April 23, 2019 - Tuesday

Wishing Your Smile Better Reflected Who You Are?


Most people would agree that along with the eyes, your smile is the first thing people notice about you. It is how you express yourself and connect with others. When your smile is a true reflection of how you feel inside, your best self will shine through. Research has shown that a genuine smile can only be brought on by …

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Knee Pain

By Joshua J. Niemann, MD – Although there are many causes of knee pain, one of the most common conditions I see in the office is osteoarthritis (OA). Often called “wear and tear” arthritis, it is a slowly progressive degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It most often affects people older than 50, and can become …

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Discover Better Health by Speaking with Your Pharmacist


By Jessica Lea, Pharm.D., BCPP – How many times have you left your physician’s office with a prescription that you never filled? Or stopped taking a prescribed medication because of its side effects or high cost? Medicine is prescribed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle by controlling your conditions. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can cause your medications …

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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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Local Hero Uses CPR to Save a Life… on Vacation!


Local cardiologist and community leader, Willie Lawrence, MD saves lives each and every day. Named as he American Heart Association’s 2011 Physician of the Year, Dr. Lawrence works tirelessly to advocate and fulfill the association’s mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. As a physician, Dr. Lawrence is also an expert at performing CPR, but notes …

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Putting the Boots to ALS 5k Run

By John Lillis – Race Day: Saturday, July 7, 2012 Project 5 for ALS is a grassroots organization, which started from the vision of Robert C. Willson (Big Bob) two years before he died of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Rob urged all of his friends and family to support his goal of starting a foundation to fund ALS research. He …

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Angel Flight Central “Giving Hope Wings”

Angle Flight

His name was John. John was an eight-year-old adopted Korean boy suffering from a rare heart abnormality. He was going to die without an operation. With no health insurance, his adoptive parents, experiencing financial hard times, and the local hospital’s lack of expertise to perform the surgery John needed to live, the odds seemed stacked against him. A surgeon and …

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Fit 4 Ever: Be Aggressive

Spiritual Wellness

By Jimmy Page, Fellowship of Christian Athletes – “Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” – 1 Corinthians …

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Melanoma: The Deadliest Skin Cancer

By Daniel J. Aires, MD, JD – The University of Kansas Hospital – Melanoma is a deadly type of skin cancer. Young people can get melanoma; in fact melanoma is the most common cancer among men and women 25-29 years old, and is the most common killer of young women aged 29-34. During the past 80 years, the risk of …

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Lose Weight in Time for Summer

By Amy Shideler, MS, RD – Did the warm weather sneak up on you this year? If this caused you to panic about not being able to hide under bulky sweaters or even worse – wearing a bathing suit – don’t fret. If you want to lose weight by summer, it is possible! The weight loss process takes commitment and …

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Thumb Arthritis

By Brian J. Divelbiss, M.D. – One of the most common conditions presenting to a hand surgeon’s office is arthritis at the base of the thumb. This condition is ten times more common in women and tends to present after the age of 50, although the earliest symptoms can begin in the 40’s. Symptoms of Thumb Arthritis The arthritis involves …

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Q&A Women’s Health With Dr. Mirabile

The transitional years in a woman’s life, from those of normal hormonal function to  those of lower than normal function, are probably the most difficult time experienced. So many misconceptions exist with regards to the years we call the peri-menopause and menopause and so many women feel helpless with no where to turn for advice. New “Ask a Question” Help …

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Advanced Treatment for Bunions

By Dr. Thomas F. Bembynista, DPM – A bunion is the enlargement of the big toe joint that causes the big toe to drift towards the second toe. If you imagine a gum ball sized bone enlargement stuffed in your shoe next to the big toe, that’s the type of pain bunion sufferers walk around with daily. Heredity a Main …

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Tips for Purchasing Hearing Aids

By Tim Steele, Ph.D., FAAA – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, first established in 1927 by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as a time to encourage Americans to get their hearing evaluated. According to the Better Hearing Institute, about 10 percent of the U.S. population has some degree of hearing loss. If you have problems hearing, a comprehensive …

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What Is Hospice?

Medically-based end-of-life care addresses physical, emotional and spiritual quality of life for individuals and families. – By Gregory Rumburg – One out of three people in the United States choose hospice care when they are dying, according to the Hospice Foundation of America. Hospice care has been offered in the United States since the early 1970s, yet many still don’t …

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