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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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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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Advancements in Dental Impressions

Advancements in Dental Impressions

If you’ve ever needed a crown (cap), bridge, implant, braces, or dental appliance you have experienced the dreaded impression.  You know the feeling of sitting in the dental chair, head tilted back and the goopy material fills the overly large impression tray that is inserted into your mouth, stretching out your …

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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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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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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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Computer Guided Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery actually allows the procedure to be “performed” in advance of the surgery.  Surgical simulation can be done on the computer, so the exact size and ideal location for the implant is known.  In essence, the treatment is completed on the simulator pre-surgically.  Recent computer technology breakthroughs …

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Energy Medical CBD (Cannabidiol)

Energy Medical CBD (Cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is making headlines for its ability to treat and alleviate symptoms of numerous medical conditions effectively.  Certain specifics are important to clarify when describing cannabis treatment. To start, CBD has none of the psychoactive (mind-altering) effects of TCH that’s found in marijuana.  Scientists, botanists, and pharmacology professionals have …

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Diabetes: Know the Symptoms & Manage Your Risk Factors

Diabetes

With diabetes on the rise, it pays to learn about this disease, even if you don’t think it will happen to you. It is estimated that over twenty-four million Americans are diabetic, and an additional five million are walking around with diabetes and are unaware of the condition. Diabetes is …

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL?

DO YOU KNOW YOUR TESTOSTERONE LEVEL

Tired? Are your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer “yes” to at least one of these questions after age 40. Common symptoms of low testosterone, they can also result from a myriad …

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Falling is not “normal!”

Falling is not “normal!”

By Cory Hewitt, RN, BSN, TCRN – Ocala Health VP of Trauma Services May is national Trauma Awareness month.   Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day. As this expanding demographic grows, healthcare is forced to redefine commonly held concepts. A commonly held myth is it is “normal” …

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