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Lifeline Service Installed by Hospital Volunteers Provides Peace of Mind for Seniors

Lifeline Service Installed by Hospital Volunteers Provides Peace of Mind for Seniors

Over 13 million people ages 65 and older will have a fall this year, and more than half will not be able to get up on their own or reach a phone. Venice resident Linda Sparr is an active 77- year-old who isn’t medically at risk for falls, but living alone caused her to think about what could happen in …

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Orthodontics… More Than Straight Teeth

More Than Straight Teeth

Treatment for Pain, ADHD, and Snoring/Sleep Issues in both Children & Adults From the time we are born our mouth is functioning constantly to keep us alive. Breathing, eating, drinking, and communicating begin immediately. Over the course of our lives, the use of our mouths becomes part of our social interaction, relationships, laughter, smiles and love. The question often comes …

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Psoriasis Awareness: What You Should Know

Psoriasis Awareness: What You Should Know

MICHELLE PENNIE, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist More than 7.5 million people have psoriasis. It ranges from mild to severe and is a lifelong disorder. But what many people don’t realize is that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. The skin cells become overactive and produce more skin than what can naturally be sloughed off, so the end result is red, irritated …

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Being on Your Feet All Day Can Cause Serious Complications

By Federico M. Richter, MD Standing on your feet all day can cause a lot more than aches and pain. If your job or lifestyle requires you to stand for a majority of the day, your circulation will be affected; when this happens, you have a higher risk of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is inadequate functioning of the vein valves …

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Untreated Hearing Loss And The Increased Risk Of Dementia

Untreated Hearing Loss And The Increased Risk Of Dementia

In recent news, there has been a great deal of effort to establish the relationship be- tween hearing loss and cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s and dementia. For decades, researchers and specialists have shed light on these comorbidities. One of the pioneers of these types of case studies is Dr. Frank Lin. Frank R. Lin, MD, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor …

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Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke? Knowing the Signs Can Save Lives

Do You Know the Symptoms of a Stroke

Every year in the United States nearly 800,000 people will suffer from a stroke. If it’s not caught early enough, it can lead to death, paralysis, cognitive impairment, aphasia and many more complications. There are Several Different Types of Strokes: • Hemorrhagic strokes are when a damaged blood vessel begins to bleed then ruptures • Ischemic strokes are formed by …

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Weathering the Storm Together

Weathering the Storm Together

By Matthew Solomon While most of the country works to stay safe during record breaking heat waves, Florida residents have begun to prepare for a different summer experience. Officially beginning in the month of June, summer in Florida is synonymous with hurricane season and as we all know it is never too early to start preparing. But what about our …

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Happiness Happens Month with Care Patrol

Happiness Happens Month with Care Patrol

Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay, Owner-Certified Senior Advisor Over the past few months, you may have read previous CarePatrol Health and Wellness pieces, which included much about statistics and challenges that seniors and their families face while transitioning through the process of aging. During this month of ‘Happiness Happens’ we thought that we would simply share a bit about recent heartwarming, light and …

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The Future of Pain Management: Stem Cells?

The Future of Pain Management: Stem Cells?

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations There has been a lot of discussion surrounding regenerative medicine and the use of stem cells for the treatment of pain. In this discussion, we are referring to autologous (or “self) stem cells, ie; those that are aspirated from stem-cell rich areas in the body, centrifuged down to separate the cells, and reintroduced to …

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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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