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Deal with the Fear First

Deal with the Fear First

By Alex Anderson Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church – Not long ago I asked my wife a drilling question, “What would be the most important advice you could give to another person who ‘just found out’ that they had cancer?” She went completely silent for a few moments, then looked straight into my eyes and without a hint …

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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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Nanny Granny-Back on Track

Nanny Granny-Back on Track- Gloria Schoenfeld’s Story

Gloria Schoenfeld’s Story Patient Testimonial for Dr. Gino Sedillo at CardioVascular Solutions Institute Gloria Schoenfeld went to see her cardiologist because she had been experiencing consistent leg pain. The cardiologist discovered that Gloria had no discernible pulse and determined that surgery was needed to correct the problem. He referred her to a surgeon. “I made an appointment with the referred …

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Where’s the Nearest Restroom?

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By Terri L. Jenkins, ARNP Urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB) are among the top 10 chronic conditions effecting American women today. For millions, incontinence is not just a medical problem. It is a problem that also affects emotional, psychological and social well-being. Many people are afraid to participate in normal daily activities that might take them too far …

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Arthritis-I know I have it, but what type?

Arthritis-I know I have it, but what type

By Bradley Weitzner, M.D. – Sarasota Arthritis Centers Did you know there are more than 100 types of arthritis? And each type of arthritis is different and, therefore, may call for a different approach to treatment.  A trained Rheumatologist can help you navigate through the work up and determine which type you have, and what the best treatment options are …

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Proper Foot Care is Important

Proper Foot Care is Important

By Dr. Richard Berkun For diabetic patients, a minor foot irritation or injury can lead to major surgery if proper care isn’t given. This is true for John Okal, a New York native who was diagnosed as diabetic approximately 20 years ago. In 2000, when John moved south to sunny Florida one of the first things on his “to do” …

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What is Neurosurgery?

What is Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery is more than just brain surgery. By Neurospinal Associates Neurosurgery is a highly specialized branch of the medical field that deals with the surgical treatment of problems of the nervous system. The physicians who practice in this field are known as neurosurgeons, and are medical doctors who undergo years of rigorous training. Typically, more than 15 years of education …

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Personalized Medicine

Personalized Medicine

By Timothy Blend, MD The combined 50 years of clinical experience, extensive research and proven patient results of The Blend Institute co-founders Tim Blend, MD and Kim Blend, ARNP have been integrated to formulate The B.L.E.N.D. Method.  It is a unique, science based model that works to optimize biochemical individuality, helping patients achieve optimal physical and mental health. Practitioners work …

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Erectile Dysfunction Medications

Erectile dysfunction is one of the most common health problems affecting men and becomes more common with increasing age. Fortunately, the condition is treatable at any age and a majority of those seeking treatment are able to return to normal sexual activity. The three most commonly prescribed oral medications used to treat erectile dysfunction are: Viagra (sildenafil), Levitra (vardenafil),  and …

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Controversial USPSTF Decision on PSA Screening Worries Patients and Physicians

Controversial USPSTF Decision on PSA Screening Worries Patients and Physicians

By John Sylvester, M.D. There has been a great deal of attention in the media recently about PSA screening. A few months ago, the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) came out with preliminary recommendations that PSA screening should not be done. They have now decided to make this decision final. They recommend no routine PSA blood tests for …

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