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The Cardiovascular Decline of Our Kids

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30 Ways to Make This Summer Different Than All the Others

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Enjoying Food, or Eating Emotionally?

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Bureaucracy healthcare

By Robert E. Grant, CONCIERGE KEY Health Founder and CEO The history of the U.S. government meddling in healthcare is long, dating back at least as far as the early 1900s, when special interest groups began lobbying politicians to reduce competition and increase favorable legislation. Since then, the U.S. healthcare sector has been subject to …

knee replacement

Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most reliable operations for patients with end-stage knee diseases, research shows. When anti-inflammatory medications and other treatment options don’t suffice, knee surgery provides a excellent solution. There are about 700,000 knee replacement procedures performed annually in the United States, and that number is expected to 3.48 million …

Written by Jane Nelsen, EdD; Joy Marchese, MA, CPDT, and Kristina Bill One problem with praise and rewards is that they work. Not only that; kids love both, and will often behave better to receive them. Yikes! But hang on, what are our children learning long-term? They are learning to “behave” well to receive validation …

obesity pharmacotherapy

Once someone chooses to lose weight, the thought of losing the most weight in the shortest period is often the expectation. It may or may not be realistic, and the motivation may be different for each individual, but overall the common request from my patient is this: “Doctor, what is the magic pill?” My experience …

helping addicts

One of the hardest situations that a family can face is having a loved one suffering from addiction. Families face a huge dilemma, in which they want to show love and support for their suffering loved one, but that loved one isn’t getting better and often seems to be getting worse. The question families need …

boredom

Boredom Is a Rousing Issue After All Everybody has experienced boredom— an uninteresting class, a long drive, or a monotonous workday can easily incite those feelings of apathy and disinterest. But boredom comes in varying shapes and sizes, and so do boredom’s consequences. What causes feelings of boredom? According to Psychology Today, a novel experience …

CBD hemp

Cannabis just can’t seem to stay out of the news, but despite the attention, misperception still clouds around the plant. Many hear words like “hemp” and “marijuana” and “cannabis” and assume they are all the same thing. Others argue about potential health benefits of each. From those advocating a particular valuable component of cannabis comes …

halotherapy

By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD (Proactive Health Labs) You are probably familiar with how uncomfortable it is to get salt in your eye or in an open wound. So the idea of breathing in salt as a form of therapy might not sound very appealing. Also called halotherapy (the word “halo” is a Greek prefix that …

CPAP alternative

For the millions with sleep apnea, the traditional treatment option is a CPAP machine. While CPAP is often effective, patients struggle to continue using it. Many patients become non-compliant, and then the symptoms and risks associated with poor sleep return, such as increased risk for heart attack, stroke, weight gain, high blood pressure and heart …

Men and suicide mental health

Written by Dr. Salvatore Giorgianni, PharmD and Armin Brott, MBA Far too many American males are caught up in a storm of under-recognized, under-diagnosed, and poorly treated mental health issues, whose consequences play out in tragic headlines every day. They also play out—more quietly, yet more devastatingly—in homes and communities across the country. To get …