Mind & Body

From the latest in medical technology to finding ways to de-stress after a long day's work, our Mind & Body features are full of useful information.


11/30/2018 12:57:59 PM
It may not get as cold in Southwest Louisiana as it does farther north, but winter can derail your normal fitness routine. Dr. Alex Anderson, primary care sports medicine specialist with Imperial Health Center for Orthopaedics says you shouldn’t let cooler temperatures be an excuse not to exercise. "Although research has shown that athletes are more likely to suffer muscle and joint trauma when exercising in cold weather, there is no reason you can’t safely maintain a workout schedule in the winter.”
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11/30/2018 12:55:48 PM
Audrey Hepburn once said, "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”  Volunteering time and talent not only helps others; it also helps the one giving back.
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11/30/2018 12:50:47 PM
The most wonderful time of the year can also bring about some not-so-jolly health problems. All the things we love about the holidays – shopping, parties, visiting with family and friends, eating and drinking – can also have a negative impact on your health.
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11/30/2018 12:45:50 PM
One of the leading reasons dieters fail is because they have trouble sticking to diets that specify which foods to eat. An recent eating trend that doesn’t tell you what to eat, but when to eat, is quickly gaining popularity. Intermittent fasting (IF) makes many claims, but weight loss advocates say it is this distinction that makes it a top choice of successful "losers.”
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11/30/2018 12:41:10 PM
Most people look forward to the holidays each year because the season promises excitement, joy, and general merriment; but with all the inherent busyness, the holidays can also be quite stressful. Consider the following suggestions to help you relax and fully enjoy the holiday season.
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11/1/2018 11:47:39 AM
For most of us, it’s hard enough to include exercise into a normal schedule. But when shopping, parties, decorating, and extra cooking and baking projects are added in, it can seem almost impossible. Almost.
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11/1/2018 11:29:56 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40% of Americans live with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Louisiana ranks 4th in the nation for percentage of adults (13.6%) with diabetes. The good news is that, generally, especially with type II diabetes, these startling statistics can be changed through education and lifestyle changes, specifically diet, exercise, and weight loss. For those who already have the disease, they can learn and make changes that will improve their quality of life. And that is what this special section is all about. Read on . . . 
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10/2/2018 9:09:01 PM
The Centers for Disease Control Foundation estimates that each year, on average, five to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu, tens of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die from flu-related symptoms. While flu season periods vary, the disease generally begins around October, peaks in December, and lingers through late winter and sometimes into early spring. So, now’s the time to gather your arsenal of weapons to battle this bane of otherwise healthy people. A good place to start is here with our Flu Forecast. In this special section, you’ll read about how to avoid the flu in public spaces such as the workplace, differentiating cold vs. flu, and debunked flu myths.
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10/2/2018 9:03:16 PM
Hearing loss is a common problem among older adults. According to the National Institute on Aging, about a third of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss, as do almost half of those age 75 or older.

Also common is the belief that hearing loss is an inevitable part of the aging process. But is it?

