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There’s More to It Than You Think

There’s More to It Than You Think

The role of the anesthesiologist in heart surgery goes well beyond pain management. When preparing for surgery, many patients think of the anesthesiologist as just the person behind the mask who puts them to sleep and wakes them when it’s over. They may not realize the comprehensive medical care the anesthesiologist provides between those two points and beyond. “Anesthesiologists play …

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1 in 12 Americans Will Develop a Distressing Disorder Are you at Risk?

1 in 12 Americans Will Develop a Distressing Disorder Are you at Risk?

By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. When illness strikes, it often blindsides its victims with acute symptoms that disrupt their lives. For individuals with incontinence issues, these changes are incredibly challenging to live with on a day-to-day basis. Our gastrointestinal tracts are intricately detailed to detoxify our bodies, but when they are damaged or diseased the detoxification methods become out of our …

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Chronic Pain and Anxiety are often Resistant to Standard Medicine

Chronic Pain and Anxiety are often Resistant to Standard Medicine

IV Ketamine Treatment is the Alternative Method Helping Numerous Individuals Over the past ten years, Ketamine has been studied in patients with severe depression. A rapid instantaneous effect takes place immediately upon the drug being dispensed intravenously. Due to the outcomes, there has been a lot of buzz in the news lately about IV Ketamine therapy for treating treatment-resistant depression as …

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A More Precise Skin Cancer Screening

A More Precise Skin Cancer Screening

J. Gregory Neily, DO Board Certified Dermatologist Mohs Micrographic Surgeon A small investment of your time can help save your life. Living in Florida, we all know the importance of sun safety and skin cancer screenings. Every hour a person dies of melanoma, and this year alone, over 76,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed. On average skin cancer screenings …

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Periodontal Disease, Diabetes and Heart Disorders are Often Interconnected

Periodontal Disease, Diabetes and Heart Disorders are Often Interconnected

By Adam Still, D.M.D., P.L. In recent studies, it has been reported that almost 50% of the U.S. adult population has some form of periodontal disease. Whether it’s mild, moderate, or severe, one out of every two adults over the age of thirty is suffering from gingival bacterial infection, soreness, loose teeth and discomfort. Oral bacteria can cause systemic infections …

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Sports & Activity Related Foot & Ankle Injuries

Sports & Activity Related Foot & Ankle Injuries

By Dr.Brian C. Rell, DPM, FACFAS Whether young or old, most people lucky enough to live in Florida appreciate the great outdoors. The weather and sunshine allow Floridians and visitors alike time well-spent kayaking, golfing, playing tennis, jogging, and participating in competitive sports for the majority of the year. While exercising outdoors is a healthy luxury, ballistic movements through exercise and …

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Are We Over Vaccinating Our Canine and Feline Companions?

Are We Over Vaccinating Our Canine and Feline Companions?

By Dr. Anne Luther Do we vaccinate our pets too often? Yes, if they are being given all of their vaccines on an annual basis, according to Dr. Ronald Schultz, a veterinary immunologist and chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. His opinion is based on over 30 years of vaccine research. …

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Seniors Aging in Place

Seniors Aging in Place

For today’s seniors, the desire to stay at home is strong. In fact, the modern elderly population is much different from its past counter parts. Almost 90% of people over 65 want to live in their home and community as long as possible, according to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures. …

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What Is That Lump In My Groin? Everything you wanted to know about hernias….

What Is That Lump In My Groin

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons The lump you are feeling may be your intestines protruding through a hole in the abdominal wall. Sounds scary, and a little hard to believe, but read on. While everyone has heard of a hernia, most people do not understand what a hernia is. The abdominal cavity is encased by …

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Aviva – Making Heart Healthy Gourmet

Aviva - Making Heart Healthy Gourmet

By Matthew Solomon When we think of heart healthy or wellness inspired food, we don’t think gourmet food. However, the reality is that the Sarasota community is taking the stereotype head on. At Aviva- A Campus for Senior Life, our chefs work behind the scenes to develop a menu providing residents with a dynamic experience. To learn more about the process …

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