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MIT Medical Imaging & Therapeutics – What does “therapeutics” in medicine mean?

MIT Medical Imaging & Therapeutics

Dr. Mark Jacobson This week, I am deeply moved by the loss of one of my patients.  This one,  in particular, left an impression on all of my staff.  His relentless endearing spirit regardless of his pain and suffering, never ceased to amaze us. When his wife called with the news, …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Causes, Risks, Treatment & Prevention

Alzheimer’s Disease Causes, Risks, Treatment & Prevention

By Peggy Demetriou, ARNP, FNP-BC, Board Certified in Family Practice by the ANCC Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia …

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A Fit, Fun Summer

A Fit, Fun Summer

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging. Even after your workout is complete, your body does not stop – after a tough …

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Not all Stem Cells are Equal: The Most Powerful Cells that Treat and Alleviate Numerous Disorders

Not all Stem Cells are Equal

There are all different types of stem cells, but the most effective are stem cells taken from the placental membrane.  The stem cells are collected and frozen for future use providing the most effective cells that are full of nutrients, minerals, amino acids and proteins and have the ability to reproduce …

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Understanding Different Health Care Options: Know where to go before an emergency happens and the differences in cost

Understanding Different Health Care Options

By Dr. Christine Laramée, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare North/Central Florida Do you know all of your options when you need medical care? Your primary care doctor should always be first on your list, as they have easy access to your medical history and know the bigger picture when it comes to …

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Freedom is Never Free

Freedom is Never Free

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church Among the Mural Wall, and the nineteen stainless steel statues, and the United Nations Wall of the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. is the Pool of Remembrance.  This shallow Pool (thirty feet deep) is lined with black granite and is surrounded lushly …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack …

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Ignoring Common Cardiac Symptoms Leads to Critical Issues

Ignoring Common Cardiac Symptoms Leads to Critical Issues

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC John F. Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”  This statement holds true when we focus on many of the issues in life, especially our health.  Some of the most common cardiac risk symptoms are often overlooked.  Ideally, individuals …

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Lipedema and Lymphedema: 2 Different Disorders That Sometimes Overlap

Lipedema and Lymphedema

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Most of us are familiar with lymphedema, which is a build up of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs.  Usually, lymphedema is a secondary issue that arises after cancer treatment or lymph node removal. Lymphedema is a dangerous disorder and needs to be treated …

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Ave Maria’s Lifestyle Appeals to Active Men

Ave Maria’s Lifestyle Appeals to Active Men

There have been numerous studies on the effects of men’s health in regards to a healthy diet and living an active lifestyle.  In the findings, the social aspect of building strong bonds and having a sense of belonging were also critical factors in heart health, behavioral and emotional wellbeing and cognitive …

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Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites the “ReNew You” to America’s Happiest, Healthiest City

Four-Day Wellness Retreat Invites

Located on Florida’s Paradise Coast, Naples captivates visitors with an irresistible mix of soft, white sand beaches, beautiful scenery, colorful sunsets, thriving arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and world-renowned dining and shopping hotspots. Health, happiness and relaxation seem to come naturally in Naples, a city which has been ranked as …

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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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Gum Line Restoration Through a Tiny Pinhole

Gum Line Restoration Through a Tiny Pinhole

By Lucia Roca, DDS, MDS, Board Certified Periodontist It’s important to visit your dentist on a regular basis to keep your teeth healthy.  Many people overlook that keeping your gum (gingival) tissues healthy are just as essential. One of the common issues that hygienists and dentists see with their patients is …

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL

Tired? Are your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer “yes” to at least one of these questions after age 40. Common symptoms of low testosterone, they can also result from a myriad …

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A Healthier You: Put a Preventive Care Plan into Action

A Healthier You

By Dr. Christine Laramée, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare North/Central Florida You don’t have to be sick to visit your primary care physician. Being proactive and working with your doctor to create a preventive care plan can help you live a healthier life and maybe even reduce your health care costs. …

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Stroke Master Products: Recovering Stability, Gait, & Balance After a Stroke

Stroke Master Products

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 15 million people suffer stroke worldwide each year. Of these, 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled. According to the National Stroke Association, “Foot drop is common after a stroke. It is a weakness or paralysis that limits your ability to …

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