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Alternative Treatments Help Improve Quality of Life

Though many patients are left to research alternatives on their own, new medical advancements can now provide people with chronic lung diseases a viable treatment option.

By Phoebe Brown – Staff Writer When people are diagnosed with chronic diseases, the challenge of living life fully, navigating the healthcare industry and finding the right treatment options can pose issues. For people with lung diseases, treatment options which address the disease itself are scarce and don’t usually go beyond traditional medications, supplemental oxygen or a lung transplant. Even …

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Holiday Travel and Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can …

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, resulting in high levels of sugar in the bloodstream. Although there are actually many different types of diabetes; the most common are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is linked with an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, poor blood circulation to …

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Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction

The Importance of Getting Treatment Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. This is especially true in men ages 40-70 years of age. The most prevalent cause of the disorder is vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow. Additional factors can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Among those …

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Tooth Loss is Linked to Diabetes

Tooth Loss is Linked to Diabetes

Dr. Alexander Gaukhman 29.1 million People living in the United States have diabetes. That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year—and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All food you eat is turned to sugar and used for energy. In …

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – Memory Care at HarborChase

Memory Care at HarborChase

No decision seems harder than moving a cognitively challenged parent into a memory care community, and yet it may well be the most loving thing one can do. Particularly when you choose HarborChase. In this safe and loving harbor for residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s, we honor the strengths and abilities of each individual, while supporting families and friends on this …

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Diabetes Prevention is Proven, Possible, and Powerful.

By North River Family Health Center Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? The latest diabetes statistics show that one in three American adults are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  79 million American adults have prediabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is …

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Advanced Surgery Changes Lives of Patients with Diabetes-related Complications

Advanced Surgery Changes Lives

Diagnosed with diabetes at age 60, Richard Nord began managing the disease with medication. Still, diabetes damaged his nerves, causing his feet to go numb – a condition called neuropathy. Today, Nord has normal sensation in both feet, thanks to an advanced surgical technique that is performed by Michael R. Gallina, D.P.M., at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. “I had no feeling …

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It’s November – Can Tax Time Be Far Behind?

It’s November – Can Tax Time Be Far Behind?

By Virginia “Ginya” Carnahan, APR.CPRC, Director of Marketing & Development, Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute All of a sudden the end of the year is looming.  Yes, it is.  Just check your calendar.  Before you know it April 15 will be knocking on the door.  Even more important, you just have a few weeks to make those “adjustments” to …

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COPD Treatment Takes Center Stage

COPD

By David Ebner, Staff Writer The world will never forget the momentous day when four young men from Liverpool, England, walked onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. The Fab Four strolled onstage, squinting in the glare of the lights and smiling at the squealing fans, and that grainy black and white image became the music history icon …

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