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Recreational Marijuana Vs. Medical Marijuana

Recreational Marijuana Vs. Medical Marijuana

Recreational Marijuana is unregulated, and the ratios of THC, CBD and terpenes is also not standardized or stable. Recreational marijuana is typically used to evoke a mood-altering “high” and not necessarily used for medical ailments or treatment. In the state of Florida, recreational marijuana use is illegal. Medical Marijuana is highly …

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Is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

Is it Time for New Hearing Aids?

If you have been on the hearing aid journey, either personally or with someone you care about, you know how difficult it can be. First the denial. Then the bargaining. And finally, the recognition that being able to hear clearly is just as important as being able to see, maybe more …

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Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

No discussion of knee joint replacement surgery is complete without a discussion of Unicompartmental or Partial Knee replacement surgery. Dr Kerina has been a leader in outpatient joint replacement surgery and Partial or Unicondylar knee replacement surgery for the past 14 years. This has culminated in the development of a …

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Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays

By Karen Pashley We don’t need a calendar to tell us the holiday season is officially here. In the blink of an eye, merchants swapped the pumpkins and scarecrows for snowmen and glittering baubles. Announcements of sales we simply cannot miss are flooding our inboxes, and the race is on to …

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Axumin – A Breakthrough Discovery in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Axumin – A Breakthrough Discovery in the Fight Against Prostate Cancer

Men who have had surgery or radiation to treat prostate cancer have had to depend on monitoring prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels for excessive elevations somewhere in the 10 – 50 range before a bone or CAT scan would be effective in detecting the recurrence of cancer. For many prostate …

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Are You Becoming Thin-Skinned?

Are You Becoming Thin-Skinned?

By Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA Skin is composed of several layers, all of which become thinner as we age. However, some people are genetically predisposed to thinner skin. The middle layer, or dermal layer of the skin contributes to the majority of your skin’s thickness, as it has the most …

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What is Metabolic Syndrome?

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

By Zhiyi Qiang, Ph.D. NRCC Based on recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, the top 10 leading causes of death in 2017 in the US were: 1. Heart disease 2. Cancer 3. Accidents 4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5. Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases) 6. Alzheimer’s disease 7. Diabetes …

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UnitedHealthcare’s End of Year Screening & Testing Reminder

It’s important to stay up to date on all of your medical needs. These include regular checkups with your primary care physician and specialists, but it also includes annual screenings that are critical when it comes to early diagnosis. The earlier a condition is detected, the better your chances are …

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Is My Rotator Cuff Tear the Cause of My Shoulder Pain?

Is My Rotator Cuff Tear the Cause of My Shoulder Pain?

By: Regenexx Tampa Bay, Regenerative Medicine What’s causing your shoulder pain? Is it due to instability? Could it be a rotator cuff tear? A labral tear? Arthritis? Inflammation? Swelling? Bone edema? Tendinosis (tendon degeneration)? A pinched nerve? More and more studies continue to show that shoulder MRI results often cannot …

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Do Your Loved Ones Need Assisted Living? 

Do Your Loved Ones Need Assisted Living?

For most aging people, it is difficult to accept help when completing routine tasks such as preparing food, taking medications, or even walking round without falling. As their family, you must acknowledge the changes you notice and help them realize that they may enjoy a better quality of life with …

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Blood Pressure and Cognitive Impairment

Chronically low blood pressure leads to decreased brain function and can increase the risk of developing dementia. By Kenneth McLeod, Ph.D. As we get into our 60s, our blood pressure, in particular our diastolic pressure (the lower number in your blood pressure reading), starts to decline. This decline can lead …

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Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Coping with Grief During the Holidays

Submitted by Hospice of Marion County Death can happen to anyone at any age and can be a sudden accident or expected over a long period of time due to a critical illness. No matter how it happens, or how someone views death and the dying process, we all will …

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Living a Quality Life – Even with Cancer

Living a Quality Life – Even with Cancer

The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before. Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in various parts of …

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Take a Deep Breath For Lung Cancer Awareness

Take a Deep Breath For Lung Cancer Awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month, and for good reason: lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in the US. While lung cancer has multiple causes, about 85% of cases are associated with long-term tobacco smoking. Here’s why lung cancer awareness is so vitally important: caught early, …

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What is your Plan B?

What is your Plan B?

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma tore through the state of Florida, killing 75 people and leaving billions of dollars in damage behind it. Although devastating, many lessons were learned from Irma, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. One such lesson stresses the importance of having an evacuation plan in …

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November is National Healthy Skin Month – How to Effectively Treat Rosacea

November is National Healthy Skin Month - How to Effectively Treat Rosacea

Rosacea affects nearly 3 million people in the United States each year. It is an incurable, yet common condition that causes redness, which are usually on the cheeks and nose. These tiny red bumps look like a rash and can sometimes be pus-filled. There are several treatment options that can significantly …

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