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Making Sense of Ineffective Treatment(s) of the Thyroid Gland

Making Sense of Ineffective Treatment(s) of the Thyroid Gland

By Dr. Michael John Badanek BS, DC, CNS, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR./CHEV. The most prescribed medication in the USA today is Thyroid medication. It far super-cedes statin (cholesterol lowering) drugs and psycho-trophic (mind altering) drugs by a large margin. The interconnections between thyroid disease and food and nutrients, immune dysregulation, chronic …

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How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

How Diabetes Directly Affects Your Heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD Since November is American Diabetes Month, there’s no better time like the present to address the widespread epidemic affecting our country. Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans and is the 7th leading cause of death. What’s even more staggering is that folks with diabetes are 2 to …

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Having trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Having trouble Paying For Medical Equipment or Services?

Find out how HECM has Helped Many In Similar Situations By Mark E. Ary, MBA – Senior Licensed Loan Originator A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Loan is a reverse mortgage program that enables you to withdraw a percentage of your home’s equity. If you’re a senior and you have …

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Trigeminal Neuralgia A Complex Name for Complex Facial Pain

Trigeminal Neuralgia A Complex Name for Complex Facial Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a potentially serious neurological disorder involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve that serve the face. TN is most often caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve by an encroaching facial vein or artery, but sometimes the cause cannot be determined. Whatever the cause, …

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Five Tips to Help Florida Residents Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Five Tips to Help Florida Residents Prepare for Open Enrollment and Save on Health Care Costs

Between October 15 and December 15, 2017 more than 235 million people will select or switch their health benefits plan during open enrollment. Now is the time to prepare for this important decision. While more than 70 percent of Americans say they are prepared for open enrollment, most people struggle …

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Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

With the ever-changing regulations, laws, and curious citizens, there are basic informative rules of purchasing and consuming medical marijuana that all Florida residents should know.  But first, the definition of what “medical marijuana” actually is will be helpful information to differentiate street drugs from those that are deemed for medicinal purposes. …

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Clear Facts About Cataracts

Clear Facts About Cataracts

Acataract is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 …

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Diabetes is more complicated than you think…

Diabetes is more complicated than you think…

By Axel Martinez, MD, Family Practice I wish you a Happy Diabetes Awareness Month.  Yet, it is not something that anyone is happy about.  Diabetes is a scary word, especially if one is the recipient of the diagnosis.  It’s usually a forever deal and it takes a long time to …

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Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Obesity, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes, now appears to be associated with another health problem, but one that affects men only — low testosterone levels. In a study conducted by the University at Buffalo endocrinologists, researchers discovered that about 40% of obese participants had lower-than-normal testosterone levels. The …

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5 Potential Health Crises Home Inspections Prevent

5 Potential Health Crises Home Inspections Prevent

A home inspection is one of the most important steps in the home buying process, but some real estate agents might encourage their customers to skip it to cut closing costs. A good REALTOR®–one who has your best interest in mind—will never advise bypassing a home inspection. Why? Because we don’t …

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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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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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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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