• InterCommunity Cancer Center Urges Men to Be Proactive About Prostate Health During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    InterCommunity Cancer Center Urges Men to Be Proactive About Prostate Health During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    September is a very important month for men, and not just because it’s the start of football season. InterCommunity Cancer  Center (ICCC) reminds everyone it’s also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a good time for men to talk to their doctor about prostate cancer screening. How Common Is Prostate Cancer? It’s tempting to think you or your loved ones won’t be...

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  • Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage

    Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage

    Is Sun Exposure Really Bad for You? Sun exposure in small amounts has benefits—mainly vitamin D production and mood elevation. However, too much sun exposure is harmful. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation, which is divided into three main types: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC is blocked by the atmosphere and is not proven to damage the skin. However, UVB damages...

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  • Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

    Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

    Diagnostic tools in the medical community have improved so drastically in the past few years that women are more likely to catch cancer before it spreads. Early diagnosis of cancer is key to making a full and complete recovery. The best way to catch cancer early is to keep a look out for the signs and symptoms associated with different...

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  • Prepare Your Home for Knee Replacement Recovery

    Prepare Your Home for Knee Replacement Recovery

    After recovering from surgery, you will need to concentrate on adapting to your new knee and getting back to your daily activities. The rehabilitation time for a total knee replacement typically lasts twelve weeks. However, for some it can extend to six months. Since you are likely to spend most of this time at home, it is important that you...

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  • National Cholesterol  Education Month

    National Cholesterol Education Month

    Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke—leading causes of death in the United States. One way to prevent these diseases is to detect cholesterol and treat it when it is found. And yet, most adults with high cholesterol don’t have their condition under control.1 Two out of 3 adults...

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  • Preventing Mosquito Bites

    Preventing Mosquito Bites

    By Frank Fraunfelter, MD, FACEP Medical Director, Emergency Services – Munroe Regional Medical Center While Zika cases identified in the U.S. are still primarily related to travel outside the country, the threat has reinforced the importance of preventing mosquito bites. Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases. West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted...

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Urges Men to Be Proactive About Prostate Health During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

InterCommunity Cancer Center Urges Men to Be Proactive About Prostate Health During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is a very important month for men, and not just because it’s the start of football season. InterCommunity Cancer  Center (ICCC) reminds everyone it’s also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a good time for men to talk to their doctor about prostate cancer screening. How Common Is Prostate Cancer? It’s tempting to think you or your loved ones won’t be...

Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage

Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage

Is Sun Exposure Really Bad for You? Sun exposure in small amounts has benefits—mainly vitamin D production and mood elevation. However, too much sun exposure is harmful. The sun emits ultraviolet radiation, which is divided into three main types: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVC is blocked by the atmosphere and is not proven to damage the skin. However, UVB damages...

Prostate Cancer Survivor Credits Technology for Beating Disease

Prostate Cancer Survivor Credits Technology for Beating Disease

Dave Elliott moved to Citrus Springs from Minnesota to escape the cold winters. But two years after the move while soaking up the sun, the 74-year-old retired mechanical engineer was told his PSA level rose dramatically, indicating possible prostate disease. Shortly after, Elliott underwent a biopsy. His diagnosis: stage 3 prostate cancer. “My wife and I were sitting in the...

How to Avoid Prostate Cancer and Other Prostate Problems

How to Avoid Prostate Cancer and Other Prostate Problems

Meir Daller, M.D. If you are a man approaching middle age, make it a priority to get to know, love, and care for your prostate. Ignore this little organ at your peril! Roughly half the male population of North America and Western Europe will have enlarged prostates by their mid-50s. And prostate cancer remains frighteningly common. What is the Prostate?...

MRI – Creating a Wide Open  View of Internal Structures

MRI – Creating a Wide Open View of Internal Structures

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, commonly called MRI, is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging test that utilizes magnetic fields and radio waves to provide detailed cross-sectional views of internal tissues and structures that may not be captured by x-ray, ultrasound or computerized tomography. MRI acquires information and sends it to a computer, which uses the data to compose high-quality images of interior views...

