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Could Stem Cells be the Next Penicillin?

By David Ebner – Staff Writer 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 right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD and pulmonary …

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Dear Readers, Every month we try to educate you about the latest trends and treatments in cancer care. This month, InterCommunity Cancer Centers and Institute of Leesburg, Lady Lake and Clermont want to step out of the classroom and welcome you all into our homes as we take this moment …

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Embrace Life and Hear the Joy This Holiday Season, Get Your Hearing Tested with a Loved One


Getting your hearing tested with a loved one may be the most precious and uplifting gift you can give-or get-this holiday season, says the Better Hearing Institute (BHI). No doubt, it will be among the very best things you-and your loved one-can do to safeguard an active, healthy, engaging lifestyle. …

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The Gift Of Joyful Thought

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My Uncle Mutt always smiled. His real first name was Eugene, but everyone called him Mutt. Late at night, sitting around a pot of Maxwell House coffee, my Dad and Uncle Mutt would tell jokes and “side splitting” hunting and …

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Holiday Travel and Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For …

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What is Your Eye Exam Missing?

Traditional eye exams and retinal photography only examine the surface of the retina. The first signs of eye disease often appear below the surface of the retina. Vision threatening diseases often have no outward signs or symptoms in the early stages, so our practice has begun using state-of-the-art technology to …

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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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