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Urgent Care Offers Affordable, Immediate, Quality Care

By Dr. Soler – The health care environment is ever changing and it has become more and more important for patients to under stand their treatment options. It wasn’t that long ago that we had two choices when something was wrong with our health. If it was an emergency, you would head to the ER or call an ambulance. If …

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What is Neurosurgery?

 Neurosurgery is more than just brain surgery. – By Neurospinal Associates – Neurosurgery is a highly specialized branch of the medical field that deals with the surgical treatment of problems of the nervous system. The physicians who practice in this field are known as neurosurgeons, and are medical doctors who undergo years of rigorous training. Typically, more than 15 years …

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PSA SCREENING FOR PROSTATE CANCER

By Dr. John Sylvester – There has been a great deal of attention in the media recently about PSA screening. The United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with preliminary recommendations that PSA screening should not be done. Currently, these recommendations are being evaluated. If these recommendations are passed, insurance companies may refuse to pay for PSA tests. …

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Positional Vertigo: When the human gyroscope is not working

By Cheung Teav, P.T. – Before you read further there is one thing to always remember, if you have sudden onset of severe dizziness, stop what you are doing and call 911. Sudden severe dizziness may be a sign of a stroke and as we all know time is of the essence and immediate treatment is vital. The faster you …

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Minimally Invasive Surgery: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

By Gary M. Bunch, M.D., F.A.C.S. – The thought of any surgery can seem overwhelming and maybe even frightening. If you are facing an upcoming surgery, one thing to keep in mind is that many surgeries are much less complicated today than they once were. Long gone are the unsightly scars and weeks or months of recovery from open surgery …

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Riding the Brakes on Health

By Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic – Every driver knows that you can’t get to your destination with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake. For safe, efficient travel you switch smoothly between these two pedals and you reach your destination. But simple machines such as automobiles are fairly easy to operate. There aren’t that many options. The …

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Spotlight on Shingles: Symptoms & Treatments

By Dr. Robert J. Ycaza  – Commonly known as herpes zoster, Shingles is a condition in which a painful rash or blisters appear on the the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox – the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). In reality, you have a higher risk for developing Shingles if you have had chicken pox. Basically, …

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Whooping Cough Vaccinations: Preventing is better than treating

By HealthCare America – Whooping cough is an extremely contagious upper respiratory bacterial disease that causes violent coughing. The illness is caused by bacteria known as Bordetella Pertussis. The bacteria attached to the lining of the airways in the upper respiratory system releases toxins that lead to inflammation and swelling of the airway resulting in episodes of violent coughing, commonly …

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BUCKLE UP TO BRING THE DEATH LEVEL DOWN

By Carl Reynolds Attorney at Law – There is an Oliver Herford quote made famous by a Billy Joel song: “Only the Good Die Young.”  If the saying is true, it may be because the good aren’t wearing their seatbelts. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fatal injuries from car accidents are the number one cause of death …

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Protect Your Skin From Aging, Dark Spots & Cancer

By Audrey A. Lewerenz-Walsh – Many people think that a sunburn is caused by overexposure of the skin to the sun’s rays but in essence it is only the UV rays that cause sunburn and it is for this reason that sunscreen was developed. High SPF sunscreen such as 30-50 can really help to protect skin from the sun’s harmful …

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