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Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical Myelopathy

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon The cervical spine (neck) is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The bones protect the spinal cord that runs through the spinal canal. The spinal cord contains nerves that give strength and sensation to the arms and legs, and provide bowel and bladder control.  With age, the intervertebral discs (the …

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Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation – FDA Approved Treatment for Knee Arthritis Offered Locally A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most …

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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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7 Rules for Protecting & Cleaning Hardwood Floors

7 Rules for Protecting

Spring is the perfect season for cleaning and treating hardwood floors. Here are seven rules to see you through: 1. Avoid dirt and scratches altogether. Even the most heavily protected hardwood floors are vulnerable to damage from grit, heels, pet claws, furniture and the products and moisture needed to clean them. Avoid damage altogether by wiping spills and stains promptly, …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction2

By Lam Nguyen, MD, Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Low back pain exacts a significant burden on the healthcare system and is the source of approximately 12 million physician office visits per year in the United States.  It is among the leading causes of disability, accounting for expenditures in excess of $50 billion every year.  Although nearly 1 million spinal fusions are performed …

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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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