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Reduce Your Risk For Cervical Cancer

Reduce Your Risk For Cervical Cancer

By Stephen J. Patrice, M.D., M.P.H. – As a radiation oncologist, I see patients who have already been diagnosed with cervical cancer that require active treatment of the disease. Advances in operative techniques such as robotic-assisted surgery, new chemotherapeutic agents, and novel radiotherapy technologies including image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy have led to improved outcomes with less treatment-related toxicity. However, as …

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Thyroid Optimization

Thyroid Optimization

By Timothy Blend, M.D. – Do you ever wake feeling like you don’t want to get out of bed. You wonder if you could just get one more hour of sleep would it make a difference? Yet even with that extra hour of rest your brief burst of energy quickly deteriorates. You only have energy to do what is absolutely …

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Wellness from the Inside Out vs. Outside In

By Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic – A wellness approach to health is focusing on the underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption within the body and making interventions and lifestyle adjustments that optimize the conditions for normal function. The main difference between wellness care and standard conventional medical care is that wellness care seeks to turn on the body’s natural healing …

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

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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What is Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty?

By James  A. Tiesi, M.D. – Every year, a significant number of  patients see a physician complaining of hand numbness, tingling and pain. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures, which are fractures involving the vertebral bodies that make up the spinal column. When a vertebral body fractures, the usual rectangular shape of …

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Men Have Hormones Too

Men Have Hormones Too

By Dr. Sean A. Castellucci, Urology Partners – Maintaining adequate hormone levels is vital to keeping the male body strong, muscular, youthful and vibrant. When hormone levels drop, the aging process escalates and men may experience a decrease in strength and stamina. Hormones affect the male body and there is a lot a person can do to maintain proper levels. …

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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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Prevent Falls with Balance Training

Prevent Falls with Balance Training

By Request Physical Therapy – Falls are prevalent, dangerous, and costly. About one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year, many times with disastrous consequences. As our nation’s population ages, the number of falls is doing anything but falling, in fact it is rising steadily. …

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Understanding Glaucoma Medications

Understanding Glaucoma Medications

The leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the United States is the result of glaucoma, which affects individuals of all ages. Glaucoma is a disorder of the eye where the optic nerve is damaged and thus permanently damages vision in the eye that is affected. If untreated, this condition can lead to blindness so once a diagnosis of …

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All About Earaches and Children

By Bindu Nair, MD and Liliana Palacio, MD – Ear problems are painful and all too common during childhood. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there are 10 million new cases of ear infections in children and infants each year. Up to 35 percent of pediatric treatments are ear infection related, and almost two-thirds of U.S. children will have …

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