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Hearts Maintained

Hearts Maintained

ARRHYTHMIA RISK FACTORS • Coronary Heart Disease • Personal or Family History of SCA or Heart disorders • Heart Failure • Prior Hear Attack • Drug/Alcohol Abuse SYMPTOMS MIGHT INCLUDE •Chest Pain • Nausea, Vomiting • Shortness of Breath • Light Headed or dizziness • Fainting To help control heart arrhythmias, a pacemaker or defibrillator can be placed in the …

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SKIN CARE RESOLUTIONS

SKIN CARE RESOLUTIONS

In the spirit of the new year, the Woodruff Institute for Dermatology & Cosmetic practitioners share their best advice for achieving healthy, beautiful skin. The holiday season brings joy by celebrating with family and friends, holiday parties, special events and gift giving, but along side of all of the “Fa La La” often comes a bit of stress, over indulgence …

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STRENGTHENING BONES and RELIEVING BACK PAIN with ExerMedic

STRENGTHENING BONES and RELIEVING BACK PAIN with ExerMedic

We all have aches and pains from time to time, but depending on your overall health, age and physical capability, formal medicine is often not enough. Patients are being overmedicated with prescriptions and receiving unnecessary procedures. Many physicians do not completely understand the importance of exercise and the optimal benefits that it has on countless illness, symptoms and disorders. These …

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Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life

Though many patients are left to research alternatives on their own, new medical advancements can now provide people with chronic lung diseases a viable treatment option.

By Phoebe Brown – Staff Writer When people are diagnosed with chronic diseases, the challenge of living life fully, navigating the healthcare industry and finding the right treatment options can pose issues. For people with lung diseases, treatment options which address the disease itself are scarce and don’t usually go beyond traditional medications, supplemental oxygen or a lung transplant. Even …

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Understanding Gastroenterology

Publications such as Health & Wellness have a goal: to educate. In this case, the education is focused on making the patient public better consumers of medical products and services. If people are willing to spend hours online researching the best price for the latest and greatest flat- screen TV, it stands to reason that the same amount of time …

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IV Ketamine Therapy for Depression

IV Ketamine Therapy for Depression

The medically supervised and administered drug Ketamine has proven to be very effective on patients with depression. Whether that depression is related to PTSD, OCD, Post-Partum, bi-polar or other major depressive disorders, the administration of Ketamine IV therapy is providing favorable results for people suffering from these progressive afflictions. What is Ketamine? Since the late 1960s Ketamine has been used …

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Weather Can Cloud Your Health – The effects of cold weather on your body

Weather Can Cloud Your Health

Florida’s population increases significantly during the winter months.  A bulk of this population is northerners trying to dodge the colder temperatures.   A drop in temperature can affect your health, no matter how cold. Research shows that cold weather can affect your heart, your skin, your immune system and your joints. While Florida may not get as cold as some of the …

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MonaLisa Touch™- The New Laser Therapy for Vaginal and Vulvar Atrophy

MonaLisa Touch™- The New Laser Therapy for Vaginal and Vulvar Atrophy

What is vaginal and vulvar atrophy? GSM, or genitourinary syndrome of menopause, is a condition in which the walls of the vagina and vulva become thinner and dryer due to a decrease in estrogen. It affects around 40 percent of women, particularly after menopause, and can cause painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, burning and decreased urinary tract health resulting in pain …

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Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Getting You Back in the Game

Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Getting You Back in the Game

Achilles Ruptures are more common in men then women and the typical age group that is affected is between the ages of 30-50. Some other risk factors include race, genetics, medical conditions, musculoskeletal disease, ankle and foot alignment (pronation/hyper-pronation), obesity, sports, exercise, medication and smoking. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It is connected to both the …

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CT Whole Body Screening for Proactive Health Management

CT Whole Body Screening for Proactive Health Management

Preventative medicine is very common these days as most of us try to live a fairly healthy lifestyle. We’ve become a bit more mindful of what we fuel our bodies with and what steps to take to prevent being over medicated and developing age related diseases. Through this we’ve learned to maintain our weight, exercise, eat healthful nutrient rich foods and …

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