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Ghost, Goblins, and Sugar – Oh My!

Ghost, Goblins, and Sugar - Oh My!

With Halloween approaching, you’re kiddos, grandchildren and let’s be honest, parents too, are about to go hog-wild on some sugary treats this month. If you’re not careful about brushing all of that sticky sugar off, you might end up looking like a Jack O’ Lantern. Probably not, but you will be …

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Flu Fact or Fiction?

Flu Fact or Fiction?

By Xinmeng Zhao, DO Specializing in Internal Medicine Every flu season as many as 20 percent of Americans get sick with a virus that causes seriously uncomfortable, even lethal complications. Getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from a totally avoidable illness. While we don’t …

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Foot & Ankle Pain: Ignoring Your Symptoms Could Cause More Damage

Foot & Ankle Pain

More than 75% of people in the United States will experience foot disorders. A large percentage of these individuals are in the aging population, but other factors can contribute to foot pain, like standing on your feet for extended periods of time, ill-fitting shoes, hereditary and genetic disorders, excessive exercise, …

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The Potential of Omega-3 Plus Melatonin in Breast Cancer Therapy

The Potential of Omega-3 Plus Melatonin in Breast Cancer Therapy

By Bo Martinsen, MD October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to reflect on these statistics, provided by the American Cancer Society: . Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. . More than 260,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be …

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Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

By Dr. Paul Bruce A wellness approach to health is focusing on the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption within the body and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. The main difference between wellness care and standard conventional medical care is that wellness …

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Contemplating Cannabis

Contemplating Cannabis

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Less than a year ago, I quit my anesthesia job and started Better Health (now Dr. Bob’s) Compassion Clinic. I have become more convinced than ever before that this phenomena of medical cannabis is helping many, many, Floridians and is only going to get bigger. The …

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National Physical Therapy Month

Physical therapy is the leading way to relieve pain and discomfort at its core for many individuals. Therapeutic manual stretching and exercising provide real results in controlling pain for countless patients. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) also launched new guidelines recently, recommending the use of physical therapy …

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Glyphosate(Roundup): Pathway to Modern Diseases

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist Is the soil making you sick? Ask yourself the following question: Do you suffer from bloating, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease, acid reflux, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, thyroid disorders, IBS, Celiac disease, hormonal imbalance, skin disorders, Parkinson’s, cognitive decline or other …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

Cardiac Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Awareness Month, but we rarely think of therapy as an aftercare option for our heart disorders. If you’ve suffered from a heart attack, heart disease, or have had a cardiac procedure than you could greatly benefit from cardiac rehabilitative therapy. Cardiac Rehabilitation Details Therapeutic rehab …

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Behind Closed Doors

Domestic violence happens when someone is trying to intimidate you with power and control. It has no boundaries. Domestic violence happens at all levels of income, status, and race. Your neighbor, your child’s schoolteacher, your nurse, your workout companion, or your coworker might be under abuse. It happens in gated …

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Get fit having fun.

Get fit having fun.

Like many Americans, you pro-bably spend a lot of time sitting. Even if you balance out your time in the chair with trips to the gym, research shows that too much sitting can up your risk of breast and colon cancers. Luckily, it’s easy to counteract the adverse effects of …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another …

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Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race or family history, all women – and about 1 percent of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through …

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Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

You feel miserable when you have a common cold—a runny and/or blocked nose, sore throat, cough. But you know that with rest, cold medications, and maybe some good chicken soup you are going to feel better in a week or so. The flu, on the other hand, can be a much …

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Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Life Care Center of Ocala

This Fall, your practitioners at Life Care Center of Ocala would like to share a special month with you! National Physical Therapy Month is celebrated each October. The goal of the month long celebration is to raise awareness of the important role that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants play …

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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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