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20 REASONS TO FIX YOUR VEINS

20 REASONS TO FIX YOUR VEINS

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Since I am a vein specialist my eyes tend to focus on veins every place, but especially in the legs since they are usually the most prominent. Last weekend while I was sitting outside the movie theater waiting for the show …

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THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

THYROID CANCER INCIDENT RATES ON THE RISE

Located at the front of the neck, on both sides of the windpipe and just below the Adam’s apple, the thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that affects your body a lot more than most people think. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate, as well as some heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development …

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Smart Procedures for Smart Women – The convenience of in-office urogynecological procedures as high tech as hospital based surgery

Smart Procedures for Smart Women

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Over the past several years there have major advancements in the procedures available in the medical field of Urogynecology. Not too long ago, the only option women had was to have major surgery in a hospital setting, which can be intimidating, inconvenient and costly. Now, there are treatment options available right in the convenience of …

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Introducing Dr. Andrea Bickerton

Introducing Dr. Andrea Bickerton

Choosing a primary care physician can be one of the most important health decisions one will make for themselves and their family. Board Certified in Family Medicine and the newest primary care physician at Physicians Regional Medical Group, Dr. Andrea Bickerton, understands this importance. Her philosophy is to get to know each patient on a personal level, and be a trusted …

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Physicians Regional Healthcare System is here to help you BREATHE EASY

Physicians Regional Healthcare System is here to help you BREATHE EASY

Physicians Regional Healthcare System recently expanded its services to include Pulmonary Rehabilitation at its Pine Ridge and Collier Blvd. locations. Under the direction of pulmonologist and medical director, Sadiq Al-Nakeeb, M.D., the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program provides a personalized treatment plan that provides diagnostic testing, therapeutic exercises, medications, and educational training. The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program works in conjunction with medical therapy, and …

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Top 5 Assisted Living Researching Tips

By Bruce Rosenblatt Senior Housing Expert.  Owner, Senior Housing Solutions. Researching an Assisted Living Facility is a difficult and complicated process.  The decision to move involves many factors including financial, lifestyle and health care needs and preferences.  In addition, the emotional factor can never be understated. 1). Start the process early. Finding the right place will take time and it is …

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FDA and APA Recognition of the Positive Effects Associated with Ketamine Therapy for Severe Depression

FDA and APA Recognition of the Positive Effects Associated with Ketamine Therapy for Severe Depression

By Dr. Robert Pollack Data analysis collected by the FDA supports that Ketamine Therapy shows promising results as an effective treatment for severe depression.  During the study over 279,000 patients were closely evaluated for pain therapies and their outcomes.  41,337 patients were given Ketamine for alleviating pain and pain management, but surprisingly, many of these individuals were concurrently reporting fewer episodes …

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A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

A Compounded Thyroid Medication Made Specifically For You

The thyroid is a tiny butterfly shaped gland in the neck that is made up of two distinct lobes. The thyroid gland predominantly produces thyroxine (T4) which is converted to the active form of thyroid hormone, triiodothyronine (T3), primarily in the liver. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid is overactive in producing thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism can be brought on by …

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Labral Tears and Rotator Cuff Injuries – Regenerative Treatments for Common Shoulder Pain Conditions

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN The shoulder is a unique joint providing an incredible range of motion for daily living and sports. The downside to all that motion is shoulder instability, if this ball and socket joint becomes injured, it can lead to shoulder instability. As the shoulder becomes unstable, it can start making a clunking or clicking noise. It is …

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Can Anyone Please Help My Painful Feet?

Can Anyone Please Help My Painful Feet?

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain!  The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as plantar fasciitis. What is plantar fasciitis? The foot is comprised of many different …

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