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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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ONE-ON-ONE Physical and Occupational Therapy

Wim Vergauwen, Certified Manual Therapist

Physical therapy is treatment designed to help people live a full, active life: to move easily through their required activities as pain-free as possible.  Physical therapists are trained to evaluate individual problems, interpret how the body adapts to those problems, and to provide treatments that help prevent further injury. Physical therapists …

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TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF COMPOUNDS: TARGETED TREATMENT – RAPID RECOVERY

TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF COMPOUNDS: TARGETED TREATMENT – RAPID RECOVERY

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brest Cancer

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to …

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Life-Threatening Sleep Apnea and the CPAP Alternative

Threatening Sleep Apnea

Dr. Kevin Brooks – Cosmetic & Family Dentistry The word apnea literally means without breath.  During sleep, the muscles and tissues of the upper airway can collapse and narrow or totally block the opening in the throat for air.  The narrowing of the upper airway can produce sound – snoring.  …

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Prostate Cancer Survivor Credits Technology for Beating Disease

Dave Elliott moved to Citrus Springs from Minnesota to escape the cold winters. But two years after the move while soaking up the sun, the 74-year-old retired mechanical engineer was told his PSA level rose dramatically, indicating possible prostate disease. Shortly after, Elliott underwent a biopsy. His diagnosis: stage 3 …

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MRI – Creating a Wide Open View of Internal Structures

MRI – Creating a Wide Open View of Internal Structures

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, commonly called MRI, is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging test that utilizes magnetic fields and radio waves to provide detailed cross-sectional views of internal tissues and structures that may not be captured by x-ray, ultrasound or computerized tomography. MRI acquires information and sends it to a computer, which …

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Lower Lousy Cholesterol & Increase Healthy Cholesterol

Lower Lousy Cholesterol & Increase Healthy Cholesterol

Has your doctor advised you to reduce your cholesterol level? That is no surprise considering how many people have high cholesterol these days. It seems that everyone is concerned about high cholesterol, and rightfully so. High cholesterol can cause clogged blood vessels, leading to heart attack and stroke. According to …

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Early Cancer Signs Women Should Never Ignore

Diagnostic tools in the medical community have improved so drastically in the past few years that women are more likely to catch cancer before it spreads. Early diagnosis of cancer is key to making a full and complete recovery. The best way to catch cancer early is to keep a …

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