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Do you eat a healthy breakfast?

You probably remember occasions when you did not have time to eat breakfast. By 10:30, you were ravenously hungry and grabbed a pastry out of the snack machine at work. For some people, skipping breakfast is routine. Some think it saves them calories. Studies show, however, that people who eat a healthy breakfast tend to [...]

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Tracking Your Child’s Development

Playing with his parents in the backyard, Leo displayed an impressive ability to kick the soccer ball. Even though he was only a few months past his second birthday, they thought he was ready for an organized soccer program for children ages three and over. When he got to the class, Leo was as good [...]

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Protecting yourself, and others, against the flu

Individuals are encouraged to follow these preventive measures to protect themselves and those around them from getting and/or spreading influenza: Stay home if you are sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your upper sleeve. If you use [...]

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Why do my fingers or hands feel numb and tingly while driving or sleeping?

Feelings of numbness and tingling in the fingers or hands can be a symptom of nerve compression.  The most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome.  Surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves a procedure to release the nerve either through a traditional incision in the palm of the hand or with the aid of a [...]

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How will I know what size breast augmentation is best?

The best augmentation size is one that fits the patient’s body and personal goals.  This can only be determined by an in-depth discussion and examination between the patient and doctor. View a 3D animated video on many cosmetic surgeries offered through Agnesian Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Services by clicking here.

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Cheddar-and-Scallion Corn Bread

Makes: 15 squares Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook time: 18 minutes   Non-Stick Cooking Spray 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup yellow cornmeal 3 tbsp. sugar 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ¾ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. black pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 egg whites, lightly beaten [...]

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Healthy Recipe: Barbeque Chicken

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes (with optional brining) Cook Time: 28 minutes 1 whole 3-4 pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces (excluding wings) 1 cup apple cider vinegar (optional) 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 cups barbeque sauce 2 cups salad greens (optional)  To brine chicken, place in a bowl of apple cider vinegar and [...]

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Is vein surgery covered under insurance?

Varicose vein treatments are covered by many insurance plans.  Symptoms of varicose veins include leg pain, aches, and swelling.  Some patients experience feelings of heaviness, itching, or burning in the legs.  Bleeding veins, superficial vein thrombosis, skin changes or non-healing wounds in the lower leg can be signs of advanced vein disease.  Treatment is minimally [...]

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Is nose surgery covered under insurance?

In some cases, nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty) is covered by insurance.  For this to occur, there usually has to be documentation of significant nasal trauma with resultant deformity. If nasal function is impaired, such as, difficulty breathing through the nose then internal nasal surgery can be performed with or without external reshaping.  These surgeries are performed [...]

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Is cosmetic eye surgery covered by insurance?

While cosmetic surgery is NOT covered by insurance, surgery to improve function can be covered by insurance.  Upper lid surgery (blepharoplasty) and eyebrow lifts can be covered by insurance when people have peripheral vision loss with obvious upper lid skin redundancy.  In extreme cases, the upper lid skin may rest on the upper lashes when [...]

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