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Psoriasis Awareness: How to Finally Get Your Skin Disorder Under Control

Psoriasis Awareness

Cathleen Yun Ehrlich, ARNP-C More than 7.5 million people have psoriasis. It ranges from mild to severe and is a lifelong disorder. But what many people don’t realize is that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. The skin cells become overactive and produce more skin than what can naturally be sloughed off, so the end result is red, irritated skin with …

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Look GREAT this Summer!

Look GREAT this Summer!

Feel great and look fantastic! You can have both! Looking good and feeling great are two things that you owe yourself. They actually go together more than you might think. The last time you were really sick, did someone tell you that you looked great? Of course not! They say “Oh, you look horrible!” So how you look is directly …

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Excessive Heat and Your Heart Health

Excessive Heat and Your Heart Health

Courtesy of American House August is “Safety Month,” and while we take the time to consider all of the preventative ways to protect ourselves, we often overlook the adverse effects that these hot summer months have on our cardiovascular systems. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “When people are exposed to extreme heat, they can suffer from potentially deadly …

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Debunking the Myth of Cankles

The issue of cankles (where the calf and ankle appear to have merged as one) was discussed several years ago on the daytime MD entertainment talk show “Dr. OZ” and confusion still exists as to the relationship of this condition to venous insufficiency. Unfortunately, venous insufficiency was not included in the possible causes of cankles and this distressed me.

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI CALF + ANKLE= CANKLE….when the calf and the ankle appear as one. I have seen many patients with similar appearing calves and ankles which have been self described as their Grandma’s ankles or stovepipe legs. As I caught the last segment of the show, I found it odd that Dr. Oz was missing …

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Chronic Lower Back Aches: Getting You REAL Pain Relief

Chronic Lower Back Aches: Getting You REAL Pain Relief

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center August is National Relaxation Month, but that can be difficult to do when you’re faced with daily lingering pain. One of the most widespread forms of chronic pain is low back pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of low back pain. As the spinal joints and discs break down, …

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Treating Clinical Depression and Anxiety: Happy Patients Put Their Hope on Dope

Treating Clinical Depression and Anxiety

Iona Cannabis Clinic has a lot of happy patients. These patients who not too long ago suffered from major depressive disorders and anxiety are now seeing markedly improved outcomes in relatively short time frames. Depression & Anxiety Although medical professionals are still discovering new reasons for depression and anxiety to this day, we know that a tiny portion in the …

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BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated with your Overactive Bladder (OAB) medication not working? Do the side effects pose more health risks than benefits?

BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG When you have Overactive Bladder, you learn to settle. To settle not only for the constant bathroom trips, but also for treatments that haven’t worked as well as you’d like or left you with unpleasant side effects. There’s another approach. BOTOX® is approved to treat Overactive Bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate …

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Coronary Artery Disease: Putting the Pieces Together

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA Feeling short of breath, heart palpitations, chest pain and tightness? Do you know the signs of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)? And if you’re experiencing them, are you taking steps to see your cardiologist to find out what’s the cause? For many people, that have CAD symptoms, they, unfortunately, ignore their signs. Ignoring heart irregularities can be …

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Your Windows May Be Hurricane-Ready, But Are Your Medications?

Your Windows May Be Hurricane-Ready, But Are Your Medications?

By T.J. DePaola, PharmD With hurricane season upon us, it’s vital that storm readiness preparations include securing all personal medications ahead of potential evacuations, or lengthy pharmacy closures, especially when living with chronic illnesses. For those managing conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, going without medication can be life-threatening. With a number of possible post-storm scenarios – from pharmacy …

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The Risk of Estate Litigation – How to Plan Your Estate to Avoid It

The Risk of Estate Litigation

Many of our readers, who are also clients, may know that I am not part of the genre of attorneys who enjoy litigation. On the contrary, over the years I’ve gone to great lengths to assist clients in avoiding court action whenever possible. I also am committed to counseling clients when doing estate planning in Florida to take all reasonable …

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