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What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

What Does Your Thyroid Do & Why is it Important?

By John Canterbury, M.D. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located over the trachea (wind pipe) just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid gland plays a very important role in most all the metabolic processes of the body. The thyroid gland produces a hormone and together the gland and hormone are responsible for regulating metabolism. How Thyroid …

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW Light Therapy To Help You Shed Fat Long-Term

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW Light Therapy

By Larry D. Johnson, DC Does this scenario sound familiar? You follow a strict diet and get your daily exercise as recommended; you’ve tried various fades like low carb, no carb, vegetarian, vegan, no sugar, and yet the unwanted bulges won’t budge. Perhaps you’ve even had treatments for your stubborn areas, like freezing or heating away the fat, or fancy …

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Living with Cataracts

Living with Cataracts

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Many of us feel that our eyesight is the most precious of all of our senses. How beautiful is it to look into the eyes of a child, to see the sunrise or sunset in brilliant color. Watching plays, movies, TV or simply reading a book are all things we value greatly. When a …

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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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Pain Management Leads the Way

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Like many specialties over the past few decades, pain management has undergone a metamorphosis that continues to this day. Unlike most of these specialties; Orthopedics, Spine Surgery, and others, Pain Management is little understood by the public and to a degree, among our medical peers as well. This transformation has seen pain management transition …

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Are You Ignoring Your Diabetic Risk Factors and Symptoms? Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez weighs in on what patients need to know

Are You Ignoring Your Diabetic Risk Factors and Symptoms? Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez weighs in on what patients need to know

Bayfront Health Medical Group is focused on preventative medicine, educating their patients and treating diseases and disorders with a patient-centric approach to personalize their treatment options. They recently recruited Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez for her dedication and commitment to patient care. We caught up with Dr. Herschdorfer Rodriguez to find out about her thoughts on the diabetes epidemic in our country. …

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Prostate Cancer Update

Prostate Cancer Update

Although some younger men do get prostate cancer, the risk increases with age. More than 70% of all prostate cancer patients are over the age of 65 and about 75% of all men over the age of 80 will have some form of prostate cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. In addition to age, other risk factors include ethnicity, …

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Prostate Cancer: Contrary to Popular Opinion, It Can Kill You, But It Doesn’t Have To

By Dr. Eric Coronato, Board-Certified Urologist As a Physician who diagnoses, manages and treats patients with prostate cancer, there is nothing more frustrating to me when a patient comes into my office and says, “…but Doc, prostate cancer never kills anyone…” It is this unfortunate and rather cavalier notion — that prostate cancer is such a slow-growing, indolent cancer that …

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Debunking Your Diet: Coffee

Debunking Your Diet: Coffee

National Coffee Day is coming up on Sept. 29 and enthusiasts are likely to be all a buzz. Before you pour that next cup, have you heard all the health news on your beverage of choice? Some studies give java high marks, while others recommend cutting back. With all that back-and-forth, it can be hard to track the mixed buzz …

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Cataracts: Third Leading Cause of Blindness in the United States

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. A cataract is not a disease but an aging process similar to graying hair. As the eye ages, the normal lens inside the …

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