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Is It a Virus or Allergies?

With one in every five Americans having some kind of allergy, it’s pretty common. There are many different kinds of indoor and outdoor allergies and sometimes the symptoms can be

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The “Ripe” Time for Cataract Surgery

Whenever I tell a patient that he or she has cataracts they immediately ask if they need to have surgery. We start thinking about cataract surgery whenever the patient’s quality

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A Cautionary Tale for Frequent Biting, Grinding, or Clenching

Biting and chewing your food.  It’s something we do every day and without thinking.  That’s why when most people have biting issues— where they bite the inside tissue of their

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

The month of April is considered National Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers in the United States for 2019

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What Counts as Exercise?

Making the effort to exercise regularly is an admirable pursuit. Physical activity can play a vital role in cardiovascular health, weight loss, body strengthening, and even emotional well-being. But not

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Keeping Seniors Safe: New Senior Protection Team Looks to Stop Elder Crime & Abuse

By MATT NORMAN Most seniors today live active, vibrant lives. Still, there are many factors that make them vulnerable to all sorts of abuse, neglect, and especially scams and fraud.

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Breath of Life: Local Nurses Provide Community with Valuable CPR Training

by TERESA SCHIFFER It is estimated that more than 359,000 cardiac arrests take place outside of a hospital setting in the U.S. each year, and only 32 percent of victims

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Staying Active During the Golden Years

How Exercise Can Help Senior Citizens Both Physically and Mentally by DAPHNE RENELUS There are numerous activities a person can do to improve their physical health. Exercising, especially when older,

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Pop Quiz: Pain in the Back – Causes and Relief Methods of Back Pain

by ERIKA ALDRICH Anyone suffering from back pain knows that it can be one of the most persistent and debilitating pains. Chronic back pain can be life-altering, with many sufferers

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Dr. Rosemarie Lamm Represents a Life of Learning and Giving Back

by TIM CRAIG A chat with Health Hero Dr. Rosemarie Lamm is a lesson in history, a call to service, and a kick of inspiration. Dr. Lamm, the director of