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Ladies (and Gentlemen), Check Your Thyroid

Posted on April 12, 2012

Ladies (and Gentlemen), Check Your Thyroid   Ever wondered why you had trouble losing weight, had such dry skin, your hair and nails always seem brittle, and your hands and feet seem to be cold when the rest of you feels fine? Did you ever wake up in the morning feeling tired, depressed and you […]

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The Threat of Childhood Obesity

Posted on April 11, 2012

The Threat of Childhood Obesity   Obesity is a major problem in our society, and I especially worry about our children. Not only does it affect their health, but obesity affects a child’s psychological and social behaviors too. A child who overweight may be taunted and bullied, as being overweight is often stigmatized.  Many overweight […]

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You are a miracle!

Posted on March 29, 2012

You are a miracle! I’d like to introduce to you the most amazing person in the world…you! Your attitude about yourself and life is everything.  Have you ever had a “gut feeling” to do something and you didn’t and still to this day regret it? Have you ever been told by people that you have […]

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More Than 1 in 4 American Women Are Taking Mental Health Meds

Posted on November 17, 2011

More Than 1 in 4 American Women Are Taking Mental Health Meds   Have you had anxiety or depression lately? It seems you are not alone. More than 1 in 4 American women took at least one Mental Health Medication last year for conditions like anxiety and depression. The report by Pharmacy Benefits Manager, Medco, […]

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Ways to Spring Clean your Mind

The 7 Dirtiest Surfaces in America

Posted on November 1, 2011

The 7 Dirtiest Surfaces in America   A consumer product company named Kimberly–Clark, released a report recently about the amount of bacteria on public surfaces. The study involved extensive testing in six major United States cities. The company looked for a certain molecule present in all living cells called Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. The company […]

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CDC Study Shows 1 In 25 Teens Take Antidepressants

Posted on October 27, 2011

CDC Study Shows 1 In 25 Teens Take Antidepressants   A study just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is said to be the first to offer statistics on how many teens between the ages of 12 and 17 are on antidepressants. The study revealed that 1 in 25 adolescents are […]

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Read the numbers on your fruit

Posted on October 12, 2011

Read the numbers on your fruit   Produce codes or sticker labels on fruit actually tell us how the fruit has been grown. It can tell whether the fruit was organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides or genetically engineered. The following is numbers you can look for the next time you go […]

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Ways to Spring Clean your Mind

The Viral Storm

Posted on October 4, 2011

The Viral Storm   Dr Nathan Wolfe is a field virologist. He is a scientist and author of a new book called The Viral Storm. His goal is to reveal the identity of the next pandemic or deadly virus before it happens. He looks at himself as a virus hunter who looks for clues and […]

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What is Hope?

Posted on September 1, 2011

What is Hope?   Over the years I have spoken to hundreds of our patients and their families who felt as if hope was the only thing they had left. If you sit and ponder what the word Hope (in the noun sense) means, its hard to give an accurate definition. Hope can mean many […]

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The Reinvention Generation: Who are the Baby Boomers?

Posted on August 17, 2011

According to the United States Census Bureau, Baby Boomers are people who were born between 1946 and 1964. This currently makes all of us in our 40’s, 50’s and 60’s and no longer known as a young adult. We may be labeled now as an adult or senior citizen. Most Baby Boomers may feel they […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon