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Happiness Happens Month with Care Patrol

Happiness Happens Month with Care Patrol

Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay, Owner-Certified Senior Advisor Over the past few months, you may have read previous CarePatrol Health and Wellness pieces, which included much about statistics and challenges that seniors and their families face while transitioning through the process of aging. During this month of ‘Happiness Happens’ we thought that we would simply share a bit about recent heartwarming, light and …

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Your Mental Health: Bayfront Health Medical Group Announces a New Psychiatrist

Bayfront Health Medical Group recently welcomed a new physician to their team, Dr. Gregory Arthmann, a comprehensive Psychiatrist. Dr. Arthmann has over six years’ experience in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of adult psychiatric patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Arthmann treats young adults to geriatrics, and his experience includes substance abuse rehabilitation, behavioral, depressive and psychotic disorder …

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Erectile Dysfunction: The Importance of Getting Treatment

Erectile Dysfunction

Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. This is especially true for men ages 40-70 years of age. The most prevalent cause of the disorder is vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow. Additional factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Among those are, diabetes, heart disease, high …

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The Future of Pain Management: Stem Cells?

The Future of Pain Management: Stem Cells?

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations There has been a lot of discussion surrounding regenerative medicine and the use of stem cells for the treatment of pain. In this discussion, we are referring to autologous (or “self) stem cells, ie; those that are aspirated from stem-cell rich areas in the body, centrifuged down to separate the cells, and reintroduced to …

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Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights

Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights

When school is back in session, the real test for parents is not in the classroom, but in the kitchen. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner – not to mention snacks – meal planning seems endless and daunting. With convenient options like canned ingredients on-hand, parents can have the makings of a wholesome homemade meal right at their fingertips. Canned foods not …

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Keeping Youth Athletes Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Youth Athletes Safe

Back to school brings lots of sports practices right in the middle of the hottest part of the day. It’s important for coaches, athletes and parents to be aware of how to prevent heat-related illness. To prevent heat illness (i.e. heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke) or even heat stroke deaths during summer sports practices, consider the following important tips: …

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Balance Disorders: A Safe and Effective Exercise Alternative

Balance Disorders: A Safe and Effective Exercise Alternative

Aging is not the most welcomed word, but for the most part, it’s unavoidable. Living in Florida provides a much more active lifestyle for many individuals. With the growing “aging” population here, exercising and doing activities in the heat can produce some unwanted injuries. Our bodies self-regulate heat by sweating and also through radiating heat back into the atmosphere. When …

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The New Tax Cut and Jobs Act – Can I Do Anything New?

The New Tax Cut and Jobs Act

By James W. Mallonee We’ve all heard about the new tax changes, but can you use the new changes to your benefit. The first thing in deciding this is to review the new exclusion amounts for estate and gift taxes. The new exclusion amounts have been bumped up to $10 million for each person ($20 million for married couples). Although …

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Super Foods for a Nutritious Diet

Superfood

The health community has long praised the benefits of vitamins and nutrients derived from natural sources. For those looking to improve their health or take preventative measures, these 10 natural super foods can be incorporated into your daily diet to help support your health: Green Tea – Armed with a special type of antioxidants called polyphenols, green tea can decrease …

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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction2

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Low back pain exacts a significant burden on the healthcare system and is the source of approximately 12 million physician office visits per year in the United States.  It is among the leading causes of disability, accounting for expenditures in excess of $50 billion every year.  Although nearly 1 million spinal fusions are performed …

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