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PTSD AWARENESS MONTH: Countless Patients Are Overcoming Depression, Anxiety & PTSD with Cannabis

PTSD AWARENESS MONTH

By Daniel P. Smith, M.D. 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. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) causes extreme side effects. Many individuals have severe nightmares, flashbacks, …

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Men’s Health Month

The month of June is all about the men because it’s the official Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June10-16) and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 14, when both men and women are encouraged to wear blue to work that day to show their support for the health and well-being of boys and men. It’s time …

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Your Body Speaks but are you ‘Listening’?

Your Body Speaks but are you ‘Listening’?

By Karin Whitbeck How many of you have neck pain, shoulder pain, back or hip pain? If you get stressed, how’s that pain doing, gets worse doesn’t it? Why is that, you didn’t do anything different, right? Do you feel like you can’t join your friends when they go shopping or playing golf with your spouse, partner or friends? Or …

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SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS: MEDICAID PLANNING

SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS: MEDICAID PLANNING

By James W. Mallonee From time-to-time a client will ask how to protect family assets following their death when the beneficiary of their estate is either a present Medicaid or Supplementary Security Income (SSI) recipient or will need Medicaid later on in life due to some form of disability. To be eligible for Medicaid, some basic factors must be met, including …

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Must See Sights in Europe: YMT Vacations is Offering a Grand European Cruise & Tour to Satisfy Your Senses & Fulfill Your Dreams

Must See Sights in Europe

Whether you’ve been to Europe in the past or if you’re making the decision to finally book your dream vacation there, it can be overwhelming. Deciding where to go, how long to stay and what to see are easier to choose when an expert traveler can give you advice. That’s where YMT vacations outshines the rest. Make your dreams a reality …

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MEDICAL MYSTERY: SOLVED

MEDICAL MYSTERY: SOLVED

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI and Jill Tanner, APRN Vein disease, also known as Venous Insufficiency (VI), affects over 40% of adults in the United States. Despite it being an extremely common and treatable disease, VI is often misdiagnosed, leading to a delay in treatment. Often times, patients are evaluated by multiple specialists before ending up at the office of …

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Preventing Falls & Improving Balance with Aquatic Therapy

Preventing Falls & Improving Balance with Aquatic Therapy

As we age, many people find it more difficult to get around and maneuver their way throughout their daily activities. Perhaps you’re worried about tripping over uneven pavement or flooring. Maybe you are already using a cane or walker, but still feel apprehensive about your stability, or maybe you have already had the traumatic experience of falling and now need assistance. …

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CLINICAL TRIALS

CLINICAL TRIALS

As of 2019, there are over 15 million cancer survivors in the United States, and approximately two million of them have survived for 20 years or longer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some of the reasons cancer survival rates have dramatically increased over the past two decades can be linked directly to such things as improvements in early detection …

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Rapidly Progressive Dementia and Prion Disease

By Valeriy Sabodash, MD Because most dementias develop slowly, rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) present a unique challenge to neurologists. Even though there is no consensus on a duration of the clinical symptoms the majority of physicians consider any dementia with symptoms duration in less than 24 months to be rapidly progressive. Based on data analysis from UCSF, Memory and Aging Center, …

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Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

Do you have the following symptoms? • Frequent urination at night • Frequent urination that often produces only a small amount of urine • Hesitant or interrupted urine stream • Leaking or dribbling urine • Sudden and urgent need to urinate • Weak urine stream • Feeling like the bladder is not completely empty after urinating • Occasional pain when …

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