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How To Tell if Your Pain is Coming From The Spine or The Hip

How To Tell if Your Pain is Coming From The Spine or The Hip

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon Hip and spine pathologies can lead to severe disability, and they often occur in combination.  Because symptoms of hip and spine conditions can significantly overlap and mimic one another, diagnosing and treating patients with hip and spine problems can be very challenging.  Patients with both hip and lumbar spine pathology commonly have low back pain …

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Physical Therapy Should Be Pain Management’s Cornerstone

Physical Therapy Should Be Pain Management’s Cornerstone

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Chronic Pain can lead to depression, addictions, anxiety, stress, isolation, and even suicide. Finding relief from pain is critical to having the quality life you deserve. Avoiding surgery and being over medicated should be at the forefront of most people’s minds when dealing with chronic pain. However, most of these individuals would …

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Factors that can affect Hearing Aid Batteries!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. We get many questions about how long hearing aid batteries should last. There is not one answer that works for every patient. This is because every person is unique when it comes to their degree of hearing loss, their personal listening environments, and how they use the device. All of these factors combine to make …

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Specialized ER for Older Adults

Specialized ER for Older Adults

A trip to the emergency room can be a very stressful experience for anyone. For older adults, this experience can be intensified and especially difficult to navigate. The fact is, older adults can require lengthy evaluations, and there are physical, social, cognitive, and situational differences that come into play and affect how healthcare is delivered. That is why the Emergency …

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More Options for Treating Breast Cancer

More Options for Treating Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race, or family history, all women – and about 1% of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors, such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through healthy lifestyle choices. Today, there are many types of effective treatments …

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Keeping your Pet’s Teeth Clean is Crucial for Their Health

Keeping your Pet’s Teeth Clean is Crucial for Their Health

It might seem overboard to many of you, but did you know that you should be brushing your pet’s teeth with a pet-specific toothpaste and brush on a regular basis? If you keep their teeth clean from a younger age, they will be less likely to develop hard tartar build-up and will harbor less stinky bacteria in their mouth. This means …

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4 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

4 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

#1—HOW IT WORKS There are two different forms of medical treatment through cannabis. The first is the natural marijuana plant that contains both CBD and THC, and the second is the altered version of the plant that has been through a hybrid process to lighten the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level. CBD or cannabinoids can treat many different forms of diseases and …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Radiology Regional Wants you to be Informed About Screenings

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Radiology Regional Wants you to be Informed About Screenings

Breast cancer affects both men and women worldwide at a whopping 1.4 million new cases annually. Consequently, in the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in women. And here locally, in the state of Florida, nearly 16,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. Screening A small investment of your …

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Seasons Change – People Change.

Seasons Change - People Change.

By Svetlana Kogan, M.D. Somehow the title of this popular 80’ies song felt appropriate for what I had to say in this article today. Autumn is upon us. It may not be obvious when you live in Florida, where beautiful blue skies and lush palm trees can make you feel like you are perpetually in paradise. However, if you have …

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November is National Diabetes Month. Children and Families at Risk From Escalating Insulin Prices

Help a Diabetic Child (HADC) was founded by Tami and Joe Balavage soon after their son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Tami and Joe quickly learned there were children with diabetes and living in our community who were struggling to get the medical supplies and insulin necessary to remain alive and healthy. These items are expensive and these …

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