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The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before.

Florida Cancer Specalites

Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in many different parts of the body, but, in reality, cancer is not just one disease. The term “cancer” is the general name for a group of over 100 diseases in …

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5 Tips for Getting Relief from Dry Eyes with an Omega-3 Supplement

5 Tips for Getting Relief from Dry Eyes with an Omega-3 Supplement

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Increasing our intake of omega-3 from fish and cod liver oil can be an effective and relatively inexpensive way to help manage dry eye symptoms. Most articles addressing dry eyes mention omega-3 supplements for their anti-inflammatory benefits. And many ophthalmologists and optometrists recommend taking them. There’s good …

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Top Five Tips to Help Save on Health Care Expenses

Top Five Tips to Help Save on Health Care Expenses

Over the last 10 years, out-of-pocket health care costs for Americans have more than doubled, with medical expenses now accounting for 8 percent of annual household spending, according to the Consumer Expenditure Figures report. With tax season just behind us, this is an ideal time for you to evaluate your financial …

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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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VISION PROBLEMS? IT MIGHT BE CATARACTS.

VISION PROBLEMS? IT MIGHT BE CATARACTS.

June is cataracts awareness month, focusing attention on a problem affecting roughly 25 million Americans. Though cataracts can happen to people of any age and for a number of causes, they are most often associated with aging. Cataracts typically start to form when people are in their 40s and 50s, …

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SEPSIS: THE HIDDEN KILLER

SEPSIS: THE HIDDEN KILLER

By Candice R. Taylor, MSN, BSN, RN – Sepsis Coordinator, Ocala Health Why do I need to know about sepsis?   Sepsis has become the world’s #3 killer! It is known to cause more deaths in the U.S. than AIDS, prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. As incredible as this …

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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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InterCommunity Cancer Center Offers Tips for Caregivers

When cancer occurs, the patient’s loved ones and friends must also come to grips with the emotional issues surrounding the disease. Additionally, one of them may need to step forward and assume the role of caregiver―a challenging job that can be extremely demanding at times. Today 80 percent of all cancer …

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Deep Brain Stimulation A Surgical Treatment for Movement Disorders

Deep Brain Stimulation A Surgical Treatment for Movement Disorders

People with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and even certain chronic pain syndromes can suffer from constant, involuntary and uncontrollable movements, including shaking, twisting, clenching, jerking and other reactions that can make normal activities difficult or impossible. When medication proves insufficient to subdue …

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Men’s Health & the Truth About Skin Cancer

Men’s Health & the Truth About Skin Cancer

Summer is almost here! Who doesn’t want to be outside, walking, gardening, biking, golfing, swimming, playing pickle ball or just barbecuing in the backyard? Getting outside for even a brief period each day is a vital part of any healthy lifestyle, and exercising outside is beneficial both physically and mentally. However, …

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Heat Awareness Month – Syncope

Heat Awareness Month - Syncope

Living in Florida, we are typically accustomed to warmer days than most of the country, but during the spring and summer months, our typical 80-degree weather can skyrocket to high 90’s and even triple digits, which can leave us feeling overheated very quickly. It’s important to stay hydrated by drinking …

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Tinnitus (ringing, hissing, roaring), is there really something that can be done?

Studies suggests about 50 million people in the United States have constant tinnitus. It can be perceived as a variety of sounds, ringing, hissing, roaring, crickets, or music just to name a few. Some people perceive it in the ear and others in the head. Luckily, the majority of those people …

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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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Energy Medical CBD (Cannabidiol)

Energy Medical CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is making headlines for its ability to treat and alleviate symptoms of numerous medical conditions effectively.  Certain specifics are important to clarify when describing cannabis treatment. To start, CBD has none of the psychoactive (mind-altering) effects of TCH that’s found in marijuana.  Scientists, botanists, and pharmacology professionals have …

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Treating Osteoarthritis of the Hip with Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Treating Osteoarthritis of the Hip with Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Osteoarthritis, also known as “wear-and-tear” arthritis, is a common condition. More than 28 million people in the United States were estimated to have osteoarthritis in 2011. Osteoarthritis occurs most often in weight-bearing joints, including the hip. It causes stiffness and pain and can make everyday activities difficult to manage. Before considering …

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Diabetes: Know the Symptoms & Manage Your Risk Factors

Diabetes

With diabetes on the rise, it pays to learn about this disease, even if you don’t think it will happen to you. It is estimated that over twenty-four million Americans are diabetic, and an additional five million are walking around with diabetes and are unaware of the condition. Diabetes is …

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