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Medical Helicopters Deliver Speedy Care

“No traffic and 140 miles per hour makes a big difference.” When it comes to medical emergencies, that difference can mean life or death. Helicopter pilot David Ellis knows from experience. “We run like a fire department. We have a nurse, pilot and medic... Continue Reading

The Human Brain: Understanding Epilepsy

Understanding Epilepsy

When Karen St. Marie's son, Erick Gordon, was diagnosed with epilepsy, she saw it as an important opportunity to reach out to the community of people who struggle with the disease – and even those who don't. Spreading education, awareness and support became the... Continue Reading

How you eat holiday candies can be as important as which candies you eat. Read the article for details ... save your teeth :)

Prevent Tooth Decay on Halloween

My younger brother Stevie had Halloween candy until Easter and Easter candy until Halloween. That would not have been the case had I been able to uncover his stash, try as I did. Frustrated with my inability to locate and raid his trove, I'd ravage... Continue Reading

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Is Chemo Necessary for Breast Cancer?

As physicians learn more about the makeup of breast cancer cells, longtime ideas about how to treat breast cancer are shifting. The type of breast cancer cells is driving treatment plans and leading breast cancer doctors to forgo chemotherapy in some instances. Dr. Jennifer... Continue Reading

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Preventing Cervical Cancer

The incidence of cervical cancer, once one of the most common causes of death in women, has dropped by 70 percent in the past 30 years, primarily because of the screening test known as the pap smear. However, Dr. Jacqueline Moore of Women's Health Partners pointed out... Continue Reading

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Emergency Room Disaster Preparedness

We all know what a hospital emergency room – an ER – is. It's the first place you turn to for medical attention when a personal disaster strikes. But what if a catastrophe, natural or man-made – such as a hurricane or a mass shooting – forced all of our hospitals... Continue Reading

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A Dog's Purpose

Some dogs undergo extensive training so they will be able to complete tasks that people can't handle themselves, while others help out simply by being dogs. There obviously is a distinct difference between service dogs and therapy dogs, but the end result is... Continue Reading

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Summerville Estates frees up its residents so they can do the things they enjoy, like socializing

Summerville Estates Focuses on Being Social

Many residents say being part of an independent living community has encouraged them to become more outgoing and active, says Gloria Burkmier, community manager of Summerville Estates. Residents often organize get-togethers such as shopping trips or movie... Continue Reading

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Simply Seniors Offers Peace of Mind

Caring for an elderly family member can feel overwhelming, especially when that family member has a medical condition. Although it may be difficult, sometimes the best thing that can be done for a loved one is to turn to the trained professionals who can... Continue Reading

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Cure the Tired Look with Dr. Gene Howard

Droopy and puffy upper and lower eyelids can happen at any age. It starts in the 20s and in people with bad allergies, but gradually gets worse in the 30s and 40s and so on as people age. Dr. Gene Howard says as people age a thin sheet that keeps protective... Continue Reading

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Sweetgrass Court Offers the Bridge to Rediscovery

The Bridge to Rediscovery is a program used at Sweetgrass Court, a memory care community located in Mount Pleasant, that puts a great deal of focus on the theories of Montessori education among its residents. Montessori is defined as a method of education... Continue Reading

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Ease the Move to Assisted Living with Wellmore

The transition to assisted living for a senior citizen can be challenging enough, for the individual as well as the family. When additional care needs arise, being able to accommodate those needs at one facility eases additional stress that could adversely... Continue Reading

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Amada Helps Seniors With Planning

Planning for the future comes naturally for some. For others, it is a bit more complex, especially as life's challenges unfold – even more so when health care related concerns start to take center stage and life's uncertainties arise. As we age, planning for... Continue Reading

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Dentists Giving Back at Smiling Oak Dentistry

Dr. Bethany Harbin is no stranger to the concept of volunteerism. Summer 2017, for example, found the busy dentist in Jamaica – and she wasn't working on her tan. Instead, she spent a week treating locals, many of whom hadn't seen a dentist "in a... Continue Reading

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