62018Feb
Blog: My Achy Breaky Body

Blog: My Achy Breaky Body

Does your body sound like a bowl of breakfast cereal—you know, snap, crackle, pop? Many of those joint sounds are actually normal. But, if you’re singing the achy-breaky blues, it’s time to stop ignoring your symptoms and make an appointment to see your doctor. Musculoskeletal problems, such as osteoarthritis, lower back pain, and chronic joint…

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252018Jan
Blog: Searchachondria, Do You Have It?

Blog: Searchachondria, Do You Have It?

Do you scramble to the Internet every time you get the sniffles or feel a twinge?  What you really may have is a bad case of “searchachondria.”  Eighty percent of Internet users utilize the Web to answer health questions and self-diagnose when they don’t feel well.  The Internet is an incredibly rich source of information,…

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232018Jan
Blog: Count On Your Health

Blog: Count On Your Health

Do you know YOUR numbers? There are four key measurements of health you should know and track. They are early warning signs for heart disease and diabetes. Since these two diseases have few noticeable symptoms, you may not even realize you are ill — or at risk for becoming ill — until it’s too late….

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162018Jan
Blog: Living With A Pacemaker

Blog: Living With A Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small device that your cardiologist implants in your chest or abdomen. It has a battery, a computerized generator, and wires with electrodes at the tips. Once implanted, the electrodes sense your heart’s electrical activity and send data through the wires back to the heart. Your cardiologist will program your pacemaker based…

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42018Jan
Medical: Overcoming Back Pain

Medical: Overcoming Back Pain

Back pain—if you have never experienced it, you are lucky (and you are among the minority). Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints. About one out of every four adults experience back pain for at least 1 day in any 3-month period. Three main causes of back pain: Disease (both hereditary and…

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122017Dec
Blog: Silent Night?

Blog: Silent Night?

Does your partner keep you up half the night sounding like a bulldozer or a freight train? You aren’t alone.  Almost half of adult’s snore occasionally, and 25% snore regularly.  Occasional snoring is not dangerous, but chronic snoring may require medical attention.  Snoring can be stressful on a relationship and leave a bed partner fatigued,…

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282017Nov
Blog: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Blog: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine. When was the last time YOU laughed? Why laughing is good for you: Laughing actually produces positive physical changes in your body that boost your health immediately and over the long term, according to the Mayo Clinic. For example, laughing: Releases endorphins and dopamine, which are feel-good hormones Relieves stress…

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