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Improving Senior Nutrition

Improving Senior Nutrition

By Denise S. Pott, LCSW – Assistance Home Care ??Lets Have? Lunch!? Despite living in an area that offers so many meal options, the fact is that many seniors do not get adequate nutrition. It is estimated that up to one million homebound seniors are malnourished. This can lead to …

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So Many Choices ? Only One Right Option Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy

Hormone replacement therapy has been around for decades. Women suffering from reduced hormone levels were prescribed synthetic hormones in an attempt to reduce their symptoms. This century, synthetic hormones came under intense scrutiny when it was discovered that they increased the potential for adverse side effects, including death. Suddenly, bioidentical …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional gastrointestinal disorder affecting 15% of US population.? In diagnosis, there is an absence of any organic disorder, thus no markers or anatomical changes exist.? It involves immune system changes, brain-gut axis involvement, and gastrointestinal microbiology.? Symptomology includes abdominal pain with either constipation, diarrhea, or …

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When Hope Grows Up – Part 4

When Hope Grows Up

Deep down, even within uncertainty and questioning, we know what our truth is. If we are unsure, then that uncertainty is our truth in that moment. Owning our stories means owning all the parts of our story. Owning our stories sometimes means owning that we are unsure at this moment. …

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Viscoelastic Injections

Viscoelastic Injections St. Louis

Arthritis is an informal way of referring to more than 100 types of joint diseases that affect 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis ( OA ), commonly known as the wear and tear arthritis, is …

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Mood Disorders and Addiction

Latest Advances in Treating Addiction

By Arturo C. Taca, Jr., MD Diplomate-American Board of Addiction Medicine Diplomate-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Medical Director- INSynergy Mood disorders such as depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, are so tightly connected to addictive behaviors that it?s difficult to treat one alone and have success with the other. When …

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Understanding Endometriosis

Endometriosis - St. Louis Health and Wellness Magazine

Endometriosis is a common, yet poorly understood disease. It can strike women of any socioeconomic class, age, or race. It is estimated that between 10 and 20 percent of American women of childbearing age have endometriosis. While some women with endometriosis may have severe pelvic pain, others who have the …

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opportunities for people with disabilities

opportunities for people with disabilities - St. Louis

By Melissa Finley Since 1978, Community Living, Inc. has been enriching the lives of people with disabilities so they can achieve their highest potential. The organization does this by providing children and adults with services and programs to allow them to live, learn and work in our community. ?Community Living …

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Women?s Health and Chinese Medicine

Women?s Health and Chinese Medicine

By Jennifer L. Jacoby One of my instructors used to say: ?A woman is never the same from one week to the next, and rightly so.? Women all over the world know this, intuitively. Chinese medicine has acknowledged this openly for millennia. Chinese medicine is an ancient healing practice. Its …

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The Tale of The Wandering Womb

The Tale of The Wandering Womb

Meet the Uterus: The uterus is held in place by several ligaments in the middle of your lower belly. Ligaments damage easily, but, when allowed proper blood flow, they can slowly heal. Ligaments are subject to lengthening and shortening, which allows the uterus to constantly make room for our bodies’ …

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