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Compression Devices for Limb Swelling

Compression Devices

By Alyssa Parker A common challenge faced in the medical field is finding the cause of an individual’s limb swelling. Any limb swelling may be your body’s way of letting you know there is a potential underlying condition that can cause even more damage if left untreated. When swelling in a limb becomes chronic, pinpointing the origin is vital to …

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Diabetic Neuropathy: What You’re Feeling & Don’t Know Will Shock You!

Diabetic Neuropathy: What You’re Feeling & Don’t Know Will Shock You!

Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes.  Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year.  Understanding the disease state is complex, but in short, having high blood sugar levels, along with low blood and …

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PROSTATE CANCER – The Dreaded Biopsy

PROSTATE CANCER – The Dreaded Biopsy

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute I can’t tell you how many men I’ve talked to about prostate cancer biopsies in the last 10 years.  There have been many – at least 2 or 3 a week!  These are guys who have experienced some symptom and gone to their family doctor for a check-up, …

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Worried About Alzheimer’s?

Worried About Alzheimer's

A simple eye test may detect the disease before memory loss occurs. By Dr. Shaminder Bhullar Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, affects more than 5 million Americans — and it’s projected to soar to 13 million over the next 35 years. In the face of the growing worldwide Alzheimer’s disease epidemic, there is a pressing need for simple, …

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Leg Pain? It May Be Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD

Leg Pain? It May Be Peripheral Artery Disease or PAD

Do you happen to have these symptoms? • Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after certain activities, such as walking or climbing stairs (claudication) • Leg numbness or weakness • Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other side • Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal • A …

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Heart Talk

Heart Talk

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My dad told me a hilariously funny story that happened when he was about 20 years old. He was riding in the backseat of my grandfather’s car with my grandfather, Jeff, driving. Grandpa Jeff’s brother Uncle Walter was in the front passenger seat. So to set this up a little more, …

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Hospital Volunteers Keep Venice Regional Ticking – An army of more than 500 provides vital roles in hospital, community.

Hospital Volunteers Keep Venice Regional Ticking

They are an army of more than 500. They keep wheelchairs rolling, greet patients and guests, operate a thrift shop to raise scholarship funds, and install Lifeline equipment for people at risk for falls. If you have visited or been a patient at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, you have certainly met at least one of the Hospital Volunteers of Venice.  …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation for Better Sex

When it comes to sexual issues, many women are private and do not discuss their issues openly with anyone, even their doctors. Unfortunately, by keeping quiet, most women do not realize that they are not alone and there is actually treatments to help relieve the pain that can accompany intercourse. The fact that they are suffering from lifeless, ungratifying and painful …

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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Be Aware of the Risks Associated with Knee Replacement Surgery By Physicians Rehabilitation As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery carries risks. There is a chance with knee replacement surgery to experience the following post-surgical complications: . Infection . Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs . Heart attack . Stroke . Nerve damage . Allergic reactions to anesthesia …

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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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