Warning Signs of Stroke

Everyone should be aware of the fact that time is of critical importance once a stroke has occured. Knowing the warning signs could enable you to save your life or the life of a loved one. If warning signs are present, call 911 immediately for help. Remember that time is critical. Typical warning signs of a stroke include sudden changes from a normal state to one of the following conditions:

* Numbness or weakness on one side ...

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Weight Loss and Body Composition

Many of our patients have the opportunity to learn about “body composition” when they start a weight loss program at New Horizon. There is good reason to understand this term and what it means to all of us, especially as we age. Body composition is simply a measure of fat to lean tissue such as muscle.
Many of our weight loss patients learn that in the initial phase of weight loss, changing the ratio of fat to muscle ...

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U.S. health lags behind peer nations

This morning in the Providence Journal appeared an article summarizing research done by Steven H. Woolf that points to new concerns about Americans who are living shorter lives and who are generally in worse health than citizens of other wealthy nations. An extensive report released this week by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine pointed to nine health areas in which Americans came in below average. They are:
*** Infant mortality and low birth weight
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CorporateWellness Partnerships

As we slide into 2013, we have received calls asking about corporate wellness programs to address weight loss, obesity and related diseases in the work place. These are great inquires as new legislation is encouraging employers to make available specific wellness programs to their employee population. Employees that actively participate in a comprehensive health and wellness program are found to be healthier because they have lost weight, lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, have improved their confidence and attitude, ...

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Vitamin D and B12

On a daily basis, we have patients ask about the value of vitamins D and B12. They are concerned that a deficiency may be the cause of some of their illnesses. It turns out that their concerns are absolutely valid. Deficiencies of these vitamins are often responsible for a wide variety of chronic symptoms. We make sure that our patients are screened for such deficiencies and make recommendations for appropriate levels of supplement if the vitamin ...

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Happy Patient Testimonial

Before I found New Horizon I was lost. I felt as if I were a hamster stuck on its wheel running as fast as my tiny legs could take me while going nowhere. I thought I was doing everything right. My diet was clean, no alcohol, no processed sugar, no soda, no table salt, no butter, faithful calorie counter…gym rat even! That scale WOULD NOT BUDGE!

I was about to give up when on a bad day at work I was ...

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HEART ATTACK RISK AVERSION

HEART ATTACK RISK AVERSION

We have the means to minimize risk of heart attack at our disposal. Lower cholesterol, blood pressure and body fat percentage is within our grasp. Weight loss really can become a reality without starvation and drugs. We hear about the healthy things to eat and drink, and we are generally aware of the things to avoid. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in our country. There are ...

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DANGERS OF TEEN OBESITY

DANGERS OF TEEN OBESITY
Every day we read new statistics about childhood obesity and how it will cripple America in decades to come. Weight Loss is a significant challenge for this population because of the environment they are raised in. According to the American Obesity Association, about 30.4 percent of teenagers are overweight, and 15.5 percent of teens are obese. This means that 45.9 percent of teens are at risk for developing health problems due to weight. ...

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