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RADIOLOGY REGIONAL OFFERS THE LATEST ADVANCEMENTS IN BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND BIOpsY

RADIOLOGY REGIONAL

Breast cancer affects both men and women. In the United States, it’s expected that approximately 330,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year. Consequently, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in women. And here locally, in the state of Florida, nearly 16,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. Screening A small …

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We Should Manage COVID-19 by Trusting Our Medical Community

By David Klein Doctors diagnose and treat all types of medical ailments, from injuries and infections to cancer and cardiovascular disease. We expect doctors and medical researchers to have all the answers. COVID-19 is different. The medical community is still in discovery mode and searching for solutions based on science. In March, America’s top concern with COVID-19 was with coronavirus …

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Runners: Fit Feet Finish Faster 

(Try saying that 5 times fast!)  By Sahiba Singh, DPM, AACFAS Both long-distance runners and casual joggers can improve their performance by keeping their feet in top condition and taking steps to control foot problems common in runners, according to a Fort Myers foot and ankle surgeon. “The human foot is a biological masterpiece that amazingly endures the stresses of …

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Are You or Is Someone You Care About Depressed?

Depressed

Why Seeking Help & Getting Treatment Are Essential Depression affects approximately 17.3 million Americans, which is about 7.1% of the U.S. population each year. (National Institute of Mental Health “Major Depression”, 2017). That number is not including the 1.9 million children that are also affected by depression. Unfortunately, it’s common for those with depression to find it challenging to get …

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Fogged Up? Protect Your Eyes While Wearing Face Masks

Eyes

Face masks have become an integral part of our daily attire throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, offering added protection as we practice social distancing and best hygienic practices. As we continue to adjust to this new norm, we must also overcome the nuisance of eye discomfort and foggy lenses that inevitably occur when wearing masks. As you exhale while wearing a …

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Kidney Stones

By Alejandro Miranda-Sousa, M.D. and Darian Yera, APRN Kidney stones or nephrolithiasis is the presence of hard deposits that consist of salts and minerals which form in the kidneys. They can also be lodged in other parts of the body, such as the ureter, urethra, and bladder. Various factors may place an individual at a high risk of developing kidney …

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STAYING HEALTHY IS ON THE FOREFRONT OF OUR MINDS:

N-Acetylcysteine

What You Should Know About N-Acetylcysteine For Lung Health N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a supplement form of cysteine, which is an amino acid that we naturally produce and can get from certain foods like poultry, legumes, cheese and eggs. NAC is what feeds our glutathione levels and helps it to function. Glutathione is the master antioxidant within body. When NAC is …

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD

By Robert Pollack, MD In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, it was noted that psychologists and psychiatrists are bracing for rising rates of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is defined as a disorder that occurs after a person was exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence. The symptoms …

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Spider Veins – Cosmetic Concern or Tip of the ICEBERG. Q&A with Dr. Joseph G. Magnant

Spider Veins

Q. What are Spider Veins? A. Spider veins are fine thread-like veins found on the skin surface, which are commonly seen in the thighs or calves. Large purple clusters of spider veins are referred to as telangiectasia and may be fed by deeper blue veins. Spider veins & telangiectasia may be a sign of underlying vein disease, especially when found …

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep is Critical for Optimal Health:

Sleep

Millennium Physician Group’s Sleep Center offers a Comprehensive Approach to Better Sleep Sleep Disorders are associated with many other health conditions and if sleep hygiene is not rectified, over time, sleep problems can lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, and other serious complications. Lack of sleep is associated with workplace issues, drowsy driving and problems with interpersonal …

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