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The Right Approach for a Common Knee Injury

The Right Approach for a Common Knee Injury

By Daniel Milam, D.O., Orthopaedic Surgeon Meniscus Tear/Knee Injury Treatment Recently, my six-year-old son has gotten into telling jokes. While some are reasonably funny, others take a little creativity on my part to belt out a laugh.  The other day, however, he told me a pretty good one. “What did the orthopedic surgeon say to the gingerbread man that hurt …

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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Every day, women all over the world are entering menopause or peri-menopause. Peri-menopause is the 8-10 year period of hormonal change for a woman before she is actually considered menopausal. In order for a woman to be considered menopausal, it will have been 12 months since her last menstrual period. After this 12 month period without menstruation, a woman is …

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Regular Dental Visits for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Regular Dental Visits for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Dr. Alexander Gaukhman Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults with more than 3 million cases per year. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, …

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What is a Surgical Technologist, and What Does It Take to Be One?

What is a Surgical Technologist

By Lisa L. Graham Coonrod AS, AAS, BS, CST A few weeks ago, many celebrated National Surgical Technologist week; me included. This was my thirtieth celebration and a first for the 19 individuals I celebrated with.  I am a Surgical Technology Instructor and those 19 individuals are, of course, my students.  They are students at Manatee Technical College East Campus …

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Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The songwriter and performer Bruce Springsteen was right when he wrote, “Everybody’s got a hungry heart…” Inside of every human is this need or hunger.  Sometimes we try to fill it with love for another person, but for some reason…another person is not the answer. Sometimes the hungry heart destroys …

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Vaccines and Stem Cells: Secret Weapons in the Fight Against Lung Disease

Vaccines and Stem Cells

By Cameron Kennerly – Staff Writer     Once a year around the end of October, the U.S. will enter flu season, sparking millions of parents and grandparents to pull their children kicking and screaming all the way to the doctor’s office. Although any needle is an unwelcomed one, we tolerate these injections because at our hearts, we just want to …

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Viscosupplementation Remarkable Results with a Simple Injection to Relieve Knee Pain

Viscosupplementation Remarkable Results

By Physicians Rehabilitation Your Knees Walking, standing and exercising put a lot of strain on our knees. For example, a person that weighs 150 lbs. walking up a flight of stairs will put approximately 500lbs of pressure on their knees with each step. Not only is the knee the most intricate of all the joints in the body, it is …

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Know Your Risks: Prevent Heart Disease

Know Your Risks: Prevent Heart Disease

By Erick E. Calderon, M.D., FACC, FSCAI Several health conditions, your lifestyle, and your age and family history can increase your risk for heart disease. These are called risk factors. About three quarters of all Americans (73%) have at least one of the seven key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol,  smoking, obesity, family history, diabetes …

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Cutting Edge Technology and Science Meet to Make You Look Years Younger!

Cutting Edge Technology and Science Meet to Make You Look Years Younger!

Swan Age Reversal Centers specializes in aesthetic procedures that help their clients look younger, thinner, and more vibrant. Due to huge year round demand for their services, a new Naples office is opening August 2014 and a Sanibel location is opening October 2014. Swan Centers services hundreds of clients and does thousands of procedures annually and have a 98% approval …

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Learn How to Manage Peripheral Arterial Disease

Learn How to Manage Peripheral  Arterial Disease

Tips from a General & Vascular Surgeon Pain when walking, also called claudication, could mean a more serious health condition than muscle strain, according to a general and vascular surgeon at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition that develops when the arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become completely or …

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