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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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Your Big Red Heart

Love is in the air and cupid is flying around shooting his arrow into your big beautiful red heart to spread love. But wait, February is not only Valentine’s Day but also American Heart Month. Many Americans don’t know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the …

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Doc Talk

We know all too well that heart disease is the leading cause of death  for all Americans – men and women – claiming the lives of more  than 616,000 annually, according to the most recent data. “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of …

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FIBROID TREATMENT WITH UTERINE fibroid EMBOLIZATION – What you need to knowFIBROID TREATMENT WITH UTERINE fibroid EMBOLIZATION – What you need to know

FIBROID TREATMENT

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women of childbearing age, and can come with a host of symptoms, including heavy or painful periods, bleeding between periods, frequent urination and pain in the abdomen, back and/or during intercourse. In some cases, fibroids can cause reproductive problems such as …

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What is your ideal weight really? If you’re like more than two-thirds of American adults, your ideal weight is somewhere south of your current weight.

your ideal weight

Apparently, obesity loves company. The number of overweight and obese Americans is increasing across all ethnicities, though at different rates. In general, overweight and obese rates are higher for African-American and Hispanic women than Caucasian women, higher for Hispanic men than Caucasian and African-American men, higher in the South and …

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InterCommunity Cancer Centers Host Fourth Annual Cancer Survivors’ Reunion

InterCommunity Cancer Centers

In honoring the indomitable spirit and courage of local cancer survivors, InterCommunity Cancer Centers (ICCC) of Leesburg and Lady Lake hosted its Fourth Annual Cancer Survivors’ Reunion on Friday, November 14th. The free event took place at the American Legion Post in Lady Lake. ICCC is part of Vantage Oncology …

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Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Frustrated with Excess Weight?

Find out why your body holds on to excess fat! Written by Carolyn Waygood, Certified Natural Health Professional Let’s shed some light on the misconception that excess weight is simply caused by too many calories and too little exercise. Most “diets” focus on calorie deprivation, while most “diet programs” are …

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The Scariest Thing I Have Ever Done

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I want to share a recent email from a friend. I warn you it may cause some spiritual discomfort. Hi Pastor Alex, I was thinking today of how amazing it is that you just sent a Dangerous Prayers email lesson …

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Department of Veterans Affairs The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 Subject: The 8th Annual Tri-County Veterans Health Fair:  Vendor/Speaker Information “Celebrating the Courage and Commitment of Those Who Served” To: Participants and Vendors The 8th Annual Tri-County Veterans Health Fair will be held on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

Are you feeling sluggish, tired or depressed? Have you noticed your nails are brittle and your hair feels like straw? Sleepless nights and fatigue overcome you. Last but least those extra 10 pounds you have been trying to lose will not leave, instead you see the numbers on the scale …

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Marathon Runners Over 30: The Unheard of Advantages

Marathon Runners Over 30

By Curt Davies – curt.davies@marathondriven.com When you’re over the age of 30, running marathons can bring many benefits that are often not the case when you’re younger. Whether you’re aware of the advantages or not, they do exist, and is exactly what I’m going to be going through in this …

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BREAST CANCER, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EARLY DETECTION AND TESTING

Each October, a diversity of organizations, businesses and individuals take part in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to heighten public knowledge about the symptoms and treatment of this disease. Why the focus on breast cancer, and why does it have its own awareness month? One reason is because breast cancer …

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Have you been prescribed a statin?

prescribed a statin

Learn what the FDA has to say about these medications. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released important new safety information earlier this summer on these cholesterol-lowering medications. The FDA has advised consumers and health …

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