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One of the many roles of physicians

  Physicians perform many functions