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10/2/2018 8:53:55 PM
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, prompting us to consider the health of "the girls.” In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. While we think of breast cancer as a women’s disease, men can also be at risk. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000, with 2,550 new cases expected in men in 2018. In this special section, we highlight the latest technologies to diagnose breast cancer, as well as tips to help prevent the disease.
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8/28/2018 12:04:44 PM
If you’ve never been able to figure out why your athletic performance suffers during certain seasons, you may be relieved to learn that it may not be you; it might be your allergies.
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8/28/2018 11:33:01 AM
In this special section, Thrive offers tips on how you can be your best – physically and emotionally -- and lead an enjoyable, productive life well into your "mature” years.
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8/6/2018 12:37:22 PM
Summer’s not over yet, and soaring temperatures can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, which can affect your heart. These risks increase when the humidity is above 70 percent and the temperature is above 70 degrees F. Heat and humidity interfere with the body’s natural cooling process.
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8/6/2018 12:35:18 PM
The City of Lake Charles, in partnership with Remote Area Medical (RAM), a free mobile medical clinic, will host "RAM: Operation Healing and Restoration,” a historic and much-needed opportunity for thousands of residents in the community to receive free dental, vision, and medical care in Lake Charles on September 15 and 16, 2018 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. This is the first ever event of its kind in the state of Louisiana.
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8/6/2018 12:32:24 PM
For over 50 years, The Eye Clinic has prided itself on being the leading provider of comprehensive eye care in Southwest Louisiana. In keeping with that standard of excellence, the group is thrilled to announce the opening of the Retina Center at The Eye Clinic and to welcome retina specialist, Dr. Jonathan Perkins to their practice.
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7/4/2018 10:48:11 PM
Physical literacy is a relatively new buzzword in the fitness industry. Because of the decline nationwide in children engaging in physical exercise, many children aren’t getting the opportunity to develop confidence and coordination in physical activities. Physical literacy addresses this growing need with targeted programs designed to motivate young people, encourage a desire for fitness, and enhance a child’s ability when it comes to movement skills. 
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7/4/2018 10:46:03 PM
At the first mention of the word orthodontist or orthodontics, people’s minds automatically turn to the thought of braces. But did you know that orthodontists do much more than that? While braces tend to be their main practice, they actually perform many services that aim to properly align teeth and reposition the jaw. Dr. Robert Lamb, orthodontist with Oak Park Dental in Lake Charles, provides some insight on the variety of conditions orthodontics can remedy as well as the many tools of the trade. 
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7/4/2018 10:42:27 PM
To help alleviate and manage pain, patients often receive prescription medications — many of them powerful opioids. While opioids are appropriate for the management of acute pain in the short term, their role in the management of chronic pain is very problematic.
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7/4/2018 10:37:40 PM
For years sugar has been blamed for a large variety of frustrating behaviors—hyperactive children, expanding waistlines, headaches, three o’clock energy crashes, poor nutrition. When it comes to tooth decay, we looked to sugar once again, quick to blame it for all our tooth-decaying woes. But sugar does not stand alone when it comes to causing cavities, according to pediatric dentist Eric Sanders, DDS.
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5/31/2018 10:33:59 AM
While you may identify your occupation with what you do for a living, your life is actually made up of many occupations. Playing outside with your children, painting a picture, baking your favorite dish, typing on a keyboard – the meaningful, everyday activities that fill your days.
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5/31/2018 10:30:27 AM
As annoying as it can be, coughing is a valuable weapon in the body’s self-defense arsenal. Coughing keeps airways clear by quickly expelling intruders from the lower respiratory system, primarily the throat and upper lungs. If dust, fluid, viruses, bacteria, or other substances irritate or block any part of this region, the cough reflex takes immediate action.
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5/31/2018 10:18:45 AM
It’s a fact that men tend to die at a younger age than women. (The current life expectancy for men is 76 compared to 81 for females.) Studies show a mix of factors contribute to men’s earlier demise – men tend to take more risks, are less socially connected, and have more dangerous jobs than women. But there’s another simple and avoidable reason: Men don’t visit doctors as often as women.
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5/3/2018 10:33:47 PM
Lake Charles Memorial Health System held a ribbon cutting last month for its new $19 million behavioral health hospital in South Lake Charles. 
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5/3/2018 10:30:00 PM
If you want to see clearly into your future, you may want to change your diet, develop an exercise regimen, buy a new pair of shades, and throw out the salt, among other things. 
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5/3/2018 10:25:27 PM
Nobody wants them, but about 60 percent of the American population has them—varicose veins.  The purple and occasionally bulging lines on your legs and ankles are a result of the vein disease venous insufficiency. Veins become dilated and twist making it difficult to stand, walk, work, or enjoy your favorite activities.
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5/3/2018 10:21:41 PM
Lack of sleep and being female seem to go together. Sleep is affected by the changes that happen throughout a woman’s life, from hormones, to ovulation and pregnancy, and then menopause. The one constant throughout these evolutions seems to be sleep difficulties. 
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5/3/2018 10:12:06 PM
May is a great month to focus on women's wellness. Read on for some great information!
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4/2/2018 10:52:49 PM
Kevin Gillette is the new Director of Tennis at Gray Plantation Sports Club. He will head up the tennis program at the club’s 10-court facility in the Graywood area of Lake Charles.
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4/2/2018 10:50:18 PM
If you’ve ever considered hiring a personal trainer but you aren’t sure what to expect if you do, the answer, in part, is up to you.

