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Living with a Wound

Living with a Wound

Living with a wound not only entails the physical care of the wound itself, such as cleaning and disinfecting, irrigating, changing dressings and other treatment modalities; it also involves the emotional and psychological care of the patient. The health care cost for chronic wound care in the United States ranges from 5 to 9 billion dollars annually. There are physical …

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YMCA: Helping parents help kids grow healthy, strong, confident

YMCA: Helping parents help kids grow healthy, strong, confident

For most people, the YMCA means swimming laps in the pool, lifting weights, a pickup game of basketball or maybe even a yoga class. But for many, when they hear YMCA, they think “child care.” The YMCA of America is one of the largest providers of child care services in the U.S., with programs across the country designed to help kids …

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When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

When to Seek Care from a Vascular Specialist

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS If you removed all of the blood vessels from an adult and laid them out in a line, it would stretch to be close to 100,000 miles long. The blood vessels help circulate blood throughout the body. When disease or injury negatively affects the vascular system, a vascular specialist can sometimes help a patient recover …

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Opioids – Part II

Opioids

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm The use of opium, with all its addictive properties, probably began in the United States during the 19th century. It has a storied history resulting from influences attributed to its popular use around the world.  For centuries, most cultures used opium medically as a pain killer and recreationally to deliver pleasure sensations through euphoria.  …

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Heart Talk

Heart Talk

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My dad told me a hilariously funny story that happened when he was about 20 years old. He was riding in the backseat of my grandfather’s car with my grandfather, Jeff, driving. Grandpa Jeff’s brother Uncle Walter was in the front passenger seat. So to set this up a little …

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What is Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease?

What is Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease?

Alexander H. Hou MD, FACS, Aortoiliac occlusive disease occurs when your iliac arteries become narrowed or blocked. The aorta, your body’s main artery, splits into branches at about the level of your belly button. These branches are called the iliac arteries. The iliac arteries go through your pelvis into your legs, where they divide into many smaller arteries that run …

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Facts about Vegetarian and Vegans: Eat your veggies!

Facts about Vegetarian and Vegans

Kellie McKinney, MS | Healthy Lifestyle columnist | Co-Founder of Two Nutrition Nuts I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t want you to go vegetarian or vegan.  Compassion and love for animals was a big part of my reason for doing so.  I’ve put together some interesting facts in this weeks column for you to read over. Studies show …

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Cancer Survivorship: A New World

Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and follow-up care, more people than ever before are surviving the disease. In America alone, more than 15.5 million people are alive today after being diagnosed with cancer. For cancer survivors, the end of treatment is a joyous occasion, a time of celebration. It also marks the beginning of a new …

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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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He’s not kidding… he really didn’t hear you

he really didn’t hear you

By Ann L. Rhoten, Au.D., CCC/A It’s sort of a joke that men have “selective” hearing. That is, they seem to be able to hear the things they want to hear … and unable to hear the things they don’t want to hear. The truth is, if your father, brother or husband seems to have this particular affliction, there’s a good …

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Opioids Part l

Opioids

By Frank G. Vice, DVM, BS Pharm There are several varieties of Papaver, the poppy flower, but only Papaver   somniferum   contains opium, a milky extract collected from its seed pods.  Papaver somniferum is probably the oldest medicinal plant and opium is the first medicinal used in the ancient world. The earliest references related to opium growth and use were found in …

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The Gift of Desperation

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, this sentence, which appears in the first chapter, is the most famous in the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Desperation is a mental state that usually causes extreme or rash behavior. So why would someone live in it…quietly as Thoreau states? …

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Lexar Labs: Assisting Clinicians in the Fight Against Drug Addiction

Lexar Labs

Drug abuse is a serious social and health problem in the United States. One need only look at the morning paper or watch the evening news to see the truth of it. It is incumbent upon each of us to advocate for programs to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the United States; push for more access to treatment programs; …

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Millions of Satisfied Customers Worldwide Discover a Pain Relieving Device with Proven Results

Millions of Satisfied Customers Worldwide Discover a Pain Relieving Device with Proven Results

Coach Jimmy K Tired of weekly doctor’s visits and dealing with pain until your next appointment? Are you invasive and drug-free alternative to aid with your health conditions? Look no further, the DENAS PCM6 device is available to you at the Denas Pain Relief Store. This device is designed to address pain, promote energy, and speed up healing using a …

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