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Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Have you ever noticed sensations in your legs that made you wonder if you should see a doctor, but since they seemed to subside, you ignored the symptoms away?  Many people overlook the life-threatening warning signs that could lead to an embolism.  If you’ve experienced swollen …

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Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Written By Thomas Gregory – U.S. Navy Veteran Established in 1952 under Title 38 of the United States Code, Congress created two types of benefits for war Veterans and their survivors within the Department of Veteran Affairs. The first is “compensation for service-related disability or death” and second, “a pension …

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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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Age-related Macular Degeneration A Common Cause of Vision Loss

Age-related Macular Degeneration A Common Cause of Vision Loss

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) awareness month, and for good reason. AMD is one of the leading causes of serious and permanent vision loss in people ages 50 and older. As we age, oxidative stress can create cell-damaging free radicals that cause the macula, a tiny space near the center …

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Decreasing Your Cardiovascular Risks and lowering your Cholesterol

Decreasing Your Cardiovascular Risks and lowering your Cholesterol

T.E. Vallabhan, MD, FACC February is heart awareness month, which reminds us to consider the fact that our heart health, risk factors and lifestyle are in our own hands. Since heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both men and women, what better way to understand and implement …

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When is a Valve Procedure Needed?

When is a Valve Procedure Needed?

The Heart Institute at Leesburg Regional Medical Center has provided superior care for residents of Lake and Sumter Counties for 20 years. This includes comprehensive, individualized care for each patient and expert attention for cardiac or vascular conditions. Dr. Karen Thompson, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Leesburg Ocala Heart Institute and on …

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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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5 Ways to Overcome Anxiety in Assisted Living Facilities 

5 Ways to Overcome Anxiety in Assisted Living Facilities

Moving to an assisted living facility can be a time of emotional upheaval for seniors. Not only are they leaving behind a home of their own, they need to learn how to live in harmony with strangers. Settling into a seniors home can increase anxiety and leave many new residents feeling …

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Physical Therapy: Your Key to Wellness!

Physical Therapy: Your Key to Wellness!

Getting people moving and keeping them active is the key to health care. But there are so many illnesses and injuries that can prevent people from being active; from simple sprains and strains of ligaments and muscles, to arthritis and back pain, and to medical problems such as neurologic conditions, heart, …

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A Spa-Like Environment for Patients

A Spa-Like Environment for Patients

Anxiety and fear of pain keep many women from getting a mammogram. But imagine drifting off to a relaxing beach, a peaceful garden, or a captivating waterfall while modern and advanced imaging provides you a more comfortable experience and allows you to control the breast compression for your mammogram. All of this …

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Get Fit in Ave Maria: Take Control of Your Heart Health

Get Fit in Ave Maria: Take Control of Your Heart Health

Your heart works hard for you nonstop for your whole life. So, show it some love. Making small changes in your habits can make a real difference to your ticker. In addition to quitting smoking, and making heart-healthy eating changes, exercise is an effective lifestyle change keep your heart healthy. At …

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LOVE Yourself! – Keeping your heart healthy

LOVE Yourself! - Keeping your heart healthy

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: • Chest pain or …

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Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Think fish oil. If your gut reaction is “yuck,” you are in good company. Whether it’s from remembering Grandma’s cod liver oil or taking the foul horse-pills in the cupboard, the majority of us believe that fish oil ought to taste bad. We put up with …

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What if Your Back Pain is a Spine Compression Fracture?

What if Your Back Pain is a Spine Compression Fracture?

What if you develop sudden onset severe back pain, more unbearable than you ever imagined? If your pain is new or feels different from the chronic back pain you may already be experiencing – which is currently being treated with exercise, pain medicines, and injections – it is recommended that …

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Stress Incontinence Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Stress Incontinence

“Stress incontinence” is a reality for millions of women in America today. The “stress” is not emotional or mental pressures. Rather, it’s physical pressure put on the bladder that can cause urine leakage. Something as simple as a sneeze or a cough might trigger a leak. Standing up suddenly, lifting …

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Why Younger Men Should Seek Early ED Treatment

Why Younger Men Should Seek Early ED Treatment

DR. ROBERT LUPO, D.C. Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little …

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