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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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Understanding COPD

Understanding COPD

Dr. Poonam Warman, MD What is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that can limit your airflow. When some people hear “COPD,” they are not sure what to think. It may be confusing because Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is only one of a group of closely …

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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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Electro Massage, The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage Experience

Electro Massage, The Ultimate Therapeutic Massage Experience

You are Amazing! And so is your body.  Human Beings have amazing abilities to perform, to heal and look amazing.  Many would argue that the Fountain of Youth is within us!  Here’s why; our body’s typically are producing over 2 million new stem-cells every second of every day.  Our ability to …

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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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An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

An Omega-3 Strategy for Pain Relief

More than 76 million Americans live with pain every day. That’s more than the number of people who have heart disease, diabetes, and cancers combined, according to a survey by the American Osteopathic Association. But what’s worse is that one-third of these people believe that medical treatment will not help, or …

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breast cancer awareness month

By Amanda M. Burns, M.D. Munroe General Surgery, General and Breast Surgery The diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing event for many women. Those four words – “You have breast cancer” are met with a million emotions, from not only the woman facing the diagnosis, but also her loved …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another …

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Improve Your Thyroid Function and Lose Weight

Improve Your Thyroid Function

You’ve done your homework and tried every weight loss program you could find. Nothing worked for your weight loss, or if it did, it didn’t work for long. You lost weight only to regain it. Or you sacrificed for months without shedding a pound. Doctors and others told you that …

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5 Reasons To Use In-Home Care

5 Reasons To Use In-Home Care

The physical and mental decline that comes with the aging process affects everyone in a different way. Some seniors find it particularly difficult to cope with the limitations of age. As a result, they may turn to denial and refuse assistance from loved ones. Services that provide in-home care staff offer …

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The Process of Root Canals Explained

The Process of Root Canals Explained

Root canals are often the one dental procedure that cannot defy its bad reputation, but you can rest assured that having a root canal procedure is just as simple a process as having a filling placed.   The common signs of needing a root canal are pain when eating or drinking something …

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Detecting Lung Cancer Early With CT Screening

Detecting Lung Cancer Early With CT Screening

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in the US and globally, and roughly 85% of people who get lung cancer are current heavy smokers and those who have quit within the last 15 years. If you are or were once a heavy smoker, you should know about Low Dose …

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Cholesterol and Your Heart

Cholesterol and Your Heart

Dr. Sivasekaran, MD Many Americans do not understand the role that cholesterol—a fat-like substance found in all cells of the body—plays in heart health and heart disease. When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, cholesterol can build up on artery walls and slow or stop blood flow to …

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