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Drooping Eyelids Diminishing Vision and Appearance

Drooping Eyelids Diminishing Vision and Appearance

Time and gravity can take their toll on nearly everything – including our eyelids. As we age, upper eyelids can begin to sag and droop. Lower lids can develop puffy bags that diminish field of vision. Sometimes lower lids can turn outward, making eyes look red and irritated and exposing …

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Family Heart Health

Approximately 370,000 people in the United States die from coronary heart disease (CHD) each year.1  And over 700,000 have a myocardial infarction (MI).1 Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) causes greatly increased low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and increased risk of MI.2 The buildup of plaque in coronary arteries is influenced by cholesterol and …

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Don’t Get Burned! Try these Summer Sun Safety Tips

Don’t Get Burned! Try these Summer Sun Safety Tips

With summer in full swing, you may be headed outdoors to enjoy the weather or flocking to the beach for some fun in the water. Staying out of the sun can be tough, especially when you live in Ave Maria.  Whether you’re spending your time cheering on University athletics, splashing …

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Hydration in the Summer Beat the Florida Heat!

Hydration in the Summer Beat the Florida Heat!

The heat is on. It’s summertime!  It has been extremely hot these past few weeks, but it is time to get outside to run, bike, swim and do anything else outdoors we can imagine. It is even a great time to sit in the sun and watch your favorite sporting …

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

1.    What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Nearly 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050.  Experts estimate that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis will affect close to 15 million people by mid-century. Forgetfulness, agitation and frustration, social withdraw, and difficulty with daily tasks, are all symptoms …

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Should You Be Concerned About Eye Cancer?

Should You Be Concerned About Eye Cancer?

Most of us know that melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.  The reason we hear so much advice on wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, protective clothing, and avoiding over sun exposure between 10:00 am to 4 pm, is due in large part to the sun’s harmful UV rays when the …

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Ulnar Nerve Damage It’s Not Funny

Ulnar Nerve Damage It’s Not Funny

Christopher Manseau M.D. You often hear people wincing in pain when they hit their “funny bone.”  The funny thing is that the so-called funny bone is neither a bone nor is it funny.  It’s actually the ulnar nerve that sits just behind the elbow and down into the back of the …

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Summertime Fun: Don’t Skip Out On Your Dental Examinations

Summertime Fun: Don't Skip Out On Your Dental Examinations

Now that summer is here, it’s the perfect time to schedule your yearly check ups.  You’ll face fewer crowds, easier appointment making, and a relaxed environment.  Even though, summertime means more vacations and weekend getaways, dental decay doesn’t take the time off too. So, what should you do if you’re …

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Nuclear Medicine Enabling Early Discovery & Treatment of Multiple Health Issues

Nuclear Medicine Enabling Early Discovery

Among the many reasons Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO) has been a name associated with experience and trust throughout Central Florida for 45 years is RAO’s dedication to breakthrough technologies designed to discover disease in its earliest stages. One of the proven tools we use for rapid discovery is known …

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July is UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

We all love to take in those warm summer rays, but everyone must remember to protect their skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun. The sun emits radiation known as UV-A and UV-B rays. Both types can damage your eyes and skin: • UV-B rays have short wavelengths …

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Cannabis

Alzheimer’s Disease and Cannabis

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Alzheimer’s disease a progressive deterioration of the brain and is one of the most frustrating diseases that medicine deals with. While we know a little bit about it, there is no way to prevent it and no cure has been found.  About one out of 10 …

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets

Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets

With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road. “Taking pets out of their homes can induce stress on …

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Lymphatic Drainage by Be Well Holistic Massage

Lymphatic Drainage by Be Well Holistic Massage

Lymphedema is a build-up of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs, and it is usually a secondary issue that arises after cancer treatment or lymph node removal.   Lymphedema is a threatening disorder that needs to be treated by a certified lymphatic therapist, who is trained to properly massage the body …

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented. Research from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that diet, exercise and weight play a …

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Top 5 Reasons Having an Experienced Real Estate Agent Is Important

Top 5 Reasons Having an Experienced Real Estate Agent Is Important

It’s time-consuming and daunting to find the perfect home or the right buyer.  That’s why partnering with an established real estate agent is crucial to making the process go as smoothly as possible. 1.  The National Association of Realtors® (NARS) Code of ethics requires your agent to have a fiduciary …

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