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Your Back Pain and Your Core Strength Are Synergistic

The core muscles of our bodies support our entire frame, from our head and neck to our lower back and legs.  The abdominal muscles are heavily relied upon to carry our weight and fluctuate with our daily movement and activities.  If our core muscles are weak, then the spinal column …

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The gift of Desperation

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, this sentence,  which appears in the first chapter, is the most famous in the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Desperation is a mental state that usually causes extreme or rash …

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America’s Senior Health Rankings Seniors are benefiting from improved clinical care but face economic barriers to better health

Senior Health Rankings

Florida’s strengths include high percentages of hospice care use and quality nursing home beds, and a low prevalence of obesity. America’s seniors are seeing improvements in clinical care but are facing significant economic barriers to better health, according to the key findings from United Health Foundation’s fifth annual America’s Health Rankings …

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Women’s Health Imaging Empowered by a Woman’s Perspective

Women’s Health Imaging

Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO) has been a local leader in diagnostic and interventional radiology services for decades, and providing state-of-the-art technologies and procedures ahead of its competitors has been one of the hallmarks of the practice. But there is more to a specialized field like women’s imaging than just the …

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Dr. Anand Kesari Offers Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy Procedure for Improved Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Dr. Anand Kesari

Gastro-Colon Clinic is one of the first in the nation to use EndoChoice’s Fuse™ endoscope system to reduce the ‘miss rate’ of lesions during colonoscopy. A lthough colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deaths1 and are the gold standard, for detecting colorectal cancers,2 the procedure is not completely effective in …

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL

Tired? Are your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer “yes” to at least one of these questions after age 40. Common symptoms of low testosterone, they can also result from a myriad …

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More Than Relief of Symptoms, a Potential Cure For Airborne Allergies

More Than Relief of Symptoms, a Potential Cure For Airborne Allergies

Ah, the coming of spring and its blooming flowers, outdoor activities…and sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and sore throats due to environmental allergies. And for some, there’s little relief indoors, where dust, mold and pet dander seem to waft and lurk from floor to ceiling. Symptom relief has long been limited …

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Chest Pain? Call 911 Immediately

Chest Pain? Call 911 Immediately

Although chest pain can sometimes be triggered by some non-threatening disorders like excessive gas, anxiety, acid reflux or muscle strains, you cannot afford to waste precious time, if chest pain occurs. Chest pain can be related to the following serious complications, a rupture of the aorta, angina, or myocardial infarction …

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Falling is not “normal!”

Falling is not “normal!”

By Cory Hewitt, RN, BSN, TCRN – Ocala Health VP of Trauma Services May is national Trauma Awareness month.   Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. As this expanding demographic grows, healthcare is forced to redefine commonly held concepts. A commonly held myth is it is “normal” …

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National Mental Health Awareness Month Caring Well for America’s Senior Adults

True: An estimated 20 percent of people age 55 and older experience some degree of a mental health issue. True: The risk for mental illness increases with age. False: Mental and emotional health conditions are well-diagnosed and quickly treated. Each year, nearly 44 million adults in America experience mental health …

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Getting the Root of Your Lower Back Pain with RFA

Getting the Root of Your Lower Back Pain with RFA

When you’re dealing with chronic back pain, little else in life can be enjoyed.  The agonizing and sometimes debilitating discomfort can cause us to lose out on the important things, like spending time with our families, being productive at work and even the simplest daily activities can require monumental strength …

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Would you like a Free Hearing Test or Hearing Aids?

Would you like a Free Hearing Test or Hearing Aids?

YES, for the absolute lowest price, lifetime warranty, free clean checks, and lifetime follow up care, all provided by an Award Winning Leading Professional? Express Hearing Care offers such services and much more. “According to our Patients what separates us is our high level of care, exceptionally low prices, and …

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DEXA – The Simple Test for Osteoporosis

DEXA – The Simple Test for Osteoporosis

More than 10 million Americans 50 and older have osteoporosis, and roughly 34 million more are at risk, so osteoporosis is a disease that affects nearly 60% of the adult population. It is one of the most common diseases seen among older people. It is more common among women, but …

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Treatment for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Treatment for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a rather complex name for one of the most common disorders in people ages 55 and older: age-related damage to the spinal cord in the neck. With age, heredity, overuse, misuse or lack of use, the cervical spine can develop arthritis and degeneration of the discs, bone …

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Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

What’s for dinner? This question is coming up in regards to mental health. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the mind, too. Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality …

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Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screenings

Did you know that 1 in 5 people develop skin cancer? There are different types of skin cancer, and melanoma is, by far, the most harmful of them all.  Every hour a person dies of melanoma, and this year alone, it is estimated that over 132,000 new cases of melanoma …

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