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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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Flu Season: Are You Ready?

Flu Season: Are You Ready

By John Voight, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Emergency Services, Ocala Health It is evident by the cooler temperatures that fall has arrived and along with the seasonal change, it’s important to recognize that flu season is upon us.  Influenza, otherwise known as flu, is a viral respiratory illness that …

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Kyphoplasty Vertebral Fracture Surgery

Kyphoplasty Vertebral Fracture Surgery

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. Most spinal compression fractures affect the thoracic spine of the upper and middle back, but some patients experience them in the lumber, or lower, spine. Wherever they occur, spinal factures can cause pain, instability and functional …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Offers Tips On How To Support Cancer Patients During The Holiday

InterCommunity Cancer Center Offers Tips On How To Support Cancer Patients During The Holiday

The busy holiday season is once again upon us, and caregivers, family and friends of cancer patients may be wondering what they can do to make this the best possible holiday for the person in their life battling cancer. Providing the right kind of gifts and support can help create a …

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Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute is Looking for Volunteers for a Knee Osteoarthritis Study. Why Should You Participatein a Clinical Research Study?

Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute

What is a clinical research study? A clinical research study, or clinical trial, is a form of medical research that tests new developments in preventing, detecting or treating a disease. (1)  It is also a scientific method used to find answers to difficult health questions. (1) Why is clinical research …

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Winter Itch

Winter Itch

By Patricia Spitzer, PA-C in collaboration with Dr. Thi Tran Village Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, LLC Ever feel like your skin gets dry in the winter? Well, it’s a real thing and we refer to it in Dermatology as Asteatotic eczema or Eczema Craquele. The particular type of eczema typically occurs …

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The Road to Brain Injury Recovery with Omega-3 Fish Oil

DHA given prior to the injury also promotes cell survival and function. A study from Sweden showed that resolvins – molecules naturally produced from omega-3 fatty acids – can improve nerve cell function when given within 24 hours of surgery. Why Do Omega-3s Protect the Brain? One of the primary reasons that omega-3s are crucial for the brain (and the rest of the body) is that these fatty acids fight inflammation. Now, inflammation serves an important purpose. If you cut yourself or twist an ankle, inflammation starts the healing process in the form of redness, swelling, heat, pain and loss of function. Normally, the inflammation response is self-limiting. But when there are not enough pro-resolution molecules lying around, inflammation continues to smolder and attack previously undamaged cells. In the brain, excessive inflammation can mean neuronal loss, which explains why the omega-3s’ anti-inflam- matory properties are so important for healthy brain function. The Road to Recovery Today, I am fortunate to report that my family member made a remarkable recovery. He is working again, more physically active than before, and has retained all the warmth and personality he had before surgery. He partially attributes his recovery to Omega Cure, and is faithful about taking his omega-3 oil every day. As for me, I feel grateful that I was able to provide him with the essential nutrition his brain needed to recuperate. About Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD, is the co-founder and president of Omega3 Innovations. Born and raised in the United States, Dr. Chalmers graduated from Brown University and completed her medical training at the University of Oslo in Norway. In Norway, Dr. Chalmers practiced emergency, family, and preventive medicine for many years. Her research and development work has included nutraceuticals (especially omega-3) and medical delivery device systems to facilitate ingestion of multiple medication combination.

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD One year ago, my family was in an uproar. A close family member needed brain surgery, which was scary enough. Then, a week after this major procedure, he contracted a life threatening form of bacterial meningitis. I visited him many times as he fought for his life …

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The Kitchen Table

the kitchen table

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a …

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Staying Fit Through the Holidays

Staying Fit Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year!  The time of year where we make glorious memories with friends and family, and it’s also the time of year that we inevitably pack on the pounds. Although, that’s not necessarily the way that it has to go for you, because Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa has some …

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STROKE

STROKE

What is stroke? Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.  It causes death every four minutes and is responsible for reduced quality of life.  Stroke can either be ischemic or hemorrhagic in nature.  Ischemic strokes result from either a local clot occluding or preventing blood …

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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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Advances in Robotic Assisted Surgery What you should know about your options

Advances in Robotic Assisted Surgery

It may still sound a little futuristic to some, but more than 3 million people worldwide have had remarkable outcomes due to the advanced technology and sophistication of robotic-assisted surgery. In short, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive method that typically utilizes three small ports, as opposed to a full incision.  …

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decoding heart disease

decoding heart disease

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD There are many things that can affect your risk for developing heart disease. Three of them you cannot control—your age, your gender and your family history. However, there are several other things you can do to help you avoid a heart attack or stroke, such as maintaining …

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Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Over 35 years ago, stem cells were studied for their positive regenerative effects at the University of Cambridge.  Since that time, stem cell regenerative medicine has come a long way with numerous research trials and studies that show the efficacious benefits to various age groups, and for many different medical issues. …

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