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Okinawan Diet: Eating for Health and Longevity

Okinawan Diet

Okinawa is the largest island in the Ryukyu Islands in Japan.  The people that live there are known to live the longest and healthiest lives of any culture.  Their eating and living practices are easy to follow and can help us create the same longevity in our own lives. What Okinawans …

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Swim Curriculum Changes Take Effect this Month at the Y

Swim Curriculum Changes Take Effect this Month at the Y

Swimming isn’t just a recreational activity. It’s a skill that saves lives. Swimming lessons – for kids and adults – are essential as they instill both an appreciation for water safety AND the knowledge and skills needed to survive in the water. As the largest provider of swimming lessons in …

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Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

Life Doesn’t Have to Fade With Memories

It’s estimated that as many as 5.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or an age-related dementia. The majority – as many as 80 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – receive care in their homes. Some 15 million Americans, most of whom …

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over …

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Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy now available in Lexington

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy now available in Lexington

By Caitlin Gerrald, PA-C – Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center At Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center of Lexington, we devote much of our time and passion to treating chronically ill patients – especially those in pain. We’re proud to offer a wide range of holistic treatments that are …

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Elevated PSA? Know Your Options

Elevated PSA? Know Your Options

Prostate cancer is a very common condition affecting men, primarily those over the age of 65. The American Cancer Society estimates 161,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed in 2017. Fortunately, prostate cancer is usually slow growing and does not present a major health hazard to most men. …

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Step up to better-fitting Kids’ Shoe

Step up to better-fitting Kids' Shoe

For most families, shoes are a major back-to-school investment. So choosing the right shoes – ones that fit properly, wear well and provide good support – is important. Unfortunately, most shoes today are purchased in self-serve shoe stores or even online … leaving parents with a job for which many …

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For Men, Health is About Much More Than the Prostate

For Men, Health is About Much More Than the Prostate

Along with falling leaves, cooler temperatures and Friday night football games, September brings with it an interest in men’s health. Typically this interest centers around prostate cancer but the truth is that disease isn’t the biggest health threat affecting American men. Prostate cancer is dangerous but is almost always slow-growing and …

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Social Media and Teens: Curse or Blessing?

Social Media and Teens: Curse or Blessing?

If you’re the parent of a teen or young adult, you already know that their experience of growing up is vastly different that your experience. That’s the way it’s always been: Older people looking down on younger people, shaking their heads and muttering about “today’s kids.” And still, the human race …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. …

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