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Diabetes – A Deadly Secret

Diabetes – A Deadly Secret

By Heather Branch, RN, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Diabetes is more prevalent in the community than most realize. Over 25 million Americans have diabetes. In 2007, total diagnosed diabetes cost the U.S. $174 million. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness, nontraumatic lower limb amputation and kidney failure. The risk for stroke is two to four times higher for diabetics. […]

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The benefits of exercise in your later years

The benefits of exercise in your later years
Courtesy of Fitness Expo, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
When most people hear the word fitness, they wince with the thought of hard work and unpleasant exercises that leave the wind knocked out of them. However, living an active life is actually a lot easier than you’d think. If you ease into it slowly, the benefits will have you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner. […]

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Sharpen your memory

Sharpen Your Memory
By Diane LaPlace, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Scientists once believed that growing new brain cells was impossible for adults – that once they disappeared, they were gone for good. However, researchers at Princeton University turned conventional wisdom on its head. […]

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Don’t be Scared: Reverse Mortgages Bring Great Value

Don’t be Scared: Reverse Mortgages Bring Great Value
By Carl Benefield, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
Underwriting. Oh, boy! Does that mean I have to give up my first born? If you have refinanced or purchased a piece of residential property in the last five years and obtained a conventional mortgage, you know what I’m talking about. The credit market has tightened up so much that every loan is full documentation. […]

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Personalized Medicine Meets Your Needs

Personalized Medicine Meets Your Needs

By Scott Vallee, R.Ph., Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine

Do you have exactly the same needs and wants as everyone else you know? Of course not. Then why do you have to settle for “one size fits all” treatment for your health? Most drugs today are mass-produced, mass-marketed medications. While standard prescription drugs have their place, sometimes you may need something different. On those occasions, compounded medications may be the best alternative. […]

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The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility

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The Role of a Physical Therapist in a Skilled Nursing Facility
By Nicole B. Fleming, PT, DPT, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
The role of a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility is to promote, maintain and restore physical function within the neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and the cardiopulmonary systems. When a patient is admitted, an evaluation is performed and a plan of care is established to improve their endurance, mobility, balance, and strength. […]

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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. […]