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Heart Failure

What Exactly is Heart Failure and How is it Treated? DOWNLOAD NOW Heart failure is a bit of an oxymoron.  When we hear the medical term “heart failure” it does not mean that the heart has necessarily stopped beating.  Rather, the heart has begun…

Thyroid Conditions

DOWNLOAD NOW What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland is a small gland that lies in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple.  Though it is small, measuring approximately 2 inches across, it affects many bodily functions, such as the heart rate, metabolism,…

Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 10 million Americans

DOWNLOAD NOW Affecting approximately 10 million Americans, as well as about 3-6% of the world population According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia affects approximately 10 million Americans, as well as about 3-6% of the world population. It disproportionately affects women – 75-90% of…

Supplements

Patient Handout: Mixing Supplements and Medications

DOWNLOAD NOW A supplement is something that completes or enhances something else when added to it. In the medical world, supplements are often taken to remedy deficiencies in a person’s diet. Examples include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs. A medication is a substance…

AAC Devices

Patient Handout: Adapting to AAC Devices

DOWNLOAD NOW Augmentative and alternative communication devices are quite helpful in bridging gaps, but there is a learning curve For those with communication deficits, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are an excellent option that can help them connect. And while all the available…

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