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Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

Unpacking the Benefits of Omega-3s for Anxiety

By Bo Martinsen, MD How much omega-3 should you take daily? For those interested in the benefits of omega-3s for anxiety, one new study suggests a higher dose than you might expect. The study, published in JAMA Network Open in September, found that omega-3s helped reduce the symptoms of anxiety; however, …

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RAO’s Dynamic Duo of Women’s Imaging

RAO’s Dynamic Duo of Women’s Imaging

What’s missing at most women’s imaging centers? Women doctors, who provide a personal and compassionate approach to women’s diagnostic care. That’s why RAO is proud to introduce Dr. Amanda Aulls, a subspecialist in diagnostic radiology and breast imaging and the Medical Director of Women’s Imaging at RAO, and Dr. Janet …

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Microneedling Leaves Skin Feeling Healthy, Looking Rejuvenated

Microneedling Leaves Skin Feeling Healthy, Looking Rejuvenated

Microneedling has taken the world by storm in recent years (even though it has been around for over 50 years). Traditionally, it was a go-to therapy for dermatologists treating facial scars, but its popularity skyrocketed when medical spas nationwide began expanding its use to include a host of skin renewal …

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This Year’s Flu Season Is Upon Us: Get Vaccinated Now

This Year’s Flu Season Is Upon Us: Get Vaccinated Now

Although many people refer to the “flu” as other ailments like a stomach virus or sinus infection, influenza is a highly contagious upper respiratory illness. Getting vaccinated against the virus is imperative, and getting the vaccination early will help to stave off your chances of becoming infected before you get …

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Weather Can Cloud Your Health – The effects of cold weather on your body

Weather Can Cloud Your Health

Florida’s population increases significantly during the winter months. A bulk of this population is northerners trying to dodge the colder temperatures. A drop in temperature can affect your health, no matter how cold. Research shows that cold weather can affect your heart, your skin, your immune system and your joints. While …

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Substance Abuse & Long Term Oral Health

Substance Abuse & Long Term Oral Health

Drug abuse is associated with serious oral health problems including generalized dental caries, periodontal diseases, mucosal dysplasia, xerostomia, bruxism, tooth wear, and tooth loss. Oral health care has positive effects in recovery from drug abuse: patients’ need for pain control, destigmatization, and HIV transmission. Health care systems worldwide deliver services for …

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Five Myths and Facts About the Flu

Five Myths and Facts About the Flu

Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare Florida, explains why getting a flu shot now is important As the holidays approach, so starts the annual flu season. While flu – or influenza – is most serious for older Americans and people with certain chronic conditions, influenza can affect people of …

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7 Tips for Self-Care During the Holidays

7 Tips for Self-Care During the Holidays

The holidays are intended for families and special friends to come together and celebrate. Unfortunately, commercialism at times invokes much more stress than pleasure during this time of year. Ev’ents and parties have us rushing, healthy diets are tossed aside and our sleep patterns are often overlooked. For many this …

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When Gallbladders Attack

When Gallbladders Attack

Most people live their whole lives without thinking twice about their gallbladder. Anyone who has had a gallbladder attack, on the other hand, will never forget theirs. What is the gallbladder? How do you know if it’s acting up? What can you do about it? This article summarizes everything you …

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Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women – Pellet Therapy

Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women - Pellet Therapy

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist As we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. For men, this is called andropause, and for women, it’s connected to perimenopause, menopause or postmenopause. The symptoms for males and females are very similar. …

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MIND OVER PLATTER

By JAMES COMBS Lori Esarey knows firsthand what it is like to battle disease. As a registered nurse, she worked alongside patients suffering from acute and chronic illnesses. Plus, her family had a history of diabetes, heart problems, and other ailments. When Lori was pregnant, she struggled with high blood …

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Staying in Good Physical Shape During Holiday Travel

Staying in Good Physical Shape During Holiday Travel

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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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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How to Overcome Your Holiday Health Pitfalls

How to Overcome Your Holiday Health Pitfalls

The holidays bring abundant gifts, many of which are intangible. Love. Generosity. Faith. Family. But unfortunately, for many of us, poor health is also on that list. Although it’s an incredibly special time of year, it’s still important to keep track of your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Overindulging, under-exercising and …

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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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