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Certain Foods Exacerbate Tooth Fractures

Certain Foods Exacerbate Tooth Fractures

It’s spring!  This time of year, we’re more apt to indulge in foods that might not be the best for our teeth.  Our favorite Easter candies like taffy and suckers, can lead to some unsightly and often painful dental disorders. What should you do if you break a tooth?  You should …

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Alternative Medicine in the Evaluation and Care of Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Alternative Medicine in the Evaluation and Care of Parkinson’s Disease Patients

By Dr. Michael John Badanek, BS, DC, CNS, CTTP, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR./CHEV Orthodox medicine has long ignored gut bacteria’s role in human health and disease.  But things are changing. So called “alternative” doctors and researchers – who are in fact the real men and women of medicine – have recognized …

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National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to improve yours.  Occupational therapists provide hands on rehabilitation to help patients after illness or injury, or patients with disabilities improve their ability to move and function in daily life. One of the biggest …

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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can create …

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Medicare Scams: How to Keep Your Information Safeguarded

Medicare Scams: How to Keep Your Information Safeguarded

This spring look for your new Medicare card in the mail.  Beginning April 2018, CMS (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) will be sending you a replacement Medicare card.  It is expected to take a year to accomplish this due to the vast number of people on Medicare.  The great …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room …

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Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

Prescribed an Opioid?

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. UnitedHealth Group medical experts recommend you ask your doctor these questions about any opioid prescription. Common opioid brand names include …

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The Acceptance of Alcohol is Leading to More Dependence Issues and Health Concerns

The Acceptance of Alcohol is Leading to More Dependence Issues and Health Concerns

By Dr. Sivasekaran, MD In our social culture, drinking with family and friends is common for celebrating special occasions and in some instances coping  with  life.   Drinking alcohol has become extremely accepted in our society, and with that acceptance and desensitization of the harmful effects, comes a lot more alcohol …

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Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option: What You Should Know About it’s History & Progress

Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Marijuana has been used as an effective and safe medicine for thousands of years in almost all civilizations including the USA. At that time, aspirin, opium, and cocaine were being discovered and touted as better drugs. There was also a financial incentive to outlaw the …

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Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

During my 30-year journey in eye surgery, no story has been as dynamic and exciting as the story of the human eye natural lens, its disorder called cataract, and our relentless effort to improve the process by which the cataract is evacuated and replaced with a man-made intraocular lens, and to …

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[Longevity and Experience] Why RAO is the Destination for Advanced MRI Services

[Longevity and Experience][Longevity and Experience]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is a diagnostic tool used to analyze soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fat, the brain and internal organs, and the intricacies of the vascular system – all without surgery or ionizing radiation, making it one of the safest and most provider-recommended scans. Using a …

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INTRODUCING A UNIQUE, REVOLUTIONARY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM

INTRODUCING A UNIQUE, REVOLUTIONARY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM

Christopher Manseau M.D. From the young model to the aging retiree, from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior, clinicians continue to search for ways to control pain and accelerate the healing process. Utilizing various regenerative medicine therapies has proven to have many profound benefits; not the least of which includes …

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Munroe Regional Medical Center: Performing the ONLY Advanced Procedure in the Area for Heart Valve Patients

Photo Credit: https://ctsurgerypatients.org/news/ 2015/09/transcatheter-aortic-valve- replacement-is-safe-effective-for- very-elderly-patients

Severe Aortic Stenosis affects many aging individuals and causes the blood to inefficiently flow throughout the body because the heart becomes unable to pump and push blood through the aortic valve effectively.  Your physician will perform diagnostic tests on you, such as an angiogram or echocardiogram to determine if you have …

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This Flu Season is Dangerous for all Ages, Especially the Elderly

This Flu Season is Dangerous for all Ages, Especially the Elderly

According to the CDC, Florida is one of the states with the highest records of influenza infections.   This year, the flu has affected young and old alike and caused unprecedented amounts of hospitalizations and deaths.  Adults 65 and over are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu, as their symptoms …

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Dental Health—Do We Really Need to Floss?

Dental Health—Do We Really Need to Floss?

Recently there has been a great debate about whether or not people should floss their teeth.  While brushing teeth, removes plaque and bacteria biofilm from the main surfaces of each tooth, flossing is essential to get rid of the same sticky substance that lodges itself in the interproximal spaces (between the …

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies Which Directly Effects Major Health Concerns

Common Nutrient Deficiencies Which Directly Effects Major Health Concerns

By Dr. Michael Badanek, BS, DC, CNS, CTTP, DMM, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR/CHEV Even when you eat a balanced, whole-food diet, you may still fail to get the right balance of vitamins and minerals your body needs for optimal health.  Because many factors contribute to your body’s ability to derive nutrients from …

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