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Myths about Diabetes Myths about Diabetes

What you don’t know can hurt you
There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts — such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly …

What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram? What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes
A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed …

Lose Weight Sooner Than Later Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY
In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function …

Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H.
More than 238,500 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Most of these men will have to weigh a variety of treatment options and make …

Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile! Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

Astrong and healthy smile does wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. While most people are not born with perfect movie-star smiles, advancements in modern dentistry over the past 20 years

Facelift Fervor Facelift Fervor

When Injectables And Fillers Aren’t Enough
By Elizabeth Anthony
In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a …

Beauty Is Skin Deep Beauty Is Skin Deep

Dermal fillers offer similar benefits to a facelift without the expense and downtime
By Judy Latta
Mark Twain once said that “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” That actually is true in a literal sense, …

The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure

HIgh blood pressure is on the rise in the U.S., especially among young adults
By Cheryl Alexander
Because today more than 65 million Americans suffer from the effects of high blood pressure (HBP), it is more important …

Dealing with Infertility Dealing with Infertility

Options offer hope to couples who long for children of their own
 By Cheryl Alexander
As much as we love to hear stories about baby bumps, the joys of giving birth and exotic baby names; as much …

Get Heart Healthy in 2013 Get Heart Healthy in 2013

An increasing number of Amer­icans are searching online for health tips. The American Heart Association’s website shares a wealth of life-changing topics. See mylifecheck.heart.org for their “Life’s Simple 7” campaign. It shows that anyone can …

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

Upset Over Unsightly Veins? 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 …

Heart-Sick and Out of Sync? 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 …

Navigating the Carpal Tunnel 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 …

Breast Cancer Awareness 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 …

New Sight for Sore Eyes 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 …

Cancer Care for Young Adults Cancer Care for Young Adults

Dealing with a diagnosis and feeling “I’m too young for this!”
By Elizabeth Anthony
Our 20s and 30s are supposed to be the prime of our lives. We have outgrown the frailties and dependence of our early …