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Safe & Effective Weight Loss Combination

By Gary M. Bunch, MD, F.A.C.S. – Chances are, right now you would like to (or need to) lose some weight, build some muscle and get in better shape, or maybe you just want to live a better, healthier lifestyle. Dr. Bunch of Bradenton Surgical Group will challenge the way you think about slimming down and shaping up, by introducing …

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Preparing for Travel Emergencies

By Joseph M. Soler, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. – It’s summertime, and for many people summer months are filled with frequent traveling and vacations. This is especially true for those with children on summer break and the increasing population of retirees. Traveling to new places is exciting within itself, a medical emergency is not required for making memories. To avoid a medical …

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Is There a Link Between Nutrition and Cancer?

By Dwight Fitch, MD  – While many questions in life are debatable, some things, like the link between nutrition and cancer or the pure awesomeness of The Incredible Hulk (who is reportedly a HUGE broccoli fan) can’t be argued. To understand the link, one must first understand what cancer is. It is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the …

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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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Protect Yourself Against Shingles: Get Vaccinated

By Audrey A. Lewerenz-Walsh, MD – Shingles is a disease that causes a painful skin rash and can lead to severe pain that can last for month or even years after the rash goes away. In addition to a painful rash, shingles can lead to other serious complications, including eye problems, as well. Many patiens suffering with Shingles describe the …

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FIBROMYALGIA: MYTH OR REALITY

By Robert J. Ycaza, MD – Once considered a pure psychological derangement resulting only from a patient’s imagination; the validity of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as a disease entity has increasingly gained acceptance among clinicians. The fundamental problem seems to be how/why the pain is being processed in the brain rather than tissue damage or inflammation at the sites where the …

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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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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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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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Not Just A Swollen Limb

By Alyssa Parker – The field of medicine is growing rapidly as new treatments come into production. One of the most common misdiagnosed conditions is chronic swelling; edema. For those of you who experience swelling, or a feeling of heaviness, aching, or painful fluid retention in a limb on a daily basis, you should not overlook these symptoms as trivial. …

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