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Sleep Apnea and Women Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Submitted by Todd Gray, DDS, D.ASBA, Koala Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has generally been considered a men’s health issue. In fact, according to the National Sleep Foundation, the ratio of men to women who come in to be evaluated for OSA is quite unbalanced. For every one woman diagnosed […]

The Wisdom of Preparedness

By Alexander Germanis In ancient Greece, the storyteller Aesop told a fable of a wise, industrious, hardworking ant and the ant’s neighbor: the frolicking, carefree grasshopper. When winter comes, the ant is prepared and well-stocked for the bitter season while the grasshopper is left begging for aid from the ant lest he perish. In later […]

A Bright Spot in Health Care

Out on Route 91, tucked away on the back side of the OSF Center for Health, is the Center for Health Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC (CFHASC). It has its own entrance with parking and is a bright spot for many that need surgery, but with greater convenience. The gardens next to the entrance are lush […]

Standing Strong

By Alexander Germanis As spring turns to summer, the cities and countryside finalize their transitions from the dull palette of winter to the healthy hues of rebirth. The most noticeable representatives of this transition are the trees, standing straight and strong, proving their resilience by making it through another winter and entering another season of […]

Easy Solutions for Sunscreen Excuses

Submitted by Jennifer Solis, Bless These Brows Two facts are indisputable: sun exposure causes skin cancer and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen will help prevent skin cancer as well as prevent premature signs of aging. So why do only a small percentage of Americans wear sunscreen on a daily basis?  According to a recent study by […]

Parental Alienation Syndrome

By Luke Dalfiume, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Co-Owner, John R. Day & Associates, Christian Psychological Associates There are times in psychotherapy we work with a child whose parents are divorced. Sometimes the child has been exposed to alienating behaviors from one or both parents. This has been discussed at length by several authors. One of […]

The Fountain of Health

By Alexander Germanis Centuries ago, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León searched for a rumored spring called the Fountain of Youth. He was neither the first nor the last person to seek out a source of miraculous rejuvenation. While such a fabled font is unlikely to exist, modern medical specialists throughout the world are […]

Could YOU Have a Sleep Disorder?

Submitted by J. Todd Gray, DDS, D. ASBA, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders It’s very likely that you, or someone in your family, suffers from sleep apnea, and doesn’t know it. Millions of Americans have sleep apnea, but 80–90 percent are undiagnosed and untreated. Why? Partly because some of the telltale symptoms—such as snoring, gasping […]

Finely Tailored Exercise

By Alexander Germanis There is no denying how much better something made just for you can make you feel. A finely tailored suit can make a man feel like a sophisticated gentleman. A meal seasoned and prepared just the way you want it can taste phenomenally better than one ordered straight off the menu. And […]

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Runners

Submitted by True Health Chiropractic & Massage For those who are regular runners and in overall good shape, it may seem odd to consider chiropractic care, but taking care of yourself when you’re healthy can be the best way to avoid future injuries. Gone are the days when chiropractic care was needed just for aches, […]