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Look as Good as You Feel

You worked hard all of last year to lose the weight and keep it off, even through the holiday season, but there are still those trouble areas that you can’t seem to get rid of. Dramatic weight loss, whether achieved through diet and exercise, bariatric surgery, other forms of medical treatment, or a combination of these, has many benefits. However, …

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Safe & Effective Fitness Programs Designed by Physical Therapists

Fitness programs guided by Physical Therapists safely restore health, improve activity, and reduce pain for people of all ages and abilities. Recent statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state that an astonishing 68 percent of adults over the age of 20 are either overweight or obese. To combat obesity and the health consequences excess weight …

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5 Major Money Mistakes People Make in Retirement

#2 – Make A Plan For Estate Settlement! By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – “I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall someday die, which is not so.” – Stephen Butler Leacock One of the Major Mistakes people make in retirement is NOT making a plan for estate settlement. Not having a will or …

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Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA and Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – It may shock you to learn that every 15 seconds a woman is battered in the United States. What may not be surprising is that nearly 50% of domestic violence cases involve someone who struggles with substance abuse. Severe physical assaults of women occur …

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Considering Orthodontics? Learn what to expect and why treatment is beneficial.

We are often asked about what the expectations of orthodontic treatment include and we are happy to provide insight as to what a patient can expect should they decide to have their teeth properly aligned. Education is an important part of any treatment plan, and we encourage patients to learn how to manage their treatment protocols in the best manner …

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Got Hemorrhoids?

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. – Hemorrhoids are an all too common problem for many people. Indeed, whether you are young or old, a man or a woman, you could easily suffer from this irritating ailment. Although hemorrhoids are not usually medical emergencies, they can disrupt your life and cause …

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When Is a Wrist Pain Not a Wrist Problem?

By Gary D. Dillon, DC – Sometimes what seems painfully obvious is not actually correct. Take a pain in your wrist. The problem must be in your wrist, right? Not always. There can be nerve interference elsewhere that is causing or adding to that pain. Carpal Tunnel Let’s look at carpal tunnel syndrome. Feel along the back of your wrist …

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Nail Fungal Infection

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – A fungal infection of the nail (ony-chomycosis) occurs when fungi infect one or more of your nails. Onychomycosis (on-i-ko-mi-KO-sis) usually begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your fingernail or toenail. As the fungal infection spreads deeper into your nail, it may cause your nail to discolor, …

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A Breakthrough in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

If you find yourself pushing through the day with a headache, congestions and fatigue you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 35 million Americans suffer from obstructed sinuses each year. Sinus suffering is no joke. The painful symptoms can really impact your life and disrupt your daily living. Sinus infections can be divided into several categories depending …

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Prepare for a Healthy New Year

For many people, the approach of a new year often means a renewed focus on how to make things healthier for their families. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep,and practicing other healthy habits are an important part of keeping your family healthy and happy in the coming year. As the year gradually comes to an end and the new …

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New Year’s Resolutions and Lasting Change

As we begin the new year it is good to reflect on the meaning and purpose of our life, considering our overall fulfillment and joy. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” An honest evaluation will most likely reveal that we could improve and grow in certain areas. Maybe some want to begin to lose weight, others may …

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Your Abdominal Cramps Could be Diverticulitis

Your Abdominal Cramps Could be Diverticulitis

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Diverticulitis is a common intestinal disease that affects many adults, most of whom are not even aware that they have it until serious symptoms appear. Most often it is found in middle-aged men, but it can affect anyone at any age. This condition occurs when …

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HEEL PAIN – Plantar Fasciitis

HEEL PAIN

By Dr. Brian K. Bailey, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon – Do your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause severe pain in your heel? Or does your heel hurt after jogging or playing tennis? Most commonly, heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia— the tissue along the bottom of your foot that connects your …

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Presbyopia… Correcting the Aging Eye

Presbyopia

Presbyopia, which literally means “aging eye,” is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see things that are near the face. When you are young, the lens in your eye is soft and flexible. The lens of the eye changes its shape easily, allowing you to focus on objects both close and far away. After the age …

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Grieving During the Holidays

Grieving During the Holidays

How to Help a Grieving Loved One during the Holidays Twelve Practical Tips for Saying, Doing the Right Things While many people look forward to yearly holiday traditions, gatherings with family and friends and the general good feelings associated with the season, some people dread the holidays. For those who have lost a loved one during the past year, the …

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