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Limb Swelling: Medicare Approved Treatment Options

Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – Pneumatic compression devices are one of the most highly recommended treatments for limb swelling and are a Medicare approved treatment option. Dating back to the 1960’s pneumatic compression pumps have been used for the treatment of limb swelling due to acute and chronic conditions. In most cases compression pumps are used for swelling associated with lymphedema …

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What is Laser Periodontal Therapy?

Laser Periodontal Therapy

Finally, there’s good news for those of you who suffer from gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). We now offer an exciting laser based technique for treatment of periodontal disease called Laser Periodontal Therapy™. Through the use of Millenium Dental Technologies, Inc., PerioLase® Laser, designed especially for Laser Periodontal Therapy™, we can treat your moderate to severe gum disease and you …

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OSTEOPOROTIC VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES (VCF)

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By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Clinically significant osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) accounted for 52,000 hospitalizations per year in the US. In the US in 2005, there were over 2 million fractures at a total cost of 17 billion USD. Of that total, vertebral osteoporotic fractures accounted for 6% or 1 billion dollars. By 2025, the annual number …

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YOUR HEALTH: What’s LOVE Got To Do With It?

YOUR HEALTH: What’s LOVE Got To Do With It?

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute With apologies to Tina Turner, Love has a lot to do with it when “it” is your health and well-being.  In fact, scientists have investigated and researched the impact of human love for centuries.  Recall that the early Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse and …

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decoding heart disease

decoding heart disease

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI There are many things that can affect your risk for developing heart disease. Three of them you cannot control—your age, your gender and your family history. However, there are several other things you can do to help you avoid a heart attack or stroke, such as maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and quitting smoking. …

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Anxiety

Anxiety

There are many causes of the disease known as anxiety. One cause responsible for anxiety in women and men over 40,which is not as widely known as others, is testosterone loss. Additionally ,after age 50, estradiol depletion can play a major role in anxiety as well. Before using bioidentical hormones to treat the other symptoms of hormone loss, many women have …

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Diabetics Cannot Risk Ignoring Eye Exams

Diabetics Cannot Risk Ignoring Eye Exams

By Dr. Shaminder Bhullar All of us should be getting our eyes regularly examinationed to make sure they are healthy, but the importance of people with diabetes having their recommended exams is critical. In both type 1 and type 2 diabetics, high blood sugar is involved in damaging the delicate blood vessels within the retina.  This damage is called diabetic retinopathy.  …

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Advances in Heart Surgery Mean Shorter Hospital Stays, Faster Recoveries

Advances in Heart Surgery Mean Shorter Hospital Stays, Faster Recoveries

Photo courtesy of St. Jude Medical Miniaturized Wireless Monitoring Sensor — This miniaturized wireless monitoring sensor is about the size of a dime, and remotely provides updates each day to the physician on pressure levels affecting the heart. While many heart conditions can be managed or overcome with lifestyle changes and medication, others require surgical intervention to restore an individual’s …

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Testosterone and Heart Disease

Testosterone and Heart Disease

You may have seen recent television ads by law firms fishing for patients that received testosterone replacement therapy, who then developed heart disease or heart problems and even death. The trigger for these television ads is two recent trials, which suggest that testosterone replacement therapy may increase the risk of heart disease and/or stroke. These were poorly designed studies, which conflict …

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Learn How You Can Prevent Cancer

Learn How You Can Prevent Cancer

It’s unfortunate that most of us have dealt with cancer either personally or indirectly through a loved one, or friend. This year it is estimated that 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and approximately 600,000 will die from the complications of the disease.  While there are excellent treatment options available, early detection is the key to surviving this devastating …

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