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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence …

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY JOHN H. PICCIN

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY JOHN H. PICCIN

I was born in Willimantic, Connecticut, a typical product of New England. My mother was French Canadian, born on a wheat farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. My father was from Vittorio Venito, Italy, north of Venice. Times were tough on the wheat farm and in northern Italy, so both families immigrated …

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REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men; however, the number of deaths from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily in both men and women for several decades. …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room …

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Computed Tomography of the Abdomen/Pelvis

Computed Tomography of the Abdomen/Pelvis

Computed Tomography, also called a CT or “CAT scan,” is an accurate, noninvasive diagnostic test in which a series of exceptionally thin (5mm) images are taken of internal organs, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT’s ability to capture fine details makes it especially helpful when examining organs in the abdominal region, …

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TRAGEDY STRIKES AN OCALA FIREMAN’S FAMILY

TRAGEDY STRIKES AN OCALA FIREMAN'S FAMILY

One of the first product liability cases John Piccin handled in Ocala stemmed from a horror story that happened on Bicentennial Weekend in July, 1976. The fireman and his wife and two small children were at home, getting ready to go to a Bicentennial picnic. Their six year old daughter, Melanie, …

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DO YOU SNORE? YOU MIGHT HAVE SLEEP APNEA

Restful sleep is attainable and very important for your health. Most people know that getting restful sleep every night is important and that getting eight hours of sleep is ideal. What many people do not realize is that a lack of sleep—especially on a regular basis—is associated with long-term health consequences, …

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Ocala Eye’s Cataract 20 Point Checklist

Ocala Eye’s Cataract 20 Point Checklist

We encourage you to use this list when discussing cataract surgery with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. 1. A SKILLED SURGICAL TEAM Choose a surgeon you trust, especially when it comes to experience. An experienced surgeon typically performs an average of eight cataract surgeries per week. In addition, their entire team …

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Overwhelmed by Anxiety? Consider Ketamine.

Overwhelmed by Anxiety

By Eric Milbrandt, MD, MPH Occasional anxiety is part of life. Many feel anxious when faced with a new project at work, before taking a test, or when making important decisions. I felt anxiety as the deadline approached to write this article. This type of anxiety can be unpleasant, but it …

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ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late - Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little blue pill,” but this only …

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Comfort Care: Medicine’s Newest Focus

Comfort Care: Medicine’s Newest Focus

By Hospice of Marion County All of us deserve to live as comfortably as possible, right? But when an accident, sudden illness or chronic condition takes hold of our lives, comfort may seem impossible or out of reach. In the past decade, hope for relief from acute pain and distressing symptoms …

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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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How On-Site Healthcare Improves Quality of Life

How On-Site Healthcare Improves Quality of Life

The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida has been recognized as one of Florida’s fastest growing communities with a focus on an active lifestyle for its residents. Healthcare, however, also plays an important role in the quality of life for its 5,000 residents. Ave Maria is currently home to a walk-in …

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Childhood Obesity Can Cause Major Health Concerns Into Adulthood

Childhood Obesity Can Cause Major Health Concerns Into Adulthood

Being overweight can cause serious long-term health issues, but the statistics of childhood obesity are staggering. More than 100 million children worldwide are considered obese, and in the United States, 1 out of 3 children are diagnosed as clinically overweight. Over the past few years, there has been nearly a …

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Finding Your Optimal Melatonin Dose

Finding Your Optimal Melatonin Dose

By Bo Martinsen, MD Melatonin is a molecule indispensable for life. Found in most plants and living organisms, melatonin contributes to a wide range of physiological functions as an antioxidant, hormone, and anti-inflammatory agent. In spite of its varied benefits, melatonin is still best known for its role in improving sleep …

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

Every year, a significant number of patients see a physician complaining of hand numbness, tingling, and pain. Many of these patients are assumed to have nerve compression in the neck area and come to the doctor’s office with an MRI of the cervical spine. Some may even have had surgery …

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