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Tips for Aging Safely

Tips for Aging Safely

The older we get, the faster life moves. Unfortunately, as our body ages, we take on the strain of our years. Keeping pace in a hectic world can take its toll. Elderly people need to use extra care to ensure their safety. When we’re young, we can fall and almost bounce back up. Our bones and muscles are flexible enough …

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You Can Avoid Having Cataracts. Have Clear Lens Replacement!

You Can Avoid Having Cataracts

The good news about a procedure that can solve multiple problems Clear Lens Replacement, or CLR, represents a win-win solution for individuals over 50 who are considering refractive surgery to decrease their dependence on both distance and reading glasses. Usually around the age of 40, your eyes begin to have difficulty focusing on near objects. While jokingly dubbed “short arm …

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June is Men’s Health Month!

June is Men’s Health Month

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC – Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute I suppose naming June as Men’s Health Month has something to do with capitalizing on “Father’s Day.”  A bit of history:  in the mid1860’s Mothers’ Day grew out of post-Civil War efforts to reunited families divided by Union and Confederate sympathies.  Fathers’ Day wasn’t  thought of …

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Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

Rising Temperature = Increase in Eye Injuries

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics It’s finally summer – and it’s all fun and games until somebody’s eye gets hurt. During the summer months the number of patients reporting to doctor’s offices and emergency rooms because of eye injuries increases exponentially. Keep that in mind while you are enjoying warm temperatures and …

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The Air in Florida: Good for Those with COPD?

The Air in Florida: Good for Those with COPD?

By David Ebner – Staff Writer    Each year, the American Lung Association releases the State of the Air Report, accounting for the air quality of major counties in the United States. It’s probably not news that metropolitan areas throughout the state received varying results in air quality. It may be surprising that not a single Florida city made the …

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Smoking Damages More Than Your Lungs

Smoking Damages More Than Your Lungs

You probably know about the relationship between smoking and lung cancer, but did you know smoking is also linked to heart disease, stroke and other chronic lung diseases?  Smoking can also increase your risk for cancer of the bladder, throat and mouth, kidneys, cervix and pancreas.  Thinking about quitting? Look at the facts! Why should you quit? • Smoking is …

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Eat Smart for Healthy Teeth and Gums

Eat Smart for Healthy Teeth and Gums

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman If you are what you eat, then it’s particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy foods, you’re not only feeding yourself—you’re feeding the plaque that can cause problems in your mouth. Plaque is a naturally occurring, thin, invisible film of sticky bacteria and other materials that covers the …

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10 Ways to Make Dad’s Day

10 Ways to Make Dad’s Day

Celebrate your own father and the father of your children this Father’s Day. Make Dad the center of attention for a change. Here are some ways that you and your kids can make Dad’s day! 1. Before Father’s Day, sit down and write a note to your husband, telling him what a great dad he is and how important he …

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Tobacco Free Florida offers 3 Ways to Quit:

Tobacco Free Florida offers 3 Ways to Quit

Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program – Tools to Quit and Quit Smoking Now Both programs offer education on the health effects related to tobacco use, but more importantly, they teach the benefits of quitting and what to expect when quitting.  A Tobacco Cessation Specialist or trained facilitator guides participants as they identify triggers and withdrawal symptoms, and brainstorm ways …

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New Hope For High Risk Heart Valve Patients

New Hope For High Risk Heart Valve Patients

By CardioVascular Solutions Institute – TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) is a procedure performed in Europe for years which was recently approved by the FDA in the United States.  It is a minimally invasive procedure which allows for aortic valve replacement in patients who were previously considered too high risk for conventional open heart surgery. The procedure allows for the …

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