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Neuropathy: Don’t Mask Your Symptoms with Drugs, Get the Treatment that Works

Neuropathy

By Dr. Paul Bruce Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to occur in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, injuries, autoimmune diseases, compressed spinal vertebrae, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease. And …

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Cataract Awareness Month Ocala Eye

Cataract Awareness Month Ocala Eye

Experiencing blurred vision? Over 20 million Americans have clouding of the natural lens, otherwise known as a cataract. Cataract surgery has advanced significantly over the past 10 years. Ocala Eye’s Surgery Center offers the most advanced technology including FEMTO Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. In most cases, patients return to their …

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Treating Thumb Arthritis

Treating Thumb Arthritis

Disease states or trauma can damage the joint, bones and soft tissue in our hands, thumb, and fingers; however, the most common hand disorder is caused by inflammation and is widely known as arthritis. Unfortunately, Painful arthritis and ligament discomfort in the thumb is very common. The trapeziometcarpal joint (TPCM) …

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Early Assessment of Brain Health

Early Assessment of Brain Health

Brain health is a reflection of a person’s ability to think, learn, and remember. These factors are collectively referred to as cognition. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may become evident with advancing age. It can manifest with intermittent forgetfulness and some difficulty performing activities of daily living. In some individuals, MCI …

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Prostate Cancer: An Advanced Technique Saves Lives

Prostate Cancer: An Advanced Technique Saves Lives

One of the leading health concerns for men is prostate cancer. Over the last thirty years, the way most medical practitioners check for prostate cancer hasn’t changed very much, and unfortunately, this has led to higher statistics of men being underdiagnosed. There are approximately 2.9 million men in the U.S …

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Jewelry Worth Wearing

Amy Mangan's "This Side Up" Book Launch Party August 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM The Brick City Center for the Arts - 23 SW Broadway Street - Ocala FL

By Amy Mangan I’m not big on jewelry but there is one accessory on which I insist – my children’s medical alert identification bracelets. I should probably tell you that my children are actually young adults, not exactly at the ages I can convince them to do anything, let alone …

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Making the Most of Doctors’ Visits: Tips on how to get maximize your time for the best health outcomes

Making the Most of Doctors’ Visits

By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Florida For many Florida residents, a trip to the doctor can mean having to take time off work, trying to squeeze appointments into hectic schedules, or even driving to a different city for care. So it becomes even more important to maximize …

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Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women – Pellet Therapy

Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women - Pellet Therapy

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist As we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. For men, this is called andropause, and for women, it’s connected to perimenopause, menopause or postmenopause. The symptoms for males and females are very similar. …

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Sodium Overload: What you Need to Know

Sodium Overload: What you Need to Know

Excessive salt is everywhere! However, the majority of our salt indulgences do not come from the salt shaker, they come from processed, packaged, and restaurant foods that many Americans are addicted to. The average healthy individual is encouraged to eat no more than 2300 mg of salt daily; and if …

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Happy Happiness Happens Month!

Happy Happiness Happens Month!

Celebrated every August, “Happiness Happens Month” is an entire month dedicated to celebrating ‘happiness’ by encouraging people to reflect on their lives and think about what makes them happy. What makes you happy? If pristine, sugar-white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, art galleries, golf, tennis or breathtaking sunsets …

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7 Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

7 Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

1. Colorectal Cancer Screening Over the last few years, we have instituted an aggressive course of colorectal cancer screening for anyone over the age of 50 and for African Americans over the age of 45. This entails a full colonoscopy to look for any abnormal colonic lesions or polyps (growths …

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Myth-Busting Medical Marijuana

Myth-Busting Medical Marijuana

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Several months ago, I was scheduled to do anesthesia for a young man having a spinal cord stimulator placed in his spine. He was around 40 years old. What started his problem was back pain. He had been through chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and …

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Regular Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

Regular Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

The development of improved screening tests for various types of cancer means that physicians can now identify and diagnose cancer at an earlier stage, often before any symptoms are present. With all types of cancer, early detection and diagnosis can make a big difference in outcomes. Recommended Cancer Screening Tests …

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Put Your Runny Nose on ICE

Put Your Runny Nose on ICE

We now have the first and only FDA approved safe and effective treatment that can help you enjoy life without tissues! By Randall C. Latorre, MD Do you experience these symptoms frequently or on a regular basis? • Runny nose while eating • Watery runny nose all day long • …

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VERTIGO Losing Your Balance and Nauseated? You Need a Specialist!

VERTIGO Losing Your Balance and Nauseated

By Davis Family Hearing As children, a favorite retro game at birthday parties was Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Blindfolded, kids were spun round and round, and self-induced vertigo was onset quite rapidly, while the children staggered and lost their balance towards the donkey poster. As adults, vertigo is …

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Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Why you shouldn’t wait to seek medical care

Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Courtesy of Florida Medical Clinic Painful aching joints and a general feeling of being unwell are often the first signs of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Affecting nearly 1.5 million Americans between the ages of 30 and 70, it is estimated that 3 times as many women than men are diagnosed with …

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