Mild Hearing Loss–What To Do

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About three quarters of Americans age 75 and over have some degree of hearing loss. But, according to the National Institutes of Health, only 20 percent of those who need a hearing aid are wearing one. One reason has to do with image: many seniors worry that a hearing aid will make them look and […]

Save time and money with HealtheVisits

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When you feel sick, the last thing that you want to do is leave your house and drive to an urgent care center or the emergency room. You sit. You wait. You breathe in every else’s germs. When you’ve had the condition before, you know the symptoms. You even have a good idea of what […]

Grilled Salmon Kebob recipe

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These skewers are delicious and nutritious. Try them this holiday weekend! The original recipe can be found here. Ingredients 1 pound salmon filet without skin ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup honey or agave nectar 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root 1 clove of fresh garlic, minced 12 skewers […]

Stop chronic pain with dry needling

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Dry needling? What is that? Being stuck with needles sounds painful. But, many people don’t feel the needle at all. For certain conditions, a trained physical therapist or pain management specialist can use dry needling to relieve myofascial or migraine pain in just a few treatments. During this safe and minimally invasive procedure, specialists insert […]

Advance directives: who will speak for you?

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Imagine waking up from an accident and finding yourself completely paralyzed, unable to breathe without the help of a ventilator. Imagine your family’s anguish when your routine surgery goes awry and they must make a life or death decision for you. Even though these scenarios seem extreme, they happen every day in hospitals in our […]

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