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Hearing Loss Affects More Than Just Your Hearing …

Hearing Loss Affects More Than Just Your Hearing

Do you remember when you had your last hearing test? Hearing is vital in keeping your brain and memory sharp. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders, hearing loss is the 3rd most prevalent health condition in older adults. Approximately 48 million Americans have hearing loss. …

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SPRING Into New Skin

SPRING Into New Skin

By Kriston J. Kent, M.D. Noticing that your skin is starting to look dull, blotchy, or discolored? Do you have acne, scarring or noticeable wrinkles? Sure, there are many over-the-counter products touting their anti-aging benefits, but the truth is—they’re not going to cut it! To see a noticeable difference in your …

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Childhood Obesity Can Cause Major Health Concerns Into Adulthood

Childhood Obesity Can Cause Major Health Concerns Into Adulthood

Being overweight can cause serious long-term health issues, but the statistics of childhood obesity are staggering. More than 100 million children worldwide are considered obese, and in the United States, 1 out of 3 children are diagnosed as clinically overweight. Over the past few years, there has been nearly a …

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Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Written By Thomas Gregory – U.S. Navy Veteran Established in 1952 under Title 38 of the United States Code, Congress created two types of benefits for war Veterans and their survivors within the Department of Veteran Affairs. The first is “compensation for service-related disability or death” and second, “a pension …

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LOVE Yourself! – Keeping your heart healthy

LOVE Yourself! - Keeping your heart healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis or plaque clogged arteries that restrict the blood flow in the heart. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Warning signs for a heart attack: • Chest pain or …

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Cervical Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

Cervical Cancer Awareness: What You Need to Know

Dr. Vahora, MD, FACOG Cervical cancer is a fast-growing disease that can lead to death if not caught in its pre-stages. Years ago, cervical cancer was a leading cause of death in women. Those statistics have changed. In fact, diagnosing precancerous cervical lesions is now more common; this is achieved through …

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3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year

3 Popular Eating Plans You’ll See in the New Year

If you’re thinking about revamping how you eat in the new year, you might want to think twice about the trendy dairy-free plans that crop up on your social media feed – as they could leave you missing out on nutrients you need. Three of the most popular and health-promoting …

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The Healthful Benefits of Eating Eggs

The Healthful Benefits of Eating Eggs

You’ll Boost Your Immune System To help prevent infections, viruses, and diseases, add an egg or two to your diet daily. Selenium, a nutrient that helps support your immune system and regulate thyroid hormones. They’re also high in vitamin B2 (riboflavin), which increases energy levels. You’ll Improve Your Cholesterol Profile …

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Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

By Bo Martinsen, MD How much omega-3 should you take daily? For those interested in the benefits of omega-3s for anxiety, one new study suggests a higher dose than you might expect. The study, published in JAMA Network Open in September, found that omega-3s helped reduce the symptoms of anxiety; however, …

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Cannabis – Curing Cancer

Cannabis - Curing Cancer

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma are cancers of the blood. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, more than 1.2 million are either living with or in remission from a blood cancer. They account for 10% of new cancer cases in the US each …

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Medical Marijuana The Natural Alternative

Medical Marijuana The Natural Alternative

By Bob Goethe, MD Medical marijuana is catching on in Florida. We are now well past 130,000 patients on the registry and it is predicted there will eventually be over 400,000 patients using cannabis in Florida. We have been getting great results with chronic pain patients- back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, severe …

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The Diabetes and Heart Disease Correlation

The Diabetes and Heart Disease Correlation

High blood sugar and cardiovascular disease have more in common than most people are aware. In our country nearly 30 million people have diabetes, and a vast majority of our population unknowingly has what’s known as prediabetes, which quickly escalates into the disease within a short amount of time. The …

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Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

By Dr. Paul Bruce A wellness approach to health is focusing on the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption within the body and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. The main difference between wellness care and standard conventional medical care is that wellness …

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Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race or family history, all women – and about 1 percent of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through …

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The ABCs of Aging Into Medicare – If you are turning 65 soon, Happy Birthday!

The ABCs of Aging Into Medicare

By Michael Crotts Up to three months before your birthday celebration you can start making important decisions about your Medicare coverage. First, it is recommended you sign-up for Part A (Hospital coverage). The cost of Part A coverage is usually paid for by Medicare and covers some of the cost of …

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Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Why you shouldn’t wait to seek medical care

Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Courtesy of Florida Medical Clinic Painful aching joints and a general feeling of being unwell are often the first signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Affecting nearly 1.5 million Americans between the ages of 30 and 70, it is estimated that 3 times as many women than men are diagnosed with …

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