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Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets

Tips for Safe Summer Travel with Pets

With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road. “Taking pets out of their homes can induce stress on …

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10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

10 Steps to Help Prevent Cancer

Nearly 4 out of 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and it remains the second-leading cause of death for Americans, but nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented. Research from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) shows that diet, exercise and weight play a …

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Summer Travel Safety Tips for Your Heart

Summer Travel Safety Tips for Your Heart

When we think of taking a vacation, we typically visualize relaxation, and we look forward to a peaceful experience.  After all, vacations are a time to get away from our stress-filled lives and visit family, friends, or enjoy quiet time on the beach basking in the sun.  In reality, these …

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Computer Guided Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery actually allows the procedure to be “performed” in advance of the surgery.  Surgical simulation can be done on the computer, so the exact size and ideal location for the implant is known.  In essence, the treatment is completed on the simulator pre-surgically.  Recent computer technology breakthroughs …

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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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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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