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When it Comes to a Radiologic Test or Procedure, Quality Matters

When it Comes to a Radiologic Test or Procedure, Quality Matters

The quality of your medical care is of utmost importance, and that extends to the radiology practice you or your doctor chooses to perform your diagnostic test or interventional service. At RAO, we go above and beyond the standard quality controls demanded by the industry, and it shows in all …

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how heat affects your heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD August is “Safety Month” and while we take the time to consider all of the preventative ways to protect ourselves, we often overlook the negative effects that these hot summer months have on our cardiovascular systems. With weather approaching the upper 90’s and on some days, triple digits, …

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Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

Early Cancer Detection Saves Lives

The development of improved screening tests for various types of cancer means that physicians can now identify and diagnose cancer at an earlier stage, many times, before any symptoms are present. Early detection is important because when abnormal tissues or cancers are found early, they are easier to treat. Some …

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Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery

By Juan C. Gutierrez, M.D. Board Certified in General Surgery Were you one of the millions of people across the United States that unknowingly joined together in making that all-too-common resolution, “This is the year that I’m finally going to lose this extra weight!” How is that going? Some will succeed, …

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Four Stress-Busters For Home Sellers

Four Stress-Busters For Home Sellers

By Dawn Trigg Broker Associate, REALTOR® Selling your home is an exciting endeavor and an important milestone in your life—not to mention potentially lucrative! However, it can also be stressful and nerve-wracking. Worrying over the sale of your home is natural and expected, but it doesn’t have to get out of …

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Kids in Special Situations Helping autistic children benefit from interactive communication

Kids in Special Situations Helping autistic children benefit from interactive communication

Did you know that 1 in 68 children have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?  After High School, 35% of young adults with ASD have never had a job or have continued their higher education degree.  Unfortunately, it’s exceedingly rare for elementary and high school students with ASD to be full-time in …

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Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

Executive Functioning is at the Heart of an ADHD Diagnosis

By Jane N. Hannah, Ed.D Over summer break, I was in a hospital elevator carrying a new book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and a person on the elevator inquired about the book. She commented that her son was just diagnosed with ADHD, which sparked a conversation between the two …

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Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

With the ever-changing regulations, laws, and curious citizens, there are basic informative rules of purchasing and consuming medical marijuana that all Florida residents should know.  But first, the definition of what “medical marijuana” actually is will be helpful information to differentiate street drugs from those that are deemed for medicinal purposes. …

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How Your Lung Health Affects Your Sleep

How Your Lung Health Affects Your Sleep

Sleep apnea affects more than 25 million people in the United States.  It is a progressive condition that interrupts breathing patterns throughout a person’s sleep.  People that suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may have episodes of stopping breathing up to hundreds of times per night for 10 seconds or …

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Managing & Treating Degenerative Disc Disease

Managing & Treating Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) describes arthritis of the spine resulting in low back pain caused by a combination of inflammation of the damaged discs and a lack of spinal stability. In some patients, the pain may travel from the low back down into the hips and buttocks – a condition called …

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AMT (Acuscope Myopulse Therapy) Offered by EMED to Alleviate Pain and Much More

AMT (Acuscope Myopulse Therapy) Offered by EMED to Alleviate Pain and Much More

In the early 70’s a well-known physicist that helped develop the EKG monitoring system made headlines with a new type of electrical micro-current Therapy, which essentially was an electronic acupuncture technique using micro-current technology.  At the time his procedure was able to help many patients on all levels, including Olympic athletes.  …

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Shoulder Joint Replacement Groundbreaking Procedures from The Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Shoulder Joint Replacement Groundbreaking Procedures from The Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Living in Florida provides abundant fair weather for all residents throughout the entire year.  By way of good weather, adults are staying much more active as they age.  In our sunshine state, older individuals are golfing, playing tennis, pickleball, kayaking, swimming and the list goes on and on; but with all …

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Hormonal Disturbances? Pellet Therapy is the advanced treatment option women are asking for!

Hormonal Disturbances? Pellet Therapy is the advanced treatment option women are asking for!

As we age, women tend to produce fewer and fewer hormones each year after the age of thirty.  Females are predisposed to experience an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, loss of muscle, irritability and bone deficiency. Bone …

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Your Superpower

Your Superpower

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I believe the reason God uses me is because I don’t know of anyone who needs God’s help and love more than I do. There are times I feel helpless and useless. I cannot depend solely upon my abilities nor upon …

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Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

During my 30-year journey in eye surgery, no story has been as dynamic and exciting as the story of the human eye natural lens, its disorder called cataract, and our relentless effort to improve the process by which the cataract is evacuated and replaced with a man-made intraocular lens, and to …

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Leg Swelling Causes and Concerns

Leg Swelling Causes and Concerns

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery It’s all too common for many people to walk around daily unable to see their ankles, and yet, they don’t realize the seriousness of the bigger problem happening on the inside. Other individuals may be so affected by the swelling of their ankles and calves that …

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