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Quality of Activities Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

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Good sleep patterns, nutrition, and regular exercise can help older adults age gracefully. However, according to a recent study, another factor that correlates with healthy aging is having a life filled with meaningful activities. The survey of 7,304 participants found a link between meaningful activities and preventive health factors. For instance, individuals who ranked their life activities as more worthwhile were …

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Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer Saves Lives

Prostate cancer is a fairly serious blip on the male health radar as the second leading cause of cancer death in American men. Chances are you know someone who has battled prostate cancer because statistically speaking; one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The average age of diagnosis is 65, in fact 60% of …

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Maintaining Healthy Friendships

Maintaining Healthy Friendships

By Pastor Timothy Neptune In last month’s article we talked about the importance of investing in our relationships with our friends. In this article I want to share with you four steps to building and maintaining healthy friendships. The first step is to realize that you really do NEED friends. Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived said, “As iron …

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Fighting Illness, Anxiety and Pain with CBD Oil

Fighting Illness, Anxiety and Pain with CBD Oil

There are countless ongoing peer-reviewed studies on the medical outcomes of utilizing Cannabis as a drug therapy in patients that have cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, cognitive damage, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, ALS, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, Lupus, and many other disorders. CBD oil is also a viable alternative for many patients wanting the healing properties of cannabis and its potent antiviral and anti-inflammatory …

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Fighting off the Flu with a Twist on Vitamin C

Fighting off the Flu with a Twist on Vitamin C

According to the CDC, last year, Florida was one of the states with the highest records of influenza outbreaks, causing unprecedented amounts of hospitalizations and deaths. This year, we’re uncertain of how threatening the flu season may prove to be, but we do know that the flu will affect all ages. Taking precautions is essential. Young children, individuals with weakened …

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Are Cardiac Warning Signs Different Between Men and Women? Knowing the Difference Could Save Your Life.

Are Cardiac Warning Signs Different Between Men and Women?

By Jordan Hopkins, MD, FACaC Heart attack and stroke are on the rise amongst women. All too often women overlook the potential warning signs and symptoms that plague them. One common reason is that women’s symptoms are frequently confused with other disorders, and women’s warning signs for heart and vascular disease can be quite different than those for men. As a …

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Maintaining Good Leg and Blood Circulation When You Travel is Critical

Maintaining Good Leg and Blood Circulation When You Travel is Critical

By Federico M. Richter, MD Who doesn’t love to break away from the everyday stress in life by going a vacation? When thinking of a vacation we visualize relaxation and look forward to a peaceful experience. Vacation can come in many forms such as traveling to see friends, family, or just to go enjoy quiet time while laying on a beach …

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Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

Q&A: How common are kidney stones?

A: Ten percent of people will be affected by kidney stones in their lifetime. Q: If I have a kidney stone, will I be able to pass it without surgery? A: Stone passage depends directly on the size of the stone. With the assistance of specific medications, stones that are 4mm or less have a good chance of passing. Stones …

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Cardiac CT to Determine Heart Health

Cardiac CT to Determine Heart Health

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) for Calcium Scoring uses special x-ray equipment to produce pictures of the coronary arteries to determine if they are blocked or narrowed by the buildup of plaque – an indicator for atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease (CAD). The information obtained can help evaluate whether you are at increased risk for heart attack. What is Cardiac CT for …

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Tiny Medical Devices Help Solve Big Heart Problems

Tiny Medical Devices Help Solve Big Heart Problems

By Rick Weirzbicki, Administrative Director of Cardiovascular Services For people with certain heart conditions, open-heart surgery was once the only recourse. Today, advances in surgical techniques and tiny medical devices allow doctors to use minimally invasive procedures to help patients with life-threatening heart problems. At Venice Regional Bayfront Health hospital, the heart team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to implant …

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