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Is Home Care an Option to Consider?

BrightStar Home Care

At times it may be difficult trying to figure out how best to care for an aging parent. You want to make sure that your parent gets the very best care while at the same time honoring their wishes. The best way to equip yourself for taking care of elderly parents is to prepare yourself in advance. You should start …

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Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Back Pain Now has Advanced Solutions

Every Year, nearly 200,000 people are diagnosed with spinal compression, which causes significant pain in the spine and surrounding back muscular structure.  Osteoporosis usually causes spinal compression and mostly affects the aging population, but can also be attributed to other diseases of the bone, cancers, tumors, long-term steroid use, herniated discs, and arthritis. While there are treatment options for spinal compression, …

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Your GI Doctor Isn’t Nervous, So Why Should You Be? Colorectal Screenings and Early Diagnosis SAVES LIVES!

Your GI Doctor Isn’t Nervous, So Why Should You Be

By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. It affects nearly 50,000 Americans each year. If caught early on, it can easily be treated. Typically small polyps are the cause of colorectal cancer, as they tend to become cancerous rather quickly and grow within the colon and rectum. Usually, there …

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Bayfront Health Commits to Life-Saving Role

Bayfront Health Commits to Life-Saving Role

Bayfront Health Joins Forces with More Than a Thousand Local and National Organizations to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Across the Country. Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the “80% by 2018” initiative, …

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Florida Living: Sun Safety and the Sporting Life

Florida Living: Sun Safety and the Sporting Life

J. Gregory Neily, DO – Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon Living in our beautiful state has many advantages, the most obvious, is our weather. For many of us, these activities are a big part of our social and family life. On any given weekend, just visit the local beach or park, and you will find families gathering to celebrate a …

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Do you Find Yourself Frequently Needing a Restroom Break?

Do you Find Yourself Frequently Needing a Restroom Break?

You’re not alone—Millions of people have an Overactive Bladder Do you ever get the urgent sensations to urinate? Is it frequent, and do you sometimes have difficulty controlling your bladder function? Not only is it embarrassing for many individuals to need to excuse themselves from countless situations to use the restroom facilities, but also it can lead to more severe …

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This Harrowing Flu Season is Extremely Dangerous for the Elderly

This Harrowing Flu Season is Extremely Dangerous for the Elderly

According to the CDC, Florida is one of the states with the highest records of influenza infections. This year, the flu has affected young and old alike and caused unprecedented amounts of hospitalizations and deaths. Adults 65 and over are more susceptible to the dangers of the flu, as their symptoms can quickly exacerbate into pneumonia or other disease states. As …

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Buyer Beware – Residential Versus Commercial Property

Buyer Beware – Residential Versus Commercial Property

By James W. Mallonee It is well known that a buyer of Commercial Property is on notice to investigate the property being purchased for any and all defects. That does not mean that if the Seller prevents the buyer from learning the facts of the property or creates an artifice or trick in such purchase that liability for damages could not …

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When Gallbladders Attack

When Gallbladders Attack

Most people live their whole lives without thinking twice about their gallbladder. Anyone who has had a gallbladder attack, on the other hand, will never forget theirs. What is the gallbladder? How do you know if it’s acting up? What can you do about it? This article summarizes everything you ever needed to know about the gallbladder. Let’s start with …

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Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer

Diet, exercise and getting recommended screenings are some of the ways to lessen your risk of cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, certain lifestyle choices can lessen the chances an individual has of developing cancer. However, even though most Americans know that choices such as quitting smoking, protecting skin from sun damage, eating a healthy diet, exercising more …

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