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Are You Overweight? If you Have Ankle or Leg Swelling, you Must Seek Medical Attention!

Are You Overweight

By Federico M. Richter, MD Obesity is a major concern for many health-related issues. According to the CDC, more than one-third of the U.S. adult population is obese. And this overweight nation is at serious risk for developing chronic illnesses and disorders. Obesity can lead to type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. Calculating Obesity Although some …

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Fighting Inflammation with Your Diet – Restore Medical Partners 

Fighting Inflammation with Your Diet - Restore Medical Partners 

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Studies have shown that patients who follow a strict vegan or Mediterranean diet experience improvements in pain symptoms. Regular exercise, controlling stress levels, and eating healthy foods all work in unison to reduce inflammation, a primary cause of chronic pain. Inflammation is the body’s immune response to toxins and injuries; a biochemical coagulation reaction …

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Coming Home

Coming Home

By Matthew Solomon For Carolyn Kaplan, Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life has always been a perfect choice to call home. Here she could be around people with shared interests, beliefs, and who have become incredible friends and neighbors while living independently at Kobernick at Aviva. As she quickly became involved in everything Aviva had to offer she felt …

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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Being overweight can cause serious long-term health issues, but the statistics of childhood obesity are staggering. More than 100 million children worldwide are considered obese, and in the United States, 1 out of 3 children are diagnosed as clinically overweight. Over the past few years, there has been nearly a 20% increase in the obesity rate of children and teens. This …

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Understanding Different Health Care Options: Know where to go before an emergency happens and the differences in cost

Understanding Different Health Care Options

By Dr. Christine Laramée, chief medical officer, UnitedHealthcare North/Central Florida Do you know all of your options when you need medical care? Your primary care doctor should always be first on your list, as they have easy access to your medical history and know the bigger picture when it comes to you and your family’s health. However, we all encounter emergency …

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Neuromas: A Painful Foot Condition

Neuromas: A Painful Foot Condition

Foot pain is caused by many factors including, aging, standing on your feet for extended periods of time, ill-fitting shoes, hereditary and genetic disorders, excessive exercise, trauma, and diseases. However, one of the most common foot disorders is caused by injury to the nerves and tissue fibers of the ball of the foot and toes called neuromas. Neuromas are pinched nerves …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is a generic term used to describe persistent or new pain after spinal surgery.   The typical scenario is one in which the patient has had one or multiple spinal surgeries, and they are in fact no better, or worse, compared to before they had any surgery.   Failed back surgery patients are a challenge to the spine surgeon.   …

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LIFE BEYOND CANCER

While the end of successful cancer treatment is a time for celebration, it can also mean new challenges for survivors. Returning to work and managing the ongoing emotional and physical effects of cancer and cancer treatment often presents unanticipated changes for patients and their families. The key to returning to a normal life after treatment may be found in establishing …

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia is on the Rise

Alzheimer’s and Dementia is on the Rise

Courtesy of American House Numerous studies and statistics show Alzheimer’s and other related dementias are on the rise. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s latest figures, nearly 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Experts estimate that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis will affect close to 15 million people by mid-century. Currently, every 66 seconds, …

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Leg Pain? It May Be Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD

Leg Pain? It May Be Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD

Do you happen to have these symptoms? • Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs (claudication) • Leg numbness or weakness • Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side • Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal • A …

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