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The gift of Desperation

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, this sentence,  which appears in the first chapter, is the most famous in the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Desperation is a mental state that usually causes extreme or rash …

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Dr. Anand Kesari Offers Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy Procedure for Improved Early Detection of Colon Cancer

Dr. Anand Kesari

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. A lthough colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deaths1 and are the gold standard, for detecting colorectal cancers,2 the procedure is not completely effective in …

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DEXA – The Simple Test for Osteoporosis

DEXA – The Simple Test for Osteoporosis

More than 10 million Americans 50 and older have osteoporosis, and roughly 34 million more are at risk, so osteoporosis is a disease that affects nearly 60% of the adult population. It is one of the most common diseases seen among older people. It is more common among women, but …

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Treatment for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Treatment for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a rather complex name for one of the most common disorders in people ages 55 and older: age-related damage to the spinal cord in the neck. With age, heredity, overuse, misuse or lack of use, the cervical spine can develop arthritis and degeneration of the discs, bone …

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Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

What’s for dinner? This question is coming up in regards to mental health. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the mind, too. Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality …

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Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer Screenings

Did you know that 1 in 5 people develop skin cancer? There are different types of skin cancer, and melanoma is, by far, the most harmful of them all.  Every hour a person dies of melanoma, and this year alone, it is estimated that over 132,000 new cases of melanoma …

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Calling Florida Families in Need of Child Medical Bill Support UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation offers grants to help cover medical expenses not covered or fully covered by health insurance

Calling Florida Families in Need of Child Medical Bill Support

South Florida families in need of financial assistance to help cover a child’s medical care costs have a new found friend with the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s grant program. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for their child’s …

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The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

The War On Lung Disease

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence …

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MaY is stroke awareness month – STROKES AMONG YOUNG ADULTS ON DRAMATIC RISE

MaY is stroke awareness month

By Frank Fraunfelter, MD, FACEP Medical Director, Emergency Services – Munroe Regional Medical Center While recent years have seen an overall decline in the number of strokes in the U.S., research published in the American Academy of Neurology Journal suggests the number of strokes among younger adults is actually on …

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Diagnosing Arthritis

Diagnosing Arthritis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23% of American adults, or roughly 53 million people, suffer from arthritis, a disease encompassing more than 100 different types, all of which cause inflammation in one or more joints. Over 30 million adults suffer from the most common type, osteoarthritis, which …

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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exam

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American …

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STRANGELY RELATED – The Link Between High Cholesterol, Hypertension and Diabetes in Medical Weight Loss.

The Link Between High Cholesterol

By Dr. Dean Lombardo – LIVE LEAN! Strangely Related Researchers have long known that there is a strong link between hypertension (high blood pressure), hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), and adult onset (Type II) diabetes. The complex relationship between them is still being studied, but we do know that patients with all …

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Effective Relief For Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Syndromes

Effective Relief For Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Syndromes

The median nerve is a major player in the movements of your hands.  This nerve travels from your forearm down into your hand through a narrow space in your wrist called the carpel tunnel. When injury, medical conditions (diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy) or inflammation occur, they can impact the carpal tunnel and …

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With Inner Engineering – Reducing Stress Isn’t As Hard As You Think

With Inner Engineering - Reducing Stress Isn't As Hard As You Think

Stressed out? If so, you’re not alone; the American Psychological Society reports that almost a quarter of adults in the U.S. are under extreme stress. The silver lining is that finding your way out—transmuting your stress into happiness; pain into peace—may be easier than you think. Perhaps you have explored methods …

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The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused …

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What Exactly Is Omega-3?

What Exactly Is Omega-3

By BO MARTINSEN, MD When I started giving lectures about omega-3 for physicians 15 years ago, few health care providers had heard about these molecules. Some doctors thought I was preaching voodoo medicine, while others politely thanked me for sharing the information. Today, the situation is quite different. The majority …

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