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Medication It’s Complicated

By Jean Huelsing RN (Founder of Camp Jump Start®) Is  your local pharmacist part of your medical team? Perhaps he or she should be. Pharmacists play a critical role in health care today.  They are highly educated professionals with earned doctorate degrees.  They know the potential risks and the benefits …

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Improving Outcomes in Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repairs

Rotator Cuff Repairs

By Corey G. Solman, Jr., M.D. Rotator cuff abnormalities are one of the most common disorders encountered by an orthopedic surgeon, especially those who specialize in sports medicine and shoulder surgery.  Millions of people suffer from this problem, and unfortunately many require surgery to correct the problem.  Over the last …

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How To Fulfill Your Parents Wish to Remain at Home

How To Fulfill Your Parents Wish to Remain at Home

By Denise Pott, LCSW, Assistance Home Care When considering in home safety for older adults, prevention is key. Taking measures to avoid accidents and injuries is one of the most important steps in promoting senior health and independence. Be proactive! The first step is to assess the mobility and needs …

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KNEE-D a New Direction?

KNEE-D a New Direction?

New Medical Advances Heal Torn Ligaments Without Surgery If you are an athlete, know an athlete or have ever been involved in sports, you’ve probably heard of the ACL. Most people are familiar with the term ACL, but don’t know exactly what its purpose is or that it is just one of …

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Signs and Symptoms of Substance Dependence and Addiction

featuredDrug abuse affects people from all walks of life and all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs, tolerance and dependency can develop quickly, before the user even realizes the pattern of addiction taking hold. When tolerance becomes full-blown addiction, it can be extremely difficult to stop …

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Take Control

By Jean Huelsing RN (Founder of Camp Jump Start®) Like many people, Carol is anxious at the doctor’s office. She feels out-of-control the minute she walks into the lobby. As a result, she has suffered from “white coat syndrome or hypertension” for years, which is a temporary increase in blood …

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What Seniors Should Know About Kidney Disease

March is National Kidney Month, and MediNurse, St. Louis’ premiere provider of private duty nursing care, wants to educate the public about recognizing the warning signs of kidney disease. Nearly 80,000 Americans die from kidney failure each year. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the most common form of kidney disease, causes …

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Dementia and Your Family

Dementia and Your Family

By Denise Pott, LCSW, Assistance Home Care Many of us fear age related dementia, and worry every time we misplace the car keys.  Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.  Misplacing the car keys is nothing to worry about …

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Everything You Learned About Protein – Forget it!

Everything You Learned About Protein - Forget it!

By Jean Huelsing RN (Founder of Camp Jump Start®) Phil* was determined to keep his New Year’s Resolution to go to the gym. He heard a lot of chatter about the importance of protein, especially among the muscle bound gym rats who can dead lift a small nation. He was curious …

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Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement surgery is regarded by orthopedic surgeons to be one of the greatest orthopedic inventions in history. This procedure predictably improves function and relieves pain in patients who suffer from debilitating hip pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis (when the ball of the hip loses its …

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