That’s because personal trainers don’t use a one-size-fits-all exercise plan. Instead, your trainer will develop an individualized plan to help you achieve your unique fitness goals. 

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4/2/2018 10:46:44 PM
Doctors have a reputation for having horrible handwriting. But whether there’s any truth to that old stereotype may not matter much, as the large majority of prescriptions these days are electronic rather than handwritten.

Doctors’ oral communication skills, on the other hand, are terribly important. Day in and day out, they communicate with patients, explaining diagnoses, treatment options, and potential side effects.

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3/7/2018 3:39:53 PM
Time giveth, and time taketh away. Perhaps that’s not exactly how the line goes, but nevertheless, an hour is taken away each spring with daylight saving time. 

Clocks move ahead one hour and many Americans are bleary-eyed for days.

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3/5/2018 2:16:40 PM
Dr. John Noble Jr., orthopaedic surgeon with the Center for Orthopaedics, is the first physician in Southwest Louisiana to use Lipogems, a treatment which uses the patient’s own fat tissue to promote healing the natural way.
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3/5/2018 2:12:37 PM
It wasn’t that long ago that the word "cryotherapy” would have brought to mind futuristic images of a sci-fi laboratory and top-secret government equipment.
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3/5/2018 2:09:48 PM
Overwhelmed, overworked, and out of time -- those are the three biggest complaints that Angela Tezeno hears from her clients when describing their daily problems. Tezeno, a Lake Charles native and Calcasieu Parish schoolteacher, is also an author and life coach for women. Her comprehensive program, Cura Your Life™, is designed to help women achieve their goals and balance daily life.
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1/31/2018 9:53:43 PM
For those with varicose veins, a condition in which veins enlarge and become painful due to the excess pressure in the vascular system of the legs, harsh winter temperatures could present some challenges in managing the condition. 
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1/31/2018 9:49:30 PM
You’ve heard it all before — eat a nutritious diet, exercise, drink alcohol in moderation, and don’t smoke to help keep your heart and body healthy. 

It’s true, all these things are important. There’s a reason, after all, that they’re recommended time and time again. But they aren’t the only steps you can take to keep your heart healthy.

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1/31/2018 9:33:42 PM
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every four deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease. Most of those can be attributed to coronary heart disease. Also known as coronary artery disease, or CAD, it’s caused by a buildup of cholesterol and other substances in the arteries that can eventually block blood flow.
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1/5/2018 4:15:14 PM
Gym regulars know: January at the gym is jam-packed. A rush of New Year’s resolution-makers with the best of intentions swarm the weight room, fill the exercise classes, and grab coveted spots on the cardio machines.
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1/5/2018 4:09:38 PM
You’re ready to kick off a fitness routine. And, you’re not alone. You’ll join most every other American in making that time-honored New Year’s Resolution to get in shape.  
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1/5/2018 3:53:32 PM
As you strive to achieve your fitness goals, a well-stocked gym bag can help you along in that process. Consider packing the following items before you head to your next exercise class.
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12/2/2017 2:59:20 PM
During the holiday season, sweets surround us. At home, at work and at holiday parties, sugary treats are there to tempt us.

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12/2/2017 2:54:46 PM

Holiday decorating and shopping may sound like perfectly safe activities, but oftentimes they’re not. That’s because some of us do much more lifting, carrying, and ladder-climbing during the holiday season than at any other time, and those activities increase our risk for injury.

