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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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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 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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Learn How You Can Feel Better, Look Better & Perform Better Energy Medical—A Therapeutic Health Center

You Are Amazing! The message is loud and clear! Our bodies are amazing! We read stories & hear testimonies all through out our lives of amazing physcial accomplishments, health recoveries, athletic performances, artistic masterpieces, etc. Is there a secret? Remember when you were young and how quickly you recovered from …

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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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