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Venous Insufficiency: Who To See and What Does It Look Like?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – I have written more than 20 different articles over the past few years about venous insufficiency highlighting the different patient types and presentations of this common disease. Just when I feel as though I have seen every possible clinical presentation or story, another patient with a different story walks through our doors. It remains …

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ADDTabz – “The New Adderall Alternative”

By Dr. Stan Headley M.D., N.D. – As a Doctor of Medicine for 21 years, and a board certified naturopathic physician for 15 years, I am always on the lookout for new and advanced non-prescription alternatives for my patients to their current medications which often have as many negative side effects as desirable benefits. ADD is an area that I …

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Skin Cancer

By Janet Sperry, MD, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. In fact, over one million new cases are diagnosed per year. The main risk factor for developing skin cancer is cumulative lifetime sunshine exposure, especially exposure early in life. Individual risk factors include blonde or red hair, fair complexion, …

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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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Dental Prophylaxis and the Periodontal Maintenance Visit

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D.  – Dentists refer to a dental cleaning appointment as a “dental prophylaxis”. The main purpose of this visit is prevention of dental disease and patient education. This is likely the most important and valuable dental visit a patient may ever make to the dentist. A dental prophylaxis is done on patients that display gum pockets of …

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Dyspepsia: Upper abdominal pain, bloating, fullness

By Julian Perez, MD – Dyspepsia,also known as upset stomach or indigestion, refers to a condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness, accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. It is a common problem worldwide. In the United States, the prevalence is approximately 25% excluding those people who have typical gastroesophageal reflux disease …

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Fat Is The New Cool!

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – So what is Coolsculpting? Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved noninvasive way to treat fat. There are no incisions, anesthesia, or medications required. How does it work? There is a medical entity called popsicle panniculitis that was first described in the 1970s where little children had popsicles placed in their mouths, but because they were so …

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MEDICARE vs. MEDICAID

By The Law Offices of David L. Orosz – Medicare and Medicaid, al-though they sound similar, are as different as night and day. Medicare is… Entirely a federal program. Your government-run health insurance plan, age 65 and above. Coverage for short-term (max. 100 days) “skilled” nursing home care with limitations. A program which expects you to pay a deductible amount (Usually covered …

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Not Just A Swollen Limb

By Alyssa Parker – The field of medicine is growing rapidly as new treatments come into production. One of the most common misdiagnosed conditions is chronic swelling; edema. For those of you who experience swelling, or a feeling of heaviness, aching, or painful fluid retention in a limb on a daily basis, you should not overlook these symptoms as trivial. …

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Don’t Flush Away Your Day

By Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, P.A. – Acute diarrhea is an increase in volume and frequency of stool with decreased consistency and lasts up to 2 weeks. Acute diarrhea is an epidemic still responsible for approximately 2 million deaths annually around the globe. Most deaths occur in developing countries. Approximately 6000 deaths occur a year in the USA as …

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