The ultimate gift of love

by on 03/24/2017 - 03:41 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
I remember the day they wheeled my husband, Rick, back to the operating room. After suffering a heart attack, we rushed him to the hospital where they prepped him for surgery. He was just 49.
The last words he said to me before they took him back were, “Do you know where the life insurance policies are?” His concern was not for himself but for me and our children, and he felt good that as a provider in our family that he’d taken care of us.
Rick is now recovered and back at home, a gift for which we are thankful each and every day.
I regularly hear stories about people who are unprepared for th ...

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Red yeast rice for cholesterol

by on 03/03/2017 - 02:51 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news is, heart disease can often be prevented with a combination of nutrition and lifestyle management. 
From a nutritional perspective, nature has provided us with a variety of heart healthy remedies: turmeric and ginger to combat silent inflammation, fish oil for healthy triglycerides, celery and magnesium to support healthy blood pressure and the subject of today’s article, red yeast rice extract, for healthy cholesterol. 
Integrative medicine expert Andrew Weil, MD, states, “Of all the natural supple ...

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Treating the "other" cavity

by on 02/22/2017 - 11:18 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
Hemorrhoids can be like a toothache. The pain might not be extreme at first, but it’s still bothersome. You treat the toothache with something like Tylenol, hoping the problem will somehow magically heal itself. Once the medication wears off, the toothache is still there, only now the nerve is throbbing and pressure around the root is building. You can continue to try to mask the symptoms of a cavity, but a visit to the dentist is most assuredly in your future.
Hemorrhoids are kind of the same way.
The pain, itch and bleeding associated with a hemorrhoid might not be extreme at first, but it&rsquo ...

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Not your grandpa’s treatment

by on 02/20/2017 - 04:12 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
Recently a patient visited my office who told me she’d been afraid. Afraid that treatment for her hemorrhoids would be painful and require a lengthy recovery. She recalled a family member who, years ago, had undergone surgery for hemorrhoids—and that it was a horrible experience.
Traditionally, surgery meant cutting hemorrhoids out, stitches and recovery times lasting four to six weeks at home in miserable pain. Bowel movements felt like razor blades in the rectum. Surprisingly, many doctors still turn to surgery as a solution.
Because I’ve specialized in the treatment of hemorrhoids for most of ...

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