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Looking for a Healthy Future?

A nursing career offers flexibility, security and fulfillment – By Barbara Gordon, ARNP, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics – Are you searching for a career with flexibility, good pay and job security that improves others’ lives? Does it seem like the impossible dream? After more than four decades in the medical field, I can tell you that nursing offers all that …

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Healthy Eyes Start with a Healthy Body

When it comes to eyes there are a few problems that can occur. Often these problems arise as we age, but some are quite preventable. Looking after our eyes is important throughout our life as failing eye sight can become a significant hardship. There are some lifestyle factors that can affect our eye health. Smokers and those with poor diets …

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Is Your Life Controlled by Alcohol?

It’s Okay to Ask for Help! – By Charlotte Regional Medical Center – According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), over 100,000 Americans die each year from alcohol related causes.  Although most Americans think drunk driving is the leading cause of alcohol-related deaths, according to the NIAAA, only 45% of all deaths in automobile accidents can …

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Depression… A Silent Suffering

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel Depression has taken our culture by storm with about 19 million people struggling with some level of depression. It has been reported that 30% of women in America deal with depression, and about 15% of men also struggle with depression. While an outstanding 80% of people who are depressed are not getting …

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The New “Smart Drug” – ADDTabz

By Marlena Cecil, PA-C In all my years as a medical professional I have never been as personally excited about the release of a new medication as I am now. There are two very important reasons for my glee – one this new medication is known as the New Adderall alternative and secondly it is made by the “Apple Computer” …

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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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Facts on Colon Cancer

142,670 Is the number of cases of Colon Cancer that will be diagnosed this year! Colorectal cancers account for about eight percent of new cancer diagnoses. In recent years death rates have declined due to increased colonoscopy screening, polyp removal (preventing the progression of polyps into invasive cancer) and improved treatment methods. Q: What is the colon? A: The colon and …

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Rise of the Machine at Charlotte Regional Medical Center

Robotic system plays ‘Terminator’ on cancerous growth in county’s first-ever robotic colorectal surgery The patient: male. Age: early 50s. The problem: a cancerous growth that had wrapped its tentacles around his otherwise healthy lower intestine. The prognosis: surgical removal of the entire colon, a long hospital stay, an even longer recovery. At least, that was the plan – short of a …

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Truth about Spine Surgery

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly So you’ve been told that you need spine surgery. The first two questions that come to your mind are what needs to be done and why? This is quickly followed by who should do it and is it really necessary to fix my problem? Being told that you need surgery can be just as …

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CHOICE

By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte Choice; one simple word that can have such an important impact on your health and on your life in general. Most people take their health and their healthcare needs very seriously, yet they relinquish their choice on where to have their healthcare testing conducted. Having a choice is empowering and is not something that …

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