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The Diabetes and Heart Disease Correlation

The Diabetes and Heart Disease Correlation

High blood sugar and cardiovascular disease have more in common than most people are aware. In our country nearly 30 million people have diabetes, and a vast majority of our population unknowingly has what’s known as prediabetes, which quickly escalates into the disease within a short amount of time. The …

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Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

Medical Marijuana, What is Legal, What Isn’t, and Who is Eligible?

With the ever-changing regulations, laws, and curious citizens, there are basic informative rules of purchasing and consuming medical marijuana that all Florida residents should know.  But first, the definition of what “medical marijuana” actually is will be helpful information to differentiate street drugs from those that are deemed for medicinal purposes. …

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Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Link Between Obesity and Low Testosterone

Obesity, a condition linked to heart disease and diabetes, now appears to be associated with another health problem, but one that affects men only — low testosterone levels. In a study conducted by the University at Buffalo endocrinologists, researchers discovered that about 40% of obese participants had lower-than-normal testosterone levels. The …

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Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

Do You Have A Ticking Time Bomb in Your Leg?

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery Have you ever noticed sensations in your legs that made you wonder if you should see a doctor, but since they seemed to subside, you ignored the symptoms away?  Many people overlook the life-threatening warning signs that could lead to an embolism.  If you’ve experienced swollen …

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Prostate Health Update

Prostate Health Update

Throughout their lifetime, some men may experience issues directly related to the prostate gland, necessitating a visit to their local urologist or primary care physician. What is the function of the prostate and what are the symptoms that men should be aware of to maintain proper health? In essence, the prostate …

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breast cancer awareness month

By Amanda M. Burns, M.D. Munroe General Surgery, General and Breast Surgery The diagnosis of breast cancer is a life-changing event for many women. Those four words – “You have breast cancer” are met with a million emotions, from not only the woman facing the diagnosis, but also her loved …

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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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Weapons of “MASS” Destruction

Weapons of “MASS” Destruction

Some of you may have heard the term “mass”, when your doctor is describing a lesion, tumor, or suspicious lump in your body. You may have also heard of a biopsy, which is a surgical procedure to remove a small sample of a mass and send it to a lab …

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Using Omega-3 Supplements to Treat Dry Eyes

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By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD If you stare at a computer screen all day, have reached the plus-55-years-old stage of life and have had a cataract operation, it’s likely you have all the makings of a serious dry eye problem. And you are not alone. Americans spend an astounding $3.8 billion on …

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Kids in Special Situations Helping autistic children benefit from interactive communication

Kids in Special Situations Helping autistic children benefit from interactive communication

Did you know that 1 in 68 children have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?  After High School, 35% of young adults with ASD have never had a job or have continued their higher education degree.  Unfortunately, it’s exceedingly rare for elementary and high school students with ASD to be full-time in …

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What if Your Back Pain is a Spine Compression Fracture?

What if Your Back Pain is a Spine Compression Fracture?

What if you develop sudden onset severe back pain, more unbearable than you ever imagined? If your pain is new or feels different from the chronic back pain you may already be experiencing – which is currently being treated with exercise, pain medicines, and injections – it is recommended that …

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Leg Swelling Causes and Concerns

Leg Swelling Causes and Concerns

By Bryan Carter, MPA-C, Phlebology-Surgery It’s all too common for many people to walk around daily unable to see their ankles, and yet, they don’t realize the seriousness of the bigger problem happening on the inside. Other individuals may be so affected by the swelling of their ankles and calves that …

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Stress Incontinence Is Nothing To Sneeze At

Stress Incontinence

“Stress incontinence” is a reality for millions of women in America today. The “stress” is not emotional or mental pressures. Rather, it’s physical pressure put on the bladder that can cause urine leakage. Something as simple as a sneeze or a cough might trigger a leak. Standing up suddenly, lifting …

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Advances in Robotic Assisted Surgery What you should know about your options

Advances in Robotic Assisted Surgery

It may still sound a little futuristic to some, but more than 3 million people worldwide have had remarkable outcomes due to the advanced technology and sophistication of robotic-assisted surgery. In short, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive method that typically utilizes three small ports, as opposed to a full incision.  …

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PARATHYROID 4D-CT AN ADVANCED TOOL FOR EARLY DETECTION

PARATHYROID 4D-CT

The parathyroid glands located in the neck are tiny, about the size of a grain of rice, and yet they have a big responsibility. They produce a hormone designed to regulate the balance of calcium necessary to support a host of functions, including blood pressure and clotting, strong bones and teeth, …

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Importance of Memory Care One of the greatest threats facing our population is the growing number of Alzheimer’s and dementia cases per year.  In less than 30 years the number of people diagnosed with this neurodegenerative disease will have tripled.  Currently, over 5 million Americans have dementia, and by the …

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