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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology, or IR is a sub-specialty of radiology that utilizes minimally invasive image-guided technology to both diagnose and treat a multitude of medical diseases and disorders. A board-certified physician will use images to direct catheters, needles and other instruments through a tiny incision. The physician is able to see through a small camera that is placed through the catheter. …

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Varicose Veins and Spider Veins, More than a Cosmetic Problem

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

By Federico M. Richter, MD Varicose veins are dilated rope like blood vessels that protrude from the surface of the skin. But did you know that you might have varicose veins and not even know it? This is because many of there abnormal veins lie beneath the surface of the skin and are not visible. Varicose veins affect more than …

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What Causes Ankle Pain When Walking?

What Causes Ankle Pain When Walking?

The ankle is the most commonly injured joint, according to a 2009 “American Family Physician” article. The repetitive flexion and extension of your ankle during walking can lead to pain and injury — or it can aggravate an existing condition. Ankle pain can be a symptom of an ankle sprain, a stress facture, underlying osteoarthritis, and tendinitis. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory …

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Englewood Woman Hikes the Hills After Surgery for Hip Bursitis

Sallie Landis enjoyed long, pain-free walks – even up and down hills – after undergoing hip surgery for bursitis.

Maybe it was from horseback riding and related falls, but whatever the cause, Sallie Landis was in so much pain, she could barely walk. Even after having a cyst removed from her spine, she still felt excruciating pain in her left hip. Months passed with Landis trying several therapies and even a cortisone injection. She was frustrated, but not about …

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Breaking Your Teeth on Holiday Treats — What You Should Know

By Adam Still, D.M.D., P.L. With this joyous time of the season, we all will inevitably indulge in some holiday fare that might not be the best for our teeth. Things like peanut brittle, candy canes, olive pits (hello martinis), or grandma’s burnt fruit cake, can all lead to some unsightly and often painful dental memories. What should you do if …

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

ALL IN THE FAMILY

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute There is no better time than the year-end holidays to acknowledge our families. Many of us feel some traditional pull to “get together,” starting when the season changes. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s or some other special day, the urge to celebrate with family …

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An Integrative Approach to Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Disease-Free

An Integrative Approach to Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Disease-Free

By Dr. Anne Luther Many people wonder “what is integrative medicine?”  The integrative approach incorporates all forms of diagnosis and treatment, including holistic therapies, and conventional drugs and surgery if no safe or effective alternative exists.  Preventive medicine is an important part of any treatment plan. Integrative Veterinary Medicine involves the lost “art of medicine” in which the veterinarian assess …

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Giving Back at Any Age

Giving Back at Any Age

By Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life With the holiday season here most of our thoughts tend to turn to giving. Giving gifts, providing joy, and for many a time to give back to the community. However, as we age giving can become more difficult, we aren’t able to do the things we once did, we cannot physically volunteer, instead …

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THE BEST GIFTS IMPROVE LIFE

THE BEST GIFTS IMPROVE LIFE

By Paula Morris, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist “Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day; train a man to fish, and he will eat well the rest of his life.” As the proverb teaches, the best gifts improve life. As we enter the holiday season with celebrations of gratitude, giving, and new starts, it is worthwhile to …

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How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

How to Save Time and Money by Knowing Where to Go for Medical Care

People who experience an injury or illness often have to decide where best to seek medical attention, with some patients often heading to the emergency room (ER). Because ERs prioritize life-threatening emergencies, patients who are experiencing non-emergencies often have to wait hours to be seen by a doctor. Visits to the emergency room can also cost patients up to 10-times more …

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