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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American Cancer Society, some of the early warning signs and symptoms …

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The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

COPD

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of …

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What Exactly Is Omega-3?

What Exactly Is Omega-3?

By BO MARTINSEN, MD When I started giving lectures about omega-3 for physicians 15 years ago, few health care providers had heard about these molecules. Some doctors thought I was preaching voodoo medicine, while others politely thanked me for sharing the information. Today, the situation is quite different. The majority of Americans have heard about omega-3 and know that it …

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Where’s the Nearest Restroom?

Where's the Nearest Restroom

By Dr. Sean Castellucci, Urology Partners Urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB) are among the top 10 chronic conditions effecting American women today. For millions, incontinence is not just a medical problem. It is a problem that also affects emotional, psychological and social well-being. Many people are afraid to participate in normal daily activities that might take them too …

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Where Engineering Design Meets Orthopaedic Surgery

Where Engineering Design Meets Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgeon uses robot at Venice Regional Bayfront Health for partial knee replacement She’s 80 years old, and her arthritic knee hurts constantly. She’s using a cane or walker now, and can’t do daily walks with friends. Her knee is just too painful. Total knee replacement is an option, but she can’t stand the thought of being hospitalized for days, or going …

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A Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Dr. Shaminder Bhullar Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in adults over the age of 50. It is estimated that more than 10 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and unfortunately, there is still no cure for the disease.  In AMD the portion of the retina responsible for our central vision, the macula, becomes damaged …

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Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)

Do you have the following symptoms? • Frequent urination at night • Frequent urination that often produces only a small amount of urine • Hesitant or interrupted urine stream • Leaking or dribbling urine • Sudden and urgent need to urinate • Weak urine stream • Feeling like the bladder is not completely empty after urinating • Occasional pain when …

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A Healthier You

Carol Tucker, Founder & CFO Trustworthy Home Health Care Many health fads come and go, as there is no miracle pill or magic bullet.  But the good news is, that there are reliable ways to stay healthy and live your life with the quality and wellness that you long for.  This steadfast advice will allow you to be the healthiest you …

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TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF CHANGE

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF CHANGE

By Ro Mohamed, MHS, CWWPM Change is a part of life, and the ability to change is something that comes easily and naturally to most of us. From finding a detour to avoid traffic congestion, to modifying plans because of a sick child, to shifting our posture in a chair, to changing course to avoid a socially awkward encounter, we make …

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Kidney Awareness Month: 10 Steps to Protect Your Kidneys

Kidney Awareness Month: 10 Steps to Protect Your Kidneys

1    Drink enough water. This is the most important step in keeping kidneys strong. At a minimum, it is recommended you drink one-half ounce of water for every pound you weight, so a 200 pound man would drink 100 ounces of water every day. Drink more after strenuous exercise or if you live in a dry climate. 2    Take daily probiotics. Probiotics …

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