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Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute’s Research Team Leading Innovative Research Study for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute’s Research Team Leading Innovative Research Study for Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

Aresearch team at the Florida Hospital Orthopedic Institute is looking for people to take part in a trial for an innovative, nonsurgical, investigational treatment for knee pain and function loss caused by osteoarthritis. The trial will focus on people with osteoarthritis (OA) in one knee, and will study the potential …

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

If you were a European warrior or religious pilgrim on the way to Jerusalem during the Middle Ages, chances are you lodged at a “hospes house” on the arduous journey. The holy orders of knights such as the Hospitallers and Templars ran these travel lodges named after the Latin word …

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Is it Safe to Take Fish Oil Before Surgery & Medical Procedures?

Is it Safe to Take Fish Oil Before Surgery & Medical Procedures?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Last week a woman called me and said, “I’m having a colonoscopy, and I was told that I need to get off all blood thinning medication, aspirin and fish oil. What’s the deal?” These admonishments have been standard protocol before any medical procedure for many years. …

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Five Tips to Help Florida Residents Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Five Tips to Help Florida Residents Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Between October 15 and December 15, 2017 more than 235 million people will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment. Now is the time to prepare for this important decision. While more than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, most people struggle …

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The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

The Pastor, The Widow, and The Doctor

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church A pastor went to visit a widow. She greeted him with a warm smile. She invited the pastor in and offered him a cup of coffee. As they sat at the kitchen table in her modest home and talked the …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month By Recommending Screening For People At High Risk

InterCommunity Cancer Center Promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month By Recommending Screening For People At High Risk

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and InterCommunity Cancer Center, a leading provider of advanced radiation therapy, is encouraging people who are at high risk for the disease to talk to their doctor about screening, as well as understand risk factors and preventative measures they can take to reduce their chances …

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Lose Weight Fast Without Exercise with Physician Assisted Weight Loss!

Lose Weight Fast Without Exercise with Physician Assisted Weight Loss!

By Compton Chiropractic Care Dr. Compton and his office in The Villages, FL is now the exclusive provider of the Ideal Protein weight loss system which provides you pre-packaged meals coupled with your own groceries that will have the weight falling off of you in no time.  Ideal Protein is a …

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Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Obesity, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes, now appears to be associated with another health problem, but one that affects men only — low testosterone levels. In a study conducted by the University at Buffalo endocrinologists, researchers discovered that about 40% of obese participants had lower-than-normal testosterone levels. The …

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5 Potential Health Crises Home Inspections Prevent

5 Potential Health Crises Home Inspections Prevent

A home inspection is one of the most important steps in the home buying process, but some real estate agents might encourage their customers to skip it to cut closing costs. A good REALTOR®–one who has your best interest in mind—will never advise bypassing a home inspection. Why? Because we don’t …

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Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? – Urgency to get to the restroom in time – Increased frequency of urination – Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate – Wearing adult protective undergarments or pads – Inability …

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HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Whereas, many men will have a type of nonaggressive prostate cancer that is referred to as “low grade” and never need treatment, many will develop a more aggressive form of prostate cancer, which will require …

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Investing in Your Future

Investing in Your Future

Meg Black Financial Advisor “Anytime you are making a decision that has financial implications, you should consult with an expert to discuss the risks and rewards involved with that decision,” says financial advisor Meg Black with Edward Jones, 8483 Mulberry Lane in The Villages. Meg’s advice to any new investor, …

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants

By Lucia Roca, DDS, MDS, Board Certified Periodontist Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, …

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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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