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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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Request Physical Therapy – Why?

physical therapy

By John Walz, MPT Physical Therapists are considered the experts of choice in restoring and maximizing mobility while managing the major systems of the body-musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and integumentary (skin). They are trusted health care professionals with extensive clinical experience who examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily …

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Are YOU The Match that can SAVE a Life?

Are YOU The Match that can SAVE a Life

By Eric M. Folkens, M.D., Family Medicine – Bradenton/Lakewood Ranch/Sarasota Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer; 15 people each hour, 360 people every day. You could be the cure they need. Each year, more than 100,000 American, ages 0-74, are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses where bone marrow transplantation from a matched donor …

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OH! My Aching Head!

By Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic – Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself …

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EsophyX: Offers Non-Invasive, Lasting Relief from GERD Without Medications

By Gary M. Bunch, M.D., F.A.C.S. – Heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD—these terms are inter-related, but are not similar. Heartburn is the symptom which you will feel when the acid in the stomach moves up to your esophagus. This movement is known as acid reflux which happens when there is an over-secretion of gastric juices in the stomach and the …

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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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