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Treating Chronic Foot and Toe Pain with Regenerative Therapy

Treating Chronic Foot

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Chronic foot and toe pain affect an incredibly large part of our population. We spend hours on our feet daily while working, playing sports, shopping, and also while trying to reach that goal of 10,000 steps a day. Each of those steps generates a force on the foot. During an average day, the feet support …

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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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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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Prostate Cancer Screening

There has been recent debate on how to approach screening and treatment for prostate cancer. Organizations not affiliated with the American Urologic Association have made claims that limit Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) screening, a common screening procedure for prostate cancer that measures the level of PSA in the blood. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a volunteer panel of 16 …

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The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

The Latest in Laser Treatment for Varicose and Spider Veins

By John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine – Varicose Veins and Spider Veins are conditions that affect millions of people. Besides creating an unsightly appearance in the legs, they can also cause significant medical problems including cramping, aching and swelling of the legs, as well as night cramps, bleeding …

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Preparing for the Storm Season: Make a Plan for Your Pet(s) Today

Preparing for the Storm Season

Predicting the path of a storm is obviously not an easy task. Last year, hurricane Irma took our side of the state by surprise at the eleventh hour and left many of us scrambling to prepare our homes, evacuate, or shelter in place. Waiting for the unknown is stressful, but along with the unsettling feelings of hurricanes and tropical storms, we …

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Want to Shrink Cancer Cells?

The cells in our body naturally divide, strive and later die off, as new cells are created.  Cells are made up of a nucleus, mitochondria, and membranes that allow signaling and nutrients to flow in through tiny receptors. A healthy cell’s DNA is regulated by the endocannabinoid system in our body that signals and directs the cells within the immune system …

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What Happens To Our Digital Assets When We Die?

By Bonie Montalvo We are currently using technology in unprecedented ways. In 2018, a Pew Research Center survey revealed 73% percent of Americans own desktop or laptop computers, 78% percent own smartphones and a whopping 89% use the internet. Whether consciously or unconsciously, our population has been building a sizeable digital legacy, comprised of pictures, videos, music, games, virtual currencies, …

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Importance of Prostate Exams

Importance of Prostate Exams

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the third most common cancer in men over 70. Prostate cancer – and other prostate issues – can cause considerable discomfort, pain and even death, if they are left undiagnosed and untreated. No man looks forward to dropping his pants for the annual check-up; but if you’re …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Dr. Brian Wallace, DO – Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger people that …

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