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Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Think fish oil. If your gut reaction is “yuck,” you are in good company. Whether it’s from remembering Grandma’s cod liver oil or taking the foul horse-pills in the cupboard, the majority of us believe that fish oil ought to taste bad. We put up with the fishy taste and smell because, well, it’s hard to argue …

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

We’ve all seen the movie scenes where a man gasps, clutches his chest and falls to the ground. In reality, a heart attack victim could easily be a woman, and the scene may not be that dramatic. “Although men and women can experience chest pressure that feels like an elephant sitting across the chest, women can experience a heart attack without …

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2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

2017 CARDIAC ARREST AND CPR FACT SHEET

CPR & SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST While the terms heart attack, cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death are often used as if they are synonymous, they aren’t.  A heart attack occurs when the blood flow supply to the heart muscle through a coronary artery is severely reduced or cut off completely. Typically this is from a clot, leading to damage to …

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Making Waves for your Heart Health

Making Waves for your Heart Health

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, or just trying to maintain your New Year’s “get fit” resolutions, February is Heart Health Month and a good reminder of the importance of keeping our tickers in top notch.  For people with heart and vascular disorders, this is of critical importance. In recent years there has been a multitude of studies on the effectiveness of …

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A New Frontier: The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

A New Frontier- The Moon Landing & The Rise of Stem Cells for COPD Treatment

On July 20th, 1969 America did the impossible: it landed two men on the moon. To say this was an unfathomable concept for its time would be an understatement. In a time where basic computers filled entire buildings, the technology and know-how to launch a manned flight seemed decades beyond our grasp. In truth, the Apollo Program was an extraordinary …

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God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church So here is God’s original reason for marriage.  In Genesis, He said, “It is not good for man to be alone.”  Among other things, marriage creates intimacy. Intimacy is the cure for loneliness. Yep…loneliness. I once heard someone say, “I’m committed to being married, but my intimacy is conditional upon …

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SEPARATE WRITING OUTSIDE A WILL

SEPARATE WRITING OUTSIDE A WILL

By James W. Mallonee When a Last Will and Testament is prepared for someone, there usually comes a moment when that person gets home and suddenly remembers that they forgot to include a specific heir loom they wanted to devise to a family member or other individual outside the family.  Fortunately, Florida’s Probate statutes provide a mechanism to allow persons …

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A New Era in Breast Imaging

A New Era in Breast Imaging

More than a decade has passed since the advent of the first digital mammograms, time enough for more than 70% of US mammographers to adopt this technology. Practitioners maintain that digital imaging makes it easier to see signs of cancer earlier. Even so, approximately 10% of women who are screened with full-field digital mammography are recalled for more tests, according …

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Therapeutic Options to Improve Blood Circulation

Therapeutic Options to Improve Blood Circulation

Blood circulation is one of the most important components of our overall health and well-being. When clinical symptoms begin to arise due to poor circulation it’s vital to seek preventative treatment options to avoid further complications.  Common signs and symptoms that occur are fluid accumulation in a limb, a feeling of heaviness or tightness, thickening of the skin, pain or redness …

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Do you suffer with Fecal Incontinence?

Do you suffer with Fecal Incontinence

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG – As infants and toddlers, our bowel move-ment are a cause for celebration bringing great joy to parents and grandparents alike.  But as we age, these natural bodily functions become a source of embarrassment and even shame for those who suffer with fecal incontinence. According to Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG, a board certified physician specializing …

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