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ZAP your Back!

When your back hurts you will try anything, short of surgery, to get relief! As I mentioned last month, I have tried acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, TENS, and of course many doctors’ go-to response of prescribing pills! Last night I was thinking about how doctors always ask you, “On a scale

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Concurrent Care

It’s called the terrible choice. Medicare patients diagnosed with a life-limiting illness are faced with a difficult decision: either continue treating their disease or enter hospice care and shift focus to relieving pain and improving quality of life. They can’t have both. Military veterans with VA Healthcare benefits no longer

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I’m a runner if I have yet to mention it in the last ten minutes. If you are a runner or know a runner, then you know how true that statement can be. Now, does running define me? No. Being a father, son, friend, and career Navy Vet with 34

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Natural Remedies

I think we tend to forget where medicine originally came from. God gave us plants to use as food. (KJV Genesis 1:12 And the Earth brought forth grass and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind and God

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Connect Through Volunteering

I’m a helper; therefore, helping others has always been an integral part of my life. In my encounters with veterans, many are naturally inclined to help others. They also like working with a team and achieving missions, no matter the purpose. But when the contract is up, where does one

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You Can Be Part of the Solution

The public is shocked at the suicide rates amongst our service members, veterans, and law-enforcement population. We hear about it all the time through the many active and working organizations attempting to impact reported numbers positively. As a community, we can support these efforts through donations, but what is another

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A Teacher’s Thoughts on Veterans Day

By Kristy Verdi, Learn and Serve Tampa, Inc. Veterans Day. No apostrophe. It’s a plural noun and not possessive. It belongs to all who served and came home. Veterans Day, the day we honor all veterans, is celebrated in many countries around the world. It began as a day to

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Back Pain? Sciatica?

By Richard Corson/Health & Welfare Writer If you served in combat arms, especially in special operations forces, you know all too well the debilitating effects of lower back and sciatic pain. Heavy rucksacks, airborne operations, and long deployments over a lifetime of service take their toll on your body.  Like

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Think Better

By Rich Corson, Veteran Health & Wellness Contributor Treating Root Causes vs. Medicating If you are like me, you hate taking medications, especially those that make you feel like you are in a “fog” or have other negative impacts on your day-to-day life. Unfortunately, much of the medical community tends

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