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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG – Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for symptoms, and a new …

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Q&A Women’s Health

Q&A Women's Health

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist – Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well …

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Dr. Grigorov Joins Bayfront Health’s Neurosurgery Team

Dr. Grigorov Joins Bayfront Health’s Neurosurgery Team

Marat Grigorov, D.O., neurosurgeon, has joined Bayfront Health Medical Group and is currently seeing patients at 713 E. Marion Ave., Ste. 147, Punta Gorda. He treats all spectrums of spine and brain disorders and holds a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions. Many people believe that neurosurgeons are only concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, …

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Why Does My Stomach Hurt?

From time to time, almost everyone will experience a stomachache. Most causes of abdominal pain are nothing to worry about, and will either pass on their own or be easily diagnosed and treated. But sometimes, stomach pain is a sign of a more serious illness. Learn which symptoms to watch out for, and use these tips to prepare for a successful …

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WHEN DOES A DEED CONVEY PROPERTY TO ANOTHER

WHEN DOES A DEED CONVEY PROPERTY TO ANOTHER

By James W. Mallonee I am sometimes asked about the days before Christopher Columbus crossed the ocean blue, how did a buyer of land prove that he or she owned their purchased parcel. Historically, it was called delivery, but what did delivery really mean? During the 15th century there was no recording or transfer of paper laying out the land a …

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Nurturing Your Gut Bacteria Through Diet

Nurturing Your Gut Bacteria Through Diet

By Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the microbiome — you know, the 1.5 kg community of microbes living in and on you. The microbiome is currently a hot health topic, receiving plenty of attention for its role in regulating disease. Let’s tackle some basics of this fascinating frontier in science. What …

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DO YOU HAVE ORTHOVENOUS DISEASE?

DO YOU HAVE ORTHOVENOUS DISEASE?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI and Carlie Black, PA-C One of the most common medical diagnoses associated with advancing age is osteoarthritis, also known as OA. This disease occurs over time due to years of “wear and tear” on our joints. Although OA can damage any joint in the body, the knee is among the top locations affected in the …

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April: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Becoming Your Best Advocate

April: Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month Becoming Your Best Advocate

By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. Very few areas in neuroscience have seen the progress that in recent years the field of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) has experienced. Because of this, it is more important than ever to increase our knowledge about (PD) and stay updated in new and improved treatment options. Whether you are the patient, the care partner, a relative …

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REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

REGULAR SCREENINGS HELP PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second leading cause in men; however, the number of deaths from colorectal cancer has been dropping steadily in both men and women for several decades. One of the reasons for this decline is early detection …

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Refresh Your Soul: Join YMT Vacations’ National Parks of the Golden West Tour

Refresh Your Soul: Join YMT Vacations’ National Parks of the Golden West Tour

Breathtaking National Parks lie within the red rocky terrain of the American West. With most travel organizations, your tour will only include three to five parks, but with YMT Vacations, you’ll get to visit nine of the unique rocky backdrops among the cacti, desert brush, lakes, pine, and redwoods. If you’re taking the time to experience the majestic parks out west, …

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