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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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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can …

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HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Whereas, many men will have a type of nonaggressive prostate cancer that is referred to as “low grade” and never need treatment, many will develop a more aggressive form of prostate cancer, which will require …

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Investing in Your Future

Investing in Your Future

Meg Black Financial Advisor “Anytime you are making a decision that has financial implications, you should consult with an expert to discuss the risks and rewards involved with that decision,” says financial advisor Meg Black with Edward Jones, 8483 Mulberry Lane in The Villages. Meg’s advice to any new investor, …

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Understanding COPD

Understanding COPD

Dr. Poonam Warman, MD What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that can limit your airflow. When some people hear “COPD,” they are not sure what to think. It may be confusing because Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is only one of a group of closely …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for …

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The Warning Signals of a Cough That You Should NEVER Ignore

Dr. Poonam Warman, MD If you are experiencing a chronic cough that is lingering, you need to take an active approach and seek medical attention. It’s better to catch diseases early or to give yourself peace of mind in knowing that it may just simply be a cough, but many …

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Comprehensive and State of the Art Brain Tumor Surgery at ONC

Comprehensive and State of the Art Brain Tumor Surgery at ONC

State-of-the-Art Imaging At ONC, patients with brain tumors undergo the latest imaging tests available. For tumors close to the speech or movement areas of the brain, functional MRI may be performed to identify their proximity to the tumor. Diffusion tensor imaging or “DTI” is another contemporary imaging technique that may …

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Prostate Health Update

Prostate Health Update

Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate …

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Electro Massage, The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage Experience

Electro Massage, The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage Experience

You are Amazing! And so is your body.  Human Beings have amazing abilities to perform, to heal and look amazing.  Many would argue that the Fountain of Youth is within us!  Here’s why; our body’s typically are producing over 2 million new stem-cells every second of every day.  Our ability to …

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Florida Strong: Post-Irma Disaster Relief and Stress Management Support

Individuals affected by Hurricane Irma also have access to a free, 24/7 emotional support help line at 866-342-6892, which is being provided by Optum as part of disaster relief support services.

Joining many other companies, organizations and individuals who have come forth to provide disaster relief post-Irma, UnitedHealthcare, Optum and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and its employees have donated more than $1.5 million to support Florida communities affected by the storm, including the Florida Disaster Fund, local community food banks, Habitat for Humanity, …

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HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist As an oncologist, I have treated breast cancer patients from as young as 15 years of age to patients in their nineties. Breast cancer can affect anyone but is more common in women in their 50’s and older. Yes, I have treated …

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An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

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 will not help, or …

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breast cancer awareness month

By Amanda M. Burns, M.D. Munroe General Surgery, General and Breast Surgery The diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing event for many women. Those four words – “You have breast cancer” are met with a million emotions, from not only the woman facing the diagnosis, but also her loved …

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Hormonal Disturbances? Pellet Therapy is the advanced treatment option women are asking for!

Hormonal Disturbances? Pellet Therapy is the advanced treatment option women are asking for!

As we age, women tend to produce fewer and fewer hormones each year after the age of thirty.  Females are predisposed to experience an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, loss of muscle, irritability and bone deficiency. Bone …

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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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