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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue reading to learn how to safeguard yourself against stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In 2008 alone, more than 133,000 Americans died from stroke—or one person every four minutes—died from stroke, making it the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. A …

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Medical Marijuana is Proving to be a Leading Treatment Alternative

Medical Marijuana is Proving to be a Leading Treatment Alternative

By MAXhealth Oaks Over 4000 years ago, Asian Emperors used cannabis for its healing properties, noting exceptional improvements in edema (fluid build-up) and also as an anesthetic. In ancient Greece, cannabis was reported in many manuscripts, describing its use for medical conditions such as eye diseases and joint inflammation. Over 300 years ago, in one of Oxfords medical professional journals, it …

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month Know the Skin You’re In!

MICHELLE PENNIE, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist Skin cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. Every year, there are more skin cancers diagnosed than all other cancers combined. The good news is that you can do much to protect yourself and your family from skin cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and the …

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Medicaid Myths Part 1

Medicaid Myths Part 1

By Ira Stewart Wiesner Hello Friends & Colleagues! Over the years I’ve been continually amazed at how much misinformation swirls around Medicaid eligibility for long-term care coverage. I have heard them called “myths” but I call them voodoo because believing them can be harmful. The purpose of this article is to dispel the most common Medicaid Myths. We will address five …

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Our Favorite Tunes and Our Favorite Memories

Our Favorite Tunes and Our Favorite Memories

By Matthew Solomon We have all experienced that fantastic moment when a beloved song comes on the radio bringing with it all the emotion and memory we can muster. Maybe it was the song from your wedding or a loved one’s favorite tune, no matter the circumstance music has an outstanding way to remind us of days gone by. That powerful …

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Foot & Ankle Pain Regenerative Medical Therapy: Healing Injuries While Avoiding Surgery

Healing Injuries While Avoiding Surgery

By Dr.Brian C. Rell, DPM, FACFAS Your Foot and Ankle is a combination of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that provide an extensive range of motion in basic everyday tasks, as well as in advanced athletic performance. Whether you are walking to your mailbox or running a 5K, an optimal range of motion is key to healthy living. However, …

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Painful Arthritis Patients Are Getting REAL Relief From Medical Marijuana

Painful Arthritis Patients Are Getting REAL Relief From Medical Marijuana

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, and loss of range of motion, fatigue and inadequate blood flow. Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints and causes friction between the …

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THE OTHER CONGESTION THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT

THE OTHER CONGESTION THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT

By Jill Tanner MSN, NP-C and Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI – Veins Specialists, Fort Myers Every year, right around this time, ourselves or someone we know has come down with the common cold. Although typically short lived the common cold can be a nuisance. It comes with that annoying nasal congestion and that constant search for a tissue. …

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Test Your Sunscreen Knowledge

Test Your Sunscreen Knowledge

J. Gregory Neily, DO Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon The month of May is “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” which gives us an opportunity to refocus on keeping us safe from this common form of cancer. Recently, I was at a friend’s gathering and the subject of sunscreen came up. Before long, the same sunscreen myths came up that I find …

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My Belly Hurts! An Overview of Abdominal Pain

My Belly Hurts! An Overview of Abdominal Pain

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons A lot of people experience pain in the abdomen and don’t know what to make of it. They may blame it on something they ate but wonder if there is a health concern. There are a myriad of conditions that can present with pain in the abdomen but today we will …

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