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How To Tell if Your Pain is Coming From The Spine or The Hip

How To Tell if Your Pain is Coming From The Spine or The Hip

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon Hip and spine pathologies can lead to severe disability, and they often occur in combination.  Because symptoms of hip and spine conditions can significantly overlap and mimic one another, diagnosing and treating patients with hip and spine problems can be very challenging.  Patients with both hip and lumbar spine pathology commonly have low back pain …

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Are your Arthritis Medications Causing You MORE Pain?

Are your Arthritis Medications Causing You MORE Pain?

Corticosteroids, along with other anti-inflammatory medications like NSAIDs, are commonly used in the management of joint pain and arthritis.  In fact, as many as 30% of patients are taking either NSAIDs or some form of a corticosteroid for pain management related to joint pain and stiffness. But what if these medications could be part of the problem? What if they were …

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Do You Know Your Heart Health?

Do You Know Your Heart Health?

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI – Lakewood Cardiovascular Consultants, PA Every day your heart beats approximately 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. Although it’s no bigger than your fist, your heart has the mighty job of keeping blood flowing through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels that feed your organs and tissues. Keeping your heart …

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Neuroscientific Breakthroughs Reduce Anxiety & Improve Failing Memory

Neuroscientific Breakthroughs Reduce Anxiety & Improve Failing Memory

21st century anxiety and memory based difficulties are being treated at MindSpa, Sarasota Florida with exciting experimental intervention protocols. Dr. George Lindenfeld, Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, is actively treating anxiety issues such as phobias, panic attacks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other anxiety/fear based difficulties such as insomnia.  His quick acting treatment is called RESET Therapy. This …

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Determining Good Mental Health

Determining Good Mental Health

While there are scientific guidelines for mental health disorders, it is important to note that no one would ever get a perfect score.  All of us humans are affected by stress, fear, and anxiety from time to time throughout their lives.  The good news is, even for those times when lifestyle changes, addictions or heartache occur, seeking a professionals help can …

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Calling Florida Families in Need of Child Medical Bill Support UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation offers grants to help cover medical expenses not covered or fully covered by health insurance

Calling Florida Families in Need of Child Medical Bill Support

South Florida families in need of financial assistance to help cover a child’s medical care costs have a new found friend with the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s grant program. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not …

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Balance

Balance

Health is about balance. The more in balance you are, the healthier you are. Conversely, the more out of balance you are, the unhealthier you are. Unhealthy imbalance boils down to two main categories, toxicities and deficiencies. Essentially having too much or too little of something. Cancer is a signal that your body is seriously out-of-balance. It is a wake-up call …

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The Fear of the Lord

The Fear of the Lord

The phrase, “The fear of the Lord,” was one I never liked. By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church Before I was a Christ-follower I thought, “Who would want to be a Christian and serve a god you would have to be afraid of?” By that time (in my middle teens) I had way too many fears …

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Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

Unique Stroke Symptoms in Women

It is important to recognize stroke symptoms and act quickly. Common stroke symptoms seen in both men and women: • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg  — especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of …

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Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

Connection Between Food and Your Physical & Mental Health

What’s for dinner? This question is coming up in regards to mental health. More research is finding that a nutritious diet isn’t just good for the body; it’s great for the mind, too. Recent studies have shown the risk of depression increases about 80% when you compare teens with the lowest-quality diet, to those who eat a higher-quality, whole-foods diet. Sadhguru, …

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