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Weighing the Options on Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Weighing the Options on Breast Reconstruction Surgery

As if a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment weren’t traumatic enough, many women who undergo breast removal surgery (mastectomy) also experience a sense of disfigurement – that a part of them is gone. “For many women, their femininity is part of their personal identity, and losing a breast can affect them emotionally. By restoring that aspect of their body and …

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HarborChase Supports the Alzheimer’s Association

HarborChase Supports the Alzheimer’s Association

HarborChase of Sarasota will be transformed into Wonderland on Thursday, June 22nd for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from 2:30 to 4 pm to benefit our local Alzheimer’s Association. Your ten-dollar donation at the door will allow you to fall down the rabbit to an extraordinary High Tea.  A concert violinist will weave their magical spell while HarborChase tantalizes your …

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Rejuvenate Your Sexual Function

Rejuvenate Your Sexual Function

By Sunita Sharan, MD Sexual dysfunction can take many forms — it’s not limited to erectile dysfunction or lack of interest in sex, often referred to as a low libido. Sexual dysfunction can involve pain during intercourse, an inability to maintain an erection, or difficulty experiencing an orgasm. Though there are many causes of diminished libido and sexual dysfunction in …

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SALUTING DADS – A Special Day and More

SALUTING DADS – A Special Day and More

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC – Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute I had an interesting conversation back in May, on Mothers’ Day.  My friend, who is a bit of a protagonist, was going on about gender equality and such, and suggested that in order not to offend anyone, we should eliminate Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day in …

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Clear Facts About Cataracts

By Dr. Shaminder Bhullar A cataract is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older. …

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Is Your Vision Blurry?

Is Your Vision Blurry

Over 20 million Americans have cloudy optical lenses, and most of the aging population over the age of 45 may start to notice small changes in their vision, leading up to the primary cause, known as cataracts. The usual symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, seeing double, sensitivity to light (both natural and synthetic), trouble with night vision and irritated eyes.  …

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Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

By Physicians Rehabilitation – VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression, is a patented non-surgical therapy proven to successfully treat chronic low back pain, caused by prolapsed, bulging, herniated or degenerative discs, facet syndrome, stenosis and sciatica. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from central canal or foraminal stenosis have reported significant pain relief with VAX-D therapy. Over a series of …

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Digital Dental X-ray Exams Lower Radiation Exposure

Digital Dental X-ray

Computers are a part of daily life. They also play an important role in our dental office. We use computers to track your appointments, treatment details and insurance records. We also use them to capture, store and transmit your dental x-ray images. Many diseases of the oral cavity (which includes the teeth and surrounding tissues and bone) cannot be seen …

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Achilles Tendonitis – How to Prevent further Injury

Achilles Tendonitis

Dr. Jamie E. Weaver – Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon There are two main calf muscles, the gastrocnemius, and the soleus; both of these large muscles are connected to the Achilles tendon.  The Achilles is the largest tendon in the body and is made up of fibrous tissue that resembles a rope like substance.  Along with the calf muscles, the Achilles …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor?  There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium Physician Group’s North Port Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. The North Port Walk-in recently opened and has expanded hours all week …

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