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7 Tips for Self-Care During the Holidays

7 Tips for Self-Care During the Holidays

The holidays are intended for families and special friends to come together and celebrate. Unfortunately, commercialism at times invokes much more stress than pleasure during this time of year. Ev’ents and parties have us rushing, healthy diets are tossed aside and our sleep patterns are often overlooked. For many this …

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When Gallbladders Attack

When Gallbladders Attack

Most people live their whole lives without thinking twice about their gallbladder. Anyone who has had a gallbladder attack, on the other hand, will never forget theirs. What is the gallbladder? How do you know if it’s acting up? What can you do about it? This article summarizes everything you …

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MIND OVER PLATTER

By JAMES COMBS Lori Esarey knows firsthand what it is like to battle disease. As a registered nurse, she worked alongside patients suffering from acute and chronic illnesses. Plus, her family had a history of diabetes, heart problems, and other ailments. When Lori was pregnant, she struggled with high blood …

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Staying in Good Physical Shape During Holiday Travel

Staying in Good Physical Shape During Holiday Travel

When we think of the holiday season, we typically visualize family dinners, lasting memories and some relaxation, and we look forward to a peaceful experience. After all, holidays are a time to get away from our stress-filled lives and visit family and friends. In reality, these things hold true, but …

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Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays

By Karen Pashley We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to …

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How to Overcome Your Holiday Health Pitfalls

How to Overcome Your Holiday Health Pitfalls

The holidays bring abundant gifts, many of which are intangible. Love. Generosity. Faith. Family. But unfortunately, for many of us, poor health is also on that list. Although it’s an incredibly special time of year, it’s still important to keep track of your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Overindulging, under-exercising and …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a …

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This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of a Flawless Complexion with BBL

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of a Flawless Complexion with BBL

By Dr. J. David Holcomb, M.D. During this time of year, most of our schedules are full with work, the kids, shopping, decorating, attending events and the list goes on and on. All of these activities and celebrations are wonderful, but if we’re honest, it can be a stressful time. Stress …

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Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Estate planning does not need to be an expensive or time-consuming process, according to Attorney Patrick L. Smith. Whereas many attorneys bill their clients by the hour to handle their planning, Attorney Smith offers a complimentary consultation and has instituted a flat-fee system for his services.  For example, a basic …

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Cannabis – Curing Cancer

Cannabis - Curing Cancer

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma are cancers of the blood. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, more than 1.2 million are either living with or in remission from a blood cancer. They account for 10% of new cancer cases in the US each …

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Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Over 35 years ago, stem cells were studied for their positive regenerative effects at the University of Cambridge.  Since that time, stem cell regenerative medicine has come a long way with numerous research trials and studies that show the efficacious benefits to various age groups, and for many different medical issues. …

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Melatonin with Omega-3: Not Just for Sleep

Melatonin with Omega-3: Not Just for Sleep

By Bo Martinsen, MD Some 25 years ago, many of my patients at my clinic in Norway were working for an international IT company that required them to travel frequently. Seeing how exhausted they would be from their travels, I explored possible remedies. Back then, melatonin was starting to be touted …

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Medical Marijuana The Natural Alternative

Medical Marijuana The Natural Alternative

By Bob Goethe, MD Medical marijuana is catching on in Florida. We are now well past 130,000 patients on the registry and it is predicted there will eventually be over 400,000 patients using cannabis in Florida. We have been getting great results with chronic pain patients- back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, severe …

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3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for many years. CAT scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body. A knee replacement surgery, for example, …

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Lung Cancer Screening Am I a Candidate?

Heavy, long-term smokers are at increased risk of developing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the US. Lung cancer typically produces no symptoms at first. By the time indications such as chronic cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, bloody sputum or phlegm show up, cancer has …

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