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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Chances are you know someone who has battled prostate cancer because statistically speaking; one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The average age of diagnosis is 65, in fact 60% of …

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Defeat Gum Disease

Defeat Gum Disease

There is a silent oral disease affecting more than 80% of adults. Chances are you either have had or are currently battling periodontal (gum) disease. Unfortunately, in many cases, the disease goes undetected until painful symptoms begin occurring. At which time the disease and any adverse conditions have already set in. Because there are no early signs of periodontal disease, …

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Seeing the Light – Latest Treatment for Precancers Uses Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy

Seeing the Light - Latest Treatment for Precancers Uses Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy

J. Gregory Neily, DO – Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon Looking in the mirror, many of us begin to see brown spots appearing on our faces. We generally shrug them off as “sun damage” without really understanding what that means. While most sun damage is merely a cosmetic nuisance but some types of sun damage can become more serious. Actinic …

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Are You Ignoring Your Vascular Risk Factors and Symptoms? Dr. Eileen de Grandis weighs in on what patients should know

Are You Ignoring Your Vascular Risk Factors and Symptoms

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are exceptionally focused on recruiting and retaining a dedicated group of specialists and subspecialists to further develop services for the community. Recently, they recruited Dr. Eileen de Grandis for her highly-sought after vascular surgery algorithms and expertise. Dr. Eileen de Grandis has been treating patients in Southwest Florida for the past two years. …

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): When to Seek Medical Treatment

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): When to Seek Medical Treatment

By Andrew K. Weitzel, D.O., FACOS If you have a urinary tract infection your bladder is red and inflamed. This irritation is what causes a great deal of discomfort and exacerbating the sensations of the need to urinate more frequently. It’s quite common for little to no urine to express through the urethra. Other symptoms are cloudy urine that has …

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Common Myths About Skin Health – Debunked!

Common Myths About Skin Health – Debunked!

Living in our piece of paradise in this beautiful state of Florida is different than living in most other states. When I moved to Florida some time ago, never did I imagine that shorts and flip-flops would be wearable in the winter. Sunshine is available most days here. What a luxury to be grateful of! By Hedy Setyadi, MD, FAAD, …

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WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

By James W. Mallonee The answer to the above is that it does not take any longer to perform the administration of an estate by means of probate or trust administration. The length of an estate administration is generally extended because of having to settle tax issues or family feuding. Under normal circumstances the time line to complete an average estate …

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The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

If you had to pick one household item that’s the biggest hotspot for germs, what would you choose? Is it your toothbrush holder? Nope. What about your bathroom doorknob or faucet handle? Guess again. It turns out our bathrooms are not as germy as we might expect. However, our kitchens can be thriving breeding grounds for bacteria, including the beloved …

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Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Effective treatment of chronic pain-causing conditions, like arthritis of the spine for instance, is undergoing rapid advancement. In the past, liberal use of anti-inflammatory steroid was the only recourse for arthritic pain. The problem with steroids? They carry short and long term disadvantages. For patients who are diabetic, steroid-use must be minimized due to …

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