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What is Alcoholism?

What is Alcoholism

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) wishes to increase public awareness and understand ing on alcohol abuse and alcohol rehabilitation by declaring April as Alcohol Awareness Month. In its 28th year, Alcohol Awareness Month looks to break the stigma about alcohol rehabilitation, which often prevents individuals and …

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Let’s Get Safe Products in the Hands of Everyone…

Get Safe Products

By Melia Hord Most people don’t know what they don’t know.  In a world of technology, the internet and social media, we can search for just about any information we want if we put any effort into it.  Or we could wait till someone tells us. Or better yet, just wait …

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Wellness is a direction

Wellness is a direction

By Sonja Gregory “If only I could lose five pounds! Then I’d be happy. “  What a common saying! But wellness is a direction, not just a destination. Sometimes it can be hard to look at what we do have. Wherever we find ourselves now, can we be happy with …

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You don’t have to give in to hair loss

hair loss

Hair loss can affect every part of life: from self-image and confidence to romantic and professional relationships. Hair is an extremely important part of who we are, what we think about ourselves, and how others see us. Hair can even provide clues about overall health. It may surprise you to learn …

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Colon Cancer is Preventable

Colon Cancer IS Preventable

The first step to prevent colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Knowing that you are at risk will help motivate you to take the necessary steps to prevent it. Even if you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease …

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Should you consider an independent college consultant?

independent college consultant

Today’s college admissions process is complicated and competitive. More and more families are seeking the assistance of independent college consultants/counselors to ensure their student selects the college or university that will be the best fit for them. Applications and procedures vary widely, and it is all too easy to become …

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The Perfect Fit

The Perfect Fit

Technological advances result in a new knee, new life It was a case of once bitten, twice shy. Because of the excruciating recovery process from her first conventional knee replacement, Teddie Staley was putting off the second for as long as she could. But in late 2012, she called her orthopedic …

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Your Child’s First Visit to the Orthodontist

First Visit to the Orthodontist

By Clifford Lowdenback, D.M.D., M.S. By the age of 7, the first permanent molars and the permanent incisors have begun to erupt, which can give indications for future dental development.  Problems such as crowding, excessive overbite, protruding teeth and developmental crossbites can be addressed at this early age to help improve …

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WHAT MAKES A PLASTIC SURGEON? – A Personal Story

WHAT MAKES A PLASTIC SURGEONT

The pivotal moment sending me on the path to a practice of Plastic Surgery occurred in the wee hours of the morning in late 1972. Eight hours of a grueling team effort to save a young man shot at close range had just been unsuccessful. The family had waited all those …

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