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The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

The Daunting Preparations After a Loved One Passes, Should NEVER Interfere with Your Grieving

By Coleen Descoteaux When a loved one dies, the last thing that should be weighing on your shoulders is unanswered questions: “Where do we lay mom to rest?” “Who will pay for the services?” Did she have a preference on cremation vs. burial?” Unfortunately, these types of questions are far too often the reality of what grieving family members toil over …

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Rx for Better Health? Better Sleep

Photo Courtesy of Venice Regional Bayfront Health

One impact from Hurricane Irma’s passage through Florida was much less obvious than damage to homes and businesses, toppled trees, and power outages. Sleep deprivation also affected millions of people in the storm’s path, as well as family and friends watching from afar. Even without a hurricane looming, lack of sleep is a widespread problem. According to the Centers for Disease …

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GETTING BACK TO NORMAL

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute After the beating we took from what I call “Nasty Aunt Irma,” it may seem that nothing will ever be “normal” again. Will you ever take electric power for granted again? Air conditioning, TV, Internet? All seem to be as essential to “normal” …

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Advanced Treatment for CRPS and Fibromyalgia

Advanced Treatment for CRPS and Fibromyalgia

By Dr. Steven Reichbach Nearly 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) each year. CRPS was formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It is a combination of immune system and nervous system malfunctioning. Constant severe pain is signaled to the brain and causes debilitating symptoms. Many people are familiar with fibromyalgia, which is widespread fatigue, muscle, …

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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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RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME AND VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME AND VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

By Federico M. Richter, MD Venous insufficiency is the underlying problem that leads to varicose veins and much more. It is estimated that at least 80 million Americans, more than 25% of the U.S. population, suffer from chronic venous insufficiency and over 60 % has some form of venous disorders. Nearly 70% of all women and 30% of men will …

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Local Doctor’s Helping Hands Gives Back 2 Fold

Local Doctor’s Helping Hands Gives Back 2 Fold

Dr. Greg Logan – Platinum Healthcare Are You Still Looking For Relief After Hurricane Irma? Find Out How You Can Support Others, While Getting The Help You Need! Predicting the path of a storm is obviously not an easy task. Hurricane Irma took our side of the state by surprise at the eleventh hour and many of us scrambled to …

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Don’t get spooked, get checked. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Don’t get spooked, get checked

By William Bambrick, The Springs at South Biscayne Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point – and the risk for developing it increases with age. According to statistics provided by the Susan G. …

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PROTECTING HEALTH WITH MIND-BODY THERAPIES

PROTECTING HEALTH WITH MIND-BODY THERAPIES

By Paula Morris, C-IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist “Like a house protects one from the sun, hatha yoga protects the practitioner,” This saying from an ancient medical reference, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, reminds us that a person who strives for wellness through mind-body practices builds protection against risks and a foundation to rebuild the house when it sustains damage from a …

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Prostate Cancer Update

Prostate Cancer Update

Although some younger men do get prostate cancer, the risk increases with age. More than 70% of all prostate cancer patients are over the age of 65 and about 75% of all men over the age of 80 will have some form of prostate cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. In addition to age, other risk factors include ethnicity, …

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