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The Rub

The Rub

By Alex Anderson – Last June I had the privilege of spending some time with Pastor Rick Warren and a few other awesome pastors in Orange County, California. Even thought it had been a brief six weeks since Pastor Rick had lost one of his sons, he was incredibly warm …

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Don’t Delay… get your skin checked today!!

By Steven T. Powell, MD and Dori Hite,MPAS,PA-C – 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 …

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DEXA Bone Scan Discovering Osteoporosis Before It Causes Fracture

DEXA Bone Scan

About 40% of postmenopausal women in the U.S. have osteopenia (low bone density). An additional 7% have osteoporosis, a condition that is characterized by bones that are less dense, and thus weaker, than normal bone. Osteoporosis increases the risk of bone fracture with even minor trauma, such as a fall …

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be your best Your state-of-the-heart health starts with you. Learn what you can. Do what you can.

Every day, heart patients suffer the consequences of choices they make in their lives and the damaging effects our modern day lifestyle can have on their health. We’d like to do all we can to interrupt the harmful cycle of cause and effect to either avoid cardiac problems before they …

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You Can Achieve & Maintain Optimal Health,…. Naturally!

Natural Approaches to Better Health from Plexus Worldwide! Written by, Carolyn Waygood, Certified Natural Health Professional & Plexus Ambassador – Plexus products are formulated to help improve your health in so many ways,…it’s difficult to know where to begin when discussing the many benefits Plexus products offer! So maybe it’s …

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The Secret to Healing Wounds Fast

The Secret to Healing Wounds Fast

As we age our body’s ability to heal itself becomes less efficient.  This is natural.  Many people attempt to treat their own wounds with home remedies and end up with a bigger problem than what they started with. How do I heal my wound? Collagen is a key component of …

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ARTHRITIS AWARENESS MONTH THIS MAY – TAKE ACTION

Throughout May, the Arthritis Foundation urges taking action to change the course of arthritis. From participating in a nearby Walk to Cure Arthritis event, to improving your health through fitness and nutrition, to speaking out about the seriousness of arthritis – there’s a lot you can do to raise awareness …

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AVOIDING BUYER’S REMORSE

AVOIDING BUYER’S REMORSE

InterCommunity Cancer Centers and Institute Warns Patients about Skin Cancer Treatments Sold Online If you turn on your computer and search for “skin cancer treatments,” chances are you will find countless ads for purported “natural” remedies for this disease. And while the ads may be appealing because of their unsubstantiated …

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Are You Treated Differently?

Are You Treated Differently

People treat us differently based on how young or old they think we are.  We don’t make the rules up, that is simply how our world works. As facial plastic surgeons, our job is to help people understand the latest technologies and the least invasive techniques, to look and feel …

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Don’t Give Up!

By Brent Myers, Pastor of Community Life – OK. So here we are… five months into a new year. How are things working out for you? Did you set goals for making this year the best year ever? Did you have dreams and ambitions to make this year different? Did …

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Smart Sugar Substitutes

Smart Sugar Substitutes

We all know sugar is not the healthiest food.  Sugar can increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  Many health conscious people are turning to natural sweeteners to keep their food and beverages sweet.  The most popular forms of natural sweeteners are: Stevia – This sweetener comes from …

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Radiology Associates of Ocala

Radiology Associates of Ocala

RAO’s digital mammography creates sharper, faster images, enhanced viewing angles, immediate storage and transfer to your doctor, easy comparison with previous exams, shorter exam times and the potential for less exposure to radiation. Sometimes your self-exam, doctor’s exam or mammogram may indicate a change in your breast tissue, requiring more …

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Be your best – Your state-of-the-heart health starts with you.

 Learn what you can. Do what you can. Every day, heart patients suffer the consequences of choices they make in their lives and the damaging effects our modern day lifestyle can have on their health. We’d like to do all we can to interrupt the harmful cycle of cause and …

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Be “AWAARE” of Autism

Autism

The National Autism Association is getting the word out and saving lives with their Big Red Safety Toolkit! The goal of their AWAARE (Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education) website is to help prevent wandering incidents and deaths within the Autism community. Similar to wandering behaviors in seniors with dementia …

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Youth Sports Safety Tips Keeping Your Kids Safe While Playing Sports

Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children.  We know that one of the worst things for kids is to be sidelined with an injury.  As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help reduce preventable injuries and keep our kids playing …

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Why Is My Face So Red?

Why Is My Face So Red

By Steven T. Powell, MD and Dori Hite,MPAS,PA-C – We’ve all been there: an embarrassed moment, an extra hard work out, a brief loss of temper. It happens to the best of us, and even the best of us have suffered from the occasional red face. But what about those …

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