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Don't Let These 5 Culprits of Heart Stress Hinder your Holiday Season!

Oh the holidays! A source of great joy for many, especially for the youngest among us. However, it can also be a very real and very powerful source of immense stress. Between parties, shopping, and our regular day-to-day responsibilities, life inevitably...
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Staying Safe While Shoveling Snow!

It’s officially winter. This week all around the country we saw snowstorms covering big cities and small towns alike. No matter where you live, during the next few months chances are you may see anything from a small dusting in the south to endless snowfall...
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Do you know your cardiovascular risk?

Most people don’t know. Do you? Most people think their Cholesterol will tell them and their doctors if they are prone to having a heart attack. Partially true. A study performed by Dr. Akosah in young people (men 55 or younger and women 65 or younger) who...
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Safe Sunscreen For You and the Sea

By Claire Ryan The summer season brings so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures and longer days. As the official start to summer approaches on June 21, we wanted to share some helpful sun safe tips. It is important to protect...
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Dr. Conny Garefino, Family Chiropractor, explains her technique

What is B.G.I Chiropractic? The approach known as Bio-Geometric Integration (B.G.I.) is an acceptance that everything in our bodies are connected. This means our bones, ligaments, blood chemistry, thoughts, emotions, and our interactions we have with our...
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Dr. V Recap: Institute for Functional Medicine Autoimmune Conference

I recently attended The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Autoimmune Conference in Atlanta. This conference showcased the latest thinking on autoimmune disease from leading doctors like Kara Fitzgerald, ND; Robert Rountree, MD; Thomas Sult, MD; and...
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Why Medical Marijuana?

Why would someone want to get “high” to get well? Yes, marijuana has strains that can get you “high,” yet many do not give you a head high. They heal your body and get you out of pain. Plant medicine goes back thousands of years; cannabis grows on every...
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The 7 Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline

Cognitive decline, or dementia, is a hot topic these days as the baby boomer generation—almost 80 million people born between 1946 and 1964—approaches the magic age of 65, when dementia symptoms most commonly develop. Dementia is an economic burden that...
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On Top of the World with Denise Manheimer

There was a time, not that long ago, when climbing a few flights of stairs had become a challenge for mountain-climbing enthusiast Denise Manheimer. As a nurse and an athlete most of her life, the 26-year-old certainly knew something was not quite right. Was...
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Quiz: How Much Sugar Is Too Much Sugar?

For years, health experts have urged and begged us to consume less sugar. Sadly, their advice is falling on deaf ears. Consider this: In 1700, the average person consumed 1.25 teaspoons of sugar a day. By 1900, that soared to 28 teaspoons daily. And in 2009,...
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