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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): What you Need to Know

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Nearly 24 Million Americans have COPD. Most of them are over the age of 40 and have a history of smoking, or being subjected to respiratory irritants such as chemicals and pollutants. COPD is a disease that is encompassed by chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma, causing shortness of breath, productive coughing …

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Food Allergies:Whole-Food and Component Testing

Food Allergies:Whole-Food and Component Testing

In estimated 5% of children and 3% to 4% of adults in the United States have a food allergy.1 Allergic reactions to foods can range from local (isolated oral irritation), to systemic (hives or a life-threatening, anaphylactic reaction).1 Eight foods, or food groups, account for 90% of serious allergic reactions …

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National Diabetes Month 2018

National Diabetes Month 2018

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. If you’re one the 27 million people in the U.S. with type 2 diabetes, you and your doctor have likely discussed the importance of …

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Advanced Treatment for Men With ED

Advanced Treatment for Men With ED

Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. This is especially true for men ages 40-70 years of age. Some causes of the disorder are vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, physiological effects, …

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Melatonin with Omega-3: Not Just for Sleep

Melatonin with Omega-3: Not Just for Sleep

By Bo Martinsen, MD Some 25 years ago, many of my patients at my clinic in Norway were working for an international IT company that required them to travel frequently. Seeing how exhausted they would be from their travels, I explored possible remedies. Back then, melatonin was starting to be touted …

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Medical Marijuana The Natural Alternative

Medical Marijuana The Natural Alternative

By Bob Goethe, MD Medical marijuana is catching on in Florida. We are now well past 130,000 patients on the registry and it is predicted there will eventually be over 400,000 patients using cannabis in Florida. We have been getting great results with chronic pain patients- back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, severe …

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3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

3D Imaging Minimizes Time and Cost of Dental Procedures

Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT) for many years. CAT scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body. A knee replacement surgery, for example, …

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Lung Cancer Screening Am I a Candidate?

Heavy, long-term smokers are at increased risk of developing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in the US. Lung cancer typically produces no symptoms at first. By the time indications such as chronic cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, bloody sputum or phlegm show up, cancer has …

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7 Surprising Benefits of Staying Fit as You Age

7 Surprising Benefits of Staying Fit as You Age

By Jennifer Marie Toro Galarza, MD Board certified in Internal Medicine It’s easy to get discouraged by physical fitness as you get older. Your aerobic capacity decreases with time, especially after age 45 or so, which means you have to work harder to see the same results. But an active …

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Do You Know The Signs & Symptoms of Cataracts?

Do You Know The Signs & Symptoms of Cataracts?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Cataracts affect more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older, and by age 75, more than half of that demographic will have advanced cataracts. The usual symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, seeing double, sensitivity to light (both natural and synthetic) and …

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Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

Colorectal Cancer is Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

By Digestive Health Associates Colon Cancer is often a silent disease that has no symptoms. On average, lifetime risk is one in twenty people will develop colon cancer. This is a cancer that is preventable. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans according to American College of Gastroenterology), all …

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Erectile Dysfunction is Not a Viagra Deficiency!

Erectile Dysfunction is Not a Viagra Deficiency!

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist If the television commercials and Viagra marketing campaigns are true, you must have a deficiency in their drug, right? In today’s world, most patients are savvy. They read up on new technology, treatments, and alternative therapies. Most people would never believe …

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month – 35 Years and Counting….

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Submitted by Hospice of Marion County When a group of healthcare providers, doctors, nurses and clergymen, got together around the table at the old Brahma Restaurant on the corner of Pine and 17th Street back in 1980, little did they know that their efforts would create the county’s only not-for-profit hospice …

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What You Should Know About The Diabetes, Stroke And Heart Disease Connection

What You Should Know About The Diabetes, Stroke And Heart Disease Connection

High blood sugar and cardiovascular disease have more in common than most people are aware. In our country nearly 30 million people have diabetes, and a vast majority of our population unknowingly has what’s known as prediabetes, which quickly escalates into the disease within a short amount of time. If you …

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Get Rid of Cataracts & Manage Glaucoma in the Same Surgery

Board-certified ophthalmologists (from left to right): Scot C. Holman, MD; Scott R. Wehrly, MD; Vinay Gutti, MD

For adults with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma who are planning to have cataract surgery, technology has finally excelled to meet demand with the remarkable new iStent inject® implant. The smallest implant known to medicine, the iStent inject® contains two tiny stents crafted to continually manage intraocular pressure and naturally relieve the …

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