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Depression and Chronic Pain: A Better Alternative to Addictive Drugs

Depression and Chronic Pain: A Better Alternative to Addictive Drugs

By Dr. Steven Reichbach In a series of ongoing randomized tests, Ketamine therapy has become more widely accepted for its capacity to revamp the brain’s depressive episodes rapidly. Over the past several years, many physicians have studied the effects of Ketamine on depressed patients including those with PTSD and bipolar disorder. Board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Steven Reichbach of the Gulfcoast Ketamine Center, …

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Underdiagnosed IBS

Underdiagnosed IBS

It’s More Than Just Something You Ate? By Ronald W. DeMasi, M.D. It’s not uncommon to experience occasional diarrhea or constipation, but what if your symptoms were lingering, or relatively regular occurrences? Over 20% of the population has IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), but that’s not accounting for the nearly 45 million Americans that silently suffer from the symptoms of IBS. …

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The Road to Brain Injury Recovery with Omega-3 Fish Oil

The Road to Brain Injury Recovery with Omega-3 Fish Oil

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD One year ago, my family was in an uproar. A close family member needed brain surgery, which was scary enough. Then, a week after this major procedure, he contracted a life threatening form of bacterial meningitis. I visited him many times as he fought for his life in the hospital. He was so out of it, …

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Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

Located behind the stomach, the pancreas is a glandular organ about six inches long that has two major functions: to produce enzymes (digestive juices) that help in the digestion process and to produce hormones, such as insulin, that help control blood sugar levels. The pancreas has an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel. Pancreatic cancer occurs …

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Say NO To Replacement Surgery

Say NO To Replacement Surgery

If you or a loved one are scheduled for knee surgery, read this before it’s too late. By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis is one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries (WHO 2012). Worldwide estimates are that 10% of men and 18% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic arthritis, including moderate and severe forms.  It is estimated by …

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Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking

Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI December 17th marks the first day of  “Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking” (TANYRSS). Most people are familiar with the negative affects that smoking has on your lungs and the increase in cancer related diseases, but often times are unaware of the detriment that smoking does to your heart. Smoking cigarettes and …

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Lung Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

Lung Cancer and the Importance of Early Detection

CT Lung Screenings The second leading cancer in both men and women is LUNG CANCER. According to the American Cancer Society’s Statistics, this year there will be 224,390 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed and 158,080 deaths from lung cancer. Despite these grim statistics, nearly 430,000 people today, have at some point in their lives been diagnosed with lung cancer, …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is a generic term used to describe persistent or new pain after spinal surgery.   The typical scenario is one in which the patient has had one or multiple spinal surgeries, and they are in fact no better, or worse, compared to before they had any surgery.   Failed back surgery patients are a challenge to the spine surgeon.   …

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

By Alex Anderson I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but my mom is an incredible Monopoly player. I mean she is phenomenal. And one of the things I enjoyed growing up was sitting at the kitchen table. I’m not just talking about Mom’s amazing cooking. I loved the kitchen table because that is where all the entertainment happened. When I …

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5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Below are alternative …

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