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GO for the GOLD!

GO for the GOLD

Ask your health care provider… “Have you EARNED Joint Commission Accreditation?” Ask yourself this question… What would you choose? Money or health? If you could only choose one, which would it be? SMART is the NEW RICH It has been said many times that RICH is the person who has lived a long life in good health. Good news, people …

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

Using fireworks on the 4th of July is an American Tradition. And it can be safe if a few common sense rules are followed, says Ralph Apel, the spokesperson for the National Council on Fireworks Safety. Consumer fireworks go through vigorous third party testing in China before being shipped to the United States. But he notes, according to the U.S. …

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Hot Weather Running Tips

Hot Weather Running Tips

The Road Runners Club of America wants to remind the running community about the importance of following our hot weather running tips. Running in the heat of summer can be dangerous if proper precautions and preparations are not followed. Avoid dehydration! You can lose between 6 and 12 oz. of fluid for every 20 minutes of running. Therefore it is …

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Summer Driving Tips

Summer Driving Tips

During the summer months, there is usually an increase in the number of vehicles on the nation’s roadways. Families take to the highways for vacations and extended road trips. And while these excursions can start off as a happy occasion, they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence and failure to properly execute the necessary steps to ensure …

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Hydrating: Your Secret Weapon

Your Secret Weapon

By Lucy DelSarto, Wellness Educator and Coach, TCOY (Take Care of You) Wellness – Summer is in full swing and things are heating up with temperatures in the 90 degrees. There are many wonderful things this season brings, including: vacations, barbeques, lazy days at the pool or lake, and food from vegetable gardens to feast upon. Symptoms of Dehydration It’s …

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The Best-Kept Secret for Stress Reduction

Stress Reduction

By Kim Colegrove I’m traveling right now and I must admit, people-watching is one of my favorite pastimes.  As I sit in airports observing those around me, I notice a common thread amongst humanity – people are stressed. From the frazzled mom traveling with little ones to the well-dressed businessman with the far-off blank stare, stress is in the air …

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Reckless Living

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – The Cambridge Dictionary defines a role model as an admired person who inspires others to copy his or her behavior. Based on this definition, there is no question that athletes, especially in America’s sports-crazy culture, are role models. Unfortunately, though, those who look up to an athlete for his performance on the …

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Traveling and Blood Clots

Traveling and Blood Clots

People love to travel. For example, more than 300 million people travel on long-distance airline flights (generally more than four hours) each year. But did you know that blood clots, also called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), can be a serious risk for some long-distance travelers. Most information about blood clots and long-distance travel comes from information that has been gathered …

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How to Manage Your Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure

“Congestive Heart Failure.” Hearing those words from your doctor can be alarming. Congestive Heart Failure, or CHF, means that your heart does not pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. The backing up of blood forces the fluid in the blood into the lungs, causing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Fluid can also back up into feet, ankles, …

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Obesity: A Costly Issue for Your Business

Obesity

How improving the health of your employees can improve your bottom line. By Paula Lawrence, Medi-Weightloss – Let’s face it – healthy weight isn’t all about looking great in those skinny jeans. People who are at their ideal weight feel better. They have more confidence, energy and an overall sense of well-being. In the workplace, employees who put priority on …

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The Best Place to Find Balance is Here, in the Middle of America.

Best Place to Find Balance

Nestled among the peaceful rolling hills outside Kansas City, Missouri, you’ll find an oasis of serenity, discovery and personal growth. This is Awaken Whole Life Center, a Kansas City wellness and retreat refuge designed to restore and refresh the whole person – body, mind and spirit. This brand new facility has its roots in tradition, as the center is located …

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My Ears Are Ringing

My Ears Are Ringing

By Belinda Gonzales- Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears but can often sound like crickets, locusts, hissing, buzzing and many other sounds. Tinnitus can be heard constantly or intermittently and may be in one or both ears. It may be soft or loud and may present itself in different pitches. Possible Causes of Tinnitus If you …

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Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Relieves Pain

By Valencia Endodontic Associates – What is Endodontics? Endodontics, or Root Canal Therapy, is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the center of the tooth, the pulp, and surrounding tissues of the tooth. A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by …

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Medical Thermography: Early Detection Saves Lives!

Medical Thermography

Medical Thermography, also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), is a totally noninvasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. Inflammation, at any tissue depth, will be recorded by the sympathetic nervous system fibers in the neurological supply to that area, regardless of …

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Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Guidelines for Cancer Survivors

Recommendations to Reduce Your Cancer Risk 1.    Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. 2.    Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. 3.    Avoid sugary drinks, and limit consumption of energy-dense foods (particularly processed  foods high in added sugar, low in fiber or high in fat). 4.    Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole …

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Eliminate or Greatly Reduce Snoring

Eliminate or Greatly Reduce Snoring

By Larry Pribyl, DDS – Snoring doesn’t always indicate a sleep apnea condition, but it is an indicator that something could be wrong. We may laugh about the wife pretending to put a pillow over a snoring husband’s face, but the reality of the situation is more serious. Your spouse’s health may also be affected when restful sleep is not …

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RALLY CALL FOR PARENTS WITH MEDICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN

MEDICALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN

By Trish Carcopa – 45, 500, OR 120.  What do these numbers mean? If you are a diabetic, they mean your blood sugars are low, critically high or coming near normal blood sugar range of under 100. If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, it’s your responsibility to manage and support your child’s health. Where to Begin: …

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