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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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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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Spectrum Outreach Services – Hope Starts Here

Spectrum Outreach Services

By Robert L. Vinson II, BSS, MA, CDCA – “I am a recovering alcohol and drug addict, and I just celebrated 22 years of sobriety. My combined total time in this business is 53 years. I hold my Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University and completed my Masters at Marshall. I am currently working on my PHD in Psychology. There is …

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Are Cataracts Impairing Your Vision?

Are Cataracts Impairing Your Vision

By Dr. Carter H. Gussler, MD and Dr. John C. Gross, MD, Tri-State Ophthalmology – Your vision’s fine and you’ve never felt healthier. Do you still need an eye exam? Absolutely! Routine are an important part of preventative healthcare — regardless of your age or your physical health. Many eye and vision conditions present no obvious symptoms. Diagnosing and treating …

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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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5 Major Money Mistakes People Make in Retirement

5 Major Money Mistakes

By Rodney Bakken, Director of Operations, Cornerstone Senior Services – Everybody wants to retire with dignity. To be healthy.  Enjoying fulfilling relationships. Have you noticed there’s a lot of retirement fear in our culture today? Some don’t even think an excellent retirement is possible. If you are preparing to retire, or actually retired, take heart! You can retire with dignity. Maximize …

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Are You Active Enough?

Are You Active Enough

Moving more helps you to feel healthier, manage your weight and lower your risk of cancer and other diseases. What matters is the amount and type of physical activity you do. Aim to build some time into every day for fun activities that use up calories, tone your muscles, flex your joints and strengthen your body. Is there enough physical …

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Low Back Pain Got You Down?

Back Pain

Before discussing treatment for low back pain, let’s first get an understanding of what it is and what causes it. Although the vertebra (bones of the spine) are the largest and strongest in the low back it is, in reality, a very unstable part of the body. Since your body is meant to flex in every direction at the waist …

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7 Keys to Curbing Hunger and Living Leaner

By Dr Brad, RevitalLife MD – Make no mistake about it…food addiction is suicide, as obesity can be directly linked to the most common diseases killing our society!  Two thirds of America is overweight and should be fighting for their lives right now.  Our mission here is to separate fact from fiction and offer you the tools to make sustainable, …

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Do You Have an Invisible Illness?

“Nearly 25 years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Having tried countless types, brands, and combinations of thyroid hormones, I continued to struggle with profound fatigue, digestive problems, and an ever growing and worsening list of symptoms. Consults at top US medical centers left me empty-handed and, at times, demoralized. My husband, friends, and colleagues watched in distress, as …

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Care for Yourself and Others

By Jane Owens, CSW MFTA – Ask anyone who provides any amount of care for a loved one and they will tell you that the biggest challenge is finding the energy, patience, humor and love to keep going. If these become depleted, there is no more to give and life can become miserable for everyone you come in contact with. …

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