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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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Heart Palpitations & Preventative Care – Nadine’s Story

You’re going about your normal day, when suddenly you feel your heart skip a beat. You may even feel a little dizzy. What is going on? Is it life threatening? How do you know if it is or not? What is causing this? For Nadine Thomas, it was just another day at work when these same thoughts crossed her mind. …

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Plantar Fasciitis

By Candice A. Kepich, DPM – Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a flat band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes and stretches to support the arch of your foot which each step. Overstretching or strain causes the fascia to become thickened, swollen, inflamed and in some cases …

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OPTIONS FOR PROSTATE CANCER

By Sean A. Castellucci, D.O. – After being diagnosed with prostate cancer a wide variety of treatment options may be available depending on your specific stage and degree of cancer. These options can be confusing for even the most educated of patients. Advice comes from a lot of different sources including your doctor, friends and family, reports in the news, …

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Urgent Care Offers Affordable, Immediate, Quality Care

By Dr. Soler – 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 ambulance. If …

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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 …

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