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Women & Heart Disease

By Gino Sedillo, MD, FACC, CardioVascular Solutions Institute   – At Cardiovascular Solutions Institute, Dr. Gino Sedillo treats almost as many women as men. The women treated by Dr. Sedillo range in age from 30 to 100. They present with symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, abdominal pain, dizziness, and edema (swelling). Some patients are found to have …

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COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Discount Med Direct, in conjunction with Parkway Collection Plaza, is hosting a Community Health Fair on Oct. 24. The health fair will provide basic health services and information to the community. Parkway Collection Plaza is managed by Caroline Delong. The health fair, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Parkway Collection Plaza, at the …

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What you should know about Breast Cancer Screening and how to cut your risk.

By Gray Bowen Swor, MD – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month in the US.  It’s an opportunity to get the word out about breast cancer, screening recommendations and ways to reduce your risks. Approximately 225,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Three million women currently have a history of invasive breast cancer. …

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TESTOSTERONE AND MEN’S HEALTH

By G. Austin Hill, MD – Tired? Is your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer yes to some or all of the above at some time or another after the age of 40.  These can be common symptoms of low testosterone, but …

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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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