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What is an Urgent Care Clinic?

What is an Urgent Care Clinic

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics – Where do you go if you get sick at a time when your doctor’s office is closed? What if you need medical assistance but you do not live anywhere near a hospital or your injuries are not life threatening? The answer is to find out where …

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Depression in Older Americans The Untold Truth

Depression in Older Americans

One of the most loved comedians, actors and philanthropist, a staple in most people’s living rooms is no longer with us. One who could make even the funniest comedians speechless with his animated comic relief, suffered with a dark demon that impacts nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States, depression. Robin William’s death has brought some much needed …

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Your Big Obstacle to Staying Young: SARCOPENIA

SARCOPENIA

Some people are afraid to start strength training because they worry they’ll get big and bulky like a bodybuilder. While an honest concern and fear, it’s almost always not just misguided but the exact opposite of what you should really be concerned about. Most people would be much better off worrying about not having ENOUGH muscle as they get older. …

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Stay Safe Behind The Wheel

Stay Safe Behind The Wheel

Cataract surgery can help you stay in the driver’s seat For most people, driving represents independence, freedom, and control over traveling wherever—and whenever. Getting a driver’s license is a crucial rite of passage for sixteen-year-olds, eager to establish independence. On the other end of the scale, keeping a driver’s license is of the utmost importance to senior citizens, as they …

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New Year’s Resolutions, Revelations and Revolutions

New Year’s Resolutions, Revelations and Revolutions

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute My gosh!  Another year has expired.  I don’t know about you, but in my world they seem to go faster and faster each year.  It really is true – the older you are the quicker things seem to come and go. So what are we going to …

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Cancer Drink – Fuels the Fight Against Cancer

Cancer Drink

What is the most important thing you can do once you or a loved one finds out they have cancer?  The answer is simple and complex at the same time – prepare for the fight of your life and plan on winning! Finding the best care possible and following the treatment protocols of your oncologist to the tee is a …

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Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan

Your New Year Quit Smoking Plan

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you’re in good company. It’s a popular goal and many, many people succeed. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more former smokers in the United States—nearly 50 million—than current smokers. Planning ahead can help make your healthy resolution a reality. An excellent resource is Tobacco …

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Resolve to Take Better Care of Your Teeth and Gums

Better Care of Your Teeth and Gums

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman With the onset of New Year, everyone makes certain resolutions. While some decide to overcome and control their bad habits, some make plans about achieving something, but have you ever considered making any resolution for the well being of your teeth and gums? Our health and body deserve the most attention and care than anything else …

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Do You Suffer From Shoulder Pain? Causes and Treatments for Chronic and Common Should Pain

Do You Suffer From Shoulder Pain

By James D. Shortt, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm — from scratching your back to throwing the perfect pitch. Mobility has its price, however. It may lead to increasing problems with instability or impingement of the …

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COPD Treatment Takes Center Stage

COPD

By David Ebner – Staff Writer The world will never forget the momentous day when four young men from Liverpool, England, walked onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. The Fab Four strolled onstage, squinting in the glare of the lights and smiling at the squealing fans, and that grainy black and white image became the music …

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