Women and Heart Attacks: What You Know Could Save Your Life

Women and Heart Attacks: What You Know Could Save Your Life

By Lana Lawrence Turnbull Just for a moment, imagine yourself in this scenario… You’re a busy wife and mom, younger than 55 years old, life is hectic and you haven’t been feeling quite up to par. You’ve had an overall feeling of weakness, some pain in your neck, shoulder and back. You’ve had trouble sleeping and are feeling anxious. So what do you do? Make an appointment with your primary care physician? Take Read more »
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February 04, 2014
The Close Connection Between Dental Care & Your Overall Health

The Close Connection Between Dental Care & Your Overall Health

By Kalil Abide, DDS When is the last time you had your teeth cleaned? It's a question a lot of us prefer to avoid, rather than thinking about going to the dentist. Just the thought still gives some of us goose bumps. But our oral health actually plays a crucial role in our overall health. If you have been putting off a visit to your dentist, there are some things you Read more »
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January 27, 2014
Facing Substance Abuse

Facing Substance Abuse

How to find the right treatment program for yourself or a loved one. Merriam-Webster defines addiction as a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble). It is also defined as a compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal. Noone sets out to become addicted to a substance such as Read more »
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January 14, 2014
Twenty Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

Twenty Ways to Stay Heart Healthy

1. Stop Smoking. If you are still smoking QUIT. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. The American Heart Association and American Cancer Society agree that using tobacco is a top risk to your heart and your overall health. For help, call the ACS stop smoking line at 1-800-227-2345. 2. Lose Belly Fat. Carrying too much weight around the middle can raise blood pressure, affect blood lipids and can do other damage Read more »
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January 14, 2014
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