By the Age of 50, Half of America Will Experience This Pain In The Butt!




Hemorrhoids happen – now what to do? It’s a fact; hemorrhoids affect half of the adult population by the age of 50. Being pregnant, overweight or straining during bowel movements often can increase pressure in the rectum and lead to hemorrhoids. A hemorrhoid is a swollen or inflamed vein in the rectum, or anus, which …






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Hunger Hormones and the Unknown in the Science of Eating




The two main hormones to regulate hunger are leptin, which works to stop hunger, and ghrelin, an activator in creating an appetite for food. Leptin works to stop hunger therefore assists in weight loss. Ghrelin is the primary feeding hormone to activate hunger. One would think that an overweight patient would have high levels of …






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The New TAVR Alternative to Open Heart Valve Surgery




A new treatment option for people with aortic stenosis could be an alternative to traditional types of open heart surgeries. Some of the patient population diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis may be candidates for Transcather Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Until recently, this type of heart procedure, known as TAVR or TAVI, was used to …






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The Migraine Spectrum




  What is a Migraine? Migraines are the third most prevalent illness in the world, with over 36 million people in the United States suffering from them. A migraine is a headache disorder, characterized by recurring attacks of moderate-to-severe headaches. Typically, patients complain of headaches on one side but it can occur on both sides. …






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Exciting New Treatment Approaches for Atrial Fibrillation




Atrial Fibrillation If you experience your heart banging against your chest or skipping beats you’re most likely experiencing arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is an irregular rate or rhythm of the heartbeat, where your heart can beat too fast or slow. This is a type of atrial fibrillation (AFib), when disorganized electrical signals cause the heart’s two upper …






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What is a bigger factor when it comes to colorectal cancer development?




Is diet or genetics a bigger factor when it comes to colorectal cancer development? Patients always wonder what the biggest factor is when it comes to colorectal cancer development. Many researchers have found that there might be several risk factors that could increase the risk for colorectal cancer. Could diet be a factor? Yes, the …






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Common Questions about Platelet Rich Plasma




During the last several years, biologic treatments have been emerging in the treatment of orthopaedic injuries and degenerative conditions. Many professional athletes have received treatments, giving a lot of front page press to these new treatments. Although very safe, biological injections can be confusing to patients and “false promises” are often made that this can …






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Rotator Cuff Injuries | A Look into the Symptoms and Treatments




Rotator cuff injuries are the most frequent causes of shoulder pain and aren’t necessarily caused by an injury. Most often rotator cuff pain comes from a degenerative, attritional process. Other causes include degenerative tears, genetic causes, inflammatory diseases, age and activity related pain. Each patient that presents with rotator cuff pain has a different story. …






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Atrial Fibrillation is not a “One Size Fits All” Disease




I am frequently asked questions from patients about a treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib) that they heard about online, touting incredibly high rates of success. Other patients share anecdotes with me about friends or family members previously diagnosed with AFib, who underwent a procedure that was either successful or unsuccessful, and are wondering whether this …






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Summer Skin Tips




Summer is right around the corner and living in South Florida, the sun and heat can do major damage to your skin. Florida is known for having hot, humid air, which can wreak havoc on your skin. With these tips, you can help keep your summer days, and skin, relaxed and healthy. Sunscreen can help …






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