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Ketamine For Pain Management

Ketamine For Pain Management

In the U.S. over 100 million people reportedly suffer from some form of chronic pain. Most people can relate to having experienced physical pain in their lifetimes, but to have to live with that pain on a daily basis can become intolerable Neuropathic pain syndromes are the root cause of many individuals chronic discomfort. Neuropathic pain syndromes are related to …

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Stop Snoring & Live Better!

By Richard A. Stanley, DMD, PresidentDoes your significant other keep you up all night snoring? Many people are unaware of the effects snoring can have on your daily life. A dentist trained in oral sleep appliance therapy can help, many times without the use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machine, or in combination with it to make its use much …

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Addiction and Health Concerns

Alcohol Awareness Month: Addiction and Health Concerns

In our social culture, drinking with family and friends is common for celebrating special occasions and events. Drinking alcohol has become notably accepted in our society, and with that acceptance and desensitization comes a lot more alcohol abuse than most people are aware of, or willing to acknowledge. We all know the guidelines of the healthy version of drinking. A glass …

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Pushing Back Against Parkinson’s

Pushing Back Against Parkinson’s

By Matthew Solomon Five years ago, Nancy Rubin moved to Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life. Nancy who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease came to Aviva with a mission to keep doing the things she loved to do. Her goal matched up perfectly with the dedicated work of the Aviva Physical Rehabilitation team and she was paired with therapist, …

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Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

By Carisa Campanella, Program Manager, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects over one million people in the United States with 60,000 new cases being identified each year. Parkinson’s disease is caused by a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine; a chemical messenger in the brain which helps regulate movement. The four …

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Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Long-term survival of head and neck cancers is increasing. Establishing healthy habits can greatly reduce your risk of developing these and other related cancers. An estimated 436,060 survivors of head and neck cancer are living in the United States today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that number continues to grow. Through successful research and clinical trials, as …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! The Venice Walk-in recently expanded their hours to every day of the week. They are now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Venice Walk-in Center, conveniently …

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Declutter Your Heart

Declutter Your Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church I’m not a packrat (I’m in denial) but I do tend to pile stuff in my study at home.  After a few weeks have gone by I start feeling sluggish when I sit down to write. I look around the room and begin to feel overwhelmed. I once blamed the sluggish, …

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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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