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Should I See an Ophthalmologist for Eye Care?

When you go for vision checks, do you know who is taking care of your eye health? Many people don’t know the difference between the three types of eye care providers. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an important role in providing eye care services to consumers. However, each group has different levels of training and expertise; you should be …

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This season, make memories for those you love

This season, make memories for those you love

It’s been said that once you have children, your purpose in life is to make memories for them. That seems to ring true … but let’s not forget that some of the fondest memories we adults have are of time spent with our grandparents. There’s something about grandma’s cookies, or grandpa’s sense of humor that resonates in grandchildren throughout their …

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Hope for the Holidays

We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to create Christmas memories worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. The hustle and …

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: Causes and Treatments

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Brian K. Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center Diabetic peripheral neuropathy accounts for significant medical problems and predisposes the lower extremities to debilitating complications such as infection, ulceration, and eventually amputation. This month, we’ll look at some of the causes of peripheral neuropathy as well as prescription medications for the condition. Next month, we’ll focus on nutritional aspects of …

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An Advanced Treatment Option for Women’s Health and Intimacy

An Advanced Treatment Option for Women’s Health and Intimacy

In today’s world, we’re much more educated now about healthy diets and the importance of exercise and limiting stress, but what doesn’t garner much attention is the importance of intimacy and sexuality. Being sexually intimate has the ability to increase overall health benefits. So, how does this one aspect make us healthier? It has to do with the release of …

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Misphonia: Small sounds causing big problems

Misphonia- Small sounds causing big problems

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A The term misophonia, which means hatred of sound, was coined by Drs. Margaret and Pawel Jastreboff. The condition can make every-day sounds, which go unnoticed by most people, unbearable. Trigger sounds are typically soft noises related to the body that cause the sufferer to react. Most of us have certain sounds that annoy us, …

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Dry Needling Offers Relief for Muscle Tension, Trigger Points

Dry Needling Offers Relief for Muscle Tension, Trigger Points

By Ron Handshoe, MSPT Regional Manager, ApexNetwork PT Dry needling is a long-practiced technique that assists therapists in reducing muscle tension, relieving trigger points, and addressing pain throughout the body. Dry needling is based on Western Medicine and incorporates understanding of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Dry needling is different from acupuncture in that Chinese medicine focuses on restoring “meridians” …

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

By Susan Hunt, Executive Director Community Hospice This time of year is filled with traditions – family dinners, parties, gift giving and a whole host of other celebrations that have evolved around the holidays. For those of us who work and volunteer in Hospice, November holds another special significance. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time when …

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Choices Lifestyle Management Program Helps Seniors, Families Live Their Best Life

Choices Lifestyle Management Program Helps Seniors, Families Live Their Best Life

“After dad died, Mom was left in the two-story, three-bedroom house where we grew up, all alone. She doesn’t want to move – she’s lived there since the 1960s – but the house is really getting to be too much for her to take care of. “When I go home, I notice things. Like the water coming out of the …

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Restore Your Skin’s Natural Beauty

Restore Your Skin’s Natural Beauty

Sublative Rejuvenation (eMatrix) combined with PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) is the perfect combination to make you look as young as you feel! The eMatrix alone, “microneedling on steroids,” improves skin tone, texture, and color of the face and décolletage. Combining it with the application of PRF post-procedure is the ultimate enhancement. The eMatrix procedure is virtually painless, far less painful …

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Diabetes and Eye Health Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Eye Health Diabetic Retinopathy

If you have diabetes mellitus, you know how your body’s inability to use and store sugar can affect your health. When your blood sugar gets too high, it can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. This damage may lead to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes is associated with many ocular complications, but diabetic retinopathy is by far the most serious complication …

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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 to rest our bodies sufficiently. For Christians, however, trying to …

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Did You Know You Can Improve Your Bone Density With Physical Therapy?

Did You Know You Can Improve Your Bone Density With Physical Therapy?

By Kaylee Weber, PT, DPT, Clinic Manager ApexNetwork Physical Therapy – Gillespie, IL Clinic October 12 – 20 is national Bone Health Week. Bone loss or weakening is a common problem associated with aging. The bone minerals can begin to degenerate over time. DXA scans can measure precisely how much bone mineral density you have via a T score. T-scores …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another person is not the answer. Sometimes the hungry heart destroys …

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Want to Roll Over Your 401K? What You Should Know

Want to Roll Over Your 401K? What You Should Know

By Rick White, Licensed Insurance Advisor Most people want to protect their principal investments from the fluctuations of the stock market with fixed annuity options. However, many people don’t realize that they can easily roll over their IRA or 401K into a fixed annuity contract. Rick White’s Insurance Company offers annuity contracts that his company allocated to make regular payments …

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