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What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

September was PAD awareness month. PAD is a chronic condition affecting 20 million people in the U.S. If left untreated, it can result in unnecessary limb amputations,  and this has

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Revision Surgery After Total Joint Replacement

Pain and loss of mobility in the joints of the leg due to arthritis can be debilitating. Hip or knee replacement surgery can alleviate this pain and restore function. However,

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer

There are few things in life as scary as learning that you have cancer. At Lakeside Dermatology, we’ve had to help our fair share of patients through this frightening diagnosis.

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Contact Lens Care

Contact lenses may look like simple pieces of plastic, but actually, they are medical devices.  As medical devices, they require a prescription, even when not used for vision correction. It

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Robotics Help Refine Hip, Knee Replacement

As we move further into the 21st century, more and more of the amazing things that science fiction promised us are becoming reality. One fascinating technological development is the use

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Unmasking the ‘Invisible Injury’: Knowing Concussion Signs Saves Lives

National Concussion Awareness Day is September 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion.   To a teen athlete,

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Happiness Happens… in the Sun!

Despite the recent rain, we residents of the Sunshine State still make time to enjoy the Florida sunshine. Nothing says happiness like a day at the lake with family and

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Skin Cancer Screening a Necessity for Floridians

It should come as no big surprise that simply living in Florida puts you at an increased risk for skin cancer. The reason for this is simple: The biggest cause

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Diagnosis and Treatment Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Last month, I explained what an aortic aneurysm is, how it can be detected, its presentation and risk factors.   How Is It Diagnosed? An abdominal aortic aneurysm can be

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a “weakening” or “dilatation” in a part of an artery. An estimated 15,000 people die of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) every year in the US. About