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10 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Teach Kids Gratitude

By Jenny Witte Toddlers and young kids are self-centered by nature, and thankfulness needs to obviously extend beyond just basic good good manners. The default mode will always be “satisfy me,” and putting others first and being grateful is not natural. It has to be taught. Gratefulness also needs to be practiced to take hold, and it is a lifelong ... Read More »

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

By Sheila Pinkston Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Epilepsy is also known as a seizure disorder.  More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combned.  Below are some interesting facts about epilepsy. 1. No one can swallow his or her tongue during a seizure.  It’s ... Read More »

Revocable Living Trust

Revocable Living Trust

By Attorney Eric Kindberg While the revocable living trust has been a popular estate planning tool around the United States for decades, its popularity in North Carolina has intensified in recent years. Generally there are three reasons why the revocable living trust is a popular estate planning tool. 1.    The properly funded living trust can avoid attorney costs and court ... Read More »

November is American Diabetes Month Diabetes Myths

Diabetes Mynth

There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and stigma. Get the facts about diabetes and learn how you can stop diabetes myths ... Read More »

Pain Relief for Pets – The Prevention and Therapy of Osteoarthritis

Therapy of Osteoarthritis

By Patricia N Young, DVM,CCRP,CVA Osteoarthritis, a complex medical condition involving inflammation of one or more joints, is the number one cause of chronic pain and lameness in pets.  Often breed related, twenty percent of dogs over one year of age have evidence of early osteoarthritis.  Ninety percent of cats over 10 years suffer from significant arthritis pain.  Osteoarthritis is the ... Read More »

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – 10 Warning Signs of Cognitive Decline

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report, there are more than 160,000 in the Carolinas  living with Alzheimer’s disease. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. As the holidays approach, families gather and might notice signs of cognitive decline in those loved ones they do not see often. Some changes in cognition can be age-related, but ... Read More »

Alcohol & Weight Loss

Alcohol & Weight Loss

By Dr. Paul Constante – Having a drink with friends, a champagne toast to celebrate, or kicking back with a beer after a long day at work are appealing ways to relax and socialize, but are these beverages preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals? There are some conflicting notions about potential health benefits of alcohol, but there are ... Read More »

10 Financial Tips for New Parents

10 Financial Tips for New Parents

September is National Baby Safety month and there are tons of tips on how to make your baby safer room by room out on the web.  As new parents and caregivers it’s important to practice and promote a safe environment for your baby.  It’s also very important that you practice and promote a sound financial environment.  Here are 10 financial ... Read More »

The Hip Replacement: Present State and the Future.

Hip Replacement

By Ernest A. Eggers, M.D. Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, Louisville, KY Introduction: The total hip replacement continues to be the most dramatic and successful orthopedic innovation in the last half century.  It originated in England and blossomed through multiple developments into a potential life-long implant.  It was at one time termed an “old person’s” operation.  It now serves all generations. History: ... Read More »