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12/2/2017 2:52:13 PM
Love, happiness, and cozy contentment are all synonymous with the holiday season. But what if that way of life wasn’t limited to just one month of cheer?
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11/2/2017 4:20:05 PM
When Roland LaComb was in his 20s, his father, at age 46, died of polycystic kidney disease. The loss marked a turning point for LaComb in more ways than one. Not only was his father gone, but he knew it was time to find out whether he had the disease too.
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11/2/2017 4:16:08 PM
Giving back to the community is always important, but this is especially true around Thanksgiving. While most people look forward to spending time with family and friends feasting on turkey and stuffing and watching the parades and football games, for others it’s a very different story. Many people are alone this time of year. Others are homeless. Some are sick. Sadly, not everyone has a place to go and people with whom they can spend the holiday. 
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11/2/2017 4:11:23 PM
Over five million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease. It is a devastating illness that robs victims of their memories and ability to communicate. Art and music have been proven effective ways to help people communicate and express themselves, particularly individuals who can’t communicate well verbally. Some research has even suggested it slows the development of Alzheimer’s and helps patients remember and recall information easier. Consequently, senior care facilities often use music or art therapy to help people deal with their illness.
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10/2/2017 10:36:12 PM
Hormones and the news about hormones have one thing in common: they tend to wildly fluctuate. For years, many women went on hormone therapy upon reaching menopause as a common way for controlling symptoms such as hot flashes, emotional highs and lows, risk for osteoporosis, and many others.
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10/2/2017 10:33:32 PM
Most of us look forward to fall. Kids return to school, temperatures drop, and fall festivals provide weekend entertainment. Unfortunately, autumn also marks the beginning of flu season.
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10/2/2017 10:27:43 PM
Knowledge is power, and what could be more powerful than finding out if you have genetic risk factors that cause breast cancer? Knowing this could change everything when it comes to the "c-word.” If you knew that you had a greater risk for breast cancer, you would likely take steps to get frequent screenings while implementing preventative measures. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and with any type of cancer, knowing your personal risk factors is key. 
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9/1/2017 12:38:34 PM
According to the American Cancer Society, ovarian cancer is the 8th most common cancer among women in the United States (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). However, it is the 5th most common cause of cancer deaths in women.
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9/1/2017 12:35:18 PM
It’s said that you’re never really "old” until you start having balance issues, and that you can always tell a person’s physical age by how well they move around without falling, or experiencing fear of falling. Getting out of your car, walking through a store, opening a door, and putting on pants all require balance and coordination, which are an important part of everyday life. Approximately 12.5 million Americans over the age of 65 have a dizziness or balance problem that significantly interferes with their lives.
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9/1/2017 12:31:56 PM
Would you like to improve your memory, flexibility, lower your stress level, boost your mood and energy level?  Most Americans would say "Yes!” immediately. You might be surprised to find out that it’s all possible through exercise.
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9/1/2017 12:25:57 PM
A national lifetime achievement award, an endowed university chair, a rehabilitation facility named in his honor, recognition as citizen of the year in his home town and countless patients positively impacted by the care he and those he has helped educate have provided. It’s quite an impressive legacy, and one that semi-retired David Drez Jr., MD, recognized as a leading national expert in the orthopaedic and sports medicine fields, doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking or talking about. 
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8/3/2017 11:56:44 AM
Soft-spoken Clare Biagas, age 85 of Lake Charles, never expected to make history, but that’s exactly what she did when she became the first patient to undergo a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with the SAPIEN 3 valve at The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital. TAVR is the latest minimally-invasive, life-saving innovation for patients who have been determined by a heart team to be inoperable, intermediate or high-risk for open heart surgery.
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8/3/2017 11:54:08 AM
Our feet carry us through every step of our lives. Although sometimes neglected or overlooked, the human body’s lowest extremities are complex and changes can often send alerts for the body’s overall health, according to Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics and director of the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency. "It’s not uncommon at all for a patient to come in for a concern about their foot – pain or a change in appearance – and that actually be a symptom of a different health problem. Your feet can serve as an early warning system for more serious health concerns if you pay attention to them.”
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8/3/2017 11:51:15 AM
Pain or discomfort in the legs at night can be uncomfortable, disrupting sleep and causing anxiety. Two of the conditions that can cause these symptoms are restless leg syndrome (RLS) and nocturnal leg cramps. Although they both cause discomfort in the legs at night, pinpointing which one is occurring can help the patient find relief and much needed rest. 
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7/5/2017 9:52:02 AM
Runny nose, persistent cough, scratchy throat . . . is it possible you have a common cold in the heat of summer? While it is true that most colds occur in cooler months, they can indeed show their nasty selves in the summer, as well. And why is it that summer colds seem to be worse in severity than colds in the winter? Possibly it is because we aren’t expecting a cold in the summer. We’re caught off guard, especially when we’re busy enjoying our vacation and the summer sunshine. Who has time in the summer to stay home in bed?
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7/5/2017 9:46:38 AM
You may or may not love it, but you know you need it; even more so in these hot summer months when we lose a lot of water through perspiration. Water is essential for our bodies to function properly. Staying hydrated helps the human body regulate temperature, lubricate joints, protect sensitive tissue, and get rid of waste. In addition to functionality, there are many other health benefits that come with staying hydrated.
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7/5/2017 9:41:54 AM

Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute.

