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Ten qualities of a great assisted living residence
     A n assisted living residence is a good option for seniors who need help with some aspects of daily living, such as cooking meals, taking medication, cleaning the house, and traveling to appointments.The residence also provides a secure environment with emergency call systems in place.When you need more assistance that your family, friends and in-home help can provide, you should consider movin
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Why your internet diagnosis may do more harm than good
     Search online for common symptoms like “headache,”“fever” or “body aches,” and suddenly you may find yourself disinfecting your home and considering a self-imposed quarantine,“just in case.” There is no need to scare yourself into a disease that you don’t have.
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Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition
By Dr. Jennifer J. Adams
     More than 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus to some degree.Tinnitus is the medical term that describes a perception of sound in one or both ears or in a person’s head when there is no external sound present.Tinnitus is more commonly described as a ringing, pulsing, buzzing, roaring, chirping, or a clicking in the ears.
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Replace your missing tooth with a dental implant
     There are many reasons that you many find yourself in need of a tooth replacement. Dental patients of all experiences and backgrounds may be in need of a tooth extraction or repair. Advanced stage gum disease or tooth decay can require a tooth to be extracted, as can trauma to the mouth.
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Treating the chronic effects of automobile accidents with wellness, guidance and care
     Despite all the warnings, regulations and safety precautions, traffic collisions are still a leading cause of pain, injury and suffering across the country. In fact,The National Safety Council estimates that motor vehicle accidents resulted in the deaths of more than 32,000 Americans and another 3.8 million injuries in 2013 alone.
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Having a healthy later-age pregnancy
     A silver lining for some older moms:The genes that allow some women to naturally have children later in life also make it likely these women will live a longer life.
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Life after heart attack
     Thankfully, you’ve survived a recent heart attack.
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Is new FDA-approved weight loss medication Belviq right for you?
     The first new prescription diet drug in 13 years won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 2012, offering a new alternative to aid weight loss.The new drug, called Belviq (lorcaserin), is made by Eisai.Things you need to know about this weight loss pill: How does Belviq work?
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Tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying condition
     More than 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus to some degree.Tinnitus is the medical term that describes a perception of sound in one or both ears or in a person’s head when there is no external sound present.Tinnitus is more commonly described as a ringing, pulsing, buzzing, roaring, chirping, or a clicking in the ears.
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3D mammography: aiding the fight against breast cancer
     A bout 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will get breast cancer at some point.The good news is that many more women today can survive breast cancer when it’s found and treated early.A mammogram remains the gold standard in the detection of breast cancer, detecting breast cancer early, when chances of survival are highest.
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Take 7 steps to supplement caution
Miracles don’t come in pill bottles, so don’t believe everything the label claims. Here’s how to exercise caution when using over-the-counter dietary supplements.
     You can find an over-the-counter dietary supplement for any health concern you have as a mature adult, from bone strength to sexual vitality. Using non-prescription supplements may seem beneficial, and it’s certainly popular among older adults.
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Why are younger men being diagnosed with prostate cancer?
     The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years, according to recent studies. Equally concerning, in these younger men is a higher rate of prostate cancer being more aggressive and therefore more life threatening than in older men.
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Dr. Steven Scherer to speak about Charcot- Marie-Tooth disorder at CentraState Dec. 6
     Central New Jersey residents who have Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disorder, the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy, are invited to attend a support group meeting on Dec. 6 atThe Starr and BarryTobiasAmbulatory Campus at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township.
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