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Progress Against Lung Cancer

Progress Against Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. More people die of lung cancer in a year than from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancer combined. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women – it ranks just behind prostate and breast cancer, respectively. …

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Painful Bunions: Do You Need Surgery?

Painful Bunions: Do You Need Surgery?

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist A form of arthritis can cause these painful, red, boney, growths, but uniquely, bunions can also be hereditary and run in families, especially in females, generation after generation. More women than men experience the painful boney growth on their big toe, known …

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Home Safety for Seniors

Home Safety for Seniors

Safety at home is so important: especially for seniors. The leading causes of injury and death in our homes and communities can be prevented: • Emergencies • Wellness (or lack thereof) • Falls • Driving While groups of all ages have opportunities to enhance personal safety in each of these categories, seniors present particular risk. For instance, every second of every …

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Valvular Heart Disease & Aortic Stenosis

Valvular Heart Disease & Aortic Stenosis

According to the National Institute on Aging, people are living longer; the average life expectancy for an American female is 81 years and that of an American male is 77 years. As we age, our quality of life doesn’t necessarily have to diminish. Aortic stenosis, is a common heart condition in the elderly population. Unfortunately, a lot of people with this …

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A Frequently Misdiagnosed Low Back Pain Condition: Why You Need An Expert

The statistics are overwhelming. Millions of individuals that suffer from low back pain and are not getting the relief that they could simply because conventional medicine overlooks a common condition. When you’re dealing with chronic low back pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to miss out …

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How Osteoporosis can be Reversed Naturally Learn How OsteoStrong® Can Increase Bone Density, Strength and Balance

Osteoporosis happens when bones become weak and are more susceptible to fractures. The symptoms of your osteoporosis are generally not visible unless you have a fracture. You may not even know that you have the disease until you break a bone, or a test shows that you have low bone mineral density (DXA Scan). And if you’ve had one broken bone …

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What Your Dermatologist Would Like You to Know About Skin Cancer Screenings

What Your Dermatologist Would Like You

By Hedy Setyadi, MD, FAAD, Board-Certified Dermatologist Some of your friends may have shared with you about their experience going to a dermatologist for a skin cancer screening. Why do people undergo skin cancer screenings? What may the experience be like? Let’s discuss! Who should have skin cancer screenings? If you have any of the following characteristics, regular skin cancer …

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New Developments in Medical Weight Loss

New Developments in Medical Weight Loss

By Caroline Cederquist, M.D. In the past few years, several medications have been approved and are being used for the treatment of weight problems. Until recently, there were very few prescription medications available which were FDA approved for this purpose. Of the medications available prior to 2014, all were approved for short term use not long term or on-going use. …

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“How can you work with stinky feet all day?”, “So you’re just a glorified pedicurist, right?”, “How do you even get into podiatry anyways?” “But why FEET?”

How do you even get into podiatry anyways

By Dr. TaNika Rae-Ann Harlis These are just some of the many random questions I get asked on a day to day basis regarding my profession; some are offensive, but some are downright hysterical! There are many misconceptions regarding the field of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, our education, and the services we provide. In this short article, I hope to answer …

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Shingrix Can All But Guarantee to Save You from Torturous Shingles

Shingrix Can All But Guarantee to Save You from Torturous Shingles

The FDA-approved vaccine is 97% effective in preventing the dreaded and excruciating shingles rash. If you are over 50, get vaccinated. Today By Ellyn Santiago The nerve pain many shingle sufferers experience, a debilitating pain that can last for years, is not easily described. Suffice to say it is unbearable and incurable and even with the best of treatments, can …

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