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The Link Between the Sunshine Vitamin and Health

The Link Between the Sunshine Vitamin and Health

By Gary D. Dillon, DC – After years of research it is finally being noticed that cold and flu season (no matter where it occurs in the world) seems to coincide with severe weather.  Now notice I said “severe weather” and not necessarily cold or wet weather.  In some areas of the world cold and flu season link up with …

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The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check Up

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialis no later than age 7. Here’s Why: Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. A …

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Prevent Falls with Balance Training

Prevent Falls with Balance Training

Falls are the leading cause of injury & death among those 65 & over Falls are prevalent, dangerous, and costly. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. As our nation’s population ages, the number of falls is doing …

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Teen Drug Use Warning Signs

Teen Drug Use Warning Signs

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA and Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – The thought of teens using drugs is not a comfortable one for most parents. You don’t want to believe that your child could be involved in using drugs or alcohol, but you also don’t want to ignore the possible early warning signs. Knowing what …

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Dry Eyes Bothering You?

Dry Eyes Bothering You

Are you among the millions of Americans suffering from symptoms of dry eyes? Dry eyes and dry eye symptoms are very common, particularly among older adults. Persistent dryness, scratchiness, eye redness and a burning sensation in your eyes are common symptoms of dry eyes. These symptoms alone may prompt your eye doctor to diagnose dry eye syndrome. Another symptom of …

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What Is Radiation Therapy?

What Is Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy (sometimes called radiotherapy, x-ray therapy, or irradiation) is the treatment of disease using penetrating beams of high energy waves or streams of particles called radiation. Many years ago doctors learned how to use this energy to “see” inside the body and find disease. You’ve probably seen a chest x-ray or x-ray pictures of your teeth or your bones. …

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Routine Screenings Save Lives

Routine Screenings Save Lives

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. – Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Preventative medicine and technology are some of the great benefits in this ever-changing age of health care technology. Operations that once required major surgery and in-patient stays are being replaced with minimally invasive procedures with quick recovery times. Among these preventative technologies include those …

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Supporting our Veterans

Supporting our Veterans

By Beth Taylor, Marketing & Community Outreach – November is National Hospice Month – a time for us to reflect on the care Community Hospice provides and to educate the public about the services that are available to them. Hospice care is a specialty type of health care that focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients and families who are …

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Do Trials Shape You Or Break You?

Do Trials Shape You Or Break You

By Terry Hoskins – Pain and suffering finds us regardless of who we are and is indeed a central part of the human experience. You may have everything this world has to offer like millions of dollars, cars, houses, and boats, yet when trials come, all the stuff of the world leaves you feeling empty. Riches and power were suppose …

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Hospice Care Delivered in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hospice Care Delivered in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hospice care is quite often misunderstood.  One common misconception relates to hospice care delivered in Long-Term Care Facilities or Nursing Homes.  For those who are unaware of what hospice care actually is, it can be defined as follows: “A specialty type of health care that focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients and families dealing with a life-limiting illness. Hospice …

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Local Heroin Use on the Rise

Local Heroin Use on the Rise

By Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – Rural America, which had seen practically non-existent heroin usage a few decades ago, has been seeing heroin usage spike exponentially to unprecedented highs. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, most heroin use in the US was contained to inner-metropolitan areas. These areas were, and still are, the hubs for organized crime and black …

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Making Sense of the Medicare Maze

Making Sense of the Medicare Maze

By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – Medicare is a complex maze. It’s intimidating.  Some say thinking about Medicare is like remembering their root canal work. Read on for some hope! Medicare Open Enrollment Period is October 15 to December 7! This puts pressure on good people, who sometimes make poor decisions based on bad information. It’s …

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Physical Therapy is Effective Preventative Care

Physical Therapy is Effective Preventative Care

As we age, our muscles tend to become weak and lose their elasticity. In order to restore and enhance the flexibility of the body, physical therapy treatments are often prescribed. Treatment procedures utilize various strengthening and stretching exercises to maintain and restore normal body functioning. Physical therapy has been found to be beneficial for people of all age groups and …

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Why You Should See an Orthodontist?

Why You Should See an Orthodontist

Orthodontic treatment is often part of a comprehensive dental health care plan. With good care, including orthodontic treatment when necessary, teeth can last a lifetime. An orthodontist is a member of the dental health care team.  Orthodontist or dentists that have an additional 2 – 3 years of education and training to provide specialty care for misaligned teeth and jaws. …

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Leave No Stone Unpassed

Leave No Stone Unpassed

Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract, accounting for more than 1 million visits to healthcare providers in the U.S. each year. The reasons for stone formation can be complex but there are a few factors that indicate a higher risk for developing them: • Family history • Urinary tract infections • Some metabolic …

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