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Top Myths of Addiction

myths of addiction

By Arturo C. Taca, Jr., MD | Diplomate-American Board of Addiction Medicine | Diplomate-American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Medical Director- INSynergy 1. Addiction is a choice. FACT: Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines Addiction as …

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Make Your Holidays ?O!? So Marrier

Make Your Holidays ?O!?

Have you lost that lovin? feeling? Ladies, would you really like a better, more satisfying sexual experience as a gift for the holidays? What about your sexual drive? Has it slowly declined over time or did it suddenly diminish? Whether you?ve suffered from vaginal damage due to childbirth or have …

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Creating Moments of Joy for Older Adults

Creating Moments of Joy for Older Adults

By Denise S. Pott, LCSW I have a friend who, at 77 years of age, is afraid to retire.? Its not that he has financial worries or insurance concerns; he?s afraid of boredom.? He says ?I don?t want to just sit in front of the TV?.? Many people share my …

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Warm up this Holiday Season with Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage

Modern-day life is stressful. Work and relationships are just two of the multiple causes of tension in our lives, and that tension can work its way into our muscles, joints or lower back, leaving us feeling like we’ve been pummeled in a heavyweight boxing match. It can keep us up …

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Why We Gain Weight As We Age

Why We Gain Weight As We Age

It?s no surprise that obesity in the United States continues to be a growing problem. And to add ?insult to injury?, we lose muscle cells as we age. These muscles continue to shrink and the ones that we are left with are just ?worn out.? We need those muscles because …

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TRANSPLANT – Understanding the life of a healthy transplant patient

TRANSPLANT

Transplants save lives.? Various organ transplantations occur each year.? Thus far since 1954, 350,000 kidney transplants have occurred in the United States alone.? The main goals include long-term patient survival with minimal quality of life reductions secondary to rejections, infections, and therapy adversities. Rejection is described as the recipient?s organ …

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Do You Have It?? What are Your Options? By Dr. Kevin Stock, DDS ?What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?? Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder where breathing is cut off or significantly reduced repeatedly throughout the night. These breathing interruptions can last over a minute and can occur …

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Your Skin and Chronic Pain Relief

Your Skin and Chronic Pain Relief

Anyone who has suffered from chronic pain knows how debilitating it can be. Chronic pain can not only sap your strength, but it can prevent freedom of movement, and even freedom of thought as your mind constantly focuses on the unrelenting pain. Sometimes treating chronic pain is worse that the …

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Hope with a Catch

Hope with the Catch

Of course I don?t believe hope needs to die but good God do I wish people would take their rainbows and fairy dust hope and stop shoving it down our throats. Sometimes it is hard, the struggle is real and the dark, freaking dark. Hope is flung around as a …

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Qi and Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine

By Jennifer L. Jacoby, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., Dipl. C.H. ?So, how does acupuncture work?? As an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, I am asked this question almost every day, by current patients as well as people who are simply curious. My answer is always the same. To understand Chinese medicine, and …

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