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Nuclear Medicine and Advances in Diagnosing Motion Disorders

Nuclear Medicine and Advances in Diagnosing Motion Disorders

Nuclear medicine describes an array of painless, noninvasive imaging tests designed to discover, analyze and in some cases treat an array of diseases, including certain types of cancers, arthritis and bone abnormalities, gastrointestinal/stomach disorders, thyroid disease, tumors, infection, neurological problems and much more. Nuclear medicine scans utilize what are called …

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SHADE OFFERS RELATIVELY LITTLE SUN PROTECTION

SHADE OFFERS RELATIVELY LITTLE SUN PROTECTION

By Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA If you think you can forego an application of sunscreen in favor of sitting in the shade, your skin may not agree. New research reinforces the fact that, when it comes to sun protection, people who rely on shade have a much higher rate …

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Medical Marijuana for the Average American

Medical Marijuana for the Average American

Change in modern laws within the last 20 years has allowed marijuana to resurface and make waves in most states due to either full legalization or allowing it to be prescribed through medical means. Studies have come to fruition suggesting that access to marijuana has a direct inverse correlation to opioid …

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5 Easy-to-Keep New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

5 Easy-to-Keep New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

Yes. It’s another New Year’s resolution article. But don’t stress. This one has nothing to do with losing weight, clearing clutter, or managing your money. You’ll find these New Year’s resolutions for caregivers easy -even fun-to keep. Because they can help you reduce stress, live more mindfully in the new year, …

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Do You Have Trigger Finger? How an Occupational Certified Hand Therapist Can Help

Trigger finger is a simple name for a debilitating condition. It causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. It’s somewhat akin to having a constant charley-horse in your hand. Symptoms of trigger finger often start without a single injury. They may …

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From Lifespan to Healthspan

By Zhiyi Qiang, Ph.D., NRCC; Patrick Rainey, Ph.D., DABT How often have you met two people of the same age, but one looks much younger than the other? Does the younger looking one have young genes? Less stress? Or maybe secret access to the fountain of youth? More than half …

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Pure Charge&Go X

Pure Charge&Go X

Hear what matters with your ultimate rechargeable hearing aids Motion is part of your daily life and you carry conversations with you as you go. With the revolutionary Pure Charge&Go X hearing aids from Signia, you can move to your heart’s content and hear everything and everyone important to you in …

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Thyroid Disorders Can be Challenging to Diagnose: Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms? National Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid Disorders Can be Challenging to Diagnose

During your yearly physical, did you ever wonder why the physician places their hand on your throat and asks you to swallow? This common test allows Your doctor to check for thyroid nodules. Although thyroid nodules are extremely common and usually benign, there are growing numbers of people with thyroid …

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A Life, No Matter How Short, Can Change the Lives of Others Forever

A Life, No Matter How Short, Can Change the Lives of Others Forever

Submitted by Hospice of Marion County When famed author Mitch Albom wrote the best-selling memoir of all time, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, he distilled the lessons of a lifetime of his aging professor. The wisdom he derived from his dying teacher became not only a book but also a movie and a …

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New Year. New You. Beat the Heat with ONE HD Hydration (Hemp Infused Water)

ONE HD Hydration (Hemp Infused Water)

With weather approaching the upper 90’s and on some days, triple digits, the heat can be unbearable at times and downright dangerous, this is particularly the case when we factor in high levels of humidity. Our bodies self-regulate heat by sweating and also through radiating heat back into the atmosphere. …

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UnitedHealthcare Ocala: New Year’s Resolutions For Your Health!

UnitedHealthcare Ocala: New Year’s Resolutions For Your Health!

Resolutions are great in theory, but the simple fact is that people usually find them hard to keep. Yet year-after-year, as the calendar turns to January, resolutions are made, many of which are health related, such as exercising more and eating healthier. Keeping your fitness and health goals on track all …

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Does CBD Oil Need Omega-3 to Work?

By Bo Martinsen, MD Every day, another article about the growing popularity of CBD hits the news. Some articles speculate on the enormous economic growth expected from CBD products, while others focus on CBD’s potential for reducing chronic pain and anxiety. The third type of article comes from researchers who cite …

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MAINTAIN LEG HEALTH FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE

MAINTAIN LEG HEALTH FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE

Feet and leg problems have a severe impact on quality of life but can easily be prevented by maintaining our secondary hearts. By Kenneth McLeod, Ph.D. Why do so many people suffer from problems with their feet and legs? Swollen feet and ankles, nighttime leg cramps, restless leg syndrome, varicose veins, …

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Overwhelmed by Anxiety? Consider Ketamine.

Overwhelmed by Anxiety? Consider Ketamine.

By Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH Occasional anxiety is part of life. Many feel anxious when faced with a new project at work, before taking a test, or when making important decisions. I felt anxiety as the deadline approached to write this article. This type of anxiety can be unpleasant, but it …

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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence …

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The Most Common Causes of Cartilage Loss

The Most Common Causes of Cartilage Loss

By Regenexx, Sports Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy Oftentimes, patients ask us what they can do to improve their joint cartilage and prevent arthritis. Cartilage acts as a cushion between the bones to protect our joints by absorbing shock. The visual evidence of arthritis seen on imaging studies can be due …

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