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Deep Brain Stimulation A Surgical Treatment for Movement Disorders

People with neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, dystonia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and even certain chronic pain syndromes can suffer from constant, involuntary and uncontrollable movements, including shaking, twisting, clenching, jerking and other reactions that can make normal activities difficult or impossible. When medication proves insufficient to subdue …

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Men’s Health & the Truth About Skin Cancer

Summer is almost here! Who doesn’t want to be outside, walking, gardening, biking, golfing, swimming, playing pickle ball or just barbecuing in the backyard? Getting outside for even a brief period each day is a vital part of any healthy lifestyle, and exercising outside is beneficial both physically and mentally. However, …

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The gift of Desperation

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, this sentence,  which appears in the first chapter, is the most famous in the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Desperation is a mental state that usually causes extreme or rash …

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DEXA – The Simple Test for Osteoporosis

More than 10 million Americans 50 and older have osteoporosis, and roughly 34 million more are at risk, so osteoporosis is a disease that affects nearly 60% of the adult population. It is one of the most common diseases seen among older people. It is more common among women, but …

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Treatment for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a rather complex name for one of the most common disorders in people ages 55 and older: age-related damage to the spinal cord in the neck. With age, heredity, overuse, misuse or lack of use, the cervical spine can develop arthritis and degeneration of the discs, bone …

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Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

What’s for dinner? This question is coming up in regards to mental health. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the mind, too. Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality …

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Skin Cancer Screenings

Did you know that 1 in 5 people develop skin cancer? There are different types of skin cancer, and melanoma is, by far, the most harmful of them all.  Every hour a person dies of melanoma, and this year alone, it is estimated that over 132,000 new cases of melanoma …

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Calling Florida Families in Need of Child Medical Bill Support UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation offers grants to help cover medical expenses not covered or fully covered by health insurance

South Florida families in need of financial assistance to help cover a child’s medical care costs have a new found friend with the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s grant program. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for their child’s …

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The War On Lung Disease: Traditional Treatments vs Stem Cell Therapy

War is hell—particularly when the battleground is inside your own lungs. Unfortunately, for millions of Americans, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema seem to be winning that war. Across the U.S. 6.3% of the adult population (roughly 15 million people) have been diagnosed with COPD—a prevalence …

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