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Advanced Cataract Surgery: Premium Lens Options By: Alina Stanciu, MD, FAAO – Until recently, the only lens choice available for cataract surgery was a single-focus implant that helped you see distance. Now, advanced implant options are available that provide a wide range of vision correction and freedom from glasses. It is important to understand your options when planning cataract surgery. …

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Gluten-Free and Weight Management: Diet or Lifestyle?

By Tammy Provence, Founder of Good2Go Healthy Take Out – For those suffering from Celiac Disease, eating a gluten free diet is a must!  What is gluten?  Here is the quick science:  gluten is a composite formed from several different proteins found most commonly in wheat and related grains.  Many grains can be part of a gluten free diet as …

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Are Your Food Cravings Wrecking Your Diet?

By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C. – Most of us would be much thinner and healthier if we could just control our food cravings. You know what I’m talking about. When you are trying to finish a project, get to sleep or stick to a diet but you just can’t concentrate until you give in to whatever it is that you …

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Venous Insufficiency: Who To See and What Does It Look Like?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – I have written more than 20 different articles over the past few years about venous insufficiency highlighting the different patient types and presentations of this common disease. Just when I feel as though I have seen every possible clinical presentation or story, another patient with a different story walks through our doors. It remains …

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ADDTabz – “The New Adderall Alternative”

By Dr. Stan Headley M.D., N.D. – As a Doctor of Medicine for 21 years, and a board certified naturopathic physician for 15 years, I am always on the lookout for new and advanced non-prescription alternatives for my patients to their current medications which often have as many negative side effects as desirable benefits. ADD is an area that I …

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Skin Cancer

By Janet Sperry, MD, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. In fact, over one million new cases are diagnosed per year. The main risk factor for developing skin cancer is cumulative lifetime sunshine exposure, especially exposure early in life. Individual risk factors include blonde or red hair, fair complexion, …

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Prostate Cancer Screening: 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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Dental Prophylaxis and the Periodontal Maintenance Visit

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D.  – Dentists refer to a dental cleaning appointment as a “dental prophylaxis”. The main purpose of this visit is prevention of dental disease and patient education. This is likely the most important and valuable dental visit a patient may ever make to the dentist. A dental prophylaxis is done on patients that display gum pockets of …

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Dyspepsia: Upper abdominal pain, bloating, fullness

By Julian Perez, MD – Dyspepsia,also known as upset stomach or indigestion, refers to a condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness, accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. It is a common problem worldwide. In the United States, the prevalence is approximately 25% excluding those people who have typical gastroesophageal reflux disease …

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Fat Is The New Cool!

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – So what is Coolsculpting? Coolsculpting is an FDA-approved noninvasive way to treat fat. There are no incisions, anesthesia, or medications required. How does it work? There is a medical entity called popsicle panniculitis that was first described in the 1970s where little children had popsicles placed in their mouths, but because they were so …

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