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Nearly 60,000 Americans are Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease Each Year – Medical Marijuana: A Promising Treatment Option

Medical Marijuana: A Promising Treatment Option

Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative condition and the second most common type of deterioration of the brain and nervous system worldwide. Typically an individual with Parkinson’s is unaware of their illness until the progressive cell death has already led to impairment and significant symptoms. The signs of Parkinson’s are hand tremors, muscle stiffness, memory loss, confusion, uncontrollable twitching or shaking, …

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Venous Insufficiency & Restless Leg Syndrome

Venous Insufficiency & Restless Leg Syndrome

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous Insufficiency I think it’s time to stop thinking about venous disease as limited to varicose veins. Of all the patients I see in my office, only about fifty percent of them have varicose veins, and the remainder have symptoms (what you feel) or signs (what you can see externally) of venous insufficiency other …

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

It is estimated that about 1 million Americans in the United States are living with Parkinson’s. Although, many cases that go unreported. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the economic cost is estimated at nearly $25 billion a year. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called …

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Customizing Treatments for Children with Autism

Customizing Treatments for Children with Autism

By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD Administering medicine to children can be difficult at the best of times, and even more so for the 1 in 68 children in the United States, who the CDC notes have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Younger patients can be particularly finicky about medication color, texture and flavor, and often times cannot or will not …

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Florida Estate Planning, Elder Law and Asset Protection are Interdependent Parts of Your Estate Plan

Florida Estate Planning, Elder Law and Asset Protection are Interdependent Parts of Your Estate Plan

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. We often do not see things as symbiotic, interdependent, or synergistic. Rather, we tend to put things into separate broad categories so life becomes easier to understand. In the world of estate planning, this tendency can result in poor planning. For example, it is easy for people to think about Florida asset protection as separate from …

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The TRUTH About Heartworms and Your Pets

The TRUTH About Heartworms and Your Pets

Mosquitos are the only source of transmittable carriers with the ability to spread heartworm disease. However, infected mosquitos are rampant and now are in every state throughout our country. Florida, of course, has a very high rate of the mosquito population. Year round, we have an influx of mosquitos. How are mosquitos infected? Unfortunately, many coyotes, wolves, foxes and other wildlife …

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Many Seniors Are Deficient in Nutrition: What You Can Do To Help

Many Seniors Are Deficient in Nutrition: What You Can Do To Help

Many seniors are considered malnourished. This is mainly related to the fact that they rely on canned foods, frozen foods, or foods that are quickly consumed and digested, like simple carbohydrates. These food options are usually loaded with sugar, salt, chemicals, and preservatives. In recent studies, over 70% of the aging population suffers from malnutrition. As individuals age, they may lose …

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What’s Your Diet

whats your diet

By Pastor Roger P. Felipe Weight-watchers. Nutrisystem. Mediterranean diet. Paleo. Living healthy has become a craze, although obesity in our country, rather legitimizes it. For many people it is about looking and feeling better, living longer, stronger and disease-free. These are all important reasons for eating clean, exercising, and learning to rest our bodies sufficiently. For Christians, however, trying to maintain …

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Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Do You Suffer From Chronic Pain? What You Need To Know About Your Options

Dr. H. Kurtis Biggs – Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Most people can relate to having suffered physical pain in their lifetimes, but to have to live with that pain on a daily basis can become debilitating. In the U.S. over 100 million people reportedly suffer from some form of chronic pain. Whether the issue stems from trauma, injury, arthritis or other …

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Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Long-term survival of head and neck cancers is increasing. Establishing healthy habits can greatly reduce your risk of developing these and other related cancers. An estimated 436,060 survivors of head and neck cancer are living in the United States today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that number continues to grow. Through successful research and clinical trials, as …

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