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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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Chiropractic Q&A

Chiropractic Q&A

By Gary D. Dillon, DC – Throughout my involvement in the community, I always seem to get stopped when people find out who I am. They stop me to ask me questions about their health, or someone’s health to whom they are close. This got me to thinking, and I decided to answer commonly asked questions about chiropractic. So here …

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Benefits of Properly Aligned Teeth

Benefits of Properly Aligned Teeth

Having straight teeth used to be a matter of luck and genetics. If your teeth grew in straight, and you avoided losing one or more throughout your adult life, you were among the fortunate few. These days, ther are various options for people wanting to straighten their crooked teeth. As you weigh the pros and cons to decide if the …

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Reverse Codependent Behaviors

Reverse Codependent Behaviors

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA and Lori Ellis, Clinical Director – LICDC – Codependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with …

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Preparing for the Waiting Room

Preparing for the Waiting Room

By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – My wife nearly died in early November. Twenty-six years together, and we’ve never had a shock like this! Her body turned suddenly septic, her kidneys and lungs were failing, and her blood pressure was 44. That was just the start of her problems. I’ve become deeply familiar with life in …

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Fun Family Ideas for December

Fun Family Ideas for December

By Jodi Thomas – Some of my favorite things to do during the holiday season are absolutely free, or close to it.  Be sure to carve out time to enjoy some of the simpler things with your family this December. Family Movie Night:  Pop some popcorn, make some hot chocolate and watch some Christmas classics together:  Jim Carrey’s The Christmas …

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Great Joy

Great Joy

By Jodi Thomas – I have a confession to make.  When I first see Christmas decorations at the beginning of November, I feel a wave of anxiety come over me. Some of you think that’s crazy.  For you, Christmas is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.”  Like my friend, Debbie—who literally wants to leave her Christmas tree up …

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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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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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