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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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Ear Infections and Tubes

Ear Infections and Tubes

Chances are that your child has had at least one ear infection. An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear, usually caused by bacteria, that occurs when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. Anyone can get an ear infection, but children get them more often than adults. Three out of four children will have at least one ear …

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Is Metabolic Syndrome Stopping You from Losing Weight?

Is Metabolic Syndrome Stopping You from Losing Weight

WHAT IS METABOLIC SYNDROME? According to the American Heart Association, “Metabolic Syndrome” is seen in 35% of American adults. Those with Metabolic Syndrome have up to three times the usual risk of developing significant cardiovascular disease, and up to a 5-fold risk of developing overt diabetes.” This was nine years ago, 2005. This syndrome is growing in epidemic rates. It …

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Don’t Suffer Any Longer with Sciatica

Don’t Suffer Any Longer with Sciatica

You are sitting in the driver’s seat headed to work when suddenly a sharp pain sears down your low back and into the back of your leg. Then you feel pins and needles as strange sensations course down your leg. You are experiencing the painful effects of sciatica. When the muscles in the hip place pressure on the sciatic nerve …

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING: INDIVIDUAL & GROUP

SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING Tri-State

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA and Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – Addiction is a serious problem not only in America, but all across the globe. Because substance abuse comes in many different shapes and sizes, substance abuse counseling options should be equally diverse. Alcoholics face different issues than those addicted to pain pills that have …

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Myths & Reality About Hospice Care

Myths & Reality About Hospice Care

By Mary Neill, RN, Assistant Director Clinical Services, Admission Coordinator – Although hospice services are much better understood and more widely accepted today than when Community Hospice was started 35 years ago, there are still many misconceptions about our services.  Hopefully these facts will demystify some of these myths and promote a better understanding of hospice care. Myth: Hospice is …

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5 Major Money Mistakes People Make in Retirement

5 Major Money Mistakes

Mistake #4 – Not Owning Long –Term-Care Insurance “Do I really even need long term care insurance?” By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services Not everyone should get long term care insurance. After doing your homework, you might decide long term care insurance is not for you. Or you might not qualify. The numbers About 60% of people …

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Debunking Eye Health Myths

Debunking Eye Health Myths

We have all been told by someone at some time, “You’ll hurt your eyes if you do that!” But do you really know what is or is not good for your eyes? The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology helps set the record straight when it comes to myths concerning eye health. Reading in dim light is harmful to …

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Do You Have Frequent Heartburn?

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D., Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. – Recent studies report that the number of people who frequently experience symptoms of heartburn, also called acid reflux, has almost doubled in the past decade. Acid reflux can mean more than just discomfort – it can cause GERD. GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is caused …

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Remove Age Spots with Obagi

Remove Age Spots with Obagi

Achieving a younger appearance may require Looking younger may hinge less on reducing wrinkles and more on correcting skin tone. Recent research shows that uneven skin tone can actually make you appear about ten years older than what you are. So while you’ve been heaping attention — and night creams — on wrinkles to turn back the clock, other factors …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

By Pamela Rose Williams – Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times special and awkward to receive a valentine from a secret …

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