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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Our pets have become full-fledged family members of our households. Are you aware that there are more households with pets (43 million!) than with children? We pamper them with days at the spa, take them on vacations and include them in family pictures. And, like full family members, we grieve for them when they get […]

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Why I call it “ObamaCares”: The Affordable Care Act is a victory for reproductive rights

Congratulations women, families and would-be families across America! Thanks to the President and his administration, women will now have reproductive rights! You see, last week the President resisted pressure from Catholic bishops and the old, white male-dominated Republican establishment and announced his administration’s decision to provide full, free contraceptive coverage under the Preventive Care package […]

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Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late-Practice Health Care Not Disease Care

One major contributor to rising healthcare costs is the perception by the insured public that health care is “free.” This is because most of us never see the bill when we go to the doctor or hospital — it’s sent directly to the insurance company. Because it’s “free,” we might as well take advantage and […]

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More Than Just A Balanced Meal: Why It’s Important To Start Your Kids’ Day With A Healthy Meal

Did you know that one in three children who graduate from elementary school are either overweight or obese? And, not surprisingly, many of these overweight graduates go on to become overweight adults. Obesity is such a public health menace that it’s now being called “the new smoking”; if something isn’t done soon, our kids will […]

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The Scary but Serious Truth About Women and Heart Disease

If I told you that, every year, about the same number of women under the age of 55 die from heart attacks as from breast cancer, would you be surprised? If you are, you’re not alone; most women and many of the doctors who care for them are clueless that a woman’s heart can pose […]

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