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Wim Vergauwen, MPT, CMT, treating a neck patient

By Wim Vergauwen, MPT, CMT – Owner Certified Manual Therapist Sooner or later everyone gets to deal with some form of neck pain, but rarely something has been done to treat the pain. Often arthritis or muscle spasms are blamed for the cause of neck pain, but in reality chronic neck …

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The Asset Protection Provisions of Your Estate Plan May Be Your Most Important Legacy

By Katina H. Pantazis, Esq. In my experience, the goal for many of my clients in estate planning is to preserve accumulated wealth in an effort to provide security to their survivors.  In this day in age of market instability and economic uncertainty, our survivors are going to need all the …

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A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

The thyroid is a tiny butterfly shaped gland in the neck that is made up of two distinct lobes. The thyroid gland predominantly produces thyroxine (T4) which is converted to the active form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), primarily in the liver. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is overactive …

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Don’t Pursue Your Passion

Don’t Pursue Your Passion

By Alex Anderson There is a danger in pursuing your passion… it assumes that you can only have one. This drove me nuts in a reversed kind of way. I knew what my passion or calling was…to be a minister. The only problem was…so was being an entrepreneur, musician, writer, …

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Convenient Access to Emergency Care Now Available

Convenient Access to Emergency Care Now Available

Residents of Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties gained additional access to emergency care when Ocala Health opened its new Summerfield ER, a freestanding ER located on Hwy 441 adjacent to the Del Webb Spruce Creek community approximately six miles north of The Villages. The nearly $10 million project employs approximately …

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Prevent Surgery with Knee Injections

The knee is notorious for pain and injury, Knee pain can occur from an injury or a condition like osteoarthritis, and can impact activities of everyday life. There are many remedies for this condition, including rest, anti-inflammatory medications and using knee braces. For individuals whose knee pain progresses or does …

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Understanding Chronic Venous Insufficiency

By Tom Tran PA-C, MPAs, NCCPA Surgery Board Certified – Do your legs often feel heavy, restless, or painful; or are they covered with varicose or spider veins? If so, you may be one of the many people walking around with venous insufficiency and not even know it. Unfortunately, venous …

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InterCommunity Cancer Center Offers Tips For Cancer Patients On How To Enjoy The Holiday

InterCommunity Cancer Center Offers Tips For Cancer Patients On How To Enjoy The Holiday

The busy holiday season is once again upon us. While most of us look forward to spending time with family and friends and enjoying the festivities that go along with this special season, it can be a difficult time for cancer patients and their loved ones. The typical holiday rush and …

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Think Surgery is the Only Way to Treat Spinal Stenosis? Think Again.

Think Surgery is the Only Way to Treat Spinal Stenosis? Think Again.

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the open spaces within the spine become narrowed, irritating or pressing on the nerves along the spinal cord and causing neck, back, arm or leg pain, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling or hot/cold sensations in the back, neck or extremities. It is typically caused by …

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Getting the Most from Relationships as we Live Longer

Getting the Most from Relationships as we Live Longer

You know the saying, “Only the good die young,” but that’s just an old wives tale. Being one of the leading plastic surgery offices in the Tampa Bay area, this “Getting the Most out of Relationships” article may sound like a strange topic to address for Image Lift Facial Plastic Surgery. …

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Progesterone VS. Progestin (Bio-identical or Synthetic)

Progesterone VS. Progestin (Bio-identical or Synthetic)

Hormonal Imbalance As we age, women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which can be related to perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, giving birth or from a hysterectomy. Females tend to experience an imbalance of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain …

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Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the roads are covered in freshly fallen snow. Alas, ’tis not the season for real estate. But the good news is that the few brave house-hunters who do venture out are serious …

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Physio Med’s Vestibular Rehab

Physio Med's Vestibular Rehab

By Michael B. Smith Vestibular Certified Physical Therapist The term Vestibular refers to what is more commonly known as the “inner ear”. The Vestibular system is made up of an identical left and right structure which consist of 3 circular canals connected to a chamber like structure. The Vestibular system is …

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Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?

Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?

By Bo Martinsen, MD Today, the omega-3 industry is specializing more than ever. On the supermarket shelf, you don’t just find fish oil any longer, but a broad range of products under that main heading. As we get a greater selection of omega-3 products, how do you decide what to …

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Visiting Loved Ones at Care Facilities During the Holidays

Visiting Loved Ones at Care Facilities During the Holidays

During the holiday season our thoughts often turn to visiting friends or loved ones in nursing homes. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in healthcare and aging, are sometimes very emotional. It is recommended to first plan ahead to ensure your visit is rewarding for both the resident and …

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The Greatest Love Story

The Greatest Love Story

By Jodi Thomas We all love a great Love Story.  You’ve Got Mail.  Pretty Woman.  Cinderella.  Pride and Prejudice.  There’s just something about these stories when the rich guy falls head over heals for the not-so-rich girl.  And yet, there’s an even greater love story where the hero left it …

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