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When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

| January 1, 2013
When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

By Elizabeth Anthony Though many cultures view fat on the human body as a measure of riches and success, ours is not one of those cultures. Quite the contrary. And ridding the human body of fat is a multi-billion dollar industry. The choices between diets, diet pills, cleanses and the like are as abundant as […]

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Upset Over Unsightly Veins?

| December 1, 2012
Upset Over Unsightly Veins?

Good news for people with varicose veins By Cheryl Alexander “Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.” ~William Osler (Canadian physician, 1849-1919)” As Dr. Osler so pointedly identifies, our genetics have much to do with our health and aesthetic maladies. I already knew I could blame my weak knees, my stress-related […]

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Heart-Sick and Out of Sync?

| November 1, 2012
Heart-Sick and Out of Sync?

By Cheryl Alexander Today’s heart surgeries get you back in rhythm The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.~ Helen Keller   As Helen Keller so eloquently explains, our hearts do much more than pump our blood, so when the rhythm […]

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Navigating the Carpal Tunnel

| October 1, 2012
Navigating the Carpal Tunnel

The symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome By Cheryl Alexander For every human infirmity imaginable, there are twice as many remedies for sale. Each promises a cure, a reprieve or some sort of guarantee. From tonics to therapies, from contraptions to cures, we are surrounded by those offering relief for what ails you. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

| October 1, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

October is the month to educate and support It’s that time of year again. It seems the nation goes pink to support mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, friends and total strangers. Men, too, are increasingly invested in Breast Cancer Awareness Month not just to support their female family members and friends, but also because males can […]

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Porcelain Veneers
What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

| September 1, 2012
Porcelain Veneers</br>What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

  By Judy Latta Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” A big smile, which is often the first thing people see when they look at you, tells the world that you are friendly, welcoming and self-assured. However, […]

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

| September 1, 2012
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  What parents should know about nutrition for a child dealing with the disease Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help a child feel better and stay stronger. The American Cancer Society has prepared this guide to help parents help their child by providing the nutrients the child […]

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Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

| July 1, 2012
Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

Clearing up some of the confusion to help save your skin Sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. That’s why dermatologists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applaud the upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label changes that help consumers understand exactly what they’re buying. “This is good news […]

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When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

| July 1, 2012
When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

Eye-opening surgical options By Elizabeth Anthony Most of us have heard the old adages “a look is worth a thousand words” and “the eyes are the window to the soul.” What is it about the eyes that make them so powerful? Ancient Egyptians knew the strength they held, ringing theirs in sultry kohl for a […]

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Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

| June 1, 2012
Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

By Elizabeth Anthony A particular line from the movie “Steel Magnolias” has always stuck with me. It is when Truvy, played by Dolly Parton, says “Honey, time marches on, and eventually you realize it’s marching across your face.” Upon reaching a certain age, who of us has not felt just that way? After a lifetime […]

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Cancer Care for Young Adults

| May 1, 2012
Cancer Care for Young Adults

Dealing with a diagnosis and feeling “I’m too young for this!” By Judy Latta Our 20s and 30s are supposed to be the prime of our lives. We have outgrown the frailties and dependence of our early years, and with the expectation that most of our adult years are ahead of us, we are poised […]

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New Sight for Sore Eyes

| May 1, 2012
New Sight for Sore Eyes

Improve your vision with eye surgery options By Elizabeth Anthony Good vision is one of the most important assets we have as we go throughout our daily tasks. Every day we experience the world through our eyes – from checking labels in the grocery store and looking at street signs as we drive to watching […]

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Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

| April 1, 2012
Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

Best practices for mom and baby-to-be Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends and even complete strangers will inundate you with advice – some good, some not so good – on all subjects related […]

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Diagnosed with Cancer? Build a Relationship with Your Care Team

| April 1, 2012
Diagnosed with Cancer? Build a Relationship with Your Care Team

Most colorectal cancer occurs due to lifestyle and increasing age with only a minority of cases associated with underlying genetic disorders. It typically starts in the lining of the bowel and if left untreated, can grow into the muscle layers underneath, and then through the bowel wall. The risk of developing colon or rectal cancer […]

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Navigating Your Way Through A Healthy Pregnancy

| April 1, 2012
Navigating Your Way Through A Healthy Pregnancy

By Judy Latta Best practices for mom and baby-to-be Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends and even complete strangers will inundate you with advice – some good, some not so good – on […]

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Find Out What’s Keeping You Awake

| March 1, 2012
Find Out What’s  Keeping You Awake

Could it be pain — or too much TV before bedtime? What do sleep deprivation and pain have in common? Much more than most people realize. First, many people suffer from both conditions. More than 150 million Americans say they are not getting enough sleep, according to the National Sleep Foun­dation. And back pain affects […]

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Restyle Your Smile

| March 1, 2012
Restyle Your Smile

Dental implants becoming the treatment of choice for replacement of missing teeth By Cheryl Alexander Millions of Americans contend with missing teeth and the variety of options for restoring them. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), dental implants are frequently the best treatment for replacing missing teeth and are fast […]

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The Choice is Clear

| February 1, 2012
The Choice is Clear

By Cheryl Alexander A beautiful smile is within reach Aside from detracting from your appearance, misaligned teeth also affect your confidence level. However, because of the constraints and consequences associated with traditional braces, many people, both teens and adults, opt to do nothing to correct the problems with their teeth. If this is the case with you or your […]

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Make Heart Health a Habit

| February 1, 2012
Make Heart Health a Habit

By Gayle Mensch Replace bad habits with good ones for long-lasting results February is Heart Healthy Month. Unless you live on your own private island, you can’t miss the hoopla. From “Go Red for Women” Day on Feb. 3 focusing on women’s heart health to National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6 to National Heart […]

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Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

| January 1, 2012
Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

–  Throw the diet out the door  – By Sandra Meineke It’s that time again. Time for New Year’s resolutions and holiday regret. The two go hand-in-hand. You ate too much. Again. You do it every year. Just when you were doing so well on your diet-of-the-month, Thanksgiving came along. Then Christmas and the New […]

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