Thyroid Function and Lose Weight

Improve Your Thyroid Function

You’ve done your homework and tried every weight loss program you could find. Nothing worked for your weight loss, or if it did, it didn’t work for long. You lost weight only to regain it. Or you sacrificed for months without shedding a pound. Doctors and others told you that …

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5 Reasons To Use In-Home Care

5 Reasons To Use In-Home Care

The physical and mental decline that comes with the aging process affects everyone in a different way. Some seniors find it particularly difficult to cope with the limitations of age. As a result, they may turn to denial and refuse assistance from loved ones. Services that provide in-home care staff offer …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence …

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The Process of Root Canals Explained

The Process of Root Canals Explained

Root canals are often the one dental procedure that cannot defy its bad reputation, but you can rest assured that having a root canal procedure is just as simple a process as having a filling placed.   The common signs of needing a root canal are pain when eating or drinking something …

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Detecting Lung Cancer Early With CT Screening

Detecting Lung Cancer Early With CT Screening

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the US and globally, and roughly 85% of people who get lung cancer are current heavy smokers and those who have quit within the last 15 years. If you are or were once a heavy smoker, you should know about Low Dose …

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Cholesterol and Your Heart

Cholesterol and Your Heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD Many Americans do not understand the role that cholesterol—a fat-like substance found in all cells of the body—plays in heart health and heart disease. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, cholesterol can build up on artery walls and slow or stop blood flow to …

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THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

Located at the front of the neck, on both sides of the windpipe and just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that affects your body a lot more than most people think. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well …

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HEART NEWS FOR WORKAHOLICS AND CHOCOHOLICS

HEART NEWS FOR WORKAHOLICS AND CHOCOHOLICS

Consistently working long hours might do more than wear you out – it could also raise your risk of a common and potentially dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. The information came from a study of more than 85,000 people in Europe, finding that those who worked …

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Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Treatment of Disease With Less Risk & Discomfort

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Treatment of Disease With Less Risk & Discomfort

Not long ago, growths and abnormalities occurring along the base of the skull and brain and at the very top of the spinal column, collectively called the “skull base,” could be treated only by making a surgical opening in the skull (called a transcranial approach) and, frequently, the face (transfacial …

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Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

By Dr. Efrem Castillo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement As a family practitioner for nearly 20 years, I know firsthand every senior’s medical needs are as unique as they are as individuals. The Medicare coverage plan that works best for you may not be the one that is right …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Say NO To Replacement SurgeryOsteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged …

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A Change in Destiny

A Change in Destiny

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church A Change in DestinyJerry sat patiently in his shiny black Chevy Silverado in the same spot by the playground like he had done for the last four weekends. He reached over and picked up a brown paper bag, took out …

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Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

During my 30-year journey in eye surgery, no story has been as dynamic and exciting as the story of the human eye natural lens, its disorder called cataract, and our relentless effort to improve the process by which the cataract is evacuated and replaced with a man-made intraocular lens, and to …

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, …

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Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

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By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD If you stare at a computer screen all day, have reached the plus-55-years-old stage of life and have had a cataract operation, it’s likely you have all the makings of a serious dry eye problem. And you are not alone. Americans spend an astounding $3.8 billion on …

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