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Protect Your Skin: Prevent Melanoma

– Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells that produce melanin — the pigment that gives your skin its color. Melanoma can also form in your eyes and, rarely, in internal organs, such as your intestines. The exact cause of all melanomas isn’t clear, but exposure to ultraviolet (UV) …

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“The Other Side of Parkinson’s Disease”

– By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. – Medical Director, Parkinson’s Disease Treatment Center of SW Florida – Parkinson’s disease (PD) is traditionally recognized by the motor signs that typically bring the patients to the physicians for medical evaluation:  tremor, rigidity, slowness of movements and changes in their gait pattern, associated later on with balance problems. These problems are due to …

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Imaging Detects Early Stages of Kidney Disease

– By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. The kidneys are two organs, each about the size of a fist, located in the upper part of a person’s abdomen, toward the back. The kidneys filter wastes and extra fluid from the blood to …

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Small Incisions with Big Benefits

The healthcare industry has recently witnessed the adoption of many new technologies that increase the efficiency of various medical treatments. Minimally invasive surgery is one of the most important developments among all such cutting-edge medical technologies. The increasing demand of specialized treatment has propelled an increase in patient preference for minimally invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive surgery minimizes surgical incisions to …

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Off The Cuff: Don’t let shoulder injury sideline you

– By Mark Albrecht, PTA – Your rotator cuff is made up of the muscles and tendons in your shoulder. These muscles and tendons connect your upper arm bone with your shoulder blade. They also help hold the ball of your upper arm bone firmly in your shoulder socket. The combination results in the greatest range of motion of any …

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A Gym Full of Losers

– By Ken Dobbs – We all desire to be winners in the game of life, however, now is the perfect time to be a loser. A program offered at Progressive Health Club will help you do just that, lose. The Lose to Win Contest is a program where you get your own Personal Trainer, twice a week for eight …

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Realtive Temporary Custody and Adoption:

COMPASSIONATE ALTERNATIVES TO FOSTER CARE – By Raymond S. Grimm, Esq. – “You know, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car – you even need a license to catch a fish.” But they’ll let anyone be a father.   With this classic line from the 1989 film Parenthood, Keanu Reeve’s character crystallized an enormous and growing …

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Nurses Making a Difference in our Community

– By Infinity Homecare – Sarasota Florida is home to a large community of talented circus performers dating back to the 1930’s the early days of the world famous Ringling Bros Circus. On July 15th 2011 a very special referral came through our doors at Infinity. A former circus performer 50 years ago became a paraplegic after a traumatic and …

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When a Headache is More than Just a Headache

The Chronicles of a Migraine – By Kara Jacobs – Serene Branson, a CBS correspondent experienced one of the worst nights of her life during her post Grammy on air report this last February.  On live TV she slurred her speech and garbled her language as many viewers watched in horror believing she was suffering from a stroke.  Later, the …

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Not Just A Swollen Limb

– By Alyssa Parker – The field of medicine is growing rapidly as new treatments come into production. One of the most common misdiagnosed conditions is chronic swelling; edema. For those of you who experience swelling, or a feeling of heaviness, aching, or painful fluid retention in a limb on a daily basis, you should not overlook these symptoms as …

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