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Q&A Medical Oncology

By Jay Wang, MD – Q: My mother just started hormone replacement therapy.  I have heard that this can be a contributing cause to cancer.  Should she stop taking her hormone replacement medication? A: Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  is often used to ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and protect against osteoporosis and bone loss. However, findings from …

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VAX-D: Successfully Relieve Back Pain Without Surgery

By Physicians Rehabilitation – Most people would like to avoid surgical intervention for any condition if possible. VAX-D is a wonderful treatment that has been utilized in our office since 1993 in order to do just that – prevent surgery. Vertebral Axial Decompression Therapy, commonly known as VAX-D, is an aggressive yet non-invasive treatment that was designed to treat acute …

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Prepare for Surgery & Recover Quicker with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By Yollo Wellness – The wound-healing properties of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) have been well documented. For example, HBOT has successfully been used to treat burn victims and patients with life threatening infections. HBOT has been consistently used to treat diabetic patients and patients with circulatory problems. In some cases, patients were spared amputations. Major advances in healing following surgery …

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European Face Lift

Minimally Invasive Face Sculpting & Lifting By: Alina Stanciu, MD Board Certified Ophthalmologist American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Mini-Facial procedures are in more demand to satisfy the need of the modern women who has less time for surgical procedures and higher expectations for natural and quicker results in maintaining a younger looking face. With this is mind Dr. Stanciu developed …

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WISDOM TEETH: To Extract or Not to Extract!

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Third molars or “Wisdom Teeth” as they are often referred to, are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth. For a long time they have been regarded as useless and troublesome teeth that must be removed for preventive measures. However, when the wisdom teeth are fully erupted and align properly (biting correctly with the …

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HOLY DAYS OR HOLLOW DAYS?

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Happy December! This month can be full of many dazzling opportunities as well as many frazzled experiences. If you are like most people, you probably find December bringing you both the AH-HA’s of life as well as the UH-OH’s of life! Welcome to the club! But rejoice! Here are some tempting tips …

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THE FRACTURE That May Cause You Stress

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – You may have heard the term stress fracture, but just what is it and how does one get it? A stress fracture is exactly what it states it is, a fracture of the bone caused by “stress” to the bone. It is a “microfracture” …

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Prostate Cancer: The Real Scoop

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Holiday Travel and Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker – The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can …

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It’s Cool to Eliminate Stubborn Fat

By W.G. Eshbaugh, Jr., MD, FACS, Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – You exercise, you eat right, but some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. Maybe you don’t feel as confident in your own skin as your should. Show off the body you’ve always dreamed of. Riverchase Dermatology is excited to introduce the non-surgical treatment that reduces …

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