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Wonder Women, Unite in the Fight to Beat Breast Cancer!

RAO is proud to have a dedicated team of superheroes in the battle against breast cancer, led by RAO’s Medical Director of Women’s Imaging Services, Board Certified radiologist, Dr. Amanda Aulls. While RAO’s Early Detection Defenders may not have the flash and spectacle of the conventional superhero, they compose a …

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40 Years of Extraordinary Care

40 Years of Extraordinary Care

Since 1977, Lake Eye has been dedicated to providing the most advanced eye care services to promote and protect healthy vision. Lake Eye’s accomplished and highly experienced ophthalmologists continually study, train in and perform the most sophisticated surgical and procedural treatments in the industry, from general care to advanced treatment …

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Did You Know That Your Heart May Need Physical Therapy?

Did You Know That Your Heart May Need Physical Therapy?

October is National Physical Therapy Awareness Month, but we rarely think of therapy as an aftercare option for our heart disorders.  If you’ve suffered from a heart attack, heart disease, or have had a cardiac procedure than you could greatly benefit from cardiac rehabilitative therapy. What is Cardiac Rehabilitative Therapy? …

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CAN STROKE BE PREVENTED?

CAN STROKE BE PREVENTED?

By Rose Watroba, MHSA, BS, RN Vice President of Neuroscience, Ocala Health The answer is yes – it is possible to prevent a stroke.  Eighty percent (80%) of all strokes are actually preventable.  Yet each year about 185,000 Americans die from a stroke.  This article is about strokes, who is at …

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Comprehensive and State of the Art Brain Tumor Surgery at ONC

Comprehensive and State of the Art Brain Tumor Surgery at ONC

State-of-the-Art Imaging At ONC, patients with brain tumors undergo the latest imaging tests available. For tumors close to the speech or movement areas of the brain, functional MRI may be performed to identify their proximity to the tumor. Diffusion tensor imaging or “DTI” is another contemporary imaging technique that may …

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Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Have you ever noticed sensations in your legs that made you wonder if you should see a doctor, but since they seemed to subside, you ignored the symptoms away?  Many people overlook the life-threatening warning signs that could lead to an embolism.  If you’ve experienced swollen …

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Intercommunity Cancer Center Offers Innovative New Therapy That Reduces Treatment Side Effects For Prostate Cancer Patients

Intercommunity Cancer Center Offers Innovative New Therapy That Reduces Treatment Side Effects For Prostate Cancer Patients

InterCommunity Cancer Center (ICCC), a leading provider of advanced radiation therapy in Lady Lake, Fla., is pleased to bring an exciting new technology to our region that can significantly improve quality of life for prostate cancer patients. SpaceOAR® hydrogel therapy pushes the rectum away from the prostate, creating a space between …

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Raindrop Vision Procedure Designed for People Who Want to Reduce or Eliminate Reading Glasses Now Available in The Villages and Lake Count

Raindrop Vision Procedure Designed for People Who Want to Reduce or Eliminate Reading Glasses Now Available in The Villages and Lake Count

The All-New Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is designed to Improve Near Vision So You Can Once Again See Fine Print, Menus and Your Phone Without the Hassle of Reading Glasses If you’re at the age where you need reading glasses to see your phone or read a newspaper, menu, or …

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Much To Do About Eczema

Much To Do About Eczema

By Patricia Spitzer, PA-C – Village Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, LLC According to the National Association of Eczema there are over 13 million people that suffer with eczema, so there is a good chance you or someone you know has been affected. The term eczema is broad and as a general …

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Prostate Health Update

Prostate Health Update

Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger …

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Electro Massage, The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage Experience

Electro Massage, The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage Experience

You are Amazing! And so is your body.  Human Beings have amazing abilities to perform, to heal and look amazing.  Many would argue that the Fountain of Youth is within us!  Here’s why; our body’s typically are producing over 2 million new stem-cells every second of every day.  Our ability to …

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Florida Strong: Post-Irma Disaster Relief and Stress Management Support

Individuals affected by Hurricane Irma also have access to a free, 24/7 emotional support help line at 866-342-6892, which is being provided by Optum as part of disaster relief support services.

Joining many other companies, organizations and individuals who have come forth to provide disaster relief post-Irma, UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and its employees have donated more than $1.5 million to support Florida communities affected by the storm, including the Florida Disaster Fund, local community food banks, Habitat for Humanity, …

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Feeling The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Feeling The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

With all of the preparations, and bracing for the worst, the overall experience  has left many individuals physically feeling the aftermath of hurricane Irma. Most people in our area had less than 24 hours to prepare their homes, make a plan, evacuate, or hunker down in place.  The physical tasks of …

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HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist As an oncologist, I have treated breast cancer patients from as young as 15 years of age to patients in their nineties. Breast cancer can affect anyone but is more common in women in their 50’s and older. Yes, I have treated …

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An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

More than 76 million Americans live with pain every day. That’s more than the number of people who have heart disease, diabetes, and cancers combined, according to a survey by the American Osteopathic Association. But what’s worse is that one-third of these people believe that medical treatment will not help, or …

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