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Breast MRI – A Helpful Addition to Screening Mammography

Breast MRI

Sometimes mammography by itself is not enough to get a complete health picture and further testing is required. Breast MRI is a painless, radiation-free test that uses a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to produce exceptionally detailed two-dimensional images of the breasts to provide more information than mammography alone. …

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Not All Skin Care Products Are Created Equal

Not All Skin Care Products Are Created Equal

By Steven T. Powell, MD – It seems as though there are skin care products available in just about every store you shop in these days. With so many products available, trying to decide which products will work for your particular skin type and skin problems can be an overwhelming …

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March is Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month

Every March, the American Red Cross celebrates Red Cross Month and the Tennessee Volunteer Region is urging all to get involved. This March, the American Red Cross would like to recognize the nation’s Everyday Heroes who reach out to help their neighbors when they are in need. These everyday heroes …

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Blossom This Spring – by Rejuvenating Yourself!

The Polar Vortex has caused one of the coldest winters on record this season and we feel very fortunate to enjoy our “Florida Winters.” But spring is almost here! For many, wintertime is a trade-off that’s been happening for years: as soon as the cold weather hits, snowbirds from the …

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HEARING LOSS?

Hearing Company Offers Risk Free Trial HERE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS: 1. You hear but have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation, especially in a crowd. 2. You often ask people to repeat themselves. 3. You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult. 4. Family complains you …

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March is National Nutrition Month 20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of …

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Deal with the Fear First

By Alex Anderson Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church – Not long ago I asked my wife a drilling question, “What would be the most important advice you could give to another person who ‘just found out’ that they had cancer?”  She went completely silent for a few moments, …

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The Savvy Senior

The Savvy Senior

By Crystal Johnsen – When living on your own is no longer your best option, fear of the unknown can get the best of you.  So take a deep breath because I have four myths about assisted living that are sure to ease some of your anxiety. Myth 1 I …

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WHAT’S YOUR NEXT MOVE?

The holidays are over and it’s back to work for most of us.  You and the family were fortunate and spent the holidays with mom and dad.  The kids were so happy to spend the holidays with your parents and it warmed your heart, but there is still one concern …

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Hearing Loss – Health Risk

The Invisible Handicap HERE ARE SOME WARNING SIGNS OF HEARING LOSS: 1. You hear but have trouble understanding all the words in a conversation, especially in a crowd. 2. You often ask people to repeat themselves. 3. You find telephone conversation increasingly difficult. 4. Family complains you play the radio …

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CROSSFIT VS WEIGHT TRAINING

CROSSFIT VS WEIGHT TRAINING

By Michelle VanOstran – You have finally decided to get in shape, lose weight, and improve overall fitness level, but now the debate between the popular CrossFit and regular old weight training is giving you a headache. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons of each and help …

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Skin Cancer Q&A

By Steven T. Powell, MD – Q: How common is skin cancer? A: One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer. Most of these are basal-cell and squamous-cell carcinomas. Melanoma, while not the most common, is the most serious form of skin cancer and continues to show …

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Look Your Best for Valentine’s Day!

What do people really want on Valentine’s Day? Love, Connection, Smiling, Happiness?  Are you looking to rekindle your relationship, or start a new one altogether? Looking and feeling your best can give you the confidence you need! The best place to start this Valentine’s Day is with YOU! The experts …

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Rejuvenate. Restore. Renew.

Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures Improve Vision and Quality of Life – Under the guidance of Dr. Stacia Goldey, Mid Florida Eye Center has earned national recognition for its expertise in rejuvenating facial features, diminishing signs of aging, and reconstructing facial defects. Although these types of procedures may be categorized …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

By Pamela Rose Williams – Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times …

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HEALTHY GRILLING IS THE BEST WAY WITH A CUSTOM GRILL OR SMOKER!!

BENEFITS OF GRILLING In our sunny state of Florida grills and smokers can be used year around.  Backyard BBQ’s, Tailgate Parties and Family get togethers are just a few ways that make cooking this way an American past time.  One local company, Crowbar Custom Metal Works, has been recognized for …

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