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Lipedema vs. Lymphedema

Lipedema vs. Lymphedema

By Federico M. Richter, MD Most of us are familiar with lymphedema, which is a build up of lymphatic fluid in the arms and legs. Usually, lymphedema is a secondary issue that arises after cancer treatment or lymph node removal. Lymphedema is a dangerous disorder and needs to be treated by a certified lymphatic therapist, who is trained to properly massage …

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Gastroparesis: Treating the Pain Associated with the Disorder

Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is often associated with GERD, which causes a delayed emptying of the stomach acids and food, which creates numerous symptoms including acid reflux. Along with a great deal of discomfort and systemic health-related factors, what many people don’t realize is that acid reflux can adversely affect your lifestyle and coping abilities due to its chronic bodily distress. Symptoms of Gastroparesis …

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Cryotherapy: Now There’s CryoSkin to Help You Lose Weight

Cryotherapy

Chances are you’ve recently heard about Whole Body Cryotherapy(WBC) from a magazine, social media site, or a professional athlete. It’s rising popularity over the last few years is the product of the impressive results it has been generating. In WBC, a cylindrical chamber similar to a sauna is cooled to negative temperatures using cold nitrogen gas. Nitrogen is a natural non-toxic …

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An Alternative Approach to Optimal Aging – Dr. James Williams of Florida Integrative Medicine Weighs in on NAD IV Therapy

An Alternative Approach to Optimal Aging

With its ability to bypass the intestines and limit the breakdown that digestion produces (or lack thereof), IV infusion of vitamins and minerals may seem like the latest craze, but a John’s Hopkins physician actually developed the popular Myers Cocktail almost 60 years ago. Due to IV infusions efficacy and remarkable outcomes for various conditions like autoimmune disorders, fatigue, chronic pain, …

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During this Cold and Flu Season, Understanding Our Immune System is Important

During this Cold and Flu Season

The best place to start building your immune system is with the gut. “Prevention always trumps intervention,” says Laura Korman, DC, DACBN, and owner of Korman Relief & Wellness Center in Port Charlotte, Florida. “We don’t want to wait, hope, and cross our fingers that we don’t get the flu; we want to be proactive and build our immune systems.” …

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Painful Pedicures? Time to Consider a Vein Evaluation!!

Painful Pedicures? Time to Consider a Vein Evaluation!!

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI At Vein Specialists we see patients every day with a variety of leg symptoms. Patients commonly complain of varicose or spider veins, swelling, and legs that feel tired or achy at the end of the day. Patients often relate to us that they used to love to get pedicures but now they don’t enjoy …

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How to Keep Your HEART HEALTHY During the Holidays

Cardiac Care Group

The Holiday season is upon us, and with all of the festivities, we should be well reminded that this time of year can literally put a great deal of stress on our hearts. Since heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both men and women, what better way to understand and implement heart health and risk prevention? …

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Reducing Caregiver Demands Mitigates Risk of Caregiver Depression

Reducing Caregiver Demands Mitigates Risk of Caregiver Depression

While many people express a preference to be directly involved in the care of chronically and terminally ill spouses and parents and state that the experience is rewarding, it is easy to underestimate the physical and emotional toll of the caregiving role. Family caregivers of patients with advanced illness experience a high risk of depression. The depression caused by the …

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Understanding Dental Implants Part 2

Understanding Dental Implants Part 2

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Dental Implants What are the options for implant tooth replacement? Single Tooth Replacement: Immediately (at the same time an implant is placed) or after a period of healing, an abutment is attached to the implant. This is a device that “abuts” or joins the implant to a tooth form called a crown, which replaces …

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Helpful Tips on Personal Care Products and Your Skin

Helpful Tips on Personal Care Products and Your Skin

By Hedy Setyadi, MD, FAAD, Board-Certified Dermatologist We all use multiple personal care products every day, no matter what age. From soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, detergent, dryer sheet, to products we use for our “boo-boos”. They are a part of our daily lives and routines. There are some useful things we can do to maintain healthy skin and avoid rashes. The …

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