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Proximity could be key to successful healing prayer

Findings reported recently from a new international study of healing prayer suggest that prayer for another person’s healing just might help — especially if the one praying is physically near the person being prayed for.

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What are the most common causes of red eye?

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Patients commonly complain of red eyes. I thought a review of some of the common causes and associated symptoms of red eyes would help my readers. A big misconception is that all red eyes are contagious conjunctivitis. The associated signs and symptoms give clues to the right diagnosis and the […]

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What to look for if you think you have osteoporosis

By Dr. Gary Blanchard Q: I was diagnosed with osteopenia. I have been faithful with my diet, vitamin D, calcium and a strict walking routine. At 64, I have had very few other health issues. A few weeks ago I suddenly developed severe back pain. I was told that I have a broken bone in […]

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Pain in the back widely over treated

By Lauran Neergaard WASHINGTON — “Why did they cut you?” The shocking question came from a respected spine surgeon tracked down by Keith Swenson, who was still in severe pain after an earlier back operation. He didn’t know what to believe. Two other surgeons had urged more operations, different ones. And Swenson, who’s from Howard […]

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What causes dry eyes and what can be done about it?

By Dr. Jean Keamy Dry Eye is one of the most common diseases in ophthalmology. Dry eyes can cause a variety of symptoms from foreign body sensation, blurred vision, red eyes, painful eyes, tearing, crusting on eyelids in the morning, white stringy discharge, discomfort with contact lenses, eye fatigue and burning. Some people will experience […]

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Oral care important for the older population

Older Americans make up a growing percentage of the population. As we continue to live longer, the need for proper oral care is vital to maintain natural teeth and enhance the quality of life.

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