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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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