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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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NEOWAVES – FINALLY You Can Say Goodbye to ED

NEOWAVES - FINALLY You Can Say Goodbye to ED

Our office specializes in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction through the use of low-intensity shock wave therapy. Our method is a scientifically proven, non-invasive procedure that uses focused sound waves to increase blood flow to the penis, optimizing erections, sensitivity and sexual performance. What Are Some of the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction? Most men who suffer from ED have vascular issues …

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Scar Wars

Scar Wars

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. Physical trauma of any sort or severity ultimately leads to the development of a scar. Nearly every person at one time or another has injured himself or herself from a cut, scrape, burn, surgery, or even acne. The resultant appearance of these scars often lead to significant physical or emotional debilitation, ultimately leading individuals to seek …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Man Up: Prevent the Top 7 Threats to Your Health

John Canterbury, M.D. The list of the biggest health threats for men is surprisingly short — and prevention pays off. Consider this top seven list of men’s health threats, compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other leading organizations to reflect men’s health risks in the United States. Then get serious about reducing …

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3D Mammography

3D Mammography Miami

As technology advances, understanding medical exams and procedures becomes more complex. The quality of services provided is an important consideration. The American Cancer Society endorses mammography, along with yearly physical examinations and monthly self-examinations, as the most effective means of detecting breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Generally, mammography can reveal benign and cancerous growths before you or …

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Explore the Sought-After Creations of the Galápagos Islands

Explore the Sought-After Creations of the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are of course well known due to Charles Darwin’s research; however, the Bishop of Panama first discovered the islands back in the 1500’s. These volcanic islands are situated on both sides of the equator just west of Ecuador. A cruise offered by Lindblad Expeditions, National Geographic Endeavour II, is designed for travelers seeking unique experiences intricately guided …

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Ligament Laxity, the Missing Diagnosis in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Vaginal Pain

Ligament Laxity

By Debra K. Brinker, RN It is estimated that approximately 24% of women suffer from at least one symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction. (1) Pelvic floor dysfunction involves spasm or discoordination of the pelvic floor musculature, which commonly manifests with the associated symptoms, including pelvic and vaginal pain, and a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. (See figure 1.) As these conditions may …

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