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Leg Pain

By Tom Tran PA-C, MPAs, NCCPA Surgery Board Certified – Diagnosing Leg Pain Leg pain can be debilitating and a bothersome aspect of one’s daily life. There are many causes of leg pain, most of which are diagnosed incorrectly or even overlooked during examination. When evaluating leg pain, it is …

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Heel Pain

Heel Pain

By Richard S. Benjamin, DPM – The heel bone is the largest of the 26 bones in the human foot, which also has 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Like all bones, it is subject to outside influences that can affect its integrity …

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A Dynamic Duo The Role of PET/CT in Accurate, Early Cancer Detection

Radiology has continued to excel throughout the years, making medical imaging safer, faster and more accurate than ever before. Landmark advances have included Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (commonly known as CT or “Cat Scan”). At Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO), we understand the value of these two …

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New Year’s Resolutions and Lasting Change

As we begin the new year it is good to reflect on the meaning and purpose of our life, considering  our  overall  fulfillment  and  joy. Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  An honest evaluation will most likely reveal that we could improve and grow in certain areas.  …

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InterCommunity Cancer Centers and Institute Offers Xofigo For Advanced Prostate Cancer

FDA-Approved Drug May Extend Lives of Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts and Figures, 2013, approximately 238,500 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 29,700 will die from the disease, often from cancer that has spread to the bones. Researchers say …

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Why Do I Hear….But Not Understand? Study by Cambridge University in England Reveals Key Answers

Until recently, there was no practical way to identify dead regions of hearing cells in the ear.  However, a new British developed procedure using standard test equipment allows for identifications of dead hearing cell regions. The study suggests that the presence or absence of dead regions may have serious implications …

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Not All Skin Care Products Are Created Equal

By Steven T. Powell, MD – It seems as though there are skin care products available in just about every store you shop in these days. With so many products available, trying to decide which products will work for your particular skin type and skin problems can be an overwhelming …

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Understanding Pelvic Prolapse

By Uzoma Nwaubani, MD, FACOG The problem of female incontinence and female Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is as old as humanity itself. Sadly, however, it remains hugely under reported. Just the fact that one is of the female gender is in itself a risk factor. Therefore, contrary to popular belief, …

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A New Year, A New You!

Would you like something to smile about in the New Year? Many resolutions get made, though only those paired with action will come true. In the spirit of making the most of our 2014, let’s usher in the New Year with a resolution to invest in and rejuvenate ourselves! Is …

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The Leader in Comprehensive Pain Management Announces Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Prospira PainCare offers the cutting-edge Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) at our National Pain Institute, Winter Park location in Florida. What is Regenerative Injection Therapy? Regenerative Injection Therapy with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an alternative approach to healing tendon and ligament injuries. Known for its restorative healing, Regenerative …

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Is Sugar Increasing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

By Hampton Manor Assisted Living – The average person consumes approximately 156 lbs. of added sugar each year according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  This sneaky ingredient is riddled throughout the grocery aisles and may seem nearly impossible to avoid.  It is in practically every processed food in some …

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WHY ALL BABY BOOMERS SHOULD BE TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C

By Rick L. Pesano, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Infectious Diseases, Quest Diagnostics – Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, caused by the hepatitis virus. Of the five different types of hepatitis virus (A, B, C, D and E), hepatitis C is the most common in the United States, affecting …

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