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The Fight Against Prostate Cancer

By Dr. Thomas Fabian, Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – I would imagine that almost every person who sees a “pink ribbon” associates that ribbon with breast cancer and the fight against breast cancer. What about the “blue ribbon?” The blue ribbon represents prostate cancer and the fight against prostate cancer. Many people may not be aware, but September has …

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Trauma Care: Every Second Counts

As a leading provider of quality healthcare, Blake Medical Center’s new $2.5 million Provisional Level II Trauma Center is equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering with traumatic injuries, a leading cause of death for both children and adults. Studies show that the sooner patients get to a designated trauma center, the better their chance for survival. …

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Dr. Bada is the first General Surgeon in Charlotte County Performing da Vinci©

Thanks to technological advances, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that allows them to offer patients the best of both approaches- da Vinci Surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci© Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny incisions of 1/2 cm and with greater vision, precision and control than ever before. If your …

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After The Golden Years

By Jennifer Cooke, D.O. – As we go through life, we make plans and set out our future goals, but not many people ever plan for what happens at the end of our lives. What are your last wishes when it comes to you health and end of life decisions? Have you discussed your plans with family members? Is everyone …

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The Dangers of Wearing Headphones

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. – Noise-induced hearing loss can result from a variety of common occurrences, from single loud noises such as a firecracker or gunshot, or from a prolonged exposure to noises. Because Baby Boomers are the first generation to grow up listening to stereos and going to concerts, they are currently experiencing, at an earlier age than …

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Skin Cancer: Treatable and Beatable With Early Detection

By Dr. Ryan Jawitz – Q. Who is most likely to get skin cancer? People of all colors, ages, and races get skin cancer. Of all the cancers that human can get, skin cancer is the most common. In the United States, skin cancer is increasing in all races. Q. What does skin cancer look like? The different types of …

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The Adolescent Foot

By Jaye Sadler, Physical Therapist – As we prepare to send our school-age children back to school, one of the most important things on your child’s back to school list should be proper footwear. Here in Florida, there is a temptation to live in “flip-flops” due to the mild climate. This can be a bad choice for the demands of …

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EAT YOUR WAY TO FEELING BETTER

By Jonathan Rivera, CPT – As an experienced Chef and Personal Trainer, the most important aspect of creating new eating habits is “Whole Foods.” Processed foods are the leading cause of many health problems that we face, including obesity and diabetes. Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined. You can determine processed foods by reading the label. My …

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A Great Alternative to the Emergency Department?

Try Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center Feeling sick on a weekend or during the evening and need treatment? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. This particular Walk-in Medical Center is unique to the area because it will be …

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Atherosclerosis and Aortic Aneurysms

What You Need To Know By Gino, Sedillo, MD, FACC, CardioVascular Solutions Institute – What is Atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis occurs when arteries that carry blood to your heart, head, organs, or limbs become narrowed or blocked by a buildup of plaque. Plaque can be made up of several things such as cholesterol, fatty substances, blood cells, and scar tissue. Atherosclerosis can …

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