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Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Massage and Physical Therapy

Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Massage and Physical Therapy

Whether cancer treatment entails surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments, reconstructive surgery, or alternative therapies, the bottom line is that these individuals are sick! They are not feeling well, and many times find it entirely overwhelming to function at all. Lymphedema is a build-up of lymphatic fluid throughout the body, and it …

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National Donate Life Month: Life is a Beautiful Ride

National Donate Life Month: Life is a Beautiful Ride

Dr. Dariano, D.O. Established in 2003, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Rivers Family Medicine, in the …

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Do You Know The Signs & Symptoms of Cataracts?

Do You Know The Signs & Symptoms of Cataracts?

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Cataracts affect more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older, and by age 75, more than half of that demographic will have advanced cataracts. The usual symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, seeing double, sensitivity to light (both natural and synthetic) and …

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Ave Maria: Why Residents Value This Community Above All Else

Ave Maria: Why Residents Value This Community Above All Else

What do we really want in our community, neighborhood, and home?  The answer is resoundingly the same for most people, safety, happiness, good neighbors, amenities, variety, opportunity and location. For the third consecutive year in a row, Naples has been named the #1 well-being community in the United States. Being happy, …

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Shoulder Joint Replacement Groundbreaking Procedures from The Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Shoulder Joint Replacement Groundbreaking Procedures from The Advanced Orthopedic Institute

Living in Florida provides abundant fair weather for all residents throughout the entire year.  By way of good weather, adults are staying much more active as they age.  In our sunshine state, older individuals are golfing, playing tennis, pickleball, kayaking, swimming and the list goes on and on; but with all …

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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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A BRIEF HISTORY OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY JOHN H. PICCIN

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY JOHN H. PICCIN

I was born in Willimantic, Connecticut, a typical product of New England. My mother was French Canadian, born on a wheat farm in Saskatchewan, Canada. My father was from Vittorio Venito, Italy, north of Venice. Times were tough on the wheat farm and in northern Italy, so both families immigrated …

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REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men; however, the number of deaths from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily in both men and women for several decades. …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room …

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Computed Tomography of the Abdomen/Pelvis

Computed Tomography of the Abdomen/Pelvis

Computed Tomography, also called a CT or “CAT scan,” is an accurate, noninvasive diagnostic test in which a series of exceptionally thin (5mm) images are taken of internal organs, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT’s ability to capture fine details makes it especially helpful when examining organs in the abdominal region, …

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TRAGEDY STRIKES AN OCALA FIREMAN’S FAMILY

TRAGEDY STRIKES AN OCALA FIREMAN'S FAMILY

One of the first product liability cases John Piccin handled in Ocala stemmed from a horror story that happened on Bicentennial Weekend in July, 1976. The fireman and his wife and two small children were at home, getting ready to go to a Bicentennial picnic. Their six year old daughter, Melanie, …

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DO YOU SNORE? YOU MIGHT HAVE SLEEP APNEA

Restful sleep is attainable and very important for your health. Most people know that getting restful sleep every night is important and that getting eight hours of sleep is ideal. What many people do not realize is that a lack of sleep—especially on a regular basis—is associated with long-term health consequences, …

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Ocala Eye’s Cataract 20 Point Checklist

Ocala Eye’s Cataract 20 Point Checklist

We encourage you to use this list when discussing cataract surgery with your optometrist or ophthalmologist. 1. A SKILLED SURGICAL TEAM Choose a surgeon you trust, especially when it comes to experience. An experienced surgeon typically performs an average of eight cataract surgeries per week. In addition, their entire team …

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ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

ED: Getting Treatment Early is Best, but it’s NEVER too Late - Don’t Just Mask your Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is deeply related to vascular health. Many men that begin to experience ED have little idea that they need to treat the arteriosclerosis in the penis as well as in their body. Most standard medical practitioners will start a man on the “little blue pill,” but this only …

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Comfort Care: Medicine’s Newest Focus

Comfort Care: Medicine’s Newest Focus

By Hospice of Marion County All of us deserve to live as comfortably as possible, right? But when an accident, sudden illness or chronic condition takes hold of our lives, comfort may seem impossible or out of reach. In the past decade, hope for relief from acute pain and distressing symptoms …

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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Should Know

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care: What You Should Know

When your child, you, or a loved one has a fever, sprains an ankle, gets an ear infection or overheated, it can be quite scary, and the emergency room is not a place that most of us want to sit around waiting, or paying the hefty price tag that goes hand …

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