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Innovative Technology Helps Doctors Diagnose, Treat Bladder Cancer

Innovative Technology Helps Doctors Diagnose, Treat Bladder Cancer

The sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the nation, bladder cancer is also one of the most difficult to diagnose and the most likely to recur if not fully diagnosed and treated. Today, urologists at Venice Regional Bayfront Health have a new technology for diagnosing non-muscle invasive bladder tumors. Called “blue light cystoscopy”, the system lets the doctor inspect the bladder …

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Did You Know That Men Can Get Varicose Veins Too?

Did You Know That Men Can Get Varicose Veins Too?

By Federico M. Richter, MD It’s typically associated with women, but 45% of men will develop varicose veins. One out of two people over the age of 50 have varicose veins, but that’s not to say that younger people can’t also develop them. For men and women, the main risk factor is a family history of varicose veins, but some of …

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Can Inflammation From Arthritis Cause Memory Problems?

Dr. John Lieurance with a CVAC

As a personal trainer, Pamela Kirscher taught others how to keep their bodies working optimally. But she became increasingly frustrated with her own body as it showed signs of escalating dysfunction. “I had arthritis in my left ankle, which I broke in 1980,” Pamela shares. “It caused a stabbing pain that made me actually buckle over. I also broke my …

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Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness Announces New Services with Amanda Hill, ARNP

Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness Announces New Services with Amanda Hill, ARNP

Re3 Healing Aesthetics and Wellness, located in Sarasota, Florida, offers rejuvenating treatments to improve wellness both inside and out. Led by Dr. Bonnie Wang, their holistic practices help nourish the mind, body, and soul to enhance the quality of life of their patients. Within a relaxing medical spa setting, the providers at Re3 Healing offer advanced, noninvasive aesthetic services, such as …

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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) first appeared in medical reports in 1672, but was not named till the 1880’s. Myasthenia Gravis literally means “grave muscle weakness”, and is an autoimmune disorder affecting the neuromuscular junction between the nerve and muscle. Symptoms include: • Drooping of one or both eyelids ( ocular MG) • Double or blurred vision • Weakness in arms, hands, fingers, …

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What is Hair Restoration you might ask?

What is Hair Restoration you might ask?

By Martin Maag, MD Hair Restoration is not what a lot of people think. We are not your hair stylists or barbers. Hair Restoration is an area of medicine that has been sadly over looked and under researched for a long time. Due to this under appreciation in medical research, many “snake oil” products have been pushed on the market …

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Bayfront Health’s Joint Program: Dr. Mark Davis Sheds Light on Their Exceptional Center

Bayfront Health’s Joint Program

At Bayfront Health Punta Gorda’s Joint and Spine Center, their joint replacement program is designed to make the journey a little easier. Their skilled orthopedic team will see you through every phase of care, from pre-op education through your last inpatient therapy session. And, you’ll experience it all in a small group setting with people just like you. Together, you’ll share …

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PTSD AWARENESS MONTH: Countless Patients Are Overcoming Depression, Anxiety & PTSD with Cannabis

PTSD AWARENESS MONTH

By Daniel P. Smith, M.D. Although medical professionals are still discovering new reasons for depression and anxiety to this day, we know that a tiny portion in the brain called the amygdala, stores emotional and threatening thoughts and memories from our early childhood to present day. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) causes extreme side effects. Many individuals have severe nightmares, flashbacks, …

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Men’s Health Month

The month of June is all about the men because it’s the official Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June10-16) and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14, when both men and women are encouraged to wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of boys and men. It’s time …

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Your Body Speaks but are you ‘Listening’?

Your Body Speaks but are you ‘Listening’?

By Karin Whitbeck How many of you have neck pain, shoulder pain, back or hip pain? If you get stressed, how’s that pain doing, gets worse doesn’t it? Why is that, you didn’t do anything different, right? Do you feel like you can’t join your friends when they go shopping or playing golf with your spouse, partner or friends? Or …

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