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March is National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month

National Kidney MonthIn a popular 1970 song, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell asked, “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”—a question that could have been aimed at people with kidney disease.  The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health, but are …

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National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21

National Poison Prevention Week

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the poison control centers across the country. More than 90 percent of these occur in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old. And, poisonings are one of the leading causes of death …

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20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Enjoy More Fruits

As part of National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging all of us to eat a healthy diet that is customized to fit into our busy and sometimes complicated lives.  Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s …

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March 2-8 is Sleep Awareness Week – What is Your Sleep IQ?

True or False? During sleep, your brain rests. False. While your body rests, your brain doesn’t. An active brain during sleep prepares us for alertness and peak functioning the next day. Sleeping just one hour less a night can prevent you from learning or functioning normally. True. Most adults need …

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Throwaway Kids Become World Changers

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church 2:38 p.m. February 12, 2015 Upper Room, Day Spring Episcopal Conference Center Parrish, Florida Dear Reader, My friend Ben Rodgers and I took an afternoon break from the day’s leadership development work we were engaged in and, while on our …

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Limb Swelling: Medicare Approved Treatment Options

By Alyssa Parker – Pneumatic compression devices are one of the most highly recommended treatments for limb swelling and are a Medicare approved treatment option. Dating back to the 1960’s pneumatic compression pumps have been used for the treatment of limb swelling due to acute and chronic conditions. In most …

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What is Ablative Skin Resurfacing?

Ablative Skin Resurfacing

Ablative laser skin resurfacing removes the outer layers of skin to a predetermined depth to reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, correct uneven pigmentation, reduce pore size, and generate new collagen to provide firmer, more youthful skin. It is effective at reducing acne scars, …

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month

It’s that time of year again! February is designated as National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). It is a time when emphasis is placed on promoting children’s oral health. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease according to the Academy of Pediatric Dentists. It is five times more …

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Prostate Cancer – Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Prostate Cancer

By Virginia Carnahan, APR, CPRC, Director of Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute It’s February – heart month, Valentine’s Day and coincidentally Cancer Prevention Month.  While some cancers can be prevented, such as many skin cancers and lung, throat and mouth cancers, the cancer I address has not …

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Shoulder Instability and its Link to Sports Injuries and Arthritis

Shoulder Instability

Popular sports in south Florida, like tennis, golf, and swimming, require a delicate balance of shoulder mobility and stability in order to meet the demands of the sport. The way shoulder pain is addressed can mean the difference between a good game and a great game, or having to give …

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Announcing an Improved Solution to Sinus, Migraine and Cluster Headaches

Improved Solution to Sinus

By Dr. John Scales – Interventional Radiologist People suffering from sinus, migraine or cluster headaches understand the unique facial and head pain they can cause. Because these types of headaches often fail to respond to traditional pain treatments, an approach was developed back in 1908 known as the sphenopalatine ganglion …

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Crohn’s in the Small Bowel – Does it feel like you’re in the dark?

Small Bowel

If you have Crohn’s disease, you aren’t alone. In fact, almost 700,000 people around the world have been diagnosed with this disease. And, it’s estimated that it may affect as many as 300.000 people who haven’t been. Because there isn’t just one test for Crohn’s disease, getting a diagnosis can …

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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

By David Ebner, Staff Writer The discovery of penicillin was an early example of ground breaking medical advancements changing the course of modern medicine. Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used …

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GO RED FOR WOMEN – Heart Health Guide

Go Red for Women

Cardiovascular diseases kill more women than men. But 80 percent of cardiac events in women could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking. Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart …

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Stay Married To Your Sweetheart

Stay Married To Your Sweetheart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church In the 2002 movie Cast Away, Tom Hanks plays the character Chuck Noland, an extremely punctual FedEx executive whose plane crashes during a storm over the Pacific Ocean. He becomes the sole survivor and washes ashore on an uninhabited island. …

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Heart Healthy Foods

Your heart is a pretty important piece of equipment, so it’s in your best interest to take good care of it. February is American Heart Month, and though most of us know the basics—eat whole grains, focus on whole fruits and veggies, exercise regularly—you might be unsure which foods are …

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