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My Belly Hurts! An Overview of Abdominal Pain

My Belly Hurts! An Overview of Abdominal Pain

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons A lot of people experience pain in the abdomen and don’t know what to make of it. They may blame it on something they ate but wonder if there is a health concern. There are a myriad of conditions that can present with pain in the abdomen but today we will …

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Did You Hear…

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.  Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was founded in 1927, by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The aim of BHSM is to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, while at the same encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech, and to seek treatment if they think …

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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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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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Trouble Urinating? How a Quick, Safe Procedure Can Alleviate Your Urinary and Prostate Issue.

Trouble Urinating

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia During the life of a male, the prostate goes through two main growth phases. The first is during puberty when the prostate nearly doubles in size and the second happens in the young adults’ ages 20-30 when the prostate again begins to grow. Sometimes this second episode of growth causes an enlarged prostate; this is typically detected …

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist of Bayfront Health Medical Center

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist of Bayfront Health Medical Center

At Bayfront Health Medical Group, their providers, surgeons and staff live in the local community and remain committed to providing personalized care to each and every patient. With offices in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port, you’ll find the care of specialists in general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and otolaryngology (ear, …

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