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Advanced Surgery for Heart Valve Replacement Gives Older Patients New Lease on Life

Advanced Surgery for Heart Valve Replacement Gives Older Patients New Lease on Life

The heart surgeon sat resting at the fitness center when a man sat down next to him. Thinking he should make room, the doctor scooted over – twice. The man then leaned in and said with a twinkle in his eye, “You operated on me.” The man in his late 80s was a regular at the gym, along with his …

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A Common Eye Issue Causes Blindness – How Medical Marijuana is Combating the Disease

A Common Eye Issue Causes Blindness

By Dr. Steven Reichbach They say that the eyes are the lamp of the body and the window to our souls. But the eyes are also incredibly complex organs made up of many working parts. In our eyes, the retina detects light and converts it to various signals that are then sent to the brain through the optic nerve. There …

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If You Have AFib, Your Risk of Stroke Is 5X Greater A Cutting-Edge Procedure Can Save Your Life

If You Have AFib, Your Risk of Stroke Is 5X Greater A Cutting-Edge Procedure Can Save Your Life

Erick E. Calderon, MD, FACC, FSCAI Are you on blood thinners for AFib? Are you finding that after long-term use, you’re bleeding and bruising more often? If so, you should speak to your cardiologist about your bleeding issues, as these can be life-threatening and even cause bleeding in the brain, which can lead to imminent death. If you have AFib …

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Finding Freedom In the Water

Finding Freedom In the Water

Like most of the population, we are embarking upon our New Year’s resolutions at this time of year. Have you vowed to get healthier? That’s one of the most common goals attempted, but often times we grow weary of our objectives before we even get a chance to reach the fitness level we desire. Why Do We Fall Short? Usually …

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Fitness for All!

Fitness for All!

By Matthew Solomon The holiday season means big meals, lots of treats, and a ton of time by the pool. However, as the holiday season speeds by us, many of us are now trying to kick ourselves into gear with New Year’s Resolutions, the most common being fitness. Florida’s senior population is no different, with fitness and wellness being a vital …

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When Should I Give My Pet Vaccinations?

When Should I Give My Pet Vaccinations?

By Dr. Anne Luther Do we vaccinate our pets too often? Yes, if they are being given all of their vaccines on an annual basis, reports Dr. Ronald Schultz, a veterinary immunologist and chair of the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. His opinion is based on more than 30 years of vaccine research. …

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2017 America’s Health Rankings Report

2017 America’s Health Rankings Report

Massachusetts achieves first-ever healthiest state and Florida and Utah show largest rank improvements Other less positive findings show drug death rate at highest level in history and uneven health care provider access America’s health is challenged by an increase in premature death and uneven concentration of health care providers, according to key findings in United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Annual …

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Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

Protect Your Skin Against Harmful Pollutants

September is National Skin Care Awareness month.  Because our skin is the largest organ throughout our bodies, taking care of it should be more of a priority that most individuals realize. Many people don’t know that everything that touches our skin penetrates into our body, bloodstream, and organs. It’s important to try and use the most natural ingredients and stave …

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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology, or IR is a sub-specialty of radiology that utilizes minimally invasive image-guided technology to both diagnose and treat a multitude of medical diseases and disorders. A board-certified physician will use images to direct catheters, needles and other instruments through a tiny incision. The physician is able to see through a small camera that is placed through the catheter. …

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Englewood Woman Hikes the Hills After Surgery for Hip Bursitis

Sallie Landis enjoyed long, pain-free walks – even up and down hills – after undergoing hip surgery for bursitis.

Maybe it was from horseback riding and related falls, but whatever the cause, Sallie Landis was in so much pain, she could barely walk. Even after having a cyst removed from her spine, she still felt excruciating pain in her left hip. Months passed with Landis trying several therapies and even a cortisone injection. She was frustrated, but not about …

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