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Danger at the rear exit

by mimivanderhaven.com 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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Dermal fillers turn back the hands of...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/16/2017 - 12:18 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Stefanie Christian,Timeless Laser and Skin Care
 
Do you look older than you feel? Many patients after the age of 45 begin to notice their faces seem to be “drooping” and creases such as their nasolabial folds (the corners of the nostrils to the corners of the lips) and marionette lines (straight down from the mouth corners) look deeper. Injectable fillers are an ideal solution for these concerns. 
 
As we age, we lose volume in our cheeks, lips, chin, jaw line, tear troughs and hands. Fillers can be used as volumizers, replacing this lost volume and giving the face and hands a more natural, youthful appearance. 
 
Certain fillers actually bu ...

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Help for aging skin

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/02/2017 - 01:09 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
 
I must admit, the title for this article is slightly misleading. Not only does the focus of today’s column improve aging skin, it has also been shown to reduce inflammation, support eye health, improve arterial health and much more.
 
So really, the headline, ‘Help for Aging Skin,’ is selling this nutritional powerhouse more than a little short.
 
Astaxanthin (pronounced “asta-Zan-thin”) is the naturally-occurring carotenoid found in algae, shrimp and salmon among others. Called the “king of carotenoids,” astaxanthin has significant antioxidant activity. In fact, as a free radical sca ...

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The future of healthcare

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/01/2017 - 04:27 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
 
With a new president in place, many people are wondering about the future of the Affordable Care Act. As of this writing, nothing has changed and we are still functioning under the guidelines as they were written. In all likelihood, however, change will happen. I’d like to invite you to get vocal now about how you’d like to see those changes take shape. 
 
HealthMarkets has created a website designed to encourage people to provide input into how the future of our health care system should look. You’ll find it at OurCareBill.org.
 
The first tab at the top of the page invites you to build your own bill. ...

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Beyond the burn...and itch

by mimivanderhaven.com on 05/01/2017 - 04:20 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
 
Most people don’t know there are many different symptoms that can be caused by hemorrhoids. Typically we associate the presence of hemorrhoids with itching and burning, but symptoms can include a number of other things, too. 
 
Aside from the burn and itch, another common indicator is an inability to get clean after bowel movements. You may wipe, wipe and wipe but still not get clean. You might even find it’s difficult to stay clean because you’re experiencing leakage. The leakage may consist of stool, mucous, and may even be tinged with blood.
 
I have some patients who have experienced bleedi ...

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Staying active and engaged after reti...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 04/17/2017 - 03:43 pm
Categories: Community, Health & Beauty, Home, Smart Living

By Jeff Risner, Renaissance of Richfield/Bath
 
On the road to retirement, day in and day out, we eagerly inch closer to our reward for our life’s work. We dream of retirement as a time to relax or reinvent ourselves. When we get there, and the day comes when we can finally chuck that early morning alarm clock, reality sets in.
 
Now what?
 
The road ahead may look empty, particularly as we continue to live longer lives well past the age of retirement. We should forge ahead, and remember retirement is our time to rediscover our mind, body and spirit.
 
We’ve all heard it’s not the destination; it’s the journey. So let’s be there for i ...

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Aging into Medicare

by mimivanderhaven.com on 04/13/2017 - 03:53 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
 
Trying to understand insurance coverage can be a lot like a visit to the dentist. Painful.
 
One of the biggest things I do is help clients navigate the complex waters of the insurance industry, particularly Medicare, and take the pain out of the process.
 
Open enrollment for Medicare is over, but I meet with people all year long to help them understand their coverage options. I can show you the moving parts and pieces of your Medicare plan and how to manage some of the costs. 
 
People just turning 65 are often overwhelmed by the idea of Medicare and don’t know where to begin. New 65s have a seven-month e ...

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Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists: A fu...

by mimivanderhaven.com on 04/13/2017 - 03:47 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
 
“Hey, doc,” said my last new patient of the day. “Let me tell you, my hemorrhoids are a real pain in the butt.”
 
“Ha, good one,” I laughed...for the sixth time that day.
 
Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary as “the hemorrhoid place” in Northeast Ohio, I have seen and heard them all, from messages written in ink on the posterior canvas—“Caution! Work area!”—to patients affectionately naming their needless nuisances “Larry, Moe and Curly.”
 
I assure you, the humor in my profession knows no bounds.
 
I remember t ...

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Help for hot flashes and menopause

by mimivanderhaven.com on 04/13/2017 - 02:58 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
 
For some women, hot flashes and night sweats are infrequent and manageable. But for others, they are a major obstacle to daily living—forcing sufferers to endure as many as 20 episodes per day.
 
With this in mind, I want to revisit the herb that has been by far our most successful supplement for countless women, giving them relief in as little as seven days. It’s called pueraria mirifica (PM for short). 
 
According to research, PM contains a complex of phytoestrogens, including one called miroestrol, that can effectively relieve menopausal symptoms. However, unlike the phytoestrogens from red clover, soy an ...

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The ultimate gift of love

by mimivanderhaven.com 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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