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Stem Cells-setting the New Standard for Treatment of Orthopedic Conditions

Stem Cells

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS? Over the past several years, stem cell and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy have soared in popularity and are highly sought after treatment options, as a natural and non-surgical alternative to treat many common orthopedic conditions. Our bodies naturally produce stem cells. Because micro-damage occurs constantly, …

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Reverse Holiday Weight Gain this Year!

Reverse Holiday Weight Gain this Year!

Now that it’s the new year!  We look back on the past holiday where we made glorious memories with friends and family, but it’s also the time of year that we look at how we have inevitably packed on the pounds. Although, that’s not necessarily the way that it has to …

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The Asset Protection Provisions of Your Estate Plan May Be Your Most Important Legacy

By Katina H. Pantazis, Esq. In my experience, the goal for many of my clients in estate planning is to preserve accumulated wealth in an effort to provide security to their survivors.  In this day in age of market instability and economic uncertainty, our survivors are going to need all the …

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A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

The thyroid is a tiny butterfly shaped gland in the neck that is made up of two distinct lobes. The thyroid gland predominantly produces thyroxine (T4) which is converted to the active form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), primarily in the liver. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is overactive …

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Don’t Pursue Your Passion

Don’t Pursue Your Passion

By Alex Anderson There is a danger in pursuing your passion… it assumes that you can only have one. This drove me nuts in a reversed kind of way. I knew what my passion or calling was…to be a minister. The only problem was…so was being an entrepreneur, musician, writer, …

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Dr. Lombardo LIVE LEAN!

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Have you made them, but already failed at following through?  At this time of year, numerous people have attempted to exercise and eat right, but have fallen short already.  Many times we need the help of a professional to direct us in …

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The Latest Breakthroughs in MRI Technology are at RAO

The Latest Breakthroughs in MRI Technology are at RAO

Each year, millions of Americans present with an injury or health issue that requires a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test, or MRI, to get to the root of the problem, making MRI one of the most common diagnostic tests utilized by medical professionals today. MRI delivers uniquely precise interior views for …

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5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Frenzy

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Frenzy

By Dana Hall McCain Around December 15th of last year, a mom at my kids’ school looked at me, with hollow eyes, and said, “It’s official: December is worse than May.” The jam-packed schedule of holiday school festivities, church events, neighborhood gatherings, and the ever-growing list of what it takes to …

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Think Surgery is the Only Way to Treat Spinal Stenosis? Think Again.

Think Surgery is the Only Way to Treat Spinal Stenosis? Think Again.

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the open spaces within the spine become narrowed, irritating or pressing on the nerves along the spinal cord and causing neck, back, arm or leg pain, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling or hot/cold sensations in the back, neck or extremities. It is typically caused by …

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Getting the Most from Relationships as we Live Longer

Getting the Most from Relationships as we Live Longer

You know the saying, “Only the good die young,” but that’s just an old wives tale. Being one of the leading plastic surgery offices in the Tampa Bay area, this “Getting the Most out of Relationships” article may sound like a strange topic to address for Image Lift Facial Plastic Surgery. …

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Progesterone VS. Progestin (Bio-identical or Synthetic)

Progesterone VS. Progestin (Bio-identical or Synthetic)

Hormonal Imbalance As we age, women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which can be related to perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, giving birth or from a hysterectomy. Females tend to experience an imbalance of estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain …

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Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

Selling Your Home During the Holiday Season

It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties, budgets are strained by gift-giving and the roads are covered in freshly fallen snow. Alas, ’tis not the season for real estate. But the good news is that the few brave house-hunters who do venture out are serious …

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Physio Med’s Vestibular Rehab

Physio Med's Vestibular Rehab

By Michael B. Smith Vestibular Certified Physical Therapist The term Vestibular refers to what is more commonly known as the “inner ear”. The Vestibular system is made up of an identical left and right structure which consist of 3 circular canals connected to a chamber like structure. The Vestibular system is …

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Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?

Fish Oil, Salmon Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Krill Oil: What’s the Difference?

By Bo Martinsen, MD Today, the omega-3 industry is specializing more than ever. On the supermarket shelf, you don’t just find fish oil any longer, but a broad range of products under that main heading. As we get a greater selection of omega-3 products, how do you decide what to …

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Visiting Loved Ones at Care Facilities During the Holidays

Visiting Loved Ones at Care Facilities During the Holidays

During the holiday season our thoughts often turn to visiting friends or loved ones in nursing homes. The visits, while strongly recommended by those involved in healthcare and aging, are sometimes very emotional. It is recommended to first plan ahead to ensure your visit is rewarding for both the resident and …

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The Greatest Love Story

The Greatest Love Story

By Jodi Thomas We all love a great Love Story.  You’ve Got Mail.  Pretty Woman.  Cinderella.  Pride and Prejudice.  There’s just something about these stories when the rich guy falls head over heals for the not-so-rich girl.  And yet, there’s an even greater love story where the hero left it …

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