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Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Repair & Surgical Options

Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Repair & Surgical Options

Living in Florida provides gorgeous weather throughout the entire year, which allows for an active lifestyle. But with all of this healthy activity, many individuals are more prone to injury and wear and tear. Your shoulder is a combination of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that provide an extensive range of motion in common everyday tasks, as well as in …

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CARING FOR AN AGING HEART

CARING FOR AN AGING HEART

Aging is inevitable. Many of us try to slow it down or look for ways to hide it on the outside (some more extreme than others), but despite our best efforts, it’s our organs on the inside that need the attention, particularly the heart. Our heart is an amazing workhorse. Without even thinking about it, this fist sized organ will beat …

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For Goodness Sake RENOVATIONS Are Complete!

For Goodness Sake RENOVATIONS Are Complete!

By Bruce Ford, Owner In your lifestyle choices of deciding to eat healthy, live clean and add supplements to your diet, it’s imperative to seek out the highest-quality market and brands and to have the opportunity to discuss your options with an expert in nutrition. For Goodness Sake’s main priority is meeting your nutrition needs with researched information to educate the …

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Radiology Regional: A Radiology Center with Your Best Interest in Mind

Radiology Regional: A Radiology Center with Your Best Interest in Mind

When your doctor orders a diagnostic image like a CT, MRI or X-ray, do you know that you have a choice where you get your imaging done? You do. It’s important to pick an organization with the best radiology team to correctly read and relay your results to your physician. Radiology Regional is a well-established imaging practice with over 30 board-certified …

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Depression And Cardiovascular Issues Are Often Connected

Depression can be treated with many different types of medications, but medications often  have  some  potential  cardiotoxic effects. Controlling depression by using ketamine can be a more rapid and efficient way of aiding the treatment of heart disease. In recent studies such as the one cited below, more and more medical professionals are beginning to make the appropriate connections between …

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF THOSE WITH HEARING LOSS!

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF THOSE WITH HEARING LOSS!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services Imagine how helpful it would be to be visiting a foreign country, and when one of the locals speaks in their native language, your HEARING AIDS translate the message, so you hear it in English! Imagine that your mother is living alone and unfortunately suffers a fall, and three family members are immediately …

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Timed-Up-and-Go versus Gait Speed An Opportunity for Clinicians to Save Time on Senior Exams?

Timed-Up-and-Go versus Gait Speed

One-third of seniors age 65+ experience an accidental fall each year, and fall-related mortality is on the rise. It’s no wonder that heightened fall risk leads to fractures, fear of falling, loss of confidence, and subsequent self-restricted activities. Medicare and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recommend that clinicians include fall risk assessment as part of every annual geriatric wellness exam. The …

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How Assisted Living Supports Independence for Seniors with Vision Loss

How Assisted Living Supports Independence for Seniors with Vision Loss

As we age, we weather a number of changes, not the least of which may include vision loss. In fact, by the time we reach the age of 65, one in six suffers some type of visual impairment. As vision loss progresses and daily tasks become more difficult, it can mean losing the ability to live an independent life. It’s Not …

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Atrial Fibrillation and Your Weight

Atrial Fibrillation and Your Weight

By Caroline Cederquist, M.D. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the upper chambers of the heart (called the right and left atria) do not contract in a regular fashion and are separate from the contraction of the lower chambers of the heart (called the right and left ventricles). When this synchronous contraction of the upper and lower chambers of the …

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Protecting Children from Pneumonia & Other Diseases

By Hector J. Cordero, M.D. Just like it’s critical for the elderly to get their pneumococcal vaccinations, it’s also just as critical for babies. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends routine administration of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar13®) for all children younger than 2 years of age: • Give PCV13 to infants as a series of 4 …

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