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Tips to Stay Active & Take the Appropriate Precautions This Holiday Season

Tips to Stay Active & Take the Appropriate Precautions This Holiday Season

When we think of the holiday season, we typically visualize family dinners, lasting memories, and some relaxation, and we look forward to a peaceful experience. After all, holidays are a time to get away from our stress-filled lives and visit family and friends. In reality, these things hold true, but …

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Fish Oil and Fiber: How to be Number One at ‘Number Two’

Fish Oil and Fiber: How to be Number One at ‘Number Two’

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Countless blogs detail how exercising, eating well, and sleeping better are crucial for healthy aging. But there’s one aspect to good health that people rarely mention: pooping. Yes, pooping. Maybe as a physician, I should be medically correct and write “defecating” instead. But whatever the term, one …

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Should Know

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Should Know

When your child, you, or a loved one has a fever, sprains an ankle, gets an ear infection or overheated, it can be quite scary, and the emergency room is not a place that most of us want to sit around waiting, or paying the hefty price tag that goes hand …

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Dental Plaque & Periodontal Disease Can Affect Your Overall Health

Dental Plaque & Periodontal Disease Can Affect Your Overall Health

Oral health has a lot more to do with their overall health than you may be aware of. The plaque build-up on teeth, says a lot about the plaque build-up in the bloodstream, arteries, and organs. The same is true of periodontal disease and inflammation of the gum tissue. If …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a …

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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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Recreational Marijuana Vs. Medical Marijuana

Recreational Marijuana Vs. Medical Marijuana

Recreational Marijuana is unregulated, and the ratios of THC, CBD and terpenes is also not standardized or stable. Recreational marijuana is typically used to evoke a mood-altering “high” and not necessarily used for medical ailments or treatment. In the state of Florida, recreational marijuana use is illegal. Medical Marijuana is highly …

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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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Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

No discussion of knee joint replacement surgery is complete without a discussion of Unicompartmental or Partial Knee replacement surgery. Dr Kerina has been a leader in outpatient joint replacement surgery and Partial or Unicondylar knee replacement surgery for the past 14 years. This has culminated in the development of a …

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Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays

By Karen Pashley We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to …

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Axumin – A Breakthrough Discovery in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Axumin – A Breakthrough Discovery in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Men who have had surgery or radiation to treat prostate cancer have had to depend on monitoring prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels for excessive elevations somewhere in the 10 – 50 range before a bone or CAT scan would be effective in detecting the recurrence of cancer. For many prostate …

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Are You Becoming Thin-Skinned?

Are You Becoming Thin-Skinned?

By Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA Skin is composed of several layers, all of which become thinner as we age. However, some people are genetically predisposed to thinner skin. The middle layer, or dermal layer of the skin contributes to the majority of your skin’s thickness, as it has the most …

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

By Zhiyi Qiang, Ph.D. NRCC Based on recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the top 10 leading causes of death in 2017 in the US were: 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Accidents 4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) 6. Alzheimer’s disease 7. Diabetes …

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UnitedHealthcare’s End of Year Screening & Testing Reminder

It’s important to stay up to date on all of your medical needs. These include regular checkups with your primary care physician and specialists, but it also includes annual screenings that are critical when it comes to early diagnosis. The earlier a condition is detected, the better your chances are …

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Is My Rotator Cuff Tear the Cause of My Shoulder Pain?

Is My Rotator Cuff Tear the Cause of My Shoulder Pain?

By: Regenexx Tampa Bay, Regenerative Medicine What’s causing your shoulder pain? Is it due to instability? Could it be a rotator cuff tear? A labral tear? Arthritis? Inflammation? Swelling? Bone edema? Tendinosis (tendon degeneration)? A pinched nerve? More and more studies continue to show that shoulder MRI results often cannot …

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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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