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Lake Eye Welcomes Dr. Jose Alfredo Vazquez

Lake Eye Welcomes Dr. Jose Alfredo Vazquez

Demand for vision and eye health services here in The Villages continues to grow, and we at Lake Eye always strive to offer the beloved people of our community quick appointment times. To that end, we have added yet another talented doctor to our staff so that we may serve …

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Stress Management for Your Heart: Why it’s Critical

Stress Management for Your Heart: Why it’s Critical

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC We all know it’s imperative to keep ourselves healthy through exercise, eating right, and warding off viruses and infections. However, one of the most overlooked stressors on our hearts is—anxiety. According to the American Heart Association, “More research is needed to determine how stress contributes to …

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Heart Health Depends on Killing Senescent Immune Cells and Reducing ‘Inflammaging’

Heart Health Depends on Killing Senescent Immune Cells

Afailing immune system can also be called Immunosenescence, which refers to the gradual deterioration of the immune system brought on by natural age advancement. Immunesenescence, or aging of the immune cells, is the core cause of many chronic conditions, including heart disease. Why? Aging cells can accumulate, and when they …

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Need to Destress Concerning Your Financial Situation?

Need to Destress Concerning Your Financial Situation?

So maybe you’ve gotten yourself into a spending habit that is out of control, or perhaps you’ve had an unexpected expenditure popup that you’ve been trying to free yourself of with not much luck. Seeking professional wealth management and budgeting advice is essential, but destressing is equally as important because …

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The COPD and Cardiac Connection: What You Need to Know About Treatment & Getting the Help You Need

The COPD and Cardiac Connection

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and heart disease are interconnected systemically to chronic inflammation in the body. Most individuals are unaware of the fact that they have chronic inflammation, because it’s not typically something they can see and what they feel, they often ignore as general aging complaints like stiffness, …

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Now that February is Here, Are You Irritated with your Lack of Weight loss? How TruSculpt® ID Can Help

TruSculpt® ID

Did you know that 92% of people fail or give up on their New year’s Resolutions? Only 8% of individuals stick with their routine; HOWEVER, even for those of us that are trying are hardest, sometimes, results are stagnant! Why are you still struggling with those extra pounds, or that …

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Love Yourself! Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Love Yourself! Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Dr. Dariano, D.O. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.  Heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis or plaque clogged arteries that restrict the blood flow in the heart. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Warning signs for a heart attack: • …

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MELANOMA SKIN CANCER

MELANOMA SKIN CANCER

Dr. Gil Y. Cortes, MD Melanoma is a cancer type that begins in the skin cells that create the pigment melanin. Melanoma usually manifests as a dark mole on the skin. However, it also rarely forms in other tissues, such as the eye or even intestines. The most noticeable sign …

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Dr. Yoders SNP Pathway Work: How it’s Helping Patients Find the Root Cause and Appropriate Treatment for their Disorders

More and more educated patients and healthcare providers are starting to incorporate GWAS (genome-wide association studies) to understand genetic complexes of diseases. There are several genetic mutations in SNPs, which are single nucleotide polymorphisms, and these give researchers and practitioners intricate detail on mutations such as cancer, diabetes, brain disorders …

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New Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Employers

New Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Employers

With SB 962 and HB 595 having been filed back in early November, this bill could change the outlook for those afraid to make the jump towards becoming a licensed medical marijuana patient by further protecting them from being discriminated against by their employers. Unfortunately, this issue has become all …

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Lp(a), the Hidden Heart Attack Risk Factor Finally Comes of Age!

Lp(a), the Hidden Heart Attack Risk Factor Finally Comes of Age!

By Dr. Robert Superko The Problem. Heart disease is often an inherited disease. It is also a complex polygenic disease, which means that there are several inherited factors that can contribute to your risk of heart disease. But most often when someone speaks about heart disease, we think about ‘cholesterol’. …

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Improve Your Workout with Omega-3 Fish Oil

Improve Your Workout with Omega-3 Fish Oil

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Is there a relationship between taking fish oil and exercise performance? That was our hypothesis when we started giving Wellpride® fish oil to Thoroughbred racehorses nearly two decades ago. The theory held water. Horse trainers reported back that their horses had better endurance and recovered faster …

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

By Physicians Rehabilitation Nonsurgical Option for Musculoskeletal Injuries According to the World Health Organization (WHO), musculoskeletal injuries are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability. Soft tissue injuries including tendon and ligament trauma account for 45% of all musculoskeletal injuries in the USA. For many years, …

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Why You Should NEVER Ignore Leg Swelling

Why You Should NEVER Ignore Leg Swelling

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery When sock lines or pant seams leave an indentation on ankles or calves, it’s not always caused by “normal” swelling. If  you’ve noticed that your legs feel swollen, its either from fluid retention or inflammation. Both of which need to be addressed by a medical …

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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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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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