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Why We Made the Switch to 3D Mammography

Why We Made the Switch to 3D Mammography

RAO has long been a pioneer of state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies, leading Central Florida with the most advanced equipment and procedures for greater accuracy, speed and peace of mind. We extend our commitment to women’s imaging by being the region’s one and only comprehensive services provider. Our mission to deliver unsurpassed …

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Eating Healthy to Prevent Tooth Decay

Eating Healthy to Prevent Tooth Decay

Our body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too. If you consume too many sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks or non-nutritious snacks, you could be at risk for tooth …

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Keeping Your Kids Safe & Healthy on the Playing Field and in the Classroom

Keeping Your Kids Safe & Healthy on the Playing Field and in the Classroom

With August here, school will be starting in just a few short weeks. In fact, football practice has been in full swing since July. Protecting your kid entails many different aspects, but unfortunately, you can’t always control when things go wrong such as injuries, accidents, viruses, or infections. Immunizations & Viral …

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Is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

Is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more …

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Managing a Life-Limiting Illness with Palliative Care

Managing a Life-Limiting Illness with Palliative Care

Submitted by Hospice of Marion County While more than 2 million people die each year in the U.S. from advanced illnesses, not everyone receives the specialized comfort care called palliative care that they could get. Research has shown that not all patients’ pain is adequately assessed and managed, especially in chronic, …

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Urinary and Prostate Issues? A Safe and Effective Procedure is Available!

Urinary and Prostate Issues? A Safe and Effective Procedure is Available!

As men age, they often experience issues with their urological health. One such issue is trouble with urination caused by a condition called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). During the life of a male, the prostate goes through two main growth phases. The first is during puberty when the prostate nearly doubles …

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Cancer screenings can save lives

Cancer screenings can save lives

When it comes to treating cancer, the earlier the cancer can be found, the better. 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. With all types of …

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Conversations You Should Consider Having With Your Adult Children

Conversations You Should Consider Having With Your Adult Children

By Teresa K. Bowman, Of Counsel There comes a time when it becomes a good idea to start thinking about tidying up your life. I’m not taking about “Marie Kondoing” your home. No, I’m talking about putting things in order so that if you need help, people you trust can …

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August is psoriasis awareness month

August is psoriasis awareness month

By Gil Cortes, MD, FAAD While the exact cause is unknown, plaque psoriasis is actually an immune disease that is active inside your body yet shows up on the outside, with skin lesions. It can, in some cases, affect the joints and cause severe symptoms. This is called Psoriatic Arthritis. …

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ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late - Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

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 blue pill,” but this only …

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Fix Depression Fast with IV Ketamine

Fix Depression Fast with IV Ketamine

By Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH Depression is characterized by low mood lasting at least two weeks and is often accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of hope, lack of interest in activities, and unexplained pain. Depression affects 1 in 5 people at some point in their lifetime. Some have periods of depression …

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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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Do Your Loved Ones Need Assisted Living? 

Do Your Loved Ones Need Assisted Living?

For most aging people, it is difficult to accept help when completing routine tasks such as preparing food, taking medications, or even walking round without falling. As their family, you must acknowledge the changes you notice and help them realize that they may enjoy a better quality of life with …

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Breaking Through

Breaking Through

By Brent Myers, Pastor of Community Life One year ago this very month I found myself in what was seemingly a perpetual series of events that turned our world upside down. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. In a very short span of a couple …

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Diabetic Neuropathy: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Diabetic Neuropathy

Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. Understanding the disease state is complex, but in short, …

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Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option: What You Should Know About it’s History & Progress

Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option

Marijuana has been used as an effective and safe medicine for thousands of years in almost all civilizations including the USA. At that time, aspirin, opium, and cocaine were being discovered and touted as better drugs. There was also a financial incentive to outlaw the plant by factory owners who …

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