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Beach Safety – Make Sure Your Beach Time Remains Fun and Safe

Beach Safety - Make Sure Your Beach Time Remains Fun and Safe

A day at the beach is one of the favorite ways families like to spend their vacation or holiday time. However, the beach is a natural environment that may harbor a number of dangers for both children and adults. Make sure your beach time remains a happy time, free of accidents and injuries. Sunburn No matter how much experience people have …

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The Gift of Desperation

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, this sentence, which appears in the first chapter, is the most famous in the book Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. Desperation is a mental state that usually causes extreme or rash behavior. So why would someone live in it…quietly as Thoreau states? …

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More People Living with Cancer

More People Living with Cancer

The evolution of cancer treatment over the last 40 years has resulted in better outcomes for patients; today more people are living with cancer than ever before. Cancer is an illness unlike any other. Many people mistakenly believe that cancer refers to one disease that occurs in many different parts of the body, but, in reality, cancer is not just …

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It’s a Nice Life Lung Cancer Survivor Credits Early Detection, Robotic Surgery for Return to Active Lifestyle

Nice Life Lung Cancer Survivor Credits Early Detection

Five days a week you’ll find 86-year-old Al DiMartino swimming laps at the Venice YMCA. He and his wife, Marie, maintain their own home and yard, entertain friends at their Venice home, and Al enjoys nature photography. It’s a nice life. But twice in the past five years, Al faced the frightening diagnosis of lung cancer. His remarkable progress in …

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AFTER PROSTATE CANCER What if it comes back?

AFTER PROSTATE CANCER What if it comes back?

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute For any man who has been treated for prostate cancer, there is a nagging little voice in the back of his mind asking these questions:  How do I know they got it all?  What do I do if it comes back? These are pretty weighty questions.  After all, …

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A BETTER PLACE AT HARBORCHASE

A BETTER PLACE AT HARBORCHASE

What makes a great assisted living place even better? Giving back to the community! HarborChase of Sarasota has a tradition of fundraising through its Cocktail for a Cause events. On Thursday, May 4th from 6 to 8pm, the tradition continues with our Cocktails for a Cause Cinco Style! We are having a pre Cinco De Mayo fiesta to raise awareness for …

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Facial Rejuvenation Using Stem Cells

Facial Rejuvenation Using Stem Cells

Every woman desires tight, tone, wrinkle-free skin and wants to know how to get it. By Sunita Sharan, MD In Europe and other countries, more and more women have discovered a natural solution to reverse the signs of aging skin – live cells from placenta membrane, and there are plenty of benefits that go along with it. Now before you …

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Should You Be Concerned About Eye Cancer?

Should You Be Concerned About Eye Cancer?

May is melanoma awareness month, and most of us know that melanoma is one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer.  What many people may not know, however, is that melanoma can form in the eye, called ocular melanoma. With a reported 2,500 cases a year, this is the most common primary eye cancer in adults. Melanoma develops from cells …

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How To Tell if Your Pain is Coming From The Spine or The Hip

How To Tell if Your Pain is Coming From The Spine or The Hip

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon Hip and spine pathologies can lead to severe disability, and they often occur in combination.  Because symptoms of hip and spine conditions can significantly overlap and mimic one another, diagnosing and treating patients with hip and spine problems can be very challenging.  Patients with both hip and lumbar spine pathology commonly have low back pain …

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Are your Arthritis Medications Causing You MORE Pain?

Are your Arthritis Medications Causing You MORE Pain?

Corticosteroids, along with other anti-inflammatory medications like NSAIDs, are commonly used in the management of joint pain and arthritis.  In fact, as many as 30% of patients are taking either NSAIDs or some form of a corticosteroid for pain management related to joint pain and stiffness. But what if these medications could be part of the problem? What if they were …

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