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Take Heart! You Can Beat the Nighttime Eats!

You Can Beat the Nighttime Eats

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C – Breakfast:                    315 calories Lunch:                          451 calories Dinner & Beyond:     5,115 calories It may be a modest exaggeration, but for many of you weight loss warriors out there, you know exactly how that scenario transpires. You probably even chuckled a bit when you read it. We …

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Take These Foods to Heart

Take These Foods to Heart

The stomach is the way to a person’s heart. But did you know that it’s also a way to a healthier heart? Tips for Heart-Healthy Meals According to the National Institutes of Health, the risk of heart attack increases after age 45 for men and 55 for women—and coronary artery disease is the foremost cause of death in the United …

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Cold Laser Therapy Helps Clients Stop Smoking

Cold Laser Therapy

By Mikki Mills, RN, MSN & Stacy Searcy – It is well known that a cigarette has more than 4,000 carcinogens, many that are addicting! Smokers need to have support to quit. Anne Penman Laser Therapy offers a non-invasive, pain free, NATURAL way to stop smoking. The Anne Penman Program is the most advanced treatment for helping people to stop …

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Dysphagia, or Difficulty Swallowing, and the Treatment Options

What is dysphagia? Difficulty moving food from the mouth to the stomach, or difficulty swallowing, is known as dysphagia. Dysphagia is diagnosed following an examination by a physician or a speech-language pathologist. Dysphagia may occur after a number of events, including surgery, stroke, traumatic brain injury and/or any neurological diseases. As many as 15 million Americans have trouble swallowing and …

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Is Having a Tan Worth the Risk?

By Meena Singh, M.D. – February is Skin Cancer Prevention Month! In the United States, there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers combined. Over two million people are diagnosed annually. As a dermatologic surgeon, I am kept quite busy treating skin cancers with Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which is the standard of care …

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, drawing attention to heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer, and the strides being taken through research and education to raise awareness of risk factors and to decrease death rates. Appropriately kicked off on National Wear Red Day (Feb. 7, 2014), the American Heart Association and its Go Red For Women movement urge everyone to support …

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Ten Most Common Reasons for Seeking Help from a Therapist or Counselor

By Lynne Weilert, MSW, LMSW – Contrary to the myth that only “crazy people” seek help from a therapist, many individuals and families have discovered the value of working with a mental health professional for various personal and social issues that are causing them severe distress. The stigma that was formerly associated with seeking help for these concerns is quickly …

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Helping Clients Win Social Security Disability Cases

Social Security Disability

It is a frustrating feeling to work hard your whole life to support yourself and your family only to suffer a debilitating injury or illness that cuts your career short. It’s even more frustrating when Social Security, the government safety-net that you have been contributing to for years, denies your claim to collect Social Security Disability benefits. At the Law …

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Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

Advanced Laser Treatment For Toenail Fungus

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista – For years, people have been frustrated by toenail fungus. The nail discoloration makes it almost impossible for those who suffer from it to freely enjoy certain activities without feeling self-conscious about exposing their feet in public. As the fungus progresses, the nail thickens and becomes damaged causing more problems to the sufferer. Up until …

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The Heart of the Community

The Heart of the Community

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. By Diana Billings – The heart is a very special place for all of us. It’s the life force that keeps our body going, the well around which we gather with others; it’s the spot where we are most tender and the gateway to our spirituality. That’s why when someone …

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Helping Restore Sight to Seniors Suffering with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Alphapointe is excited to partner with the KC Eye Clinic and Retina Associates on a cutting edge project that could help restore sight to seniors suffering with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Alphapointe was chosen as part of the CentraSight care team. CentraSight is a biomedical company that is pioneering the use of telescopic implants to restore the central vision …

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month

If your New Year’s fervor to get healthy is already losing steam, February — National Cancer Prevention Month – is a great time to give yourself a second chance. American Institute for Cancer Research’s (AICR’s) three Guidelines for Cancer Prevention can help you focus on what’s most important. 1.    Choose mostly plant foods, limit red meat and avoid processed meat. …

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Stress Rx: The Health Benefits of Meditation

The simple practice quietly taking science by storm By Kim Colegrove – Great strides are being made in the research of meditation and its impact on mental, emotional and physical health. Recent studies show improvement in brain function, biochemistry, cardiovascular health and the immune system. Over 1,000 scientific papers have been written about the benefits of meditation in the past …

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5 WAYS TO HELP GIRLS RESIST THE PRESSURE TO BE PERFECT

5 WAYS TO HELP GIRLS RESIST

By Claire Mysko – Girls today are told they can do anything. Unfortunately, the message they’re often getting is that they have to do everything–and please everyone while they’re at it. All this pressure is adding up to big time stress. According to The Supergirl Dilemma, a study conducted by Girls Incorporated, more than half of girls in middle school …

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Valentine’s Day Bible Verses: 20 Great Quotes

By Pamela Rose Williams – Valentine’s Day is all about love. I remember it was something that we celebrated as young children. We would get “valentines” (little love note cards) and sign our name to the back and then distribute them to all of our classmates. It was at times special and awkward to receive a valentine from a secret …

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Overcoming Sugar Cravings!

By Tara L. Parr, MPAS, PA-C – Sugar cravings: Arguably one of the most common hurdles dieters overcome in their efforts to lose weight and establish better, more health-conscious dietary habits. Knowing how to overcome them can be one of the most significant factors in the success of any dietary modification program. Sugar has poor nutrient density and supplies us …

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