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Surviving and Thriving

Health

Over the last two decades breast cancer mortality rates have been steadily decreasing.  Advances in treatment, earlier detection through screening and increased awareness has certainly played a key role in survivorship.  More than 2.5 million women in this country have…

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Necessity: The Mother of Invention

Health

Breast Cancer survivor Lisa Crites turns her experience into something positive Following her bilateral mastectomy in June of 2009, still groggy from surgery, Lisa Crites (October 2009 SpaceCoast Living) received some disappointing news from her surgeon. “When Dr. Diaz told me…

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Mom was Right! Eat Your Fruits & Veggies!

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As a more sedentary society our caloric needs have decreased. But in our modern world, full of pollutants and mental and physical stressors, our bodies have a greater nutrient need. The irony is that modern farming and distribution have lowered…

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It’s Just a Number

Health

In her thirteen years as a practicing anesthesiologist Dr. Kim Zipper saw many patients undergoing surgery for preventable problems. “During that time I would see fifty-five year old female patients that were always on the same three to four medications. …

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Get Fit with Fido

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Those of us who share our lives with four legged friends don’t need scientific data to prove that our pets make us happy and improve the quality of our lives.  But twenty years ago the National Institute of Health put…

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Sun Protection Products for an Active Lifestyle

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Dr. Michael Spicer is revolutionizing the Feel of Sunscreen It’s summer and that means enjoying outdoor activities like golf, tennis and fishing. An important part of any day in the sun is protecting yourself from its damaging rays. But many…

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Get Swimsuit Ready!

Health

Summer and swimsuit season are here! Nutrition is 75% of the fight – It takes a lot of exercise (I mean a lot) to undo a poor nutrition plan. Portion size is the most important component.  Extra portions mean extra…

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Hormones, Sweet Hormones

Health

By: Vanessa Billingsley Some men and women are able to live flourishing, healthy lives by diligently engaging in diet, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and exercise programs.  However, some of us experience that despite our attentive efforts to age gracefully, hormones…

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The Fountains

Health

Active senior community promotes ‘The Art of Living Well’ A decorative wall piece that reads “Just Another Day in Paradise” greets residents and guests each time they enter the main lobby of The Fountains. While on the surface this expression…

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You’re Having a Baby!

Health

Pregnancy is not the time to seek to improve your fitness level or venture into new fitness territory.  It is an important time to keep fit and healthy for you and your baby.  Exercise relieves stress, keeps muscles strong, and…

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