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Rotator Cuff Tears Come in Different Shapes & Sizes––Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

Rotator cuff tears are one of the more common shoulder injuries seen by primary care physicians and orthopedic surgeons alike. In 2008, more than two million people saw their physician for the evaluation of a rotator cuff problem. An injured or chronically damaged rotator cuff can cause pain as well as weakness. They can adversely affect sleep, mood, and work production. The key is to know the symptoms and see your doctor so that appropriate treatment can begin. […]

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Time to Detox: A three day juice fast to jump start your health

Time to Detox
A Three Day Juice Fast to Jump Start Your Health
By Catherine Wilbert, ND, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Mardi Gras is over and the lure of parties and King Cakes are but fond memories with only the lingering inches around our waists to remind us of the weeks of festivities in which we partook. For many, this is a time to finally get back to those New Year’s resolutions. This a good time to get your body off to a fresh start. […]

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Acupuncture for migraine relief

Acupuncture for Migraine Relief

By Ashley Miller, MSTOM, ACA, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Chronic migraine headache is a serious affliction that affects millions of Americans. A migraine is usually described as an intense, throbbing pain, often accompanied by nausea, diarrhea, and sensitivity to light and sound. These episodes can last anywhere from hours to days, often rendering the person unable to continue with their normal daily routine. […]

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Chronic kidney disease, a silent epidemic – Recover Health, LIVING WELL Magazine

CKD- Chronic Kidney Disease – A Silent Epidemic

Courtesy Recover Health, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that lie on either side of the spine in the lower middle of the back – each approximately one million filtering units called nephrons. The main function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess water from the blood. The kidneys process about 200 liters of blood every day and produce about two liters of urine. […]

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The Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia, hidden neurological disorders – The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado

The Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia: Neva’s struggle to overcome these hidden neurological disorders.

Courtesy The Neurosurgery Center of Colorado
Life was good. Neva was completing her graduate studies and had recently married her childhood sweetheart. Together, they enjoyed biking and hiking and were looking forward to starting a family. Then, the headaches began. At first, it was just a dull generalized ache, then, steadily, the pain concentrated in the back of her head. When getting up, she noted a brief dizziness. She pushed on, but other symptoms began to appear. […]

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Get active, get healthy – Humana, LIVING WELL Magazine

Get Active, Get Healthy!

By Randa Anderson-Stice, regional president of Senior Products for Humana in Colorado, Colorado Springs LIVING WELL Magazine

Regular exercise is important to the physical and mental health of everyone, and becomes increasingly essential as we age. Physical fitness not only produces long-term health benefits but also boosts energy levels, improves mood and increases confidence. […]

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Alliance Endoscopy Center on the importance of colon cancer screening – LIVING WELL Magazine

Get Screened for Colon Cancer

By Stephanie Ezzell, Alliance Endoscopy Center, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Alliance Endoscopy Center located in Metairie is a state-of-the-art ambulatory endoscopy center that provides gastroenterology, colorectal and pain management services. This premier facility is staffed by gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons and has an experienced staff of highly regarded nurses. Patient care is their priority, and comfort and privacy is standard practice. […]