Lower Lousy Cholesterol & Increase Healthy Cholesterol

Lower Lousy Cholesterol & Increase Healthy Cholesterol

Has your doctor advised you to reduce your cholesterol level? That is no surprise considering how many people have high cholesterol these days. It seems that everyone is concerned about high cholesterol, and rightfully so. High cholesterol can cause clogged blood vessels, leading to heart attack and stroke. According to health experts, total cholesterol should be under 200 mg./dl. Between...

Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Diagnostic tools in the medical community have improved so drastically in the past few years that women are more likely to catch cancer before it spreads. Early diagnosis of cancer is key to making a full and complete recovery. The best way to catch cancer early is to keep a look out for the signs and symptoms associated with different...

Prepare Your Home for Knee Replacement Recovery

Prepare Your Home for Knee Replacement Recovery

After recovering from surgery, you will need to concentrate on adapting to your new knee and getting back to your daily activities. The rehabilitation time for a total knee replacement typically lasts twelve weeks. However, for some it can extend to six months. Since you are likely to spend most of this time at home, it is important that you...

Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea and the CPAP Alternative

Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea and the CPAP Alternative

Dr. Kevin Brooks – Cosmetic & Family Dentistry The word apnea literally means without breath.  During sleep, the muscles and tissues of the upper airway can collapse and narrow or totally block the opening in the throat for air.  The narrowing of the upper airway can produce sound – snoring.  However, when the upper airway becomes completely obstructed breathing stops. ...

Hormone Saliva Tests Knowing your hormone levels is important.

Hormone Saliva Tests Knowing your hormone levels is important.

Hormones exist in harmony with each other – partners in a delicate balancing act. When balance is lost, hormone deficiencies and excesses can become toxic to the body causing unwanted symptoms, disorders and disease. The first step to managing your hormones is to start with a detailed assessment of your hormone levels. While laboratories measure hormones in several ways, research...

6 Ways to Feed Your Boys’ Need for Adventure

6 Ways to Feed Your Boys’ Need for Adventure

By Lisa Appelo iMOM.com Two summers ago, my 9-year-old son and his neighborhood friends embarked on a quest. “Can we dig a hole?” they asked me one afternoon. Sure, I thought and directed them to the far corner of our backyard. And so began what turned out to be a summer of high adventure. Armed with shovels, buckets, and wheelbarrows,...

Keeping Our Kids Healthy in School

Keeping Our Kids Healthy in School

As autumn approaches, children are heading back to school. Because children spend much of their time in classrooms, schools are an ideal setting to teach and model healthy behaviors. As children across the country get ready to return to school, parents and staff can gear up to improve the health of students and help them achieve academic success. There are...

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

What is Childhood Cancer? Childhood cancer (also called pediatric cancer) typically means a cancer that is found in children and teens, and sometimes young adults. It is not just one disease. There are many types, which can be found in different places throughout the body. The most common cancer in children is leukemia, a type of blood cancer. Cancer can...

Your Attitude Determines Your Competence

Your Attitude Determines Your Competence

Life-giving Attitude Part Three: Do It Afraid. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Jeff was a bit quiet for me. It took a little while to get him going, but we eventually clicked. He was a really smart guy. The company he worked for gave him one project after another and he rose quickly as a...

Varicose Veins Can be More than a Cosmetic Problem

Varicose Veins Can be More than a Cosmetic Problem

By Tom Tran PA-C, MPAs, NCCPA Surgery Board Certified - Since varicose veins seemingly only create an unsightly appearance, many people often think that there is no real medical problem, and that they are merely a cosmetic problem. This is a common misconception of varicose veins, and it results from of a lack of knowledge about the condition. Although they...

Clear Facts About Cataracts

Clear Facts About Cataracts

Acataract is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older. And as the U.S....