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Choosing an Assisted Living Community

What to Consider when Choosing an Assisted Living Community Seven Things you NEED TO KNOW By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor In a perfect world there wouldn’t be a need for doctors, hospitals or nursing homes. Unfortunately, that is not the case and there may come a time when you, or a loved one, is in need of some help from …

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Traumatic Glaucoma

Should you worry even if your injury happened  a long time ago? By Dr. Todd B. Lang Over a million eye injuries occur each year across the United States.  Two of the most common types are blunt force trauma and penetrating injury of the eyeball. The most common ways people get blunt force trauma in sports is boxing, wrestling, basketball, football, …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

By David R. Wilkinson, MD A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a …

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New Study Finds Hearing Aids Can Help Tinnitus Sufferers

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., Director, Advanced Hearing Center, Englewood, FL What do Barbra Streisand, Pete Town-send and William Shatner have in common? They all suffer from tinnitus, a condition commonly known as a ringing in the ears. And they are not alone. According to a recent study* by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), 10% of the U.S. population, or …

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Smokeless Tobacco is Not a Safe Alternative to Cigarettes

By Charlotte County Health Department Smokeless tobacco use among Charlotte County high school students has increased significantly over the past few years, particularly among high school boys. This alarming trend is despite a positive decline in teen smoking. Smokeless tobacco includes chew, dip and a host of emerging products. Traditionally, smokeless tobacco was used in the form of spit tobacco, or …

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Vitiligo

By Charles Camisa, MD What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes gradual loss of the natural brown pigment in the skin called melanin. It affects about 1% of persons worldwide irrespective of gender, age, race, or nationality. It is occasionally associated with other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, alopecia areata (hair loss), thyroid disease, diabetes, and …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary can …

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Defeat Gum Disease

There is a silent oral disease affecting more than 80% of adults. Chances are you either have had or are currently battling periodontal (gum) disease. Unfortunately, in many cases, the disease goes undetected until painful symptoms begin occurring. At which time the disease and any adverse conditions have already set in. Because there are no early signs of periodontal disease, …

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