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Don’t ignore symptoms of Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease

More than half a million Americans have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. Typically, Crohn’s affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However, it can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the rectum. No one knows for certain what causes Crohn’s disease, …

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Back Pain Facts & Statistics

back-pain

Dr. Jason A. Moore, Huntington Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability …

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Cerebral Aneurysm: Uncommon but serious

Cerebral Aneurysm

You may be familiar with the term brain aneurysm and may even know someone who has one. Chances are, you’ve even heard a story or two about someone who suffered a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. The stories can be truly frightening, but a little knowledge can go a long way to easing your mind. What is an aneurysm? An aneurysm is …

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I hope this finds you well.

this finds you well

I just wanted to share with you something God was speaking to me during this fast. If we want the church to get better then we have to get better. The church isnt the service that we pull off every week, it’s the people that are doing it. If the people get better the church gets better. No church has …

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Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

Protect Your Eyes From Sun Damage

By Dr. Carter H. Gussler, MD and Dr. John C. Gross, MD, Tri-State Ophthalmology – Most people are aware of the need to protect their skin from harmful damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. However, you may not be aware of the damage the sun can do to your eyes. The UV rays absorbed cause a reaction in …

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What’s in a smile?

What’s in a smile

They say a smile means the same thing in every language but what does it convey about the person wearing it? If eyes are the windows of the soul, then your smile is its reflection. You’d probably be surprised at what your smile says about you. What does your smile say about you? Smiling is the most basic tool that …

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This Little Piggy Won’t Stop Itching

This Little Piggy Won’t Stop Itching

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon If you have an itchy, raw, sometimes painful rash between the toes, on the sides of the feet, and on the soles, you most likely have Athlete’s Foot. A common misconception is that only athletes experience this irritating condition, however, athlete’s foot can affect anyone. Acutely, the fungus can cause blisters …

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Orthodontics Safe and Invaluable Investment

Orthodontics Safe

Are you considering braces for your son, daughter or yourself?  This orthodontic treatment option offers surprising benefits that are both cosmetic and beneficial to your overall health.  Many people consider it to be a great investment for the future. Is it really worth the money? Financing the perfect smile is a big ticket purchase. And the truth is how do …

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Gluten Allergy & Celiac Symptoms

Gluten Allergy

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder. Once thought to be a rare condition affecting only children, it is now known to be more common, affecting as many as two million Americans alone. It is a genetic disease and those with a close family member with …

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Understanding Venous Malformations

Venous Malformations

An adult’s vascular system is comprised of a network of arteries, capillaries and veins that measure over 100,000 miles long! This network serves nearly every part of the body, delivering oxygen-rich blood and carrying away waste materials. In a normal vascular system, blood flows from the heart through arteries and then into capillaries, where the exchange of oxygen and wastes …

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You No Longer Need Painful and Unsightly Warts

Painful and Unsightly Warts

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon One of the most common foot pathologies seen in our office is plantar warts. They are painful and embarrassing to many patients. Most patients have exhausted home remedies and over-the-counter treatments with no success at removing the unwanted warts. What Are Warts? A wart is an infection caused by a virus, …

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Knee Pain in Athletes

Knee Pain in Athletes

Laura C. Reese, D.O. Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon We often treat knee pain, and see a significant amount of knee pain due to athletic injuries in patients of all ages. Because the knee is a complex joint that bears a significant amount of the body’s weight and is used to pivot and turn quickly, it is also susceptible to several …

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Detecting Lung Cancer Through a CT Scan Screening Program – Saving Lives

OLBH Radiologist Eugene DeGiorgio, M.D. reviews a CT

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In the past, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer has been approximately 15 percent, a discouraging statistic that can be improved upon with early diagnosis. For this reason, Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) offers a lung cancer screening program that utilizes CT (computerized tomography) scanning …

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Are your eyes playing tricks on you?

your eyes

 Do you see flashes of light and things floating in your sight? What Are Flashes? Have you ever seen flashes of light, stars, or streaks that aren’t really there? A few of these flashes are seen by everyone from time to time. Usually you see them in one eye at a time. Flashes are often caused by the vitreous (the …

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Back Pain Facts & Statistics

Back Pain Facts

Dr. Jason A. Moore, Huntington Chiropractic Accident & Injury Clinic Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: • Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability …

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