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Family History Matters – Mr. Lobo’s Story

– By CardioVascular Solutions Institute – I was raised in a boarding school with regular meals and never consumed soda, fast food, etc. In adulthood, I kept up good eating habits along with my beautiful wife Melanie and our two children. We also tried to stay healthy by not smoking or drinking in excess. With good dietary habits, why am …

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Q & A Women’s HEALTH

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well as …

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Out Of The Emotional Darkness

– By Jennifer Cooke, D.O. – In just fifteen minutes another person will die from suicide. That person didn’t have to die. Preliminary data for the 2010 National Vital Statistics Report shows that suicide was the 10th leading cause of death. Annually suicide claims the lives of 35,000-40,000 Americans. The estimated financial cost is over $100 million per year. The …

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Study Reveals Diabetes and Age

Can Cause Hearing Loss in Women – By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., Director, Advanced Hearing Center, Englewood, FL – In a recent study of 990 patients by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, it was discovered that having diabetes can cause women to experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they age, especially when diabetes is not controlled through …

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Psychotherapy can Lesson Generalized Anxiety Disorder

– By Dr. Paul Rodriquez, Ph.D. – Concerns are part of life for most people that are expressed as fears and worry periodically through day to day activities. But people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry all the time – about money, health, family, work or almost anything. Just the thought of getting through the day can trigger intense fears. …

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It Is Time To Talk About Hemorrhoids

– By Dr. Allison Karolak – Ultroid – We all try to be honest with our doctors because we know that they cannot help unless they are aware of our symptoms.  Sometimes we hope that they are mind-readers and will ask us if we are suffering from a particular debility, so that we do not have to initiate the conversation.  …

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Protect Your Skin: Prevent Melanoma

– Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as your intestines. The exact cause of all melanomas isn’t clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) …

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“The Other Side of Parkinson’s Disease”

– By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. – Medical Director, Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center of SW Florida – Parkinson’s disease (PD) is traditionally recognized by the motor signs that typically bring the patients to the physicians for medical evaluation:  tremor, rigidity, slowness of movements and changes in their gait pattern, associated later on with balance problems. These problems are due to …

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Imaging Detects Early Stages of Kidney Disease

– By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. The kidneys are two organs, each about the size of a fist, located in the upper part of a person’s abdomen, toward the back. The kidneys filter wastes and extra fluid from the blood to …

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Small Incisions with Big Benefits

The healthcare industry has recently witnessed the adoption of many new technologies that increase the efficiency of various medical treatments. Minimally invasive surgery is one of the most important developments among all such cutting-edge medical technologies. The increasing demand of specialized treatment has propelled an increase in patient preference for minimally invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive surgery minimizes surgical incisions to …

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