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Compounded Medications Provide Relief from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Compounded Medications Provide Relief from Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

By Jessica DiLeo, PharmD Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: An Overview Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong health issue. In fact, by 2030, it is estimated that the worldwide prevalence of diabetes will reach an alarming 366 million (1). With the incidence of diabetes mellitus climbing each year, the complications associated with this …

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An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

By Bo Martinsen, MD More than 76 million Americans live with pain every day. That’s more than the number of people who have heart disease, diabetes, and cancers combined, according to a survey by the American Osteopathic Association. But what’s worse is that one-third of these people believe that medical treatment …

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Can An Occupational Therapist Help You?

Nancy Schmeltzer, OTR/L

What Is Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession whose goal is to help you achieve optimum performance of your daily life tasks. After a comprehensive evaluation, an occupational therapist develops an individualized treatment plan aimed to remediate or restore function or compensate for deficits after an illness, …

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Lifestyle is Key to Diabetes Self Management

In many cases, you can control diabetes through better nutrition, a healthy weight, physical activity, and regular checkups with your health care team. Sometimes medication is also necessary, which your health care provider will determine. Medication, if prescribed by your doctor or nurse practitioner, is a crucial component of diabetes …

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes affects your entire body, including your eyes. According to The American Academy of Ophthalmology, diabetics are 25 times more likely to lose vision than those without this disease. The most common complication of diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, and the longer you have diabetes, the more likely it is that you’ll …

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COPD Treatment Takes Center Stage

By David Ebner – Staff Writer The world will never forget the momentous day when four young men from Liverpool, England, walked onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. The Fab Four strolled onstage, squinting in the glare of the lights and smiling at the squealing fans, …

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New Advances in Compression Therapy for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

A common challenge faced in the medical field is finding the cause of an individual’s limb swelling. Any limb swelling may be your body’s way of letting you know there is a potential underlying condition that can cause even more damage if left untreated. When swelling in a limb becomes …

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Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Advanced Treatment for OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? – Urgency to get to the restroom in time – Increased frequency of urination – Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate – Wearing adult protective undergarments or pads – Inability …

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Regain Your Mobility for A Better Quality of Life ACCELERATED KNEE REPLACEMENT RECOVERY NOW AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA!

Regain Your Mobility for A Better Quality of Life

If your knee has been damaged by injury or one of the three most common causes of chronic knee pain (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis) it may be hard for you to do simple things such as walking, climbing stairs or doing your favorite outdoor activities.  You may even …

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Dr. Anand Kesari Offers Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy Procedure

Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy Procedure

for  Improved Early Detection of Colon Cancer Gastro-Colon Clinic is one of the first in the nation to use EndoChoice’s Fuse™ endoscope system to reduce the ‘miss rate’ of lesions during colonoscopy Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deaths1 and are the gold standard, for detecting colorectal cancers,2 the …

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This Thanksgiving, Try This

This Thanksgiving, Try This

By Alex Anderson I have this incredibly wealthy friend. Well, he’s wealthy by my standards anyhow. If I had to guess, his net worth  is somewhere north of say, a hundred million dollars. He’s also very  giving. One of the kindest people you’ll every meet. And he has, at times, …

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Annual Screening Mammograms Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer

Annual Screening Mammograms Prevent Advanced Breast Cancer

By Dr. Amanda Aulls Approximately 230,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of the year. Three million women currently have a history of invasive breast cancer.  Twenty percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under 50.  Forty percent are over 65.  Most …

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Bullying Facts for Bullying Awareness Month

Bullying

Bullying directly affects students’ ability to learn. • According to the Center for Disease Control, students who are bullied are more likely to experience low self-esteem and isolation, perform poorly in school, have few friends in school, have a negative view of school, experience physical symptoms (such as headaches, stomachaches, …

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Smoking and Your Heart

Smoking is associated with thicker heart walls and reduction in the heart’s pumping ability, two factors associated with increased risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. The study, conducted in participants of average age 75.7 and no obvious signs of cardiovascular …

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Vaccines and Stem Cells: Secret Weapons in the Fight Against Lung Disease

Vaccines and Stem Cells

By Cameron Kennerly – Staff Writer     Once a year around the end of October, the U.S. will enter flu season, sparking millions of parents and grandparents to pull their children kicking and screaming all the way to the doctor’s office. Although any needle is an unwelcomed one, we tolerate …

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A Fungus Among Us

A Fungus Among Us

PinPointe® FootLaserTM is the only FDA-approved laser treatment for toenail fungus. Stop suffering the pain and embarrassment of unsightly nail fungus. PinPointe FootLaser is the easy and convenient procedure that helps turn your discolored and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier looking nails. Nail fungus can be both unattractive to look …

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