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Benefits of Home Health Care

Benefits of Home Health Care

It has been proven that home health care is good medicine and that’s why CareTime is committed to providing high quality, consistent and compassionate personal and health care services in the home. Being with family and friends in familiar surroundings has a positive effect on patients recovering from illness or …

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Traveling Tips for Venous Insufficiency

Traveling Tips for Venous Insufficiency

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery It’s that time of year again; when we hit the road or the sky and travel for vacations, relaxing getaways, spending time with family and taking the kids or grandkids to their favorite destinations. The hottest days are upon us during the upcoming summer months, …

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Drug Combinations and Their Risks

Drug Combinations and Their Risks

When you visit your healthcare provider, you are probably asked, “What medications are you taking?” This is because some drugs shouldn’t be taken with others. The danger is from an effect called a drug-drug interaction. Some drug-drug interactions make the combined drugs have stronger effects than either one alone. Healthcare providers …

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How Your Heart’s Health Plays a Role

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC Did you know that after the age of twenty our vascular systems begin to accumulate plaque?  Tiny plaque deposits can embed themselves into our delicate vascular structure throughout our entire bodies.  Over time the sticky plaque can mount up and cause hardening of the arteries, block …

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Distracted Driving: Don’t Be a Statistic

Distracted Driving: Don’t Be a Statistic

American House Distracted driving causes more than  300,000 accidents, annually. That’s one in every four, making it the number one cause of automobile accidents in the U.S. Although studies show texting while at the wheel is the leading cause of death among teens, this dangerous practice isn’t limited to inexperienced, young …

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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

Written by Patricia Spitzer, PA-C – In collaboration with Dr. Thi Tran Spring is in the air and that means spring break and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. It’s a good time to go over sunscreens and sun prevention. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 5 …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room …

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Prescribed an Opioid? Ask your doctor (and dentist) these questions

Prescribed an Opioid?

By Dr. Sam Ho, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare If your doctor or dentist prescribes a pain reliever, take charge of your health and find out exactly what you are getting. UnitedHealth Group medical experts recommend you ask your doctor these questions about any opioid prescription. Common opioid brand names include …

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Arterial and Venous Circulation Dangers

Arterial and Venous Circulation Dangers

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Blood being carried toward the heart is called venous and blood being carried away from the heart is called arterial. Because proper blood circulation aids the body’s flow of nutrients and oxygen to the heart, brain and other organs, it’s imperative to maintain and improve …

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Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Over 35 years ago, stem cells were studied for their positive regenerative effects at the University of Cambridge.  Since that time, stem cell regenerative medicine has come a long way with numerous research trials and studies that show the efficacious benefits to various age groups, and for many different medical issues. …

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Neuromodulation: An Option for Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Neuromodulation: An Option for Chronic Neuropathic Pain

By Michelle Heine, PA-C, MMS – Ocala Health Neurosurgical Group The perception of pain is highly complex not only physiologically but the difference of pain perception between individuals is of great variance. Pain originates primarily from noxious stimuli such as touching a hot stove, being involved in a car accident …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Focuses on Education During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

InterCommunity Cancer Center Focuses on Education During Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Approximately 110,000 people are diagnosed with oral, head and neck cancers every year in the United States. Fortunately, many of these cancers are preventable and can be successfully treated if caught early. InterCommunity Cancer Center (ICCC) is encouraging people to learn more about these potentially life threatening diseases during Oral, …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence …

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Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation – FDA Approved Treatment for Knee Arthritis Offered Locally A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost …

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