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Lung Cancer & COVID-19

Lung Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with more people dying of lung cancer in a year than from breast, prostate, colorectal and brain cancers combined. It is the second most common cancer in both men and women, ranking just behind prostate and breast cancer, respectively. IMPACT OF …

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Woman Finds Relief from Debilitating painful spine fracture Thanks to Balloons and Cement

Balloons and Cement

Nancy is one of more than 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, a disease marked by porous, brittle bones that can break more easily than healthy bones. Women over 50 have a 1-in-2 chance of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis.1 Osteoporosis is sometimes called a “silent disease” because it has no symptoms before a fracture occurs.2 That’s what happened to …

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Restoring pelvic health can create a whole new you

Restoring pelvic health

By Dr. Chris Mulvey, PT Primary care physicians often refer patients with bladder control issues to urologists. For issues like urine leakage, frequent urination, constipation or painful urination, urologists can recommend prescription medications or even surgery to relieve the problem. However, there may be a non-surgical, non-drug option to consider – physical therapy. November is Bladder Health Month, and FYZICAL …

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The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

On November 19th of this year Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center (GSAHEC) will celebrate another Great American Smokeout®, a national holiday hosted by the American Cancer Society that provides an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives: not just for a day, but year round. The Great American Smokeout® also provides an opportunity for individuals, …

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COVID-19 AND YOUR ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS

ESTATE PLANNING

By James W. Mallonee In the last six months there have been many situations involving families who have come to this author’s office to ask what to do when one of their loved ones has succumbed to the COVID virus without any instructions on how to handle their estate or health needs. This is a recurring real-life problem, but the …

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Diabetic Foot Infections and Preventing Amputation

Diabetic Foot Infections

The prevalence of diabetes in the Unites States continues rising at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) an estimated 30.3 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes with another 7.2 million adults undiagnosed in the United States. By 2030, the CDC expects there to be over half a billion diabetics in the U.S …

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Early Detection Saves Lives: What you Should Know About the Latest Life-Saving Technology

Early Detection Saves Lives

The best way to conquer, fight and overcome any disease state is to have early diagnostic testing at the onset of symptoms, or as a preventative measure. Individuals with high-risk factors for coronary artery disease, or certain cancers are highly encouraged to have annual screenings for their specific disease states potentials. RAVE RADIOLOGY At RAVE Radiology, they put your health …

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Radiology Regional Provides Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screenings

Radiology Regional

The second most common form of cancer in both men and women is lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer (both small cell and non-small cell) is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer).1 In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common.1 Despite …

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Can Regenerative Medicine Relieve Your Shoulder Pain?

By Physicians Rehabilitation If you suffer from shoulder pain due to injury, degeneration or disease, you know that most physicians will tell you there are two options, medications such as narcotics, or steroids (which are addictive and risky), or surgery, which is often unnecessary. While surgery may be needed with severe cases, it is permanent, and it often fails to …

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All in one Dental Visit with CEREC

All in one Dental Visit with CEREC

By Dr. Joseph Farag – New technologies are making our lives simpler and easier everyday and dentistry has certainly not been left behind. Thanks to a great new system called CEREC, you can now have a high-tech smile in a single visit. In days gone by, you may have needed to visit the dentist two or three times to have …

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