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Don’t get spooked, get checked. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Don’t get spooked, get checked

By William Bambrick, The Springs at South Biscayne Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point – and the risk for developing it increases with age. According to statistics provided by the Susan G. …

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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 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 in …

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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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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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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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Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

Shopping for Health Care It pays to do your Homework

By Dr. Efrem Castillo, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement As a family practitioner for nearly 20 years, I know firsthand every senior’s medical needs are as unique as they are as individuals. The Medicare coverage plan that works best for you may not be the one that is right for your neighbor. So why do 60 percent of seniors …

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Incorporating Aquatic Therapy for Healthy Aging

Incorporating Aquatic Therapy for Healthy Aging

Aging is not the most welcomed word, but for the most part, it’s unavoidable.  Living in Florida provides a much more active lifestyle for many individuals.  With the growing “aging” population here, exercising and doing activities in the heat can produce some unwanted injuries. One great way to stay active and age healthfully is to incorporate aquatic therapy sessions into your …

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Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer: Silent but Deadly

Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, approximately 14,270 women will die in the United States from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization IARC department that there are over 238,000 new cases diagnosed annually and nearly 152,000 deaths worldwide. …

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Introducing the new Ivus Superhero of Vein Disease Treatment

Introducing the new Ivus Superhero of Vein Disease Treatment

Attention anyone who has had a previous vein stripping, vein ablation or varicose vein removal, and has not received the desired results.  This article is also addressed to those of you who have been suffering with swollen legs for months to years without a definitive diagnosis.  There may have been trauma to the extremity or perhaps a joint replacement and you …

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