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Lost Connections – The Road Back to Happiness

Lost Connections – The Road Back to Happiness

By Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH One in five Americans will suffer from depression at some point in their lifetime. Between 2011 and 2014, one in nine Americans reported taking at least one antidepressant medication in the past month. Three decades ago, less than one in 50 people were on antidepressants. Reasons …

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Quick Care’s Answer for Those Without Medical Insurance!

Quick Care’s Answer for Those Without Medical Insurance!

Life happens and if you don’t have health insurance, things can get pricey rather quickly. Luckily the QCARD is an alternative conventional health insurance giving you access to the Quick Care medical professionals with ease and affordability. The QCard is a program based for self-pay patients or anyone without medical insurance. …

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The Diabetes Epidemic Is Looming Learn how you can prevent, treat, and help those in need

The Diabetes Epidemic Is Looming Learn how you can prevent, treat, and help those in need

With staggering numbers, diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and alongside of this vast figure, stands 89 million prediabetics! Diabetes is a very expensive disease, costing approximately 245 billion dollars per year, and it wreaks havoc on one’s health, contributing to heart disorders, stroke, and cognitive decline, to name a …

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November – A Month to Recognize Hospice; a Time to Remember Veterans

Submitted by Hospice of Marion County Hospice of Marion County (HMC) honors National Hospice Month each year by hosting community programs that high-light services, outreach and the compassionate care only hospice can provide. This year, the programs are focused on veterans in an effort to improve access to care as …

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Tips for Relieving Chronic Dry Eye Symptoms

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD From saline eye drop solutions to topical lubricants, Americans spend an astounding $3.8 billion on dry eye symptom relief every year. Not only are many of these treatments inconvenient and uncomfortable to apply, but often the results are also disappointing. Current research suggests that chronic inflammation is …

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Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? – Urgency to get to the restroom in time – Increased frequency of urination – Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate – Wearing adult protective undergarments or pads – Inability …

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Traveling Tips for Venous Insufficiency

Traveling Tips for Venous Insufficiency

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery It’s that time of year again; when we hit the road or the sky and travel for vacations, relaxing getaways, spending time with family and taking the kids or grandkids to their favorite destinations. The hottest days are upon us during the upcoming summer months, …

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What Your Untreated Hearing Loss is doing to YOUR Brain…

What Your Untreated Hearing Loss is doing to YOUR Brain…

Hearing loss is a fact of life for more than 48 million Americans.  According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, this fact may increase the risk of cognitive problems and even dementia.  “The general perception is that hearing loss is a relatively inconsequential part of aging,” says Frank Lin, …

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Lung Cancer Update

Lung Cancer Update

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More people die of lung cancer in a year than from breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancer combined. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women …

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Lumbar Spine Pain: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Lumbar Spine Pain: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

By James Leiber, Regenexx, Sports Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy The body is an interconnected machine with each part working together in harmony. The lumbar spine is a crucial element of this machine. The hip, knee, and foot are all controlled by spinal nerves within the low back. A problem in …

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Diabetic Neuropathy: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Diabetic Neuropathy

Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. Understanding the disease state is complex, but in short, …

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What’s Your Diet?

What's Your Diet?

By Pastor Roger P. Felipe Weight-watchers. Nutrisystem. Mediterranean diet. Paleo. Living healthy has become a craze, although obesity in our country, rather legitimizes it. For many people it is about looking and feeling better, living longer, stronger and disease-free. These are all important reasons for eating clean, exercising, and learning …

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In It to Win It – RAO Remains at the Front Lines of Early Detection

In It to Win It – RAO Remains at the Front Lines of Early Detection

RAO’s Women’s Imaging Center (WIC) and TimberRidge Imaging Center want to remind women to maintain a “Rosie” outlook on a riveting subject: early breast cancer detection. Most people know of the importance of finding breast cancer early, when it is most easily and successfully treated. But many don’t know about …

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All About You Women’s Boutique Helps Breast Cancer Patients Through it all — Step by Step

All About You Women’s Boutique Helps Breast Cancer Patients Through it all — Step by Step

During October, we hear so much about breast cancer survivors, which is admirable, but it’s important to note that it’s not just about survivors, it’s about the entire journey. Breast cancer statistics remain high with both invasive and noninvasive diagnosis. 1.7 million women in the world are diagnosed with breast cancer …

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Brain Health: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Brain Health: Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Keeping our brains healthy has become the forefront of the medical industry. With nearly 6 million people in the US with Dementia, that number is expected to grow exponentially. It’s now being touted as type III diabetes, as more and more research points to high blood sugars wreaking havoc on the …

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Veterans’ Unique Medical Needs Deserve Special Care

Veterans’ Unique Medical Needs Deserve Special Care

Submitted by Hospice of Marion County The medical needs of veterans are unique and require special care as there are usually other ailments affecting their health. These health issues go beyond physical pain from their battle wounds and can include things such as fatigue, memory, cognitive problems, PTSD and depression. A …

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