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Sleep Apnea: An Alternative to the Mask and Hose

sleep apnea

Dr. Kevin Stock DDS Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) OSA is a sleep disorder where breathing is obstructed or significantly reduced repeatedly throughout the night. These breathing interruptions can last over a minute and can occur hundreds of times every night. The repeated airway blockages disrupt a natural sleep pattern and …

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Burns

Burns

Burns are optimally treated upon thorough assessment.? Assessment entails evaluating cause, depth, area, complications, and associated medical conditions. With complete assessment, burn victims will be treated effectively.? Causes of burns can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or radiation.? Depth of burns can be first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth …

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It?s a New School Year! Learning to Grow with ADHD

Learning to Grow with ADHD

By Jason Rhodes, DC, BCIM It?s hard to believe that the new school year will be here before we know it!? And for some ADD/ADHD kids and their parents, this time can often be associated with anxiety and stress. But setting up some reasonable goals now for the upcoming school …

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New School Year Resolutions

New School Year Resolutions

By? Jean Huelsing RN, BSN, MEd Why wait until January to make your annual resolutions??The start of the school year can be the perfect time to set you family up for a healthier year. Practical planning and practice can improve your child?s and your health in as little as two …

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WHAT IS THE METABOLIC SYNDROME?

WHAT IS THE METABOLIC SYNDROME?

By Osler Guzon, M.D. The metabolic syndrome is constellation of conditions wherein at least three out of the following five problems are present in an individual: Hypertriglyceridemia: having a fasting triglyceride level more than 150 milligrams per deciliter or being treated for high triglycerides. Low HDL-c: having a low fasting …

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Gut Health, Inflammation, and the Link to Major Depression

Gut Health, Inflammation, and the Link to Major Depression

By the time a woman is in her mid-forties, she?s probably experienced at least one major depressive episode. As her body moves into perimenopause, the physical changes, environmental factors, and lifestyle stressors can push the likelihood of depression even higher. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIMH), …

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Working Together

working together

Does your business have job openings? Community Living has well-trained and dependable workers to meet your employment needs! Community Living, Inc., a non-profit organization in St. Charles County, works to enrich the lives of people with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential. This is in every part of …

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When Your Child Asks Why I Don?t Have Kids

When Your Child Asks Why I Don?t Have Kids

At 3 he asked his mom, ?Why don?t Justine and Chad have kids?? His mom replied with a generic, ?Well, they have three dogs instead.? At 6 he asked in front of us at the dinner table, ?Why don?t you have kids?? Before I could answer, his mom said, ?That?s …

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A Chosen Generation of Athletes

A Chosen Generation of Athletes

By Christy Parks Stories seem to come out of the woodwork today about athletes who have ?gone bad?. Driving under the influence, spousal abuse, adultery and team bullying are just a few of the stories we hear that give athletes a ?bad name?. So what is the mark of a …

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Gardasil – Your Protection Against Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer

Every year in the United States, about 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and almost 4,000 die from this disease. Most cases of cervical cancer and all cases of genital warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV vaccines available to protect against the types of HPV that cause …

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