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2D vs. 3D Mammography What’s the Difference?

2D vs. 3D Mammography What’s the Difference?

Standard 2D mammography and, years later, 2D digital mammography, were technological breakthroughs in the effort to diagnose breast cancer early, when it is most easily treated. The latest advance in digital mammography screening is 3D mammography™ exams, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis. The differences between 2D and 3D mammography™ …

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Making Sense of Ineffective Treatment(s) of the Thyroid Gland

Making Sense of Ineffective Treatment(s) of the Thyroid Gland

By Dr. Michael John Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR./CHEV. The most prescribed medication in the USA today is Thyroid medication. It far super-cedes statin (cholesterol lowering) drugs and psycho-trophic (mind altering) drugs by a large margin. The interconnections between thyroid disease and food and nutrients, immune dysregulation, chronic …

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Lung Cancer Update

Lung Cancer Update

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More people die of lung cancer in a year than from breast, prostate, colon, and pancreatic cancer combined. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women …

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How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD Since November is American Diabetes Month, there’s no better time like the present to address the widespread epidemic affecting our country. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death. What’s even more staggering is that folks with diabetes are 2 to …

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Comfort Care: a growing trend in medicine

Comfort Care: a growing trend in medicine

By Carmel Quigley, MD, Medical Director, Center for Comprehensive Palliative Care Carmel Quigley, MD, is a Medical Director with the Center for Comprehensive Palliative Care and Hospice of Marion County. All of us deserve to live as comfortably as possible, right? But when an accident, sudden illness or chronic condition …

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Having trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Having trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Find out how HECM has Helped Many In Similar Situations By Mark E. Ary, MBA – Senior Licensed Loan Originator A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Loan is a reverse mortgage program that enables you to withdraw a percentage of your home’s equity. If you’re a senior and you have …

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Tired of Your On-Again, Off-Again Relationship with Reading Glasses?

Tired of Your On-Again, Off-Again Relationship with Reading Glasses?

Raindrop is an FDA-approved near vision inlay that helps correct age-related near vision loss, a condition called presbyopia. Near vision loss occurs in most people once they hit their 40s or 50s, and happens to everyone eventually as the eyes inevitably lose elasticity. Smaller than an actual drop of water, …

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American Diabetes Month

By Amy Freeman, RDN, LDN, CDE, ACE-HC Certified Diabetes Educator | Sodexo at Ocala Health Meet Paul*. Paul woke up three weeks ago, had his eggs and bacon for breakfast, brushed his teeth, took a shower, put on his favorite and most comfortable shirt and shorts and drove to his …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia A Complex Name for Complex Facial Pain

Trigeminal Neuralgia A Complex Name for Complex Facial Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a potentially serious neurological disorder involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve that serve the face. TN is most often caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by an encroaching facial vein or artery, but sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Whatever the cause, …

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The Diabetes and Heart Disease Correlation

The Diabetes and Heart Disease Correlation

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. The …

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Learn How You Can Feel Better, Look Better & Perform Better Energy Medical—A Therapeutic Health Center

You Are Amazing! The message is loud and clear! Our bodies are amazing! We read stories & hear testimonies all through out our lives of amazing physcial accomplishments, health recoveries, athletic performances, artistic masterpieces, etc. Is there a secret? Remember when you were young and how quickly you recovered from …

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Healthy Skin

Healthy Skin

By Patricia Spitzer, PA-C in collaboration with Thi T.Tran, DO Village Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, LLC How do I know if my skin is healthy or not? This is one of the most common questions directed at us in Dermatology. There are several questions to ask yourself when assessing the …

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The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Epidemic is Rising

It may seem unbelievable that the statistics for Alzheimer’s and Dementia are skyrocketing.  Will you be, or have you or a loved one already been diagnosed with this devastating disease state? Forgetfulness, agitation and frustration, social withdraw, difficulty with daily tasks, these are all symptoms of Dementia. Every 66 seconds …

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Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute’s Research Team Leading Innovative Research Study for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute’s Research Team Leading Innovative Research Study for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Aresearch team at the Florida Hospital Orthopedic Institute is looking for people to take part in a trial for an innovative, nonsurgical, investigational treatment for knee pain and function loss caused by osteoarthritis. The trial will focus on people with osteoarthritis (OA) in one knee, and will study the potential …

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

If you were a European warrior or religious pilgrim on the way to Jerusalem during the Middle Ages, chances are you lodged at a “hospes house” on the arduous journey. The holy orders of knights such as the Hospitallers and Templars ran these travel lodges named after the Latin word …

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Is it Safe to Take Fish Oil Before Surgery & Medical Procedures?

Is it Safe to Take Fish Oil Before Surgery & Medical Procedures?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Last week a woman called me and said, “I’m having a colonoscopy, and I was told that I need to get off all blood thinning medication, aspirin and fish oil. What’s the deal?” These admonishments have been standard protocol before any medical procedure for many years. …

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