In The Magazine

Are You Constipated?

Are You Constipated

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D., Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. – Constipation is one of those topics we generally don’t like to talk about. If you’ve suffered from this problem, though, you know it can be both painful and frustrating. Almost everyone gets constipated at some time during his or her life. Women and the …

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Sense of Community in Memory Care

Sense of Community in Memory Care

By Janice Ryan – Shopping for high quality memory care requires us to look beyond the physical facility and get a sense of the social environment within. Although at the top of your list will undoubtedly be to check the physical space for assurance that safety and security needs are addressed, research shows that the feeling of purpose and sense …

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5 Major Money Mistakes People Make in Retirement

Mistake #5 – Not Diversifying Financially By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – In early 2008, my parents were talking of retirement. Since I was the local ‘retirement guru’, they asked me to review some options. One thing was certain – I knew they had to protect some of their retirement savings so they could grow in …

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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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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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Why Should I See an Orthopedic Surgeon?

If you are one of the millions of Americans that suffer through the pain of joint, tendon, muscle or back problems and think that the only way to deal with it is with medication, then you may want to rethink your options. Consulting with a specialist who deals only in the diseases, injuries or issues of the musculoskeletal system can …

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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s disease is a condition that affects primarily the hands, specifically the palmar fascia. The palmar fascia is a layer of connective tissue underneath the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the palm. In people with Dupuytren’s disease this layer thickens and becomes microscopically similar to scar tissue. As the disease progresses the patient starts to notice firm nodules or cords …

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Thyroid Functions and Cancer

Thyroid Functions and Cancer

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the front of your neck beneath your voice box (larynx). The thyroid has two parts (lobes). A thin piece of tissue (the isthmus) connects the two lobes. It makes hormones that help the body function properly. Hormones Produced by the Thyroid Thyroid hormone: The thyroid follicular cells make thyroid hormone. This hormone affects …

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Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

In the United States, over 5 million people suffer from a variety of hernias and an estimated 700,000 hernia repair operations are performed annually. Repairs are performed either by the conventional “open” method or a laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedure. Laparoscopic hernia repair is a relatively new procedure that offers patients less postoperative pain, better cosmetic results and a quicker return …

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The Top 12 Health and Dietary Habits That Contribute to Headaches

By Gary D. Dillon, DC – Some of these habits may surprise you. My recommendation is that you first read through each one of these habits and then decide if each habit could be contributing to your headaches in any way. Now I understand that you won’t know for sure if each one is contributing at the time that you …

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Tri-State Driver Intervention Program

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA and Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – The Driver Intervention Program (DIP) offered by Spectrum Outreach is an alternative to the mandatory three-day jail term that offenders convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs may attend. In addition to allowing the offender to fulfill the …

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God “Our” Father

God “Our” Father

On May 6th, 2012, my first born son was welcomed into this world with amaze ment and incredible joy. My wife and I just sit for hours watching our little baby eat, sleep, and every now and then we think we see a smile. There is nothing quite like the love and adoration we feel for him understanding that he …

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Your Heart is Our Thing

King's Daughters Medical Center

February is the month of love, romance and, of course, your heart. At King’s Daughters Medical Center, outstanding heart care is our specialty. The quality of our care has been judged outstanding by multiple national  ratings organizations, including Healthgrades, CareChex  and the Society for Thoracic Surgery. But great heart care is about more than surgery or interventions. It’s also about …

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What Supplements Do You Really Need?

Supplements

By Gary D. Dillon, DC – What are you deficient in?  Health supplements have come a long way in the last ten years. The engineering of health supplements has drastically improved the over all quality of the industry.  However, you still have to realize that this basically new business has been touted as the next 30 billion dollar industry.  That …

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Orthodontics Frequently Asked Questions

Orthodontics Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Michael Stansbury – Q: What is an Orthodontist? A: An orthodontist is a specialist in dentistry. After graduating from dental school and becoming a dentist, they must apply, be accepted, and graduate from a university accredited by the American Dental Association. This is three years of specialized post-doctoral training in the art and science of moving teeth. Only orthodontists …

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