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The Acceptance of Alcohol is Leading to More Dependence Issues and Health Concerns

The Acceptance of Alcohol is Leading to More Dependence Issues and Health Concerns

By Dr. Sivasekaran, MD In our social culture, drinking with family and friends is common for celebrating special occasions and in some instances coping  with  life.   Drinking alcohol has become extremely accepted in our society, and with that acceptance and desensitization of the harmful effects, comes a lot more alcohol …

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Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option: What You Should Know About it’s History & Progress

Medical Marijuana is a Viable Treatment Option

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Marijuana has been used as an effective and safe medicine for thousands of years in almost all civilizations including the USA. At that time, aspirin, opium, and cocaine were being discovered and touted as better drugs. There was also a financial incentive to outlaw the …

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Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

Get to Know Your Eye Lens Implant Options

During my 30-year journey in eye surgery, no story has been as dynamic and exciting as the story of the human eye natural lens, its disorder called cataract, and our relentless effort to improve the process by which the cataract is evacuated and replaced with a man-made intraocular lens, and to …

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Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedics and the Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy

Over 35 years ago, stem cells were studied for their positive regenerative effects at the University of Cambridge.  Since that time, stem cell regenerative medicine has come a long way with numerous research trials and studies that show the efficacious benefits to various age groups, and for many different medical issues. …

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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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[Longevity and Experience] Why RAO is the Destination for Advanced MRI Services

[Longevity and Experience][Longevity and Experience]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is a diagnostic tool used to analyze soft tissues, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fat, the brain and internal organs, and the intricacies of the vascular system – all without surgery or ionizing radiation, making it one of the safest and most provider-recommended scans. Using a …

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INTRODUCING A UNIQUE, REVOLUTIONARY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM

INTRODUCING A UNIQUE, REVOLUTIONARY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE PROGRAM

Christopher Manseau M.D. From the young model to the aging retiree, from the elite athlete to the weekend warrior, clinicians continue to search for ways to control pain and accelerate the healing process. Utilizing various regenerative medicine therapies has proven to have many profound benefits; not the least of which includes …

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Munroe Regional Medical Center: Performing the ONLY Advanced Procedure in the Area for Heart Valve Patients

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Severe Aortic Stenosis affects many aging individuals and causes the blood to inefficiently flow throughout the body because the heart becomes unable to pump and push blood through the aortic valve effectively.  Your physician will perform diagnostic tests on you, such as an angiogram or echocardiogram to determine if you have …

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This Flu Season is Dangerous for all Ages, Especially the Elderly

This Flu Season is Dangerous for all Ages, Especially the Elderly

According to the CDC, Florida is one of the states with the highest records of influenza infections.   This year, the flu has affected young and old alike and caused unprecedented amounts of hospitalizations and deaths.  Adults 65 and over are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu, as their symptoms …

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Dental Health—Do We Really Need to Floss?

Dental Health—Do We Really Need to Floss?

Recently there has been a great debate about whether or not people should floss their teeth.  While brushing teeth, removes plaque and bacteria biofilm from the main surfaces of each tooth, flossing is essential to get rid of the same sticky substance that lodges itself in the interproximal spaces (between the …

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Common Nutrient Deficiencies Which Directly Effects Major Health Concerns

Common Nutrient Deficiencies Which Directly Effects Major Health Concerns

By Dr. Michael Badanek, BS, DC, CNS, CTTP, DMM, DACBN, DCBCN, MSGR/CHEV Even when you eat a balanced, whole-food diet, you may still fail to get the right balance of vitamins and minerals your body needs for optimal health.  Because many factors contribute to your body’s ability to derive nutrients from …

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How to Disinfect Your Home After the Flu

How to Disinfect Your Home After the Flu

By Laura Bittner The 2018 flu season has been a severe one. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our current flu season is the worst in a decade. The individuals most at risk are children up to eight years old, adults, over 50 and individuals with chronic …

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Moving? Don’t Risk Losing Your Medicare Coverage! Learn the steps you need to take quickly from Kiefer Insurance

Don’t Risk Losing Your Medicare Coverage

Have you or someone you know who has Medicare recently moved? If so, you need to notify Medicare & Social Security to update your address in their records. This also “starts the meter running.” You have 60 days to review and update your Medicare insurance. The coverage you currently have might …

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Ah-choo! Is it Flu? What to do?

Ah-choo! Is it Flu? What to do?

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC – PRprn, inc. This year’s flu “epidemic” is inspiring headlines across the nation, many debating the value of the “flu shot.”  Nevertheless, the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “FluView” update (February 9, 2018) reports that this year’s flu statistics confirm that this …

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Spring Forward Into a New Lifestyle at Ave Maria

Spring Forward Into a New Lifestyle at Ave Maria

Ave Maria is a 4,000-acre master-planned community.  Developer, Barron Collier Construction, kept in mind the need to develop a town that was for all ages, from growing families to seniors and they did it with great pride, making sure the specifics were perfect and that the homes are of the highest …

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