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Aquatic Rashes

Aquatic Rashes

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MD As Floridians, we spend a lot of time in the water for work and fun. There are numerous different rashes that can occur from both marine and freshwater exposure. I wanted to run down some of the more common rashes I’ve seen associated with water exposure. The good news, these are all self-limited with simple …

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Pain Management and CBD Water

Pain Management and CBD Water

Neuropathic pain is a worldwide epidemic that occurs in 3 to 8% of individuals in industrialized countries and is often refractory to existing treatments. The high rate of addiction and overdose has pushed those treating chronic pain to look for alternatives. In July 2017, a 400-page report by the National Academy of Science presented plans to reduce the addiction crisis, …

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Losing Weight, Getting Healthy & Feeling Good!

Losing Weight, Getting Healthy & Feeling Good!

We’re three months into the new year! Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions? If not, way to go—don’t stop because the reward of the healthy body far outweighs almost anything else. When we’re healthy, we’re happier and we can get more accomplished. If you are like the majority of individuals, this time of year is when we have …

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The Advancements of Diagnosing & Treating Depression Have Improved Greatly Over the Past 9 Years

The Advancements of Diagnosing & Treating Depression Have Improved Greatly Over the Past 9 Years

By Robert W. Pollack, M.D. CEO Accurately diagnosing the illness of depression and seeking out the appropriate course of treatment is critical. The journey to care for 6.7% of the population that suffers from depression began many years ago with poltices, chants, and home remedies. It wasn’t until 1958 that science and medicine took a giant step forward. During the years …

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National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month Finding Relief from the Pain

Finding Relief from the Pain

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder affecting nearly 100,000 Americans each year. There are many symptoms and side effects associated with the disease like anemia, chronic infections, vision problems, and pain. When it comes to pain, most people don’t realize the amount of discomfort and swelling that is commonly related to …

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Bladder Cancer – What You Need To Know

Bladder Cancer - What You Need To Know

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. Bladder cancer is extremely common. In fact, it is the 5th most prevalent cancer, and it’s unfortunately on the rise. There are several risk factors associated with bladder cancer, although anyone can be affected by its devastating diagnosis. Bladder Cancer Risk Factors • History of smoking (smoking causes 4-7 time increase in the risk) • Obesity • …

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Generally speaking, if you have lost teeth you are a candidate for dental implants. It is important that you are in good health, however, as there are some conditions and diseases that can affect whether dental implants are right for you. For example, uncontrolled diabetes, cancer, radiation to the jaws, smoking, alcoholism, or uncontrolled …

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Discharged from the Hospital? Why Cardiology Follow-Up Care is Essential for Your Heart Health

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA If you have a cardiac episode that puts you in the Emergency Room or admits you to the hospital, one of the most important things you can do to ensure your cardiac health is managed properly is to see your cardiologist soon after you are discharged. Cardiac episodes are scary, to say the least, but ignoring …

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Health Insurance – Medicare 2020 Annual Election Period & Individual/Family Open Enrollment is Coming Soon!

Health Insurance – Medicare 2020 Annual Election Period & Individual/Family Open Enrollment is Coming Soon!

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Individual/Family Health Insurance Open enrollment will start November 1, 2018, to December 15, 2018 for January 1st 2019 effective. This deadline pertains to fully insured plans that meet the Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Obama Care Guidelines. * Very important for people that have pre-existing conditions and or would qualify for government subsidies. …

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Neuropathy? Or is it?

Neuropathy? Or is it?

By John Mina, D.P.M. These days we hear more and more about neuropathy. People often attribute all their foot ailments to neuropathy: Burning, Tingling, Numbness, and Pain to name the most common but also loss of balance, swelling, and weakness. The truth is that many of these symptoms can indeed be caused by neuropathy. But frequently the problems are not cause …

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