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What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated?

What is a Cataract and How Is It Treated

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS A cataract is not a growth, but a gradual clouding of the normally crystal-clear lens of the eye. Cataracts distort vision because they block the lens from being able to focus light on the retina. It’s a common vision condition that affects many people as they grow older. By age 80, more than half …

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The Importance of Friends

The Importance of Friends

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In our crazy world, if we are not careful, the busyness of life will crowd out the time we need to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Having friends is very important! The Bible gives us some great advice on the importance of friends and of building healthy relationships: Two are better than one, because they have …

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Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Pain

Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Pain

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Many foods that contain chemicals, excessive salt and sugar can cause inflammation to occur in the body. When the body is inflamed it can exacerbate disease states and it can also cause a great deal of pain, especially in the joints, neck and spine. If you suffer from chronic pain from migraines, arthritis …

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Diagnosing & Treating Depression

Diagnosing & Treating Depression

By Hilary A. Sojdak, APRN, Director of Clinical Services at PASWFL The holiday season is supposed to be a time of optimism and cheer; however, many people struggle with a variety of distressing psychological symptoms that impede on the ability to find peace and happiness each year. Feelings of sadness, despair, or overwhelming burden may result in a temporary inability to …

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Using Botox in Bladder for Urinary Symptoms and Incontinence

Using Botox in Bladder for Urinary Symptoms and Incontinence

By Stacey Gazan, ARNP and Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, MD What Is OAB? Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a condition where the bladder contracts uncontrollably, creating leakage, the strong sudden need to “go right away,” and going too often. OAB is caused by: • Nerves signal that your bladder is full too soon • Your muscles contract when your bladder is still filling …

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The Correlation Between Lung Health, Weight & Sleep: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

The Correlation Between Lung Health

Being overweight can cause serious long-term health issues, and the statistics of obesity in the US are staggering. More than 160 million Americans are considered obese in the United States. According to the CDC, obesity is more prevalent in the United States than merely being overweight. Two significant obesity contributors are not being active enough and eating an unhealthy diet. …

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Dementia Awareness Month

Dementia Awareness Month

Nearly 5.2 million Americans have dementia, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Experts estimate that a dementia diagnosis will affect close to 15 million people by mid-century. Forgetfulness, agitation, and frustration, social withdraw, and difficulty with daily tasks, are all symptoms of Dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most progressive form of dementia. Communication within the brain is severely …

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Glaucoma & Vision Loss: Alternative Treatment

Glaucoma & Vision Loss: Alternative Treatment

Do you know that 3 million Americans are suffering from a dangerous eye disorder that can rob them of their sight and nearly 1.5 million of them DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT? Glaucoma is referred as a “sneaky sight stealer” because, unfortunately, there are minimal symptoms associated with the disease and the miniscule indicators can cause up to 40% …

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Do You Have Insurance Questions and Concerns? You’re Not Alone

Do You Have Insurance Questions and Concerns? You’re Not Alone

Moving Concerns Whether you’re moving out of state or making a move within Florida, there are opportunities to change your plan or to enroll in a new plan if necessary. SEP or Special Enrollment Period allows you to change your policy outside of the OEP (Open Enrollment Period). Typically, you have 60 days to change your plan if you move. …

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Leg pain on a plane may be due to your veins!

Leg pain on a plane may be due to your veins!

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Modern air travel can be challenging for any number of reasons – long lines, cramped seats, and poor customer service to name a few. At Vein Specialists, many of our patients have difficulty with air travel for other reasons as well. They may have trouble sitting for prolonged periods due to the development of …

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