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Children deserve healthy feet, too!

By Dr. Nicole Freels, FACFAOM I’ve said it before, but it definitely bears repeating – your feet are the foundation for everything you do. Without healthy, strong feet, life can be challenging. This is especially true for children, who have so much to learn and so many skills to master between the time they take that first step and the time …

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Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Protecting the Precious Gift of Sight

Taking care of one’s eyes is a lifetime responsibility, but one that pays great dividends. Fortunately, eye care isn’t difficult, usually requiring no morthan a little common sense and following four basic rules. Rule #1 – Protect ‘em When you’re outside, wear sunglasses that protect against UVA and UVB rays. Exposure to UVA/UVB rays has been linked to both cataracts and …

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God Our Father – A Father’s Day Tribute

God Our Father - A Father’s Day Tribute

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church Growing up, I idolized my dad. He was a man’s man. He was hard working, working two jobs for many years of my childhood. He is a Vietnam Vet having served two tours, awarded a Purple Heart and Uncommon Valor. His hands, scarred and calloused from years of turning wrenches as a …

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This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

This summer, the Y can help you help your kids stay on the move

The end of the school year is joyous time for kids. But for parents, it presents new challenges as we search for ways to keep them safe, healthy, and active. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends that elementary-age children get at least 30, and preferably 60, minutes of physical activity five or more days a week. This should …

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Why Should You Invest In Healthy Feet?

Healthy Feet

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon Have you ever thought about the important role your feet play in your daily life? On face value, your feet touch the ground whenever you’re standing, walking or running, and they are extensions of the legs, which help move you. But your feet are much more than that. After all, they …

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad

Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad

If you’ve heard giving practical gifts is a no-no, scratch that advice because when it comes to dads, functional gifts that show you appreciate their personal interests may actually be the safest bet this Father’s Day. Consider the hobbies and activities that dad treasures most then look for ways you can turn those pastimes into gifts that he can not only …

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Marijuana Part II

Marijuana Part II

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm The Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA, was founded in 1973 during President Richard Nixon’s administration and from the beginning, its mission has been to enforce the controlled substance laws and regulations of the United States. Currently cannabis, often called marijuana, is registered or classified with the DEA as a scheduled l controlled substance, which …

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What Men Really Need to Know About Their Health

Most guys find it easy to discuss sports, vent about work or deliberate current events. But talk about their health? Nope, that’s not happening, well, at least not for the majority of men, reports a Cleveland Clinic men’s health survey of 500 men ages 18 to 70. The national telephone survey found that 53 percent of men do not talk about …

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Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

Discover the benefits of respite for caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who provides care to an elderly loved one, someone with a disability or a family member with dementia, you know how demanding the work is. From time to time, you may have tried to get another family member to assist or relied upon a friend or neighbor. But, if you’re like most …

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Guard Your Feet Against Complications of Diabetes

By Brian Bailey, DPM – Body-Mind-Spirit Podiatric Center If you have diabetes, taking good care of your feet is essential. The most basic and critical thing one can do to avoid the complications of diabetes is to control blood sugar levels. But that isn’t enough. People with diabetes are at high risk for developing sores on their feet that won’t …

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Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

Senior Driving and Traffic Safety

While traffic safety is important for all drivers, seniors experience physical changes that can affect their driving abilities. Although some seniors can drive well into their 70s, 80s and 90s, others cannot. It can be a tough adjustment for people who are used to using their cars to visit friends and family, attend doctor appointments and go shopping. Seniors often …

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It’s Time to Make a Stand Against Arthritis

It’s Time to Make a Stand Against Arthritis

Although we often think of arthritis as one disease, it involves over 100 forms, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. Arthritis in all its forms impacts more than 50 million Americans – one in five adults and more than 300,000 children. Countless families are affected by arthritis, too. It is the No. 1 cause of disability in …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctors’ offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and the great outdoors. Pool Chemicals Pool chemicals are added to keep germs from …

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Marijuana – Part 1

By Frank G. aVice, DVM, BS Pharm MarijuanaCannabis, often called marijuana, was believed to be used by early Chinese physicians, probably as an herbal therapy. Records dated as early as 2737 B.C. mention medical treatments using cannabis for a variety of illnesses including gout, malaria, and constipation, along with other claims of successful medical cures. However, these medical uses were …

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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The phrase, “The fear of the Lord,” was one I never liked. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Before I was a Christ-follower I thought, “Who would want to be a Christian and serve a god you would have to be afraid of?” By that time (in my middle teens) I had way too many fears …

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