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A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

A Patients Guide to MOHS SURGERY

Approximately 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Basal cell and squamous cell are the two most common skin cancers accounting for more than 5 million diagnosed annually. Unfortunately, many of these people will experience skin cancer more than once in their lives. If skin cancer is caught early, it can be treated with great success, but …

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HOW TO MINIMIZE YOUR RISK OF GETTING BREAST CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist As an oncologist, I have treated breast cancer patients from as young as 15 years of age to patients in their nineties. Breast cancer can affect anyone but is more common in women in their 50’s and older. Yes, I have treated men with breast cancer but it only accounts for about …

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It’s Time to Give Aquatic Therapy a Try

It's Time to Give Aquatic Therapy a Try

Have you thought about aquatic therapy for strengthening weak joints and muscles? If not, it is time to consider getting in the water. The list of aquatic therapy benefits is impressive and patients consistently achieve their functional goals after completing a series of sessions. Aquatic therapy is gaining popularity as folks are realizing what an amazing tool water can be …

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Living with Cataracts

Living with Cataracts

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Many of us feel that our eyesight is the most precious of all of our senses. How beautiful is it to look into the eyes of a child, to see the sunrise or sunset in brilliant color. Watching plays, movies, TV or simply reading a book are all things we value greatly. When a …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – 3D Mammography

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 3D Mammography

As technology advances, understanding medical exams and procedures becomes more complex. The quality of services provided is an important consideration. The American Cancer Society endorses mammography, along with yearly physical examinations and monthly self-examinations, as the most effective means of detecting breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Generally, mammography can reveal benign and cancerous growths before you …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another person is not the answer. Sometimes the hungry heart destroys …

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The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

By Coleen Descoteaux When a loved one dies, the last thing that should be weighing on your shoulders is unanswered questions: “Where do we lay mom to rest?” “Who will pay for the services?” Did she have a preference on cremation vs. burial?” Unfortunately, these types of questions are far too often the reality of what grieving family members toil over …

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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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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation for Better Sex

When it comes to sexual issues, many women are private and do not discuss their issues openly with anyone, even their doctors. Unfortunately, by keeping quiet, most women do not realize that they are not alone and there is actually treatments to help relieve the pain that can accompany intercourse. The fact that they are suffering from lifeless, ungratifying and painful …

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