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Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

How one plant is easing cancer patient’s pain and emotional discomfort Cannabis has been used for over 2,000 years by many cultures all over the world. This plant has been known to heal, provide pain relief, fight disease as well as quell anxiety and depression. Thankfully, a diagnosis of cancer is one of the conditions that automatically qualifies a patient …

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Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience – Introducing the SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System

Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience

Available only at Radiology Associates of Venice and Englewood With pain being the number one complaint during mammograms, this fear of pain prevents many women from making regular breast imaging appointments a priority. Not only can this have a negative impact on patient volume and satisfaction scores, but it can put women at risk of a cancer being missed,or diagnosed at …

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Let’s Get Real About the Recovery Process – Learn how Cannabis is Helping Countless Individuals

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer statistics remain high with both invasive and noninvasive diagnosis. 1.7 million women in the world are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. While we hear fewer statistics about men, they still can and do develop breast cancer, but at a much more infrequent rate. With so much in the news at this time of year about breast cancer …

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Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race or family history, all women – and about 1 percent of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through healthy lifestyle choices. Can Breast Cancer Be Inherited? Certain types …

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BRINGING PSORIASIS TO LIGHT

BRINGING PSORIASIS TO LIGHT

HOW LIGHT TREATMENTS CAN OFFER MUCH NEEDED RELIEF J. Gregory Neily, DO Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon One of the most common skin diseases that we see at our office is Psoriasis. This is not surprising as nearly 7.5 million Americans are affected, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation. Chances are you or a member of your family are affected, …

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All in one Dental Visit with CEREC

All in one Dental Visit with CEREC

By Dr. Joseph Farag – New technologies are making our lives simpler and easier everyday and dentistry has certainly not been left behind. Thanks to a great new system called CEREC, you can now have a high-tech smile in a single visit. In days gone by, you may have needed to visit the dentist two or three times to have …

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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the Iceberg?

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI & Patrick A. Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Spider veins are a common complaint in our vein practice here in Southwest Florida where we have sunny and warm shorts weather year round.  Most patients feel this is only a cosmetic concern though that is not true in every case.  In some cases spider veins …

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Factors that can affect Hearing Aid Batteries!

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. We get many questions about how long hearing aid batteries should last. There is not one answer that works for every patient. This is because every person is unique when it comes to their degree of hearing loss, their personal listening environments, and how they use the device. All of these factors combine to make …

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Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon As a spine surgeon, my patients often ask me if their spine surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that laser technology is modern and futuristic, and therefore offers cutting edge treatment and better outcomes. However, the reality is that lasers have been around for decades …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another person is not the answer. Sometimes the hungry heart destroys …

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