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Weighing the Options on Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Weighing the Options on Breast Reconstruction Surgery

As if a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment weren’t traumatic enough, many women who undergo breast removal surgery (mastectomy) also experience a sense of disfigurement – that a part of them is gone. “For many women, their femininity is part of their personal identity, and losing a breast can affect them emotionally. By restoring that aspect of their body and …

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HarborChase Supports the Alzheimer’s Association

HarborChase Supports the Alzheimer’s Association

HarborChase of Sarasota will be transformed into Wonderland on Thursday, June 22nd for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from 2:30 to 4 pm to benefit our local Alzheimer’s Association. Your ten-dollar donation at the door will allow you to fall down the rabbit to an extraordinary High Tea.  A concert violinist will weave their magical spell while HarborChase tantalizes your …

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Rejuvenate Your Sexual Function

Rejuvenate Your Sexual Function

By Sunita Sharan, MD Sexual dysfunction can take many forms — it’s not limited to erectile dysfunction or lack of interest in sex, often referred to as a low libido. Sexual dysfunction can involve pain during intercourse, an inability to maintain an erection, or difficulty experiencing an orgasm. Though there are many causes of diminished libido and sexual dysfunction in …

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SALUTING DADS – A Special Day and More

SALUTING DADS – A Special Day and More

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC – Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute I had an interesting conversation back in May, on Mothers’ Day.  My friend, who is a bit of a protagonist, was going on about gender equality and such, and suggested that in order not to offend anyone, we should eliminate Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day in …

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Clear Facts About Cataracts

By Dr. Shaminder Bhullar A cataract is the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. In fact, there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 40 and older. …

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Is Your Vision Blurry?

Is Your Vision Blurry

Over 20 million Americans have cloudy optical lenses, and most of the aging population over the age of 45 may start to notice small changes in their vision, leading up to the primary cause, known as cataracts. The usual symptoms of cataracts are blurry vision, seeing double, sensitivity to light (both natural and synthetic), trouble with night vision and irritated eyes.  …

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Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

Effective & Proven Chronic Pain Relief with VAX-D

By Physicians Rehabilitation – VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression, is a patented non-surgical therapy proven to successfully treat chronic low back pain, caused by prolapsed, bulging, herniated or degenerative discs, facet syndrome, stenosis and sciatica. Even post-surgical patients and those suffering from central canal or foraminal stenosis have reported significant pain relief with VAX-D therapy. Over a series of …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Dr. Steven Reichbach Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience, or witnessing, of a life-threatening or traumatic event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, serious accidents, physical or sexual assaults in childhood or adulthood. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 31% of Vietnam veterans, 10% of Gulf War …

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Are You a Candidate for this Neuropathy Medical Breakthrough?

Platinum Healthcare Center

There is a treatment for anyone suffering from the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy pain. And, the beautiful thing is that when these health situations are resolved, people have great improvements in the quality of their lives. Do not let peripheral neuropathy keep you from simply walking or even wearing shoes. Don’t let tingling legs keep you up at night. If …

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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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