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Cataract Awareness Month Ocala Eye

Cataract Awareness Month Ocala Eye

Experiencing blurred vision? Over 20 million Americans have clouding of the natural lens, otherwise known as a cataract. Cataract surgery has advanced significantly over the past 10 years. Ocala Eye’s Surgery Center offers the most advanced technology including FEMTO Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery. In most cases, patients return to their …

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Treating Thumb Arthritis

Treating Thumb Arthritis

Disease states or trauma can damage the joint, bones and soft tissue in our hands, thumb, and fingers; however, the most common hand disorder is caused by inflammation and is widely known as arthritis. Unfortunately, Painful arthritis and ligament discomfort in the thumb is very common. The trapeziometcarpal joint (TPCM) …

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Early Assessment of Brain Health

Early Assessment of Brain Health

Brain health is a reflection of a person’s ability to think, learn, and remember. These factors are collectively referred to as cognition. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may become evident with advancing age. It can manifest with intermittent forgetfulness and some difficulty performing activities of daily living. In some individuals, MCI …

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Prostate Cancer: An Advanced Technique Saves Lives

Prostate Cancer: An Advanced Technique Saves Lives

One of the leading health concerns for men is prostate cancer. Over the last thirty years, the way most medical practitioners check for prostate cancer hasn’t changed very much, and unfortunately, this has led to higher statistics of men being underdiagnosed. There are approximately 2.9 million men in the U.S …

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Jewelry Worth Wearing

Amy Mangan's "This Side Up" Book Launch Party August 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM The Brick City Center for the Arts - 23 SW Broadway Street - Ocala FL

By Amy Mangan I’m not big on jewelry but there is one accessory on which I insist – my children’s medical alert identification bracelets. I should probably tell you that my children are actually young adults, not exactly at the ages I can convince them to do anything, let alone …

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Making the Most of Doctors’ Visits: Tips on how to get maximize your time for the best health outcomes

Making the Most of Doctors’ Visits

By Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare Florida For many Florida residents, a trip to the doctor can mean having to take time off work, trying to squeeze appointments into hectic schedules, or even driving to a different city for care. So it becomes even more important to maximize …

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Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women – Pellet Therapy

Hormonal Imbalances in Men and Women - Pellet Therapy

By Douglas C. Hall, M.D., GYN, and Functional Medicine Specialist As we age, both men and women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance. For men, this is called andropause, and for women, it’s connected to perimenopause, menopause or postmenopause. The symptoms for males and females are very similar. …

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Sodium Overload: What you Need to Know

Sodium Overload: What you Need to Know

Excessive salt is everywhere! However, the majority of our salt indulgences do not come from the salt shaker, they come from processed, packaged, and restaurant foods that many Americans are addicted to. The average healthy individual is encouraged to eat no more than 2300 mg of salt daily; and if …

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Happy Happiness Happens Month!

Happy Happiness Happens Month!

Celebrated every August, “Happiness Happens Month” is an entire month dedicated to celebrating ‘happiness’ by encouraging people to reflect on their lives and think about what makes them happy. What makes you happy? If pristine, sugar-white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, art galleries, golf, tennis or breathtaking sunsets …

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7 Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

7 Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

1. Colorectal Cancer Screening Over the last few years, we have instituted an aggressive course of colorectal cancer screening for anyone over the age of 50 and for African Americans over the age of 45. This entails a full colonoscopy to look for any abnormal colonic lesions or polyps (growths …

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Myth-Busting Medical Marijuana

Myth-Busting Medical Marijuana

By Robert C. Goethe, MD Several months ago, I was scheduled to do anesthesia for a young man having a spinal cord stimulator placed in his spine. He was around 40 years old. What started his problem was back pain. He had been through chiropractic care, epidural steroid injections and …

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CRANIAL ALIGNMENT: Moving the Skull Bones to Relieve Medical Disorders Like Chronic Pain and Illnesses

CRANIAL ALIGNMENT

Studies are showing the importance of cranial-sacral therapy, and it’s contribution to many overall health benefits.  The bones of the skull are like small plates that are connected through sutures.  These sutures are almost like perforated connections that have slight movement.  Skeptics often taut that these bones do not move at …

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Back to School Home Organization Ideas

Back to School Home Organization Ideas

By Dana Hall McCain If you’ve been through a school year with a house full of kids, you know that organization can be the difference between success and chaos. Whether it’s establishing a great space and routine for homework or study time, keeping smelly sports equipment corralled yet handy, streamlining the …

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Rest IS Best Importance of sleep on health and well-being.

Rest IS Best Importance of sleep on health and well-being.

That sounds good doesn’t it? Let’s all rest more.  I mean, you have always been told that getting enough sleep is important… but why? Getting enough sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life and overall safety. Physical Health: Sleep is necessary to allow your body …

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Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights

Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights

When school is back in session, the real test for parents is not in the classroom, but in the kitchen. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner – not to mention snacks – meal planning seems endless and daunting. With convenient options like canned ingredients on-hand, parents can have the makings of a …

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Hydrating Your Soul

Hydrating Your Soul

By Ross Johnson, Lead Pastor, Gathering Pointe Church It was sometime during the summer of 2001. We had just moved our family from LaCrosse, WI where I served as a youth pastor for almost five years to Sellersville, PA to begin my Master of Divinity degree at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. …

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