Archive for July, 2011

Facial Pain

Posted July 2011

Many adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Some common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or constant headaches and neck pain.  Two joints and several jaw muscles make it possible to open and close the mouth. They work together when you […]

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Water is the Best Medicine for the Heat

Posted July 2011

To most people, football player Korey Stringer’s heat-stroke death a decade ago was a tragic curiosity.  For young Dr. Michael Leddy, it was a defining moment early in his orthopaedic medicine career.  Leddy was one of the team doctors for the Minnesota Vikings while working through a sports medicine fellowship at The Orthopaedic Center in […]

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Ocular Migraine is a Visual Phenomenon

Posted July 2011

An ocular migraine is the medical term used when a person experiences a visual aura.  An aura is a perceptual disturbance where the person sees flickering lights, zig-zag lights, spots and sometimes a dimming of vision.  This visual disturbance is usually short in duration and many times, precedes a migraine.  Ocular migraines usually occur in […]

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Louisiana Long-term Care Partnership Program

Posted July 2011

I missed it, so I am going to review the information contained in a release from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals dated March 23, 2010.  Secretary Alan Levine unveiled the Louisiana Long-term Care Partnership Program which is designed to help provide citizens coverage for long-term care needs and “protect residents from being forced […]

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Sometimes Less is Less

Posted July 2011

Car ownership is a large part of the family budget for most households, and a major related expense is insurance. Ever since automobile insurance has been offered, buyers have been sensitive to how much it costs. Many insurance company ads focus on price, and new customers are acquired by companies who offer protection at a […]

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Step Up, Parents: Children Need Money Mentors

Posted July 2011

Our children need money mentors. With consumer debt skyrocketing and the cost of housing, education, and health care increasing, younger generations face unprecedented challenges to achieving economic security and financial independence. Helping our youth to learn effective money management skills and to adopt good financial habits and attitudes is more important than ever. So, what […]

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July 2011 Picture Page

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No-Bake Mac & Cheese

Posted July 2011

8 Ounces Whole-Wheat Elbow Noodles 1 10-Ounce Package Frozen Chopped Broccoli 1 3/4 Cups Low-Fat or Skim Milk, Divided 3 Tablespoons Flour 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Ground White Pepper 3/4 Cup Shredded Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard Bring a large pot of water […]

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Best Summer Vegetable Salad

Posted July 2011

Summer brings the most glorious array of fresh vegetables from home gardens, or from friends who garden. Try this lovely fresh vegetable salad, and remember the suggested vegetables may be varied by your own favorites. If you don’t care for jicama, use another veggie instead. Happy summer salad creating! 1 Cucumber, Peeled and Chopped 2 […]

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Mango Papaya Salsa

Posted July 2011

1 Small Papaya, Peeled, Seeded and Diced 1 Medium Mango, Peeled, Pitted and Diced ¼ Red Bell Pepper, Seeded and Minced 1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Basil ¼ Cup Fresh Lime Juice 1 Tablespoon Mince Fresh Ginger 1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup 1 Serrano Chile, Seeded and Minced Put all ingredients in a medium size bowl and […]

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