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24/7 Fitness Wants To Get You Healthy In 2018!

24/7 Fitness Wants To Get You Healthy In 2018!

It’s that time of year again.  We’re all thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and how we can lose weight, get fit, toned and feel better.  If you’ve failed and forfeited your resolutions in the past, have no fear—24/7 Fitness has a plan for you that you are sure to stick …

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Making Sense of Fish Oil Oxidation Values

Making Sense of Fish Oil Oxidation Values

By Bo Martinsen, MD Recently, a fish oil manufacturer visited our Venice office and gave us two samples of a supposedly super fresh, award-winning fish oil. Would we be interested in using the oil in our Omega3 Innovations products, she asked? The lab data showed that the oil had been …

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Gifts that give back all year long – New children’s toys and books help fund child medical grants

Gifts that give back all year long

While the official holiday season may be over, there is still no better gift than the one that gives back and the UnitedHealthcare Foundation helps families in need all year long through the sale of inspirational children’s books, toys, and kid-designed holiday cards, which help fund child medical grants for families …

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The Warning Signals of a Cough That You Should NEVER Ignore

Dr. Poonam Warman, MD If you are experiencing a chronic cough that is lingering, you need to take an active approach and seek medical attention. It’s better to catch diseases early or to give yourself peace of mind in knowing that it may just simply be a cough, but many …

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ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIAS

ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIAS

By George Rossidis, MD, FACS Minimally Invasive Surgeons of Ocala What is an abdominal wall hernia? Your internal organs and tissues are held in place by a tough outer wall of tissue called the “abdominal wall.” An abdominal hernia is an area in that wall that is weak or torn. …

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Shoulder Pain When is Surgery Truly Necessary?

Shoulder Pain When is Surgery Truly Necessary?

By Christopher Manseau M.D. There are various causes of agonizing shoulder pain and discomfort, but if you’re someone who suffers from rotator cuff pain and limitation, you need to understand the differences and your options. What causes shoulder pain? Degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are, unfortunately, a primary …

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Weight Loss Surgery Options for the New Year

By Juan C. Gutierrez, M.D. Board Certified in General Surgery In the final hours of December 31, 2015, millions of people across the United States will unknowingly join together in making that all-too-common resolution, “This is the year that I’m finally going to lose this extra weight!” Some will succeed, …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for …

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SEEING PAST THE DIGITAL IMAGE – HOW RAO PUTS PATIENTS FIRST

When your doctor prescribes an imaging test to discover the presence, cause and/or location of disease or injury somewhere within your body, or you elect to have a voluntary screening scan such as a mammogram or an interventional service like varicose vein treatment, it can be challenging to know which radiology …

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“Winning the Battle of Long Term Pain(s), Depression and Anxiety”

Winning the Battle of Long Term Pain

By Dr. Michael John Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR./CHEV. In my 35 year career in Functional/Integrative Medicine, I have personally seen and experienced a steady drop in the overall well-being of all the new patients entering my office due to the constant onslaught of Iatrogenic (Medically induced) diseases and …

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How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

People who experience an injury or illness often have to decide where best to seek medical attention, with some patients often heading to the emergency room (ER). Because ERs prioritize life-threatening emergencies, patients who are experiencing non-emergencies often have to wait hours to be seen by a doctor. Visits to the …

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Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults

Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults

Did you know that seizures are more likely to develop in older adults? Learn to recognize the signs of seizures and how you can help. Source: CDC Epilepsy is a broad term used for a brain disorder that causes seizures. In the United States, 2.4 million adults aged 18 years …

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Sexual Violence Prevent sexual assault before it starts.

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women have experienced completed or attempted rape, and about 1 in 15 men have been made to penetrate someone in their lifetime. Most victims first experienced sexual …

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5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

5 Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

Your recipe for staying on track no matter what’s cooking. ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. Temptations are everywhere, and parties and travel disrupt daily routines. What’s more, it all goes on for weeks. How do you stick to your diabetes meal plan when everyone around …

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Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care

Be Antibiotics Aware

Source: CDC Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Antibiotic  resistance  occurs  when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 …

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The Revolutionary Raindrop® Procedure is Here!

The Revolutionary Raindrop® Procedure is Here!

Lake Eye delivers clear close-up vision to the first Raindrop® recipients in Lake County. Over time, the lens of the eye loses moisture, making the lens less flexible and creating blurred close-up vision, a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs in everyone eventually, which is why reading glasses are so common …

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