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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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12 Stents & Still Cycling! Active 79 year old cycles over 100 miles each week!

Active 79 year old cycles over 100 miles each week

John Jordan has been given a quality of life he never thought was possible. He is an active member in the Sarasota Cycling Club and swims several miles on the days he isn’t out riding his bicycle. This is an accomplishment by any measures for anyone, especially someone who is quickly approaching 80 years of age. To make John’s story …

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Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired?

By Kimberly Blend, MS, ARNP-BC – Anyone out there not feeling stressed? For many people today, stress overload has become a “normal” facet of everyday life. But repeated exposure to high levels of acute stress (or even chronic daily “background” stress), whether emotional, physical, or psychological, is anything but normal and its detrimental effects are cumulative, often leading to discomfort …

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Donuts in the Breakroom

By Kristi Bracewell Founder/ Owner of Totasola, Employee Wellness Consulting – I think we all have experienced the enjoyment of a sweet indulgence at work when a colleague or vendor graciously brings in donuts to the workplace, whether it is for a morning meeting or to sit on the counter in the breakroom. “Help Yourself” says the note on the baker’s …

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I Think I Broke My Back

By Philip W. Tally, M.D. – Most of us, at some time in our life, have fallen down landing hard resulting in a sudden severe pain in the middle or lower back. This pain may be minor and only last a few days, or it may persist and gradually worsen. The outcome of a fall may include straining ligaments, slipping …

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IT’S A PAIN IN THE NECK

By Robert J. Ycaza, MD – While neck pain may be less common than lower back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and/or related arm pain which can be quite disabling. Acute and Chronic Neck Pain Neck pain is generally categorized as acute or chronic. Acute neck pain often results from sudden trauma or a muscle or tendon strain …

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