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A Frequently Misdiagnosed Low Back Pain Condition: Why You Need An Expert

The statistics are overwhelming. Millions of individuals that suffer from low back pain and are not getting the relief that they could simply because conventional medicine overlooks a common condition. When you’re dealing with chronic low back pain, it’s difficult to focus on anything other than your discomfort. The agonizing and sometimes debilitating pain can cause us to miss out …

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Canine Influenza – What you Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Canine Influenza - What you Need to Know to Keep Your Dog Healthy

Several years ago, canine influenza hit Florida, and since it’s initial inception, it has morphed into two strains, H3N8 and H3N2. This year alone, the number of dogs infected with the influenza virus is exorbitant. That’s why Best Friends Animal Hospital now offers the Bivalent Canine Influenza vaccine series and they are requiring their boarding patients to be vaccinated. The …

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Fighting off the Flu with a Twist on Vitamin C

Fighting off the Flu with a Twist on Vitamin C

According to the CDC, last year, Florida was one of the states with the highest records of influenza outbreaks, causing unprecedented amounts of hospitalizations and deaths. This year, we’re uncertain of how threatening the flu season may prove to be, but we do know that the flu will affect all ages. Taking precautions is essential. Young children, individuals with weakened …

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Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Repair & Surgical Options

Shoulder Pain: Rotator Cuff Repair & Surgical Options

Living in Florida provides gorgeous weather throughout the entire year, which allows for an active lifestyle. But with all of this healthy activity, many individuals are more prone to injury and wear and tear. Your shoulder is a combination of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that provide an extensive range of motion in common everyday tasks, as well as in …

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Regenerative Options Make Sense for Degenerative Arthritis

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Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and given limited options? The traditional recommendations often include pain medications, weight loss, cortisone injections, and stopping athletics, while waiting for the joint to degenerate enough to warrant undergoing a joint replacement or fusion surgery. Who really wants to pop pain pills, stop sports, and wait for the joint to degenerate so badly that …

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Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s Disease

Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. What is Peyronie’s Disease? Peyronie’s Disease is a condition in which plaque formation occurs inside the penis. The plaque build up leads to a reduction in the elasticity of the tissues and the flexibility of the penis during erection, leading to curvature. Prevalence and Impact: Peyronie’s Disease is estimated to affect up to 9% of men each …

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Cleaning Tips to Keep the Flu Virus at Bay and Out of Your Home

Cleaning Tips to Keep the Flu Virus at Bay and Out of Your Home

Flu season is among us and with an increase in the number of people in the area for the winter, preventing the flu and other viruses can be difficult this time of year. The muscle aches, fever, chills and fatigue that accompany the virus affect five to 20 percent of the U.S. population each year and hospitalize hundreds of thousands, …

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SmartCurve

SmartCurve

RAVE (Radiology Associates of Venice, Englewood and Sarasota) were the first to offer the SmartCurve breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose, and the new Clarity HD high-resolution3D™ imaging technology, which provides radiologists with the highest resolution 3D™ images to help identify cancers early. These innovations come …

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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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Promising ‘New’ Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease

Promising ‘New’ Therapy For Parkinson’s Disease

By Dr. Robert Gilliland, DC In October 2008 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of PEMF therapy for treatment of major depressive disorder in Parkinson’s Disease patients who failed to achieve satisfactory improvement from very high dosages of antidepressant medications. Several studies reported PEMF therapy improved cognitive functions and motor symptoms. For example, an investigation involving three elderly Parkinson’s …

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