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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 …

November is Diabetes Month November is Diabetes Month

Facts about a drastically growing disease

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 …

Porcelain VeneersWhat you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover” Porcelain VeneersWhat 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 …

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 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 …

When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It 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 …

Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language 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. …

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

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 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 …

Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy 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 …

Find Out What’s Keeping You Awake 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 …

Restyle Your Smile 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 …

The Choice is Clear 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 …

Make Heart Health a Habit 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 …

Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It 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 …

The Eyes Have It! The Eyes Have It!

Take years off your appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery
By Judy Latta
Your eyes are probably your most prominent facial feature. They communicate to others — sometimes incorrectly — information about you, your mood and your feelings. …

Urinary Tract Infection Urinary Tract Infection

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
By Judy Latta
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection of the body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that UTIs account for …

Getting Back to Normal What to do when your back is out of whack Getting Back to Normal  What to do when your back is out of whack

By Cheryl Alexander
Our spine is our support, our source of motion, the information highway for our nervous system, and our tool for walking, bending and sitting. Yet until we have a problem, our spines are …

Overcoming the Fear of Breast Cancer October is National Breast Cancer Month Overcoming the Fear of Breast Cancer October is National Breast Cancer Month

If you’re scared that you will one day hear the words, “You have breast cancer,” you’ve got plenty of company. Breast cancer is the most feared cancer among women. Sometimes, it’s not just the word …