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Can CBD Help with Pain?

By Kevin Spitler, Co-Ownner and Tiffany Demoe, Co-Owner Living in Florida provides abundant fair weather for all residents throughout the entire year. By way of good weather, the young and old alike are much more active. In our sunshine state, older individuals are golfing, playing tennis, pickleball, kayaking, swimming, and …

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Brain Health: Understanding the Signs and Severity of Concussions and Head Injuries

Brain Health: Understanding the Signs and Severity of Concussions and Head Injuries

High-contact sports are a hot topic in the news due to the prevalence of concussions and brain injuries, but head trauma can happen at any age, especially the elderly with their risk of falls and degenerative bone density. The skull is meant to protect the brain, but it is sometimes …

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See New Possibilities for Brilliant Vision at Lake Eye

See New Possibilities for Brilliant Vision at Lake Eye

Even otherwise perfectly healthy eyes can be irregular in shape, meaning the eyeball, cornea or lens isn’t curved We have to humbly admit that Lake Eye is so frequently enhancing our services and availability in the community that it can be challenging to keep up with it all. So we thought …

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Life Experiences that Influenced One Central Florida Health Physician to Become a Doctor Gives Her a Unique Perspective on Patient Care

Life Experiences that Influenced One Central Florida Health Physician to Become a Doctor Gives Her a Unique Perspective on Patient Care

Lora L. Thaxton, MD Board-Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) Specialist Dr. Lora Thaxton was the only student in her class of 125 to graduate from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1995 in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), a specialty where she treats patients who have …

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What Does It Mean to Be an Elder Law Attorney?

What Does It Mean to Be an Elder Law Attorney?

By Teresa K. Bowman, Of Counsel As we age, changes to our body, health, financial picture and family are ever-evolving. When we were young, we didn’t worry about infirmity, incapacity, or how we wanted our estates to be managed. But as time marches on, those issues move to the forefront of …

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For those Who Suffer Painful Spinal Fractures, Balloon Kyphoplasty May Provide Welcome Relief

For those Who Suffer Painful Spinal Fractures, Balloon Kyphoplasty May Provide Welcome Relief

Dawn, 58, enjoys walking on the beach and looking for seashells in her oceanfront community. It’s a relaxing way to spend her precious free time between working two jobs — as a nurse at a skilled care nursing home and as a home health care provider. One day recently, the …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Oral Appliances: A Solution for a Good Night’s Sleep

Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Oral Appliances: A Solution for a Good Night’s Sleep

By Richard W. Rozensky, DDS, D.ABDSM Sleep apnea affects more than 25 million people in the United States. It is a progressive condition that interrupts breathing patterns throughout a person’s sleep. People that suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may have episodes of stopping breathing up to hundreds of times per …

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Physical Therapy & Home Health Can Help You Find Balance

Physical Therapy & Home Health Can Help You Find Balance

During the month of October, The nation recognizes and celebrates the importance of rehabilitating treatment options through Physical Therapy (PT). PT can help patients improve their overall physical health and wellbeing in countless ways. Since every patient’s needs are different, therapies are adjusted to specific patient-centric approaches depending on their individual …

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Minutes Count: Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke Saves Lives!

Minutes Count: Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke Saves Lives!

Every year in the United States nearly 800,000 people will suffer from a stroke. If it’s not caught early enough, it can lead to death, paralysis, cognitive impairment, aphasia and many more complications. There are Several Different Types of Strokes: • Hemorrhagic strokes are when a damaged blood vessel begins to …

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3 Things You Should Know About Metastatic Breast Cancer

By Dr. Dariano, D.O. In the United States, the CDC reports that over 260,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer annually, and it also affects approximately 2,600 men each year. There are multiple types of breast cancer; importantly, the statistics of survival are increasing, mostly due to patient education …

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Superficial Radiotherapy: The Non-Surgical Choice for Skin Cancer

Superficial Radiotherapy

By Gil Cortes, MD, FAAD Each year, more than four million new cases of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the United States alone. Basal cell carcinoma is the most frequently occurring type of skin cancer, closely followed by squamous cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is caused by …

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Preventing Secondary Heart Failure

Preventing Secondary Heart Failure

Almost half of adult women show symptoms of secondary heart failure such as varicose veins, swollen ankles, painful joints, chronic fatigue, low metabolism. By Kenneth McLeod, Ph.D. What is Your Secondary Heart? The human cardiovascular system should be viewed as a two-pump system where the cardiac muscle pushes blood out …

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An Advanced Solution for Women’s Sexual Health

An Advanced Solution for Women’s Sexual Health

As women age, or go through hormonal complications whether it’s from pregnancy, medications or menopause, sexual intimacy and disruptions are more common that most people are aware. When the passion we’re experiencing with our partner seems less like an intense flame and more like a smoldering wick, issues can arise inside …

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Breast Cancer Facts

Breast cancer facts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is a very personal issue with me because I am a 7-year survivor of breast cancer. October is also the month of my cancer diagnosis.  Every anniversary of my diagnosis is a reason to celebrate. Each year that I am able to …

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Get fit having fun.

Ave Maria

Like many Americans, you pro-bably spend a lot of time sitting. Even if you balance out your time in the chair with trips to the gym, research shows that too much sitting can up your risk of breast and colon cancers. Luckily, it’s easy to counteract the adverse effects of …

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Individuals Age Well

How Physical Therapy Can Help Individuals Age Well

We’ve all heard the phrases about aging gracefully, but aging well is a growing concern for many seniors. Faced with bodily disorders as well as cognitive decline, many individuals that are 55+ years of age are taking strides to maintain independence and live their lives as healthy as they possibly …

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