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Why Do I Hear….But Not Understand? Study by Cambridge University in England Reveals Key Answers

Until recently, there was no practical way to identify dead regions of hearing cells in the ear.  However, a new British developed procedure using standard test equipment allows for identifications of dead hearing cell regions. The study suggests that the presence or absence of dead regions may have serious implications …

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Not All Skin Care Products Are Created Equal

By Steven T. Powell, MD – It seems as though there are skin care products available in just about every store you shop in these days. With so many products available, trying to decide which products will work for your particular skin type and skin problems can be an overwhelming …

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Understanding Pelvic Prolapse

By Uzoma Nwaubani, MD, FACOG The problem of female incontinence and female Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is as old as humanity itself. Sadly, however, it remains hugely under reported. Just the fact that one is of the female gender is in itself a risk factor. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, …

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A New Year, A New You!

Would you like something to smile about in the New Year? Many resolutions get made, though only those paired with action will come true. In the spirit of making the most of our 2014, let’s usher in the New Year with a resolution to invest in and rejuvenate ourselves! Is …

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The Leader in Comprehensive Pain Management Announces Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Prospira PainCare offers the cutting-edge Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) at our National Pain Institute, Winter Park location in Florida. What is Regenerative Injection Therapy? Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an alternative approach to healing tendon and ligament injuries. Known for its restorative healing, Regenerative …

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Is Sugar Increasing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Hampton Manor Assisted Living – The average person consumes approximately 156 lbs. of added sugar each year according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  This sneaky ingredient is riddled throughout the grocery aisles and may seem nearly impossible to avoid.  It is in practically every processed food in some …

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WHY ALL BABY BOOMERS SHOULD BE TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C

By Rick L. Pesano, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics – Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, caused by the hepatitis virus. Of the five different types of hepatitis virus (A, B, C, D and E), hepatitis C is the most common in the United States, affecting …

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Gearing up for the New Year Diet – Exercise

Gearing up for the New Year Diet

The New Year is fast approaching and the #1 resolution is to lose weight and exercise. Unfortunately these resolutions are quickly broken within a month because people put so much stress on themselves to lose weight and be fit. The best type of diet is no diet but a life …

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Are You Avoiding Intimacy Due to Painful Intercourse?

Are You Avoiding Intimacy Due to Painful Intercourse

By Uzoma Nwaubani, MD, FACOG – Painful sex (dyspareunia) is a medical condition that countless women face.  It may lead them to quietly suffer or avoid sexual activity or intimacy with their partners.  Fortunately, there are relatively simple solutions to obtain relief of sexual pain.  The goal of diagnosis and …

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Don’t Forget Your Test – New Technology Reminds Patients to Get Important Diagnostics

New Technology Reminds Patients to Get Important Diagnostics

By Dr. Harvey Kaufman, Senior Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. Three quarters of healthcare costs in the U.S. are attributed to management of chronic diseases. To a large extent, this is because chronic diseases, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, are prevalent. For …

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MID FLORIDA EYE CENTER WELCOMES NEW RETINA SPECIALIST

Mid Florida Eye Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Shawn C. Wilker, a nationally renowned board-certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and retina specialist. Dr. Wilker joins Dr. Ray D. Maizel, Lake County’s first retina specialist and a leader in the science and technology of retinal care. Together, the two …

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Dr. Vallabhan Highlights a Couple Patients that Have Heart

Dr. Vallabhan, know as “Dr. V” to his patients has always stood out from the rest  because of his personal interest in every patient that comes to see him.   His mantra is “I will watch over you and treat you as I want to be treated when, one day, I …

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Hand Washing Do’s & Don’ts

Hand Washing Do’s & Don’ts

The easiest way to spread germs and catch a cold is by not keeping your hands clean. Every time you don’t wash your hands after eating or using the bathroom, your germs are immediately spread to the next thing you touch, such as the telephone or the doorknob. During this …

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Is the TV Playing Doctor?

Looking for the right opportunity to look and feel your best? You probably have come across cosmetic treatments and procedures on TV that say they will help you achieve a more youthful appearance. But have you ever noticed that much of what you see on talk shows and TV will …

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5 Quick Tricks for Pain Relief When pain gets you down, try these quick and easy tricks for relief.

NOTICE Notice your thoughts about your pain by taking a moment to get quiet. Close your eyes and listen to your internal monologue. What are you saying to yourself? Try writing down your thoughts or speaking them into a recording device so you can reference those thoughts later. Then determine …

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DON’T SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

The holidays are one of the busiest times to go to the hospital  emergency  room.  Instead of wasting your precious family time, when you have an urgent need go to 441 Urgent  Care instead.  They are the “after hours” of health care – the weekends and evenings  when  your regular …

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