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Reversing the Obesity Epidemic

By Dr. Robert J. Ycaza  – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention labels obesity as public enemy number one. Obesity is a serious health issue that affects nearly 30% of the population in North America. Obese/overweight individuals have a higher-than-normal rate of hypertension, type II diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, gallbladder diseases, osteoarthritis, strokes, respiratory diseases and even some types of …

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Minimally Invasive Surgery: Less Pain, Faster Recovery

By Gary M. Bunch, M.D., F.A.C.S. – The thought of any surgery can seem overwhelming and maybe even frightening. If you are facing an upcoming surgery, one thing to keep in mind is that many surgeries are much less complicated today than they once were. Long gone are the unsightly scars and weeks or months of recovery from open surgery …

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Heels: How High is Too High?!

By Dr. Garrett Harte – The shoes we wear say a lot about us. The color, the style and the height! Women’s high heels have been a fashion statement for centuries. What also has been an issue for centuries is the pain inflicted by those same shoes. High heeled shoes can cause a myriad of problems including but not limited …

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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 after high school is required. Currently, …

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Physical Therapy is Effective Preventive Care

By Cheung Teav, Physical Therapist with Pinnacle Physical Therapy – As we age, our muscles tend to become weak and lose their elasticity. In order to restore and enhance the flexibility of the body, physical therapy treatments are often prescribed. Treatment procedures utilize various strengthening and stretching exercises to maintain and restore normal body functioning. Physical therapy has been found …

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Urgent Care Offers Affordable, Immediate, Quality Care

By Joseph M. Soler M.D. F.A.C.E.P. – The health care environment is ever changing and it has become more and more important for patients to under stand their treatment options. It wasn’t that long ago that we had two choices when something was wrong with our health. If it was an emergency, you would head to the ER or call an …

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Whooping Cough Vaccinations: Preventing is Better Than Treating

By Dr. Bindu Nair and Dr. Liliana Palacio – Whooping cough is an extremely contagious upper respiratory bacterial disease that causes violent coughing. The illness is caused by bacteria known as Bordetella Pertussis. The bacteria attached to the lining of the airways in the upper respiratory system releases toxins that lead to inflammation and swelling of the airway resulting in …

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Riding the Brakes on Health

By Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic – Every driver knows that you can’t get to your destination with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake. For safe, efficient travel you switch smoothly between these two pedals and you reach your destination. But simple machines such as automobiles are fairly easy to operate. There aren’t that many options. The …

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No Standing Only Dancing

Dancing is movement- and unless you’re a sponge, movement is life! By the transitive property, Dancing=Life. So given the choice between standing, arms crossed, stern faced with slack shoulders, and floating across the floor on two legs, who wouldn’t choose dancing? Think about it- how do people celebrate the best moments in life? Imagine if a newlywed husband and wife …

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BUCKLE UP TO BRING THE DEATH LEVEL DOWN

By Carl Reynolds Attorney at Law – There is an Oliver Herford quote made famous by a Billy Joel song: “Only the Good Die Young.”  If the saying is true, it may be because the good aren’t wearing their seatbelts. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), fatal injuries from car accidents are the number one cause of death …

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