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Cataracts: Third Leading Cause of Blindness in the United States

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. A cataract is not a disease but an aging process similar to graying hair. As the eye ages, the normal lens inside the …

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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How Thyroid …

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Top 6 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this Fall

Top 6 Reasons to Get Your Leg Vein Evaluation and Treatment this Fall

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI There are many different presentations of leg vein problems although the most recognizable is that of varicose veins. Other signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease (also known as venous insufficiency, CVI, venous incompetence or leaky veins) include swollen, achy legs, restless legs, night time leg cramps and urination, varicose veins, skin discoloration …

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Limited Liability Estate Planning or Tenants by Entirety – Which is Better?

Limited Liability Estate Planning or Tenants by Entirety – Which is Better?

By James W. Mallonee From time to time, I get asked about protecting assets as they move from generation to generation and how to assure certain assets remain within a family’s blood line. Under normal circumstances when an asset, whether cash or real property, transfers to a child or surviving spouse, it is subject to that individual’s discretion when it …

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What is Laser Periodontal Therapy?

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Finally, there’s good news for those of you who suffer from gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). We now offer an exciting laser based technique for treatment of periodontal disease called Laser Periodontal Therapy™. Through the use of Millenium Dental Technologies, Inc., PerioLase® Laser, designed especially for Laser Periodontal Therapy™, we can treat your moderate to severe gum disease and you …

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Epileptic Seizures: Helping Children Reduce Seizures with Cannabis

Epileptic Seizures: Helping Children Reduce Seizures with Cannabis

Epilepsy affects nearly 470,000 children in the US. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, “Childhood epilepsy affects nearly 300,00 American children under the age of 14. It can affect children at different ages and in different ways. Early recognition and treatment are keys to the best possible outcome. For some, it will be a temporary problem, easily controlled with medication, outgrown …

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How often should I replace my Hearing Aids?

How often should I replace my Hearing Aids?

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. My patients often ask me: “How often should I replace my hearing aids? “The answer to this question can depend upon a number of important factors.  Some of these factors are: 1.    Are your current hearing aids functioning well? 2.    Are your current hearing aids fully meeting your hearing needs? 3.    Are your current hearing …

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What you Should Know About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What you Should Know About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

According to the NIH (National Institute of Health), 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases, and that number is on the rise. With autoimmune disorders, the body’s natural defense system (immune system) attacks itself and causes inflammation and damage to healthy tissue and organs. Multiple Sclerosis is one of the growing autoimmune disorders, affecting the CNS (Central Nervous System), which …

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Florida Living: Sun Safety and the Sporting Life

Florida Living: Sun Safety and the Sporting Life

J. Gregory Neily, DO – Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon Living in our beautiful state has many advantages, the most obvious, is our weather. For many of us, these activities are a big part of our social and family life. On any given weekend, just visit the local beach or park, and you will find families gathering to celebrate a …

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Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac Disease: A Complex Autoimmune Disorder

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. When people with celiac disease eat gluten (a protein found …

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