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Diabetic Neuropathy: Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approaches By Dr. Melissa Mitchell, DC, CFMP Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week is observed in early May each year. An estimated 30 million people in the United States alone experience symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, which is a condition most commonly related to diabetes. Considering diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common etiology, it is important to understand symptoms,...
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By Dr. Melissa Mitchell, DC, CFMP The American Heart Association has existed since 1924, and since its inception has facilitated funding for groundbreaking research and heart health awareness based on the efforts of doctors, researchers and volunteers.¹ Despite their best efforts, heart disease remains the number one cause of death not only in the US, but...
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With American Heart Month well underway, there’s no better time to become more informed about heart disease – the number 1 cause of death in America and worldwide. Unfortunately, there remains a great deal of misunderstanding among the general public regarding heart disease, due in part to the limited scope of information portrayed in the...
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Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness around the world. The most common form of glaucoma in the US and worldwide is age related, open-angle glaucoma, which is the form most typically identified when discussing the disease.1 Over time, a buildup of pressure within the eye damages the optic nerve causing peripheral blindness initially, which...
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By Dr. Melissa Mitchell, DC, CFMP The month of June is a time in which fathers are celebrated, so it is fitting that June is also the time in which we honor men’s health.  A health issue on the forefront of male health is the depletion of testosterone. The litany of symptoms that are associated with...
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