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Computed Tomography of the Abdomen/Pelvis

Computed Tomography of the Abdomen/Pelvis

Computed Tomography, also called a CT or “CAT scan,” is an accurate, noninvasive diagnostic test in which a series of exceptionally thin (5mm) images are taken of internal organs, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT’s ability to capture fine details makes it especially helpful when examining organs in the abdominal region, …

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TRAGEDY STRIKES AN OCALA FIREMAN’S FAMILY

TRAGEDY STRIKES AN OCALA FIREMAN'S FAMILY

One of the first product liability cases John Piccin handled in Ocala stemmed from a horror story that happened on Bicentennial Weekend in July, 1976. The fireman and his wife and two small children were at home, getting ready to go to a Bicentennial picnic. Their six year old daughter, Melanie, …

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DO YOU SNORE? YOU MIGHT HAVE SLEEP APNEA

Restful sleep is attainable and very important for your health. Most people know that getting restful sleep every night is important and that getting eight hours of sleep is ideal. What many people do not realize is that a lack of sleep—especially on a regular basis—is associated with long-term health consequences, …

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Ocala Eye’s Cataract 20 Point Checklist

Ocala Eye’s Cataract 20 Point Checklist

We encourage you to use this list when discussing cataract surgery with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. 1. A SKILLED SURGICAL TEAM Choose a surgeon you trust, especially when it comes to experience. An experienced surgeon typically performs an average of eight cataract surgeries per week. In addition, their entire team …

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Overwhelmed by Anxiety? Consider Ketamine.

Overwhelmed by Anxiety

By Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH Occasional anxiety is part of life. Many feel anxious when faced with a new project at work, before taking a test, or when making important decisions. I felt anxiety as the deadline approached to write this article. This type of anxiety can be unpleasant, but it …

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ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late - Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little blue pill,” but this only …

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Comfort Care: Medicine’s Newest Focus

Comfort Care: Medicine’s Newest Focus

By Hospice of Marion County All of us deserve to live as comfortably as possible, right? But when an accident, sudden illness or chronic condition takes hold of our lives, comfort may seem impossible or out of reach. In the past decade, hope for relief from acute pain and distressing symptoms …

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Should Know

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Should Know

When your child, you, or a loved one has a fever, sprains an ankle, gets an ear infection or overheated, it can be quite scary, and the emergency room is not a place that most of us want to sit around waiting, or paying the hefty price tag that goes hand …

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How On-Site Healthcare Improves Quality of Life

How On-Site Healthcare Improves Quality of Life

The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida has been recognized as one of Florida’s fastest growing communities with a focus on an active lifestyle for its residents. Healthcare, however, also plays an important role in the quality of life for its 5,000 residents. Ave Maria is currently home to a walk-in …

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Eyelid Surgery Giving Your Outlook a Lift

Sagging upper lids and baggy, swollen or inward- or outward-turning lower lids can impair peripheral vision (which can include upward, downward and side views) as well as cause discomfort, invite infection and make people look perpetually tired or haggard. Certain eyelid conditions may be inherited, but most often these problems develop …

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Childhood Obesity Can Cause Major Health Concerns Into Adulthood

Childhood Obesity Can Cause Major Health Concerns Into Adulthood

Being overweight can cause serious long-term health issues, but the statistics of childhood obesity are staggering. More than 100 million children worldwide are considered obese, and in the United States, 1 out of 3 children are diagnosed as clinically overweight. Over the past few years, there has been nearly a …

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ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late – Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late - Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little blue pill,” but this only …

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Do Your Loved Ones Need Assisted Living? 

Do Your Loved Ones Need Assisted Living?

For most aging people, it is difficult to accept help when completing routine tasks such as preparing food, taking medications, or even walking round without falling. As their family, you must acknowledge the changes you notice and help them realize that they may enjoy a better quality of life with …

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Dr. Dariano, D.O. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatments, colorectal cancer is still one of the most frequently diagnosed types of cancer. While incidence is decreasing for the most commonly diagnosed age group population, ages 65-74, the rate is increasing for young and middle-aged adults. According to the American Cancer Society, …

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What is the MIT Difference? “If only I had found this place sooner!” “I truly felt like someone finally listened to me!”

What is the MIT Difference?

Dr. Mark Jacobson These are phrases commonly expressed as patients exit the doors of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics. There is rarely a day without a happy, smiling face, and hardly a week without a thank you card or gift of treats for the staff. Today, I am inspired to write this …

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Finding Your Optimal Melatonin Dose

Finding Your Optimal Melatonin Dose

By Bo Martinsen, MD Melatonin is a molecule indispensable for life. Found in most plants and living organisms, melatonin contributes to a wide range of physiological functions as an antioxidant, hormone, and anti-inflammatory agent. In spite of its varied benefits, melatonin is still best known for its role in improving sleep …

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