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More People Living with Cancer

More People Living with Cancer

The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before. Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in many different parts of the body, but, in reality, cancer is not just …

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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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Leading-Edge Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Leading-Edge Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

It may still sound a little futuristic to some, but Bayfront Health Port Charlotte has offered Stryker’s Mako System since 2010, offering highly advanced robotic-arm assisted joint replacement procedures. Today, they remain the only facility in both Charlotte and Lee Counties to offer this robotic technology. There are multiple procedures that the Mako robotic-assisted surgical device offers. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte …

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Thyroid and Your Weight

Thyroid and Your Weight

Hashimoto’s: An overlooked, primary cause of resistant weight loss A common scenario I see in my office, time and time again, is a female patient who has been diagnosed with hypothyroid disease, treated with medication, and still suffers with the many symptoms of a low thyroid, including fatigue, depression, loss of ambition, brain fog, joint stiffness, muscle cramps, constipation, dry skin, …

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TREATING NEUROPATHIC PAIN with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

TREATING NEUROPATHIC PAIN with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, injuries, autoimmune diseases, compressed spinal vertebrae, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease. In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people. The Latin word …

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What You Need to Know About Wounds

What You Need to Know About Wounds

By Dr. Andre Willaims What is a wound? A wound may be described in many ways; by its etiology, anatomical location, or by whether it is acute or chronic. A wound is defined as an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken. An ulcer is …

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SmartCurve

SmartCurve

RAVE (Radiology Associates of Venice, Englewood and Sarasota) were the first to offer the SmartCurve breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose, and the new Clarity HD high-resolution3D™ imaging technology, which provides radiologists with the highest resolution 3D™ images to help identify cancers early. These innovations come …

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Lose the Weight for Good: How a Physicians Program Helped her Patient lose 67 Pounds

Lose the Weight for Good: How a Physicians Program Helped her Patient lose 67 Pounds

There’s a familiar story that resonates with many people. It’s about losing and regaining weight. Diets and exercise programs work for a while and then all of a sudden, they stop working, or we give up for many reasons like lack of energy, boredom, or not honing in on the skills we need to stay the course. The failure rate is …

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Dementia Awareness Month

Dementia Awareness Month

Nearly 5.2 million Americans have dementia, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Experts estimate that a dementia diagnosis will affect close to 15 million people by mid-century. Forgetfulness, agitation, and frustration, social withdraw, and difficulty with daily tasks, are all symptoms of Dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most progressive form of dementia. Communication within the brain is severely …

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Glaucoma & Vision Loss: Alternative Treatment

Glaucoma & Vision Loss: Alternative Treatment

Do you know that 3 million Americans are suffering from a dangerous eye disorder that can rob them of their sight and nearly 1.5 million of them DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT? Glaucoma is referred as a “sneaky sight stealer” because, unfortunately, there are minimal symptoms associated with the disease and the miniscule indicators can cause up to 40% …

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