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Smart Procedures for Smart Women – The convenience of in-office urogynecological procedures as high tech as hospital based surgery

Smart Procedures for Smart Women

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG Over the past several years there have major advancements in the procedures available in the medical field of Urogynecology. Not too long ago, the only option women had was to have major surgery in a hospital setting, which can be intimidating, inconvenient and costly. Now, there are treatment options available right in the convenience of …

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FDA and APA Recognition of the Positive Effects Associated with Ketamine Therapy for Severe Depression

FDA and APA Recognition of the Positive Effects Associated with Ketamine Therapy for Severe Depression

By Dr. Robert Pollack Data analysis collected by the FDA supports that Ketamine Therapy shows promising results as an effective treatment for severe depression.  During the study over 279,000 patients were closely evaluated for pain therapies and their outcomes.  41,337 patients were given Ketamine for alleviating pain and pain management, but surprisingly, many of these individuals were concurrently reporting fewer episodes …

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Labral Tears and Rotator Cuff Injuries – Regenerative Treatments for Common Shoulder Pain Conditions

By Debra K. Brinker, RN The shoulder is a unique joint providing an incredible range of motion for daily living and sports. The downside to all that motion is shoulder instability, if this ball and socket joint becomes injured, it can lead to shoulder instability. As the shoulder becomes unstable, it can start making a clunking or clicking noise. It is …

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HOW TO DECREASE YOUR RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

By Michelle Haessler, M.D. One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Whereas, many men will have a type of nonaggressive prostate cancer that is referred to as “low grade” and never need treatment, many will develop a more aggressive form of prostate cancer, which will require treatment. This treatment could consist of hormonal treatment, surgery, radiation …

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Healthy Aging In Your Own Home

Healthy Aging In Your Own Home

The issues of aging often include health related disorders that make it difficult for individuals to take care of themselves from time to time.  Private duty care providers that come to you are the wave of the future.  Private duty nursing and support can help you and your loved ones age healthfully in the convenience of your own residence. Examples of …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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Hope and Optimism

Hope and Optimism

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune Hope is confidence in God…not wishful thinking.  To have hope is to trust in God to meet our needs…even in the midst of difficult times.  When we do go through tough times our confidence in God can get a little rattled, as the Old Testament figure Job experienced.  In the midst of his pain and …

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Cataracts: Third Leading Cause of Blindness in the United States

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. A cataract is not a disease but an aging process similar to graying hair. As the eye ages, the normal lens inside the …

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Why Are So Many Adults Needing Rotator Cuff Repairs? What to Expect if your Shoulder requires treatment

Dr. Brian Wallace, DO – Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in rotator cuff injuries.  As we age, our bodies are subjected to more repercussions from normal wear and tear.  This is particularly the case with individual’s age 60 and older, but the same wear and tear is accurate for younger people that …

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When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys?

When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys?

As a group, seniors age 80 and older have the highest rate of fatal crashes per mile driven, even higher than for teens, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Simply put, too many people continue driving when it’s no longer safe for them to do so. Many seniors may notice changes in their own driving ability and as …

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