In The Magazine

Do I Have Cataracts?

Cataracts cause the lens of the eye to become cloudy. At first they may not affect your vision at all, but as they become larger your vision will become increasingly blurred – it will be like looking through frosted glass all the time – until eventually you may lose all your functional vision in your affected eye(s). You may also …

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Don’t Flush Away Your Day

By Cheryl L Bascom, M.D. and Michael D. Canty, M.D. Tri-State Digestive Disease Associates, P.S.C. Diarrhea is loose, watery, and frequent stool. It is an uncomfortable condition that can have many causes, but diarrhea is most commonly caused by viral infections or bacterial toxins, viruses or parasites, certain medicines, food intolerances and diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine or …

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The Breast Cancer Chronicles

By Robyn E. Wilson – I learned the power of words many years ago at the knee of my great-grandmother as she read me bedtime stories. Words in books took me on journeys in my imagination. As I grew up, the words in a note from a boy I had a crush on were powerful enough to make or break …

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October is National Bullying Awareness Month

What is bullying? At first glance, many people might think this behavior is easy to define. Their first image of bullying might be of a physically intimidating boy beating up a smaller classmate. While that can still be considered bullying today, parents need to know that bullying behaviors can be much more complex and varied than the stereotype. For example, …

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Addictions….A Step Towards God

Truth leads us to reality The first step into freedom from an addiction begins with facing the truth. You must be willing to face and accept reality. Are you willing to take a look at your life as it really is? Or do you want to continue down the path of self deception that will eventually rob you of everything …

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BLUE meets GREE

Kings Daughters Orthopedic Spine

A new collaboration between medical centers spans three states, bringing a new level of orthopaedic care to the region Tri-State residents now have more options  than ever before when it comes to orthopaedic care1 thanks to a clinical partnership between King’s Daughters Medical Center and Marshall OrthopaedicsJoan C. Edwards School of Medicine. The partnership was announced in late Spring. Under the agreement, …

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Is Clothing Optional?

Is Clothing Optional

Finding a person who is completely satisfied with their body is about as likely as finding gold in the Ohio River.  It just doesn’t happen very often. No matter what age, most people are bothered by something… back of arms, thighs, belly, lovehandles, back fat…..take your choice. And although some people can successfully help eliminate these problem areas through hard …

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5 Major Money Mistakes People Make in Retirement #1 – Paying Too Much in Taxes!

5 Major Money Mistakes People Make

By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – If you think income tax laws are hard to understand, you’re in good company!  You’re just like Albert Einstein!  Tell your friends! Even Einstein had to seek help from qualified tax experts. Some people think that paying taxes is a bad thing. But, if you have to pay a lot …

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Tools for Addiction Recovery

Tools for Addiction Recovery

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA – Each September, Spectrum Outreach joins thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and services around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues in an effort to educate the public about recovery, how it works, for whom, and why. There are millions of Americans whose …

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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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Tips for Preserving Eye Health

Tips for Preserving Eye Health

With increasing pollution and levels of dust and grime our eyes need special care and attention. While we typically look after our skin, hair and other parts of the body, we tend to neglect eye care. As we grow older, it is common for our vision to weaken. Vision problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy …

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HEAR TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

HEAR TODAY

Why is it that millions of Americans can always hear people speaking, but have great difficulty understanding what people are saying? Words seem to run together and although family member’s voices appear loud enough, they just don’t seem clear enough! These are the confusing symptoms associated with hearing loss, which has become our nation’s number one disability. Unfortunately, we find …

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Case Of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Responds To Chiropractic Care

Case Of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Responds

By Gary D. Dillon, DC – The January 10, 2009 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research reports on a case involving a 58 year-old man with failed back surgery syndrome who experienced significant improvements after a short course of chiropractic care. Failed back surgery syndrome has been defined as “the post surgical patient’s experiencing considerable pain, having compromised …

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Diabetes: Know the Symptoms & ManageYour Risk Factors

With diabetes on the rise, it pays to learn about this disease, even if you don’t think it will happened to you. It is estimated that over twenty-four million Americans are diabetic, and an additional five million are walking around with diabetes and are unaware of the condition. Diabetes is a major cause of premature strokes and heart attacks, of …

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Bioidentical Hormone Balancing

Bioidentical Hormone Balancing

A key factor to many of the disease processes which result in symptoms and illness are the result of hormonal imbalance. Hormones, along w/ neurotransmitters and nutrition play a key role in health restoration. Most imbalances can be detected easily by a thorough history, physical exam and diagnostic labs. Many problems ranging from weight control, depression, fatigue, poor sleep, migraine, PMS, …

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