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Robotic Surgery Offers New Lease on Life for Ovarian Cancer Patient

Ovarian Cancer

Margie Palmer, 61, of Bradenton, Fla., had been suffering from severe digestive issues, bloating, stomach pain, migraines, and fatigue for 10 months. “I saw several doctors, but was misdiagnosed with just a stomach ulcer and gastritis,” explained Palmer. “I lost 10 pounds because it was hard for me to eat.” In October 2022, Palmer went to her local emergency room …

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By Dr. Isin Mustafa, DPM, MSHS, DABPM It’s the middle of summer, and the warm weather is perfect for spending time outdoors. You slip on your sandals, but you’re mortified to see your toenails are thick and discolored. Most commonly, these changes are due to an infection of the nail cause by a fungus. Nail fungus can be difficult to …

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The Hydrafacial Experience


BE WELL WITH DR. MESA In the realm of skincare, few treatments have garnered as much attention as the Hydrafacial. This innovative and multi-step process has revolutionized the way we approach cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, leaving skin refreshed, revitalized, and glowing with radiance. The Hydrafacial experience is a unique combination of cutting-edge technology and personalized treatment tailored to each individual’s …

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Rejuvenate After Sun Exposure with Prime IV Hydration’s Afterburn Drip

Sun Exposure

As the summer sun beats down, UV Awareness Month reminds us to take precautions against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Even with the best intentions, prolonged sun exposure can lead to dehydration, fatigue, sunburns, and muscle aches. Fortunately, Prime IV Hydration offers a restorative solution with their Afterburn drip, a potent blend of vitamins, minerals, and medications designed to …

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What’s the Difference


In the realm of cognitive health, two terms often intermingle, causing confusion: Alzheimer’s and dementia. While they are related, understanding their distinctions is crucial for proper diagnosis, treatment, and support. Grasping the contrast between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia not only aids those living with these conditions but also offers invaluable guidance to caregivers. Read on to unravel this perplexity and …

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Transform Your Life with Medicare-Covered Lymphedema Therapy Compression Garments


By James Ferrara – Occupational Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist If you or a loved one is grappling with the debilitating effects of lymphedema, you know how challenging it can be to find effective and affordable treatment options. At Functional Transformation Clinic, we understand the physical and emotional toll this condition can take, which is why we are dedicated to …

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The Connection Between Hearing Loss and Memory Decline

Hearing Loss and Memory Decline

As we age, it’s common to experience some degree of hearing loss and cognitive decline, including memory problems. While these issues are often viewed as separate conditions, research suggests a compelling link between hearing impairment and a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding this connection is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being, particularly for older adults. …

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Complications of Vein Disease

Vein Disease

By Dr. Lackey Millions of people have varicose vein problems, yet only one half of 1 percent seek treatment. Vein disease goes undiagnosed and therefore undertreated. Patients tell us that their physicians have reassured them that the leg symptoms they experience are a part of aging and that it is “nothing to worry about.” Ignoring daily leg swelling, pain, cramping, …

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Alzheimer’s PET Imaging: A Window into Brain Changes

Alzheimer’s PET Imaging

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by cognitive decline, memory loss, and changes in behavior. PET scans play a crucial role in understanding the underlying brain alterations associated with Alzheimer’s. Let’s delve into the studies that RAVE Imaging can provide: 1. Amyloid PET Scans: . Purpose: Detect amyloid plaques, which are abnormal protein aggregates in the brain. . …

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Robotic Surgery: An Important Tool in Gynecologic Oncology

Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery represents an important advancement in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. It offers numerous advantages over traditional surgical methods. Dr. Stacey South, MD, gynecological oncologist with Manatee Physician Alliance, explains the benefits of this type of surgery for cancers of the reproductive system. Q: What is gynecologic oncology? A: Gynecologic oncology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses …

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