Researchers have found that music therapy provides a diversion from negative feelings and helps manage the pain of not only adults, but of children with developmental, physical, behavioral, and neurological disabilities.


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6/1/2017 12:52:57 PM
Men blame it on everything from their fathers to their hormones. And they would be right. The truth is, male pattern baldness, which afflicts two-thirds of American men over the age of 35, is the result of genetics and the male sex hormone androgen. But if sporting a chrome dome in public isn’t something you’re comfortable with, there are solutions.
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6/1/2017 12:48:10 PM
One article says this, and new research says that. Your totally bulked-up neighbor recommends doing one thing, but you overheard your co-worker bragging about his success with just the opposite approach.  How’s a guy supposed to sort through all the information to find a fitness plan that works for him?  
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6/1/2017 12:43:49 PM
Statistics show that some 15 million Americans don’t work a typical nine-to-five schedule. These employees, aka shift workers, who punch in for graveyard or rotating shifts, are more prone to numerous health hazards, from heart attacks to obesity. New research, published in Endocrinology, shows shift work may also have serious implications for the brain.
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5/5/2017 1:40:26 PM

Whether you prefer a relaxing day on the beach or an afternoon on the golf course, enjoying the warmth of sunshine is one of the great things about summertime. Getting a sun-kissed glow is one of the side benefits . . . or is it? Unfortunately, those sunrays aren’t kind to the skin. "Many people think a little color to the skin makes a person look healthier, but if they knew the damage the sun causes to the skin, they would avoid it,” says Lee Miller, MD, board certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon with Dermatology Associates of Southwest Louisiana.


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5/5/2017 1:35:19 PM

High blood pressure plays a contributing role in more than 15% of deaths in the United States, according to a Harvard study. The American Heart Association reports approximately 30% of Americans suffer from high blood pressure, but don’t know it.


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5/5/2017 1:27:37 PM

Between the never ending piles of laundry, the chauffeuring of children to their various activities, and keeping the homestead in tip-top shape to the weekly meals prepared for the family, and for many, a full-time job, staying on top of health matters can fall to the bottom of a to-do list. In truth, your health is the best gift you can give yourself and your loved ones, so it is imperative you make time to take care of yourself in addition to taking care of everyone else. Consequently, the Department of Health and Human Services has made May 8, 2017 National Women’s Check-Up Day.


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4/5/2017 12:23:23 PM

A single note of a melodic gong commences Miranda Fontenot’s Yin Yoga class. Quiet music with peaceful nature sounds plays in the background. Infused essential oils scent the air. "Namaste.” As she calmly voices instructions, Miranda walks among her students, helping them attain proper postures. She encourages them to relax into the positions.



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4/5/2017 12:17:45 PM

When you think of great places for cycling you may think of France, Amsterdam, and California . . . but could Southwest Louisiana be included on that list? Thanks to a push by an unprecedented number of organizations, governments, and businesses, this region is buzzing with bicycle advocacy, bike lane construction, and group rides on any kind of bicycle you can think of.Below are some groups, events, and locations that will encourage you to dust off your 10-speed, pump up the tires, and hit the road.



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4/5/2017 12:16:03 PM

How many times have you visited The Art Walk and wished that you, too, could create something like the masterpieces that hang in the Gallery by the Lake or The Art Shop? If those particular skills seem beyond your reach, you may be mistaken. Lake Chares is home to several different studios that can stoke your creative fires and help you achieve the results you want with the artistic outlet of your choice.



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3/9/2017 9:28:10 AM

We’ve all heard the expression, "It is better to give than to receive.” Who doesn’t appreciate that warm fuzzy feeling when we give to those in need, be it our time, energy, or money? Generosity provides the giver a sense of purpose and increases one’s self-esteem. It improves relationships and promotes social connections. The act of giving not only helps others, but is in your best interest physically, as well! Recent studies show that generosity is good for our bodies as well as our minds. Here’s a rundown of the physical health benefits of generosity.



