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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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Causes and Symptoms for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – What does limb swelling have to do with your lymphatic system? The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways throughout its network of vessels and ducts, for body fluid entering into the blood stream. Before this body fluid also referred to as lymph fluid can enter the blood stream the lymphatic system works as …

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Healthier Ways To Treat Parkinson’s Disease

By Ramon Gil, M.D. – For many reasons, before and after carbidopa/levodopa was available (used for the first time in the late 1960’s), physicians have heavily depended on drug treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and related disorders. In 1994, Dr. Cynthia Comella, from Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center in Chicago, published the first controlled clinical trial looking at the effect …

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What to Consider when Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Seven Things you NEED TO KNOW By Ed Hill, Lexington Manor – In a perfect world there wouldn’t be a need for doctors, hospitals or nursing homes. Unfortunately, that is not the case and there may come a time when you, or a loved one, is in need of some help from others. When it becomes questionable if you can …

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To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That is the Question!

You don’t need a three tooth solution for a single tooth problem. – By Dr. Joseph Farag – There is no doubt that when a tooth is lost due to infection, decay or trauma, many factors of oral health are affected. In addition to those factors, cosmetics may also be affected if a front tooth is lost. Common causes of tooth …

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