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Underdiagnosed IBS

Underdiagnosed IBS

It’s More Than Just Something You Ate? By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. It’s not uncommon to experience occasional diarrhea or constipation, but what if your symptoms were lingering, or relatively regular occurrences? Over 20% of the population has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but that’s not accounting for the nearly 45 million Americans that silently suffer from the symptoms of IBS. …

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Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses, has been around for decades; however, the early forms of this type of treatment were very toxic and did not result in the desired outcomes for most patients. In the past 10 to 15 years, as researchers have learned much more about the genetics and mechanisms of cancer …

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The Heat Has More Of An Effect on Your Pets Than You May Realize

The Heat Has More Of An Effect on Your Pets Than You May Realize

During the next few months, our families will be a little more active than normal with school being out and vacations planned for the near future. We will soon be enjoying, excursions, playing on the beach, visiting the parks, and barbecuing a lot more often. With all of this extra activity, comes the unfortunately increased chance of injury, especially for our …

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon Can Make a Tremendous Difference in the Quality of Your Foot and Ankle Care!

An Orthopaedic Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle problems can make a huge difference. I am Dr. Myles Rubin Samotin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon fully trained in taking care of all extremities from the shoulders to the fingers, from the hips down to the toes. In addition to a very lengthy training and specialization in orthopedics, I am subspecialty and …

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Blood Pressure Basics

Blood Pressure Basics

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and measures …

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Your Mental Health Matters: What You Can Do To Limit Stress and Anxiety

Although medical professionals are still discovering new reasons for depression and anxiety to this day, we know that a tiny portion in the brain called the amygdala, stores emotional and threatening thoughts and memories from our early childhood to present day. There are neurotransmitters throughout the entire body that send signals to the brain, alerting you instantaneously of real or …

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Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Better vision, improved outcomes, more precise cataract surgery

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Better vision

By Jonathan M. Frantz,  MD, FACS If you have cataracts, making the decision to have Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery or Traditional Cataract Surgery can sometimes be daunting. At Frantz EyeCare, we present you with a tremendous amount of information to digest and then do our best to help you understand it.  One important part of this process is helping you …

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Reducing Back Pain Symposium: You’re Invited to Attend an Educational Lecture Presented by Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Dr. Corey Girdwood

Reducing Back Pain Symposium: You’re Invited to Attend an Educational Lecture Presented by Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Dr. Corey Girdwood

On May 18th Freedom Rehab Aquatic Therapy and Dr. Corey Girdwood of Coastal Chiropractic will be hosting an informative seminar for individuals suffering from back pain. This presentation will explain the causes of back pain, provide tips and tricks to reduce back pain during everyday activities and review the most common treatments for back pain including Aquatic Therapy and Chiropractic …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium Physician Group’s North Port Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. The North Port Walk-in recently opened and has expanded hours all week …

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How do you FEEL in your SKIN?

How do you FEEL in your SKIN?

An Advanced Procedure Can Change Your Life. Preparing for vacations, barbeques, family get-togethers, and beach days are not always easy for many individuals struggling with body issues. We’ve all been there, stubborn belly fat, the dreaded bra bulge, extra pounds on our thighs, and bat arms can make us feel less likely to step out with confidence. Working out, eating …

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