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Raising Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Raising Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Research continues to advance diagnosis and treatment
With the recent loss of actress Bonnie Franklin to pancreatic cancer, the fight against the disease has hit home to fans of the former  star of the sitcom One …

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2 World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

Promoting acceptance, help and hope
The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated this year on April 2. Every year autism organizations around the world fundraise, spread awareness and encourage families to seek resources. …

Dealing with Infertility Dealing with Infertility

Options offer hope to couples who long for children of their own
 By Cheryl Alexander
As much as we love to hear stories about baby bumps, the joys of giving birth and exotic baby names; as much …

Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile! Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Crowns and Bridges
By Judy Latta
Astrong and healthy smile does wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. While most people are not born with perfect movie-star smiles, advancements in modern dentistry over …

Get Heart Healthy in 2013 Get Heart Healthy in 2013

An increasing number of Amer­icans are searching online for health tips. The American Heart Association’s website shares a wealth of life-changing topics. See mylifecheck.heart.org for their “Life’s Simple 7” campaign. It shows that anyone can …

When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

By Elizabeth Anthony
Though many cultures view fat on the human body as a measure of riches and success, ours is not one of those cultures. Quite the contrary. And ridding the human body of fat …

Upset Over Unsightly Veins? Upset Over Unsightly Veins?

Good news for people with varicose veins
By Cheryl Alexander
“Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.” ~William Osler (Canadian physician, 1849-1919)”
As Dr. Osler so pointedly identifies, our genetics have much to do …

Heart-Sick and Out of Sync? Heart-Sick and Out of Sync?

By Cheryl Alexander
Today’s heart surgeries get you back in rhythm
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched; they must be felt with the heart.~ Helen Keller
 
As Helen Keller …

Navigating the Carpal Tunnel Navigating the Carpal Tunnel

The symptoms and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome
By Cheryl Alexander
For every human infirmity imaginable, there are twice as many remedies for sale. Each promises a cure, a reprieve or some sort of guarantee. From …

Breast Cancer Awareness 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness 2012

October is the month to educate and support
It’s that time of year again. It seems the nation goes pink to support mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, friends and total strangers. Men, too, are increasingly invested in …

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

What parents should know about nutrition for a child dealing with the disease
Eating the right kinds of foods before, during and after cancer treatment can help a child feel better and stay stronger. The American …

Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover” Porcelain Veneers What you need to know about the ultimate “smile makeover”

 

By Judy Latta
Mother Teresa once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” A big smile, which is often the first thing …

When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It When It Comes to Looks, the Eyes Have It

Eye-opening surgical options
By Elizabeth Anthony
Most of us have heard the old adages “a look is worth a thousand words” and “the eyes are the window to the soul.” What is it about the eyes that …

Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language Sunscreen Rules: Changes Simplify Label Language

Clearing up some of the confusion to help save your skin
Sunscreen labels can be confusing and at times misleading. That’s why dermatologists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applaud the upcoming U.S. …

Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift” Put Your Best Face ForwardConsidering your options for a “lift”

By Elizabeth Anthony
A particular line from the movie “Steel Magnolias” has always stuck with me. It is when Truvy, played by Dolly Parton, says “Honey, time marches on, and eventually you realize it’s marching across …

Cancer Care for Young Adults Cancer Care for Young Adults

Dealing with a diagnosis and feeling “I’m too young for this!”
By Judy Latta
Our 20s and 30s are supposed to be the prime of our lives. We have outgrown the frailties and dependence of our early …

New Sight for Sore Eyes New Sight for Sore Eyes

Improve your vision with eye surgery options
By Elizabeth Anthony
Good vision is one of the most important assets we have as we go throughout our daily tasks. Every day we experience the world through our …

Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

By Judy Latta
Best practices for mom and baby-to-be
Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends …

Move in Minutes: Smart Tips to Minimize Sitting

MD Anderson experts help adults reduce sedentary behavior
Sitting for extended periods can raise the chances of developing cancer even for people who exercise regularly, says recent research. In response to these findings, fitness experts at …

Find Out What’s Keeping You Awake Find Out What’s  Keeping You Awake

What do sleep deprivation and pain have in common? Much more than most people realize. First, many people suffer from both conditions. More than 150 million Americans say they are not getting enough sleep, according …

Restyle Your Smile Restyle Your Smile

Dental implants becoming the treatment of choice for replacement of missing teeth
By Cheryl Alexander
Millions of Americans contend with missing teeth and the variety of options for restoring them. According to the American Association of Oral …

The Choice is Clear The Choice is Clear

By Cheryl Alexander
A beautiful smile is within reach
Aside from detracting from your appearance, misaligned teeth also affect your confidence level. However, because of the constraints and consequences associated with traditional braces, many people, both teens and adults, opt to …

Make Heart Health a Habit Make Heart Health a Habit

By Gayle Mensch
Replace bad habits with good ones for long-lasting results
February is Heart Healthy Month. Unless you live on your own private island, you can’t miss the hoopla. From “Go Red for Women” Day on …

Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It Holiday Fat? Here’s How to Fight It

Throw the diet out the door
By Sandra Meineke
It’s that time again. Time for New Year’s resolutions and holiday regret. The two go hand-in-hand. You ate too much. Again. You do it every year. Just …

The Eyes Have It! The Eyes Have It!

Take years off your appearance with cosmetic eyelid surgery
By Judy Latta
Your eyes are probably your most prominent facial feature. They communicate to others — sometimes incorrectly — information about you, your mood and your feelings. …