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Can Better Technology Fight Breast Cancer? Experts say 3D Mammography can do just that.

Can Better Technology Fight Breast Cancer

By Joylin Isaacs Shirley – Guest Writer When local women gather this month at the Ninth Annual Women’s Health & Breast Cancer Awareness Open House hosted by Venice Regional Bayfront Health, many will be breast cancer survivors. Survival rates are increasing as early detection and treatment are on the rise. Today, new 3D mammography, also known as digital tomosynthesis, can detect …

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Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

Medical Cannabis and Cancer:

How one plant is easing cancer patient’s pain and emotional discomfort Cannabis has been used for over 2,000 years by many cultures all over the world. This plant has been known to heal, provide pain relief, fight disease as well as quell anxiety and depression. Thankfully, a diagnosis of cancer is one of the conditions that automatically qualifies a patient …

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The Journey to Plan for Care with CarePatrol

The Journey to Plan for Care with CarePatrol

Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay, Owner-Certified Senior Advisor In 1983 President Ronald Reagan declared November to be “National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month”. So much has changed during that time. Memory Care communities have been replacing many Skilled Nursing home settings. Assisted Living communities began to increase, and many of those now include a specialized “Memory Care” environment within their community. Today over 5.4 Million people …

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Functional Medicine: Your Key to Health, Wellness & Looking Younger

In October we focus on celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors, and rightly so considering all that these women (and men) have endured through their treatment and surgery. But we often forget to focus on recovery, healing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle to either stave off future disease or to simply thrive in the healthiest state that we possibly can. In today’s …

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Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience – Introducing the SmartCurve™ Breast Stabilization System

Transforming the Mammography Patient Experience

Available only at Radiology Associates of Venice and Englewood With pain being the number one complaint during mammograms, this fear of pain prevents many women from making regular breast imaging appointments a priority. Not only can this have a negative impact on patient volume and satisfaction scores, but it can put women at risk of a cancer being missed,or diagnosed at …

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Untreated Hearing Loss

According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition facing adults today. Despite being an incredibly debilitating issue, many individuals delay seeking help for a variety of reasons, including denial. However, just as with any other health condition, those who suspect they are suffering from hearing loss should check it out as soon as …

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Cognitive Care in Action

AVIVA - A Campus for Senior Life

By Matthew Solomon With cognitive health being such a major epidemic facing Americans, many have begun to wonder how to keep a healthy mind? According to the latest report from the Alzheimer’s Association roughly 5.7 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease and by the year 2050 that number is expected to rise to 14 million. Even more pressing for millions …

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Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Winning the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Regardless of age, race or family history, all women – and about 1 percent of men – have some level of risk for breast cancer. Primary risk factors include age and gender, along with a number of other factors such as obesity and alcohol use, which can be moderated through healthy lifestyle choices. Can Breast Cancer Be Inherited? Certain types …

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THE DERMATOLOGIST IS IN SUN SAFETY TIPS

THE DERMATOLOGIST IS IN SUN SAFETY TIPS

Cathleen Yun Ehrlich, ARNP-C We’ve all heard about the damaging effects of the sun’s harmful UV rays, but are we actually paying attention to the details? Here’s what the World Health Organization (WHO) wants the public to know, “Prolonged human exposure to solar UV radiation may result in acute and chronic health effects on the skin, eye and immune system. Sunburn …

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Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

Can Laser Spine Surgery Fix Your Back Pain?

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon As a spine surgeon, my patients often ask me if their spine surgery can be done with a laser. There is a perception by the general population that laser technology is modern and futuristic, and therefore offers cutting edge treatment and better outcomes. However, the reality is that lasers have been around for decades …

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