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Stop the Pain – REQUEST Physical Therapy Treatment Today

Stop the Pain

By Kelly Hall, DPT – The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a small joint that can cause BIG problems.  The TMJ is the joint of the jaw where the upper temporal bone meets the lower jaw bone called the mandible.  Between the two bones is an articular disc made of fibrocartilagenous tissue.  Disorders of the temoromandibular joint are called temporomandibular joint …

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FIBROMYALGIA: MYTH OR REALITY

By Robert J. Ycaza, MD – Once considered a pure psychological derangement resulting only from a patient’s imagination; the validity of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as a disease entity has increasingly gained acceptance among clinicians. The fundamental problem seems to be how/why the pain is being processed in the brain rather than tissue damage or inflammation at the sites where the …

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Where do I go? Emergency Room? Or an Urgent Care Center?

Emergency Room

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine, Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics – When you have a life-threatening situation, such as chest pain, or a sudden and severe pain, the emergency department of the nearest hospital is the only option.  If you went to an urgent care clinic, they’d just send you on to the ER in an ambulance.  …

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Giving “THANKS” for Superior Foot Care from Cortez Foot and Ankle

Superior Foot Care from Cortez Foot and Ankle

Cortez Foot and Ankle Specialists was established in 1974 by two doctors with one office and has since expanded to three offices with six board certified doctors, two O.R. nurses, and 20 podiatric and x-ray technicians. Patients find it refreshing that even though the offices have experienced great growth, the doctors and staff have never lost sight of their mission …

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Michael A. King, M.D. – Every year, a significant number of patients see a physician complaining of hand numbness, tingling and pain.Many of these patients are assumed to have nerve compression in the neck area and come to the doctor’s office with an MRI of the cervical spine. Some may even have had surgery performed in the neck area …

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Healing Chronic Shoulder Pain

Healing Chronic Shoulder Pain

By Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic – As we get older, years and decades of mechanical stress may lead to deterioration of joints, ligaments, and tendons. This degenerative process, commonly known as arthritis, primarily affects weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees and those found in the lumbar spine. The shoulder, too, is especially prone to undergo arthritic changes owing to …

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“Maggie”

By Alex Anderson – Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church – While sitting one Monday at the beach I watched an artist. The artist came with all the equipment and the chosen medium on which to express their personal thoughts, feelings and inner self. I have noticed that many of these particular artists seem to do their most impressionable …

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The Antidepressant Revolution

The Antidepressant Revolution

By Kimberly Blend, MS, ARNP-BC – In 2011, American Pharmacists filled 264 million prescriptions for antidepressants, up more than 25 million since 2007. How did these drugs get so popular? The first antidepressants tricyclic and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MOAIs) were discovered by happenstance in the 1950’s, when doctors were looking for drugs to treat schizophrenia and tuberculosis. Doctors noted they …

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Advances in the Treatment For Prostate Cancer

prostate cancer

Improve Cures Rates and Reduce Side Effects – By John Sylvester, M.D. – Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer (other than skin cancer) in men. Over 200,000 men are diagnosed each year in the USA. The death rate has dropped over 40% over the past 20 years thanks primarily to early detection from PSA screening. Medical journals publish 100’s of …

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PROSTATE BASICS

By Mark Weintraub, M.D. – Prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common male cancer in the United States. Each year, more than 200,000 men are affected by this disease. Men aged 50 and older, African-American men, and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk. Early stage prostate cancer often has …

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