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3/9/2017 9:26:24 AM

The Revolution of Fitness Apps

Fitness trackers have come a long way since those first pedometers that merely counted the steps you took while clipped to your waistband. Now many people use some sort of activity tracker, whether it be a Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or one of the countless fitness-tracking cell phone apps that exist. These apps are developed to help users achieve their fitness and health goals easier. With so many readily accessible apps available, it can be a challenge to determine which one is best for you. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular fitness apps available.



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3/9/2017 9:24:59 AM

First impressions count. The first moments of meeting someone or experiencing something new sets the stage for everything else from that point.



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2/6/2017 4:47:15 PM

In this season of candy hearts and dozens of roses, the feeling of being alone can be magnified when set against the backdrop of coupledom. The empty ache of loneliness can take root within you and make simple daily tasks draining and unfulfilling. In fact, psychologists say that the pain of loneliness can be as real as the pain of thirst or hunger. If you are experiencing loneliness, have courage. With a little effort you can overcome your feelings of isolation.



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2/6/2017 4:44:27 PM

When you think of the typical patient in an orthodontist's office, an awkward middle schooler with a mouth full of metal brackets may come to mind, but things have changed. Not only are more adults seeking a straighter smile in record numbers, there are more choices than ever in materials for achieving the results they want.



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2/6/2017 4:42:14 PM

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Parents often struggle with how to get their children to brush their teeth regularly. The good news is that for those parents who put in the effort, their kids will usually develop good oral hygiene habits.



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1/5/2017 9:13:40 AM

Six eye surgeries. A stroke. Numbness on one side of the body. These are just some of the complications Kristen Orndoff has experienced as the result of diabetes. And she is just 30 years old. "I was diagnosed at age 3, so I have been in treatment for this disease and dealing with the limitations that result from it for basically my entire life.”



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1/5/2017 9:08:25 AM
If men find themselves more often crashing on the couch than pounding the pavement, low testosterone could be the culprit. Lower levels of this hormone will frequently leave men feeling fatigued and less active. Boosting testosterone levels can improve overall well-being. Hormone replacement therapy is one solution, but it is not for everyone. Fortunately, there are drug-free options one can try before going the route of replacement therapy.

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1/5/2017 9:04:54 AM

In the medical field, life or death situations are often measured in seconds. Sometimes they are measured in pints.



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12/6/2016 9:08:36 AM

In 2011, Dr. Kyle Daigle studied at Parker Chiropractic, a cutting edge chiropractic clinic near Dallas. While there, he gained an appreciation for a holistic approach to treating health disorders. He studied the human body and learned how all the physiological systems work together. He developed therapy modalities that were different from what most patients were accustomed to. But they worked. And word spread quickly.



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12/6/2016 9:01:28 AM

Grief during the holiday season can be the most difficult grief of all. Someone mourning the loss of a loved one may struggle to join in the merriment, be overcome by memories of holidays past, or try to block out or avoid the celebrations altogether.



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12/6/2016 8:59:43 AM
Protecting your skin is important in the winter months, too. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is more easily treated when recognized early, either through a self-exam or a visit to your doctor’s office. Checking your skin from head to toe on a regular basis can help locate problem spots early. When looking at moles, growths, or brown spots, the Skin Cancer Foundation says to remember your ABCDEs.

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12/6/2016 8:58:39 AM

The holiday season is officially upon us, and with it comes increased stress for many. Each December tends to bring a mix of joy, anxiety, and moments of panic. If you’re already feeling the pressure, or remembering the pain of holidays past, consider these five tips to keep you feeling balanced, happy, and in control.



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11/1/2016 3:03:03 PM

Americans are not sleeping well. Whether it is sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, sleepwalking or insomnia, sleep difficulties plague an estimated 50 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Finding a remedy for these sleepless nights used to require spending the night in a sleep clinic for testing and observation. While that is still the gold standard for a comprehensive sleep disorder diagnosis, today, many people opt for a sleep study in the comfort of their home.



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