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My Belly Hurts! An Overview of Abdominal Pain

My Belly Hurts! An Overview of Abdominal Pain

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons A lot of people experience pain in the abdomen and don’t know what to make of it. They may blame it on something they ate but wonder if there is a health concern. There are a myriad of conditions that can present with pain in the abdomen but today we will …

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Early Detection Saves Lives: What you Should Know About the Latest Life-Saving Technology

Early Detection Saves Lives: What you Should Know About the Latest Life-Saving Technology

The best way to conquer, fight and overcome any disease state is to have early diagnostic testing at the onset of symptoms, or as a preventative measure. Individuals with high-risk factors for coronary artery disease, or certain cancers are highly encouraged to have annual screenings for their specific disease states potentials. RAVE RADIOLOGY At RAVE Radiology, they put your health …

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Did You Hear…

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.  Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) was founded in 1927, by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The aim of BHSM is to raise awareness about hearing and speech problems, while at the same encouraging people to analyze their own hearing and speech, and to seek treatment if they think …

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Underdiagnosed IBS

Underdiagnosed IBS

It’s More Than Just Something You Ate? By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. It’s not uncommon to experience occasional diarrhea or constipation, but what if your symptoms were lingering, or relatively regular occurrences? Over 20% of the population has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but that’s not accounting for the nearly 45 million Americans that silently suffer from the symptoms of IBS. …

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Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses, has been around for decades; however, the early forms of this type of treatment were very toxic and did not result in the desired outcomes for most patients. In the past 10 to 15 years, as researchers have learned much more about the genetics and mechanisms of cancer …

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The Heat Has More Of An Effect on Your Pets Than You May Realize

The Heat Has More Of An Effect on Your Pets Than You May Realize

During the next few months, our families will be a little more active than normal with school being out and vacations planned for the near future. We will soon be enjoying, excursions, playing on the beach, visiting the parks, and barbecuing a lot more often. With all of this extra activity, comes the unfortunately increased chance of injury, especially for our …

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon Can Make a Tremendous Difference in the Quality of Your Foot and Ankle Care!

An Orthopaedic Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle problems can make a huge difference. I am Dr. Myles Rubin Samotin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon fully trained in taking care of all extremities from the shoulders to the fingers, from the hips down to the toes. In addition to a very lengthy training and specialization in orthopedics, I am subspecialty and …

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Blood Pressure Basics

Blood Pressure Basics

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood pressure reading has two numbers (for instance, 120/80). The first number is the systolic blood pressure, and measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as your heart pumps. The second number is the diastolic blood pressure, and measures …

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Your Mental Health Matters: What You Can Do To Limit Stress and Anxiety

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. There are neurotransmitters throughout the entire body that send signals to the brain, alerting you instantaneously of real or …

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Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Better vision, improved outcomes, more precise cataract surgery

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Better vision

By Jonathan M. Frantz,  MD, FACS If you have cataracts, making the decision to have Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery or Traditional Cataract Surgery can sometimes be daunting. At Frantz EyeCare, we present you with a tremendous amount of information to digest and then do our best to help you understand it.  One important part of this process is helping you …

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