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F.A.S.T. and M.A.N.G.O. Tools for Stroke Awareness

F.A.S.T. and M.A.N.G.O. Tools for Stroke Awareness

As a student, you may recall using what is known as a mnemonic to help you learn or remember important information. A mnemonic is a simple shortcut that helps us associate the information we want to remember with an image, a sentence, or a word. When it comes to stroke awareness, using F.A.S.T. and M.A.N.G.O. are two that just might make …

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Routine Exams Often Find Head, Neck and Oral Cancers

Routine Exams Often Find Head, Neck and Oral Cancers

While not as common as some other types of malignancies, oral cavity and oropharyngeal (head and neck) cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. Most head and neck cancers begin in squamous cells, which are cells that line moist surfaces, such as those inside the mouth, nose, …

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Experience the History of the Rose Parade First-Hand with YMT Vacations

Experience the History of the Rose Parade First-Hand with YMT Vacations

The Tournament of Roses Parade is an American New Year’s tradition, a festival of elaborate, flower-covered floats, marchingbands, and more held in Pasadena, California, every January 1st. You’ve watched the pageantry and beauty of the parade on television—isn’t it time you saw the floats in person? One hundred thirty years ago, the first Rose Parade was held on January 1, …

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What Our Parents Did Not Know About Us The belated key to why we do the things we do.

What Our Parents Did Not Know About Us The belated key to why we do the things we do.

By Svetlana Kogan, M.D. The best way to understand why we are the way we are today – is to look back at our early childhood and to scrutinize what exactly happened. Just like animals, when we are born, we are placed with our first “herd”. This first herd can be as tiny as a single parent and a child, or …

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Dona Parker’s Illness Led Her to Find a Cure and a Career Change

Dona Parker’s Illness Led Her to Find a Cure and a Career Change

Mold exposure can invade homes, especially here in Florida where it’s so humid most of the year. Inhaling mold spores and external mold exposure can cause lung irritation, allergic rhinitis and other symptoms, but along with these, it can be toxic and potentially life-threatening causing an array of symptoms like nerve damage, autoimmune responses and brain degeneration. Overexposure to mold left …

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Choices Matter: The Reliability Radiology Regional Offers Patients

Choices Matter: The Reliability Radiology Regional Offers Patients

Radiology Regional Center is a premier diagnostic facility founded on the principles of providing state-of the-art technology in a warm, comfortable environment. A physician-owned and managed practice, our commitment is to maintain highly skilled staff and provide the highest quality health care to our community. For over 40 years, we have expanded our scope of services and number of outpatient …

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Arthritis, what everyone needs to know.

Arthritis, what everyone needs to know.

By Luga Podesta, MD Director of Regenerative Sports Medicine Bluetail Me\dical Group-Naples Since May is arthritis awareness month, I would like to present some of the common facts and myths about arthritis. Arthritis affects people in many different ways and can attack most joints in our bodies. By the year 2030, it is estimated that 67 million Americans will be …

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Countless patients are overcoming depression, anxiety and PTSD

Countless patients are overcoming depression, anxiety and PTSD

Stephen Durand, CRNA 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. Anxiety, fear, stress and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) cause extreme side effects. Many individuals have severe …

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Tuscany Villa of Naples Assisted Living Offers Important Steps to Help Prevent Strokes

Tuscany Villa of Naples Assisted Living Offers Important Steps to Help Prevent Strokes

The popular phrase, “time is of the essence,” can be applicable in many different situations. It is particularly true when someone is experiencing a stroke. In honor of National Stroke Prevention Month, we are highlighting the important and time-sensitive symptoms Indiana seniors and caregivers need to know to identify if they or a loved one might be experiencing a stroke. …

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HEARING LOSS…DIABETES… AND MEMORY PROBLEMS… LEARN HOW THEY ARE ALL INTERRELATED!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two. A recent study found …

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