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Your Immune System and The Coronavirus

By Dr. Dipnarin e Maharaj MD, FACP, and Vineet Polineni, B.Sc. Are you concerned about the coronavirus? Experts have deemed the novel coronavirus to be a major threat to public health. However, there is another virus that infects and kills even more every year. Seasonal influenza infects millions and kills …

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BayCare Immediate Care Services and Coronavirus Information

BayCare Immediate Care Services and Coronavirus Information

BayCare, a leading health system in Tampa Bay and central Florida regions, uses innovative technology to provide convenient access to different care options and services for patients and their families. BayCare’s innovative technology, telehealth services and multiple convenient locations provide access to the right care at the right place for …

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Can IV Nutrients Help Boost Your Immune System?

Can IV Nutrients Help Boost Your Immune System

Along with the seasonal flu, this year, we are also all concerned with the newest Coronavirus, COVID-19. Taking precautions is essential. Young children, individuals with weakened immune systems, and adults 65 and over are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu and COVID-19, as their symptoms can quickly exacerbate …

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5 Reasons to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

5 Reasons to Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

By Regenexx Tampa Bay, Regenerative Medicine Knee replacements are occurring far too often today and the simple truth is that many are entirely unnecessary. In some cases, the knee pain may actually be stemming from another part of the body. Even when using standard criteria for determining candidacy, about one-third …

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5 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home Stress Less, Just When You Need It Most

5 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home Stress Less, Just When You Need It Most

As families and communities come together in an effort to stay apart during these challenging times, many people feel a sentiment of confusion amidst their confinement. “People are feeling lost due to the disruption in their normal routines,” says Dr. Bryan Call, a chiropractor from Hood River, Oregon. “With social …

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Sinus Infections: When to See an ENT and Why

Sinus Infections: When to See an ENT and Why

Postnasal drip, clogged nasal passages, sneezing, and mucus are all signs of a sinus infection. Whether the sinuses are irritated from allergies, a cold or flu will predict which treatment should follow. Many people find relief from flushing the sinuses with a saline wash, using nasal sprays or decongestants, and …

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CBD Forms, Which Option is Best for You?

CBD Forms, Which Option is Best for You?

You don’t have to look far to find a CBD storefront or online vendor these days. The pro- duct has taken off and it’s high demand is due to so many individual, personal stories for why CBD is becoming more and more common as an add on option for people …

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The Weight Loss and Optimal Health Connection

The Weight Loss and Optimal Health Connection

With yo-yo dieting, extreme lifestyle disruptions, unhealthy diet pills, and other means to control appetite, over the years, most people have lost a few pounds, only to regain them rather quickly once they stop using those means. Why? Because the inflammatory response causes adverse health conditions—that is what’s keeping so …

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What’s Really Causing My Pelvic Discomfort?

By Parveen Vahora, M.D. Pelvic pain can occur from a variety of causes, such as endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, vulvodynia, or vulvovaginal atrophy. Many women experience painful intimacy associated with pelvic pain, which can be related to the conditions mentioned above, as well as a multitude of others. Each of these …

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Staying Active While Aging is Important on Multiple Levels

Many individuals are living longer, but that doesn’t necessarily mean healthier. For optimal aging it’s important to take care of your health in multiple ways. It’s essential to eat a healthy diet, get high-quality sleep, keep stress low, quit smoking, limit alcohol, drink plenty of water, and stay active! If …

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Advanced Pain Management for Peripheral Neuropathy: What You Need to Know

By DR. ROBERT LUPO, D.C. Chronic Pain affects hundreds of millions of Americans. Of those individuals, a staggering 20 million are suffering with peripheral neuropathy. Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also …

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All YMCA of Tampa Bay Facilities Are Closed  to Protect the Communities We Serve

All YMCA of Tampa Bay Facilities Are Closed  to Protect the Communities We Serve

To limit the spread of COVID-19, all YMCA locations are closed across Tampa Bay through Friday, May 8th* to transition efforts to help first responders and medical workers. This closure affects all Y programming including sports, aquatics and special events until that time, at which point Y leadership will re-evaluate whether to resume operations based on …

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Oxygen Therapy For Cancer: A Growing Debate

Oxygen Therapy For Cancer: A Growing Debate

Oxygen is the critical element of every cell in our body. Our bodies take in oxygen, and our bloodstream begins to flood our tissues and organs with oxygen-rich blood. Cancer cells thrive on what is known as hypoxia. When cancer cells have hypoxia and are depleted of oxygen, they resist …

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How Staying Active Can Boost the Immune System: Encouraging Safe and Active Aging

"Exercise for me requires a commitment to quality of life, no matter what age! I experience many benefits to my overall physical and emotional health. Lynda's encouragement inspires me as I continue to learn ways to optimize my physical workout. I consider it a blessing to be able to exercise for its contribution to my ability to live life at my best!" —Wilma Slyman

So, you have finished a round of rehabilitation or home health therapy after an unexpected illness. Life was good until you ended up in the hospital with pneumonia, a urinary tract infection, an unexpected surgery or even a scheduled surgery. You thought that you were doing well enough to manage …

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Why Colonoscopies Are Not Optional, But More Aptly Critical

Why Colonoscopies Are Not Optional, But More Aptly Critical

Colon cancer is fairly easy to diagnose, but it’s 100% up to the individual to get a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. It affects nearly 50,000 Americans each year. If caught early on, it can be treated. Typically, there are …

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