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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The phrase, “The fear of the Lord,” was one I never liked. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Before I was a Christ-follower I thought, “Who would want to be a Christian and serve a god you would have to be afraid of?” By that time …

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End Knee Arthritis Pain with FDA Approved Joint Injections

FDA Approved Joint Injections

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you have never had joint injections before, you may be wondering how this treatment works and whether it can truly make a difference. Below are answers to three of your most frequently asked questions: How do joint injections work? Our bodies naturally create a solution to …

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Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Local Attorney Patrick L. Smith Offers Flat Fee Estate Planning Services

Estate planning does not need to be an expensive or time-consuming process, according to Attorney Patrick L. Smith. Whereas many attorneys bill their clients by the hour to handle their planning, Attorney Smith offers a complimentary consultation and has instituted a flat-fee system for his services.  For example, a basic …

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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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PET/CT Uniting Two Important Tests to Deliver a World of Information

Two Important Tests to Deliver a World of Information

When both the physical and functional details of an organ or system are needed for an accurate diagnosis, it used to demand two separate tests, Positron Emission Tomography, or PET, a nuclear medicine that measures metabolic activity within the body, and Computed Tomography, or CT, which is an advanced x-ray system …

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Communication – What you Need to Know

Communication

By Tabatha T. McCallum, Au.D. Communication is vital for healthy relationships.  People with hearing aids, cochlear implants, or untreated hearing loss may find understanding speech to be difficult, especially in challenging listening environments.  When communication breakdowns occur, individuals may experience a range of emotional and social consequences including: frustration, anger, embarrassment, …

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Treating Painful Arthritis: Do You Need An Orthopedic Specialist?

Treating Painful Arthritis

Many different forms of arthritis affect over 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S., and there are over 100 different types of joint disorders categorized under the term of arthritis.  Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear …

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Eye Care Visionaries

The visionary doctors at Ocala Eye have good reason to celebrate. For nearly 50 years, they have been on the leading edge of innovation, providing Ocalan’s and residents of surrounding communities with the latest diagnostic services, medical equipment and surgical techniques, as well as top quality routine eye care – all …

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Over 50 Million People Have Arthritis: Which Treatment is Best for Your Hands?

Over 50 Million People Have Arthritis

Christopher Manseau M.D. Arthritis of the thumb is one of the most commonly affected areas in the body.  More women than men suffer from thumb arthritis; however, men can develop it too.  Usually people over the age of 40 will start to experience tightness, limited range of motion, and pain in …

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke? Knowing the Signs Can Save Lives

Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke

Every year in the United States nearly 800,000 people will suffer from a stroke. If it’s not caught early enough, it can lead to death, paralysis, cognitive impairment, aphasia and many more complications. There are Several Different Types of Strokes: • Hemorrhagic strokes are when a damaged blood vessel begins …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to hearing and speech month. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat a multitude of issues including swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, lip and facial weakness, clarity of speech and cognition (including memory, logical thinking/reasoning and …

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Mental Health and Heart Disease

Mental Health and Heart Disease

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC Commonly reported, stress levels, anxiety, depression, and our overall emotional state has a significant impact on our health.  From physical pain, appetite changes, suicidal thoughts to our vascular health, the way we deal with and treat mental disorders are critical on our long-standing wellness. How Our Mental …

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Elderly patients who complain of joint pain and stiffness usually have osteoarthritis (OA), but other forms of arthritis should also be considered. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), for example, is an autoimmune disorder rather than a degenerative disorder that affects patients at all ages. Early diagnosis and treatment of RA can prevent or …

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Skin Cancer Prevention: Learn How You Can Reduce Melanoma Risk

Skin Cancer Prevention

American House There are a number of different types of skin cancer, however, melanoma is the most harmful of them all.  Every hour a person dies of melanoma; this year alone, over 130, 000 new cases will be diagnosed. Preventative measures and early detection are key. On average, skin cancer screenings …

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Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin Cancer Awareness

Written by Patricia Spitzer, PA-C – In collaboration with Dr. Thi Tran According to the American Academy of Dermatology 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.  Roughly 3 million Americans are affected each year and that number has consistently been on the rise. In fact, skin …

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Lake Eye Defining the Future of Eye Care

Lake Eye Defining the Future of Eye Care

People depend on their eyes to last a lifetime, and the Board-certified ophthalmologists of Lake Eye Associates are ready to assist with answers about a few disorders that become more common as everyone gets older. What Care is Needed for Aging Eyes? Once you reach age 60, it is highly …

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