By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Inflammation is both good and bad. When the body is invaded by foreign bacteria, viruses, chemicals, plant pollen, etc. or an injury occurs, white blood cells release specialized proteins into our blood and tissues to clean up debris, fight infection and heal damaged tissues. This...
“We live in a world where we are told to follow our dreams, but we weren’t told how hard it would be to achieve our dreams. For a female in today’s society, there are a lot of things that hold us back from reaching our full potential,” said Marlee...
By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. A lack of energy is one of the most common complaints we hear from new patients before they receive treatment.  And, many of the patients who didn’t mention fatigue or a lack of energy prior to treatment will tell us how surprised they were at...

Stay in Your Lane

By Stephenie Craig, LCSW Do you ever find yourself feeling anxious, irritable and out of control? You’ve got that person who refuses to do things the way you think they should and it’s causing stress in your life and theirs. You believe deep down that if your child, partner, coworker,...
“Every year we try to create awareness of April being National Child Abuse Prevention month and the services that ECCAC can offer to child victims. It is imperative that everyone do their part to help protect children. Prevention is the best protection against child abuse.” Julie Porterfield ECCAC CEO National abuse statistics are alarming. According...
By Kenneth Books There is no cure for Autism Spectrum Disorder. And the expenses for families with a member who has autism are steep. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that, in addition to medical costs, intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism cost $40,000 to $60,000 per child per...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect It’s a love-hate relationship. We eat sweets to celebrate, comfort our souls and give sweets as gifts. Enjoying special moments is a good thing. But even if you’re an occasional sweet eater, you might be eating much more than you think. Sugar is more addictive...
By Eddie Torres, Florida Health Connector The end is near! Not in the mortal sense, but rather, the end of the Open Enrollment Period for predominantly Medicare Advantage plan members in 2022. We will leave the mortality proclamation to the crazy guy wearing the sandwich board roaming various city streets...

Breast Cancer

By Dr. Richard Chern, M.D. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women and the second leading cause of death from cancer in women.  Metastatic breast cancer tends to invade the bone causing intense pain and invades the brain causing dementia and memory loss.  It is not a...
By Todd Craig, LCSW I don’t remember most of my dreams, but I’ll never forget this one. In the dream I am in the third-row seat of a car traveling down a straight highway. I am content with my situation until I am suddenly aware that the car is on...

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