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The Silence of Impending Prostate Cancer

The Silence of Impending Prostate Cancer

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. The prostate gland is a tiny fig sized organ that lies just beneath the bladder; the urethra runs through the prostate releasing urine from the bladder.  The prostate also produces semen and can become enlarged, infected and cancerous as men age.  Prostate cancer is the third leading cancer among males.  It is often a silent killer, as it …

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What is aging?

What is aging

By Doreen DeStefano – Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine What is old age? Aging starts at birth.  We hate to admit it, but the alternative is not being here at all.  Contributors to aging include your genetics, your environment and the choices you make to contribute to your physical and mental states.  Your body is a reflection of the cumulative …

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Innovative Packaging System Helping Patients Track Medications and Reduce Errors

Innovative Packaging System

By: Justin Ceravolo, PharmD According to researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center, approximately 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication, while more than half take two. It is common for older adults to take as many as half a dozen prescription medications, leaving them most at risk for medication consumption errors. Conditions such as high …

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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common goals for summer is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation – FDA Approved Treatment for Knee Arthritis Offered Locally A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most …

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Summer Heat Safety

Summer Heat Safety

Summer months offer more and more opportunities for fun, rewarding outdoor activities, some with a host of benefits for those with a particular medical condition, specifically those older patients. Those benefits can even include an increase in vitality and energy. But summer isn’t all sunshine and rainbows – that very same sun that seems to stay out longer and longer …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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Alleviating Knee Pain for Good

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Before jumping into anything more complex, a conservative approach to injuries and disorders are typically the standard moderate method to ease pain from disease or trauma; but with the knee, the intricate blood supply to the tissues can make it challenging for the body to heal itself naturally.  That’s why surgical procedures are …

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Know the ABCs of Skin Cancer

Know the ABCs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States, and while some types of skin cancer can be easily treated, other types can be more dangerous. There are three main types of skin cancer — basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma. The type of skin cancer one has affects treatment options and prognosis (outlook). …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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