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Many Cancer Patients are Seeking a Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

Ask most people what they wish for and finding a cure for cancer is usually at the top of their list. There are innovative advancements in treatment options like immunotherapy, and multiple studies are showing significant outcomes in shrinking tumors, killing cancer cells and eliminating chronic infections and inflammation that attribute to most cancers. Nutrition For individuals wanting to ward …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a good chance of passing. Stones …

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Cardiac CT to Determine Heart Health

Cardiac CT to Determine Heart Health

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) for Calcium Scoring uses special x-ray equipment to produce pictures of the coronary arteries to determine if they are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque – an indicator for atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease (CAD). The information obtained can help evaluate whether you are at increased risk for heart attack. What is Cardiac CT for …

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Tiny Medical Devices Help Solve Big Heart Problems

Tiny Medical Devices Help Solve Big Heart Problems

By Rick Weirzbicki, Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Services For people with certain heart conditions, open-heart surgery was once the only recourse. Today, advances in surgical techniques and tiny medical devices allow doctors to use minimally invasive procedures to help patients with life-threatening heart problems. At Venice Regional Bayfront Health hospital, the heart team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to implant …

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Top 10 Dollar-Pinching Retiree Strategies

As a retiree, these are the days that you have been waiting for. You have likely envisioned fun-filled days enjoying your favorite pastimes during your well-deserved retirement. Now that you have the time to do the things you were once too busy for there is also time to explore how to stretch those hard-earned dollars set aside for retirement. Don’t …

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IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Treat Chronic Migraine Headaches and Other Intractable Headaches

IV Ketamine Infusion Therapy to Treat Chronic Migraine Headaches and Other Intractable Headaches

Chronic migraines can be one of the most challenging diseases to treat.Migraines affect 1% of the population in the United States and can be severely debilitating as well as negatively impact the quality of life in those who suffer with them. Medications such as opiods, antidepressants ,antileptics, beta blockers, triptans and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are commonly used to combat these …

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How 2 Alternative Therapies Are Helping Countless Patients With Depression, Anxiety & Pain

Years ago doctors chalked it up to “melancholy,” but nearly 15 million people in the United States are affected by depression. Persistent Depressive Disorder or PDD is a chronic type of depression (chronic depression) that usually last for more than a year and can be difficult to treat successfully. Traditional Medications Fail Countless Patients The standard treatment options for PDD …

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Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed back surgery syndrome is a generic term used to describe persistent or new pain after spinal surgery.   The typical scenario is one in which the patient has had one or multiple spinal surgeries, and they are in fact no better, or worse, compared to before they had any surgery.   Failed back surgery patients are a challenge to the spine surgeon.   …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! The Venice Walk-in recently expanded their hours to every day of the week. They are now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Venice Walk-in Center, conveniently …

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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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