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Does sleep come easy?

by on 08/24/2017 - 01:31 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
An increasing body of research is pointing to the enormous value of sleep. For example, a recently published study in the journal Neurology showed there may be a link between poor sleep and signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers believe adequate sleep is needed to perform critical detoxification processes where neurotoxins are essentially washed from the brain. A build-up of these toxins is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s. It’s also been shown the effects of poor sleep go beyond cognitive health. 
A study from the University of Chicago Medical Center found that after restricting sleep to fou ...

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Popping a roid

by on 08/24/2017 - 12:22 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists´╗┐
What do power lifters and a pregnant women have in common? They both tend to suffer from hemorrhoids.
But hemorrhoids can happen to just about anyone. They can happen to teenagers and they can happen to golden agers. So how and why do they happen?
There are several factors that may cause hemorrhoids to “pop” out. Most importantly is putting too much stress or pressure on the abdominal muscles. When you do that, it causes the hemorrhoid tissue up inside your rectum to inflate like a balloon. If it over-inflates from too much pressure, the internal hemorrhoid tissue may protrude externally.
An ...

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How to keep summer skin looking fabulous

by on 07/26/2017 - 12:43 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Laura Spencer-Aesthetic Specialist, Skin Care Solutions
There are a number of ways to keep your skin looking healthy—and young—during the summer months without having to sit the season out.
For the latest in anti-aging, balancing, hydrating and illuminating technologies, I recommend the Image Skin Care line. Image is distinct in that its products include pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and pure essential oils. Many feature sun protection of SPF 30 or higher, perfect for achieving glowing skin that’s also shielded from the sun’s damaging rays. 
Obagi is another popular line, and you’ll find it at Skin Care Solutions. Obagi&rsqu ...

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Dental crowns in just one visit

by on 07/13/2017 - 03:10 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Chrys Constantinou and Dr. Jessica Chrzanowski, Westlake Dental Associates
Modern dentistry emerged in the 19th century when the pioneers of the nascent profession spurred innovative techniques to rescue and restore teeth.
Today, a person getting a tooth crowned owes a debt of gratitude to those early adopters of technology—and, lest we forget, anesthesia.
I know, the marvels of modern dentistry start to wear a little thin by the second appointment. The process of a getting a crown can start to feel like pulling teeth, and you can become convinced that modern dentistry is mired in the dark ages. But rest assured, modern dentistry has moved into the 21s ...

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The "what ifs" of Affordable Care

by on 06/22/2017 - 12:13 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
What happens to the people who either didn’t enroll in Affordable Care, hate the coverage they have, or have stopped paying their premium? Surprisingly, there are some options. 
1) What if you missed the open enrollment period?´╗┐
Right now you’re likely without health coverage and may be faced with a tax penalty. You could qualify for special enrollment. If you don’t, we can create a patchwork of coverage to get you through the remainder of the year. You aren’t absolved from the possibility of an accident, illness or injury, so my goal is to get you some kind of protection. 
2) What if y ...

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Preventative joint support

by on 06/21/2017 - 11:18 am
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
As I took my car in for an oil change the other day, I found myself thinking about preventive maintenance. After all, the whole reason I take the car in for regular oil changes is to extend the life of the engine and reduce my chances of seeing the dreaded check engine light. In many ways, our bodies are much the same. 
While I think most of us would agree there’s great value in preventive health, there are some areas where it seems we often wait for the “check engine light,” or uncomfortable symptoms to appear. One of the most common areas of procrastination is joint health. Too often, people who enjoy ...

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Breaking the tabooty

by on 06/20/2017 - 01:54 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
We’ve come a long way. Topics of discussion that would never have made their way into mainstream media, or come up during a summer barbecue with friends, are now commonplace in our conversations. 
Brooke Shields may have started the trend years ago when she openly discussed her battle with postpartum depression. Angelina Jolie made headlines around the world when she opted for a double mastectomy. And Ben Stiller recently revealed he’d had prostate cancer. Yet there’s one thing celebrities and even soccer moms are still hesitant to discuss openly—hemorrhoids.
The taboo surroundin ...

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What are the benefits of Kindermusik ...

by on 06/15/2017 - 10:56 am
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Lauren Haas Amanfoh, Royalton Music Center
Using music as a vehicle for learning is not a new concept. For centuries, music has been used to tell stories, teach lessons, evoke emotions, bring people together and simply to entertain.
Kindermusik is an international program geared toward children ages zero to six years old and offers so much more than just an introduction to music. Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for young children and is based on extensive research, proving the many benefits of early exposure to music.  
Through music-based activities like singing, dancing, instrument playing and storytelling, Kindermusik hon ...

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The truth about calcium

by on 06/13/2017 - 01:05 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
Osteoporosis is generally thought of as a “woman’s disease.”
In truth, millions of men and women are affected each year. Bone health is vital for everyone’s health.
With that said, I want to talk about calcium and share some facts you may not know about calcium and building bones. Here’s a hint: The two are not as related as you might think.
For years we were told to take 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day. The result? Our bones continued to break.
So what advice were we given? Take more. Many people are now told they should take 1,500 mgs. each day. 
M ...

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Danger at the rear exit

by on 05/25/2017 - 03:39 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
By now you’re likely familiar with the signs and symptoms of hemorrhoids, but are you aware of the potential dangers of ignoring them?
I’d like to offer two critical reasons why anyone experiencing the burning, pain, itch and bleeding associated with hemorrhoids should consider scheduling an appointment with me right now.
1) The symptoms of hemorrhoids can mimic other things, such as fissures, infections and even anal cancer. There’s a lot of overlap between the symptoms of hemorrhoids and those of anal cancer. Ignoring your symptoms might mean allowing a cancer to grow to the point where it is ...

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