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Eye Care Visionaries

The visionary doctors at Ocala Eye have good reason to celebrate. For nearly 50 years, they have been on the leading edge of innovation, providing Ocalan’s and residents of surrounding communities with the latest diagnostic services, medical equipment and surgical techniques, as well as top quality routine eye care – all …

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Over 50 Million People Have Arthritis: Which Treatment is Best for Your Hands?

Over 50 Million People Have Arthritis

Christopher Manseau M.D. Arthritis of the thumb is one of the most commonly affected areas in the body.  More women than men suffer from thumb arthritis; however, men can develop it too.  Usually people over the age of 40 will start to experience tightness, limited range of motion, and pain in …

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke? Knowing the Signs Can Save Lives

Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke

Every year in the United States nearly 800,000 people will suffer from a stroke. If it’s not caught early enough, it can lead to death, paralysis, cognitive impairment, aphasia and many more complications. There are Several Different Types of Strokes: • Hemorrhagic strokes are when a damaged blood vessel begins …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to hearing and speech month. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat a multitude of issues including swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, lip and facial weakness, clarity of speech and cognition (including memory, logical thinking/reasoning and …

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Sobriety and Medical Cannabis

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Medical marijuana (cannabis) is a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, being first legalized in California in 1996 and now available in 29 states. It’s becoming ever clearer to many physicians that it is a very effective medicine that can be used for chronic pain, …

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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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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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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Forms of …

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Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses, has been around for decades; however, the early forms of this type of treatment were very toxic and did not result in the desired outcomes for most patients.  In the past 10 to 15 years, as researchers have …

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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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Good News for Long-term Smokers: A Quick Test Can Save Your Life

Good News for Long-term Smokers: A Quick Test Can Save Your Life

Locally owned and operated since 1973, Radiology Associates of Ocala (RAO) has earned its respected reputation and longevity serving Marion County for many reasons, one of them being RAO’s commitment to early discovery and diagnosis of treatable diseases like lung cancer. Lung cancer, which is the number one cause of cancer …

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When is Hip Replacement Surgery Necessary?

When is Hip Replacement Surgery Necessary?

Christopher Manseau M.D. Innovative Procedures from Orthopaedic Specialty Care Because we have the most beautiful weather all year long, in our sunshine state, older individuals are golfing, playing tennis, pickleball, kayaking, swimming and the list goes on and on; but with all of this healthy activity, adults are more susceptible to …

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The World Health Organization Aims to Prevent Millions of Deaths From Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: April 24-30 is World Immunization Week

The World Health Organization Aims to Prevent Millions of Deaths From Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: April 24-30 is World Immunization Week

Munroe Regional Medical Center wants to shed light on the importance of vaccinations through educating the communities they serve. World Immunization week is an excellent time to call attention to potentially life-saving vaccines that are available to protect you and your loved ones from various preventable diseases. Campaign essentials for …

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Hearing Loss and Distractions Can Cause Severe Vehicular Accidents

Hearing Loss and Distractions Can Cause Severe Vehicular Accidents

By Danielle Rosier, Au.D. Doesn’t it drive you crazy following a car on the interstate with the blinker going for miles?  Or the vehicle that goes through a stopped intersection clearing the way for an emergency vehicle?  How about the person who pulls out in front of you who cannot hear …

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The Impact of Alcohol Consumption for a Diabetic patient

The Impact of Alcohol Consumption for a Diabetic patient

Alcohol acutely blocks the production of glucose in the liver, so drinking alcohol can cause a dangerous drop in blood glucose.  If your blood glucose drops too much, the liver may not be able to use its stored glucose to raise your blood glucose level. The danger for people with …

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