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Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Q&A Medical Oncology

By Jay Wang, MD – Q: My mother just started hormone replacement therapy.  I have heard that this can be a contributing cause to cancer.  Should she stop taking her hormone replacement medication? A: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  is often used to ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. However, findings from …

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Hormonal Fluctuations Throughout a Woman’s Life Affects Many Tissues, Including Their Gums

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Women experience hormonal changes throughout different periods of their life.  They have specific health needs as they transition into puberty, menstruation cycle, pregnancy or menopause. Women oral health needs also change at these times. While women tend to take better care of their oral health than men do, women’s oral health is not markedly better …

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Got O2? Have You Taken a Deep Breath Today?

By Yollo Wellness – Here are some facts: 20% of the body’s oxygen is required for brain function. 5 liters of blood is pumped by your heart per minute. That is 300 liters per hour. Red blood cells carry oxygen and carbon dioxide around our body. Cells in our body need oxygen to live. Cells also make carbon dioxide as …

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Causes and Symptoms for Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – What does limb swelling have to do with your lymphatic system? The lymphatic system serves as one of the body’s main highways throughout its network of vessels and ducts, for body fluid entering into the blood stream. Before this body fluid also referred to as lymph fluid can enter the blood stream the lymphatic system works as …

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What Is Causing My Back Pain?

While only a trained medical professional can accurately diagnose your back problems and recommend appropriate treatment, a basic understanding of common causes of back pain and how VAX-D works to alleviate them can help you in making a more informed decision concerning your treatment options. Understanding How the Spine Works Your spine is composed of 24 bones called vertebrae. In …

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Colon Cancer is Preventable

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples The first step to preventing colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Everyone is at risk and should take he necessary steps to prevent it. If you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease your risk. Most of the time, we …

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PREPLANNING FOR MEDICAID

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – “How can I plan for a possible future nursing home stay while I am now healthy?” In other words, “How can I plan to avoid a possible nursing home spend-down?” This is the question I most often hear from clients and at seminars. The answers are simple: Purchase Long Term Care …

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CATARACTS? Monofocal vs. Multifocal Lenses

By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Eye Physician & Surgeon – Ever since November 29, 1949, when Sir Harold Ridley, M.D., F.R.S., first successfully implanted an intraocular lens in a patient during a cataract surgery in a London hospital, surgeons have researched, debated, and sometimes obsessed over the best surgical lens to use. Nearly 63 years later and after many …

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Needs, Longings and Wants in Marriage

By Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel  – Needs Infatuation Some popular ideas suggest that success in marriage can be measured on the how well needs are being met. The question that we must ask ourselves in evaluating marriages; ‘are needs really needs’? Popular marriage books say that a wife needs affection, conversation, honesty and openness, financial support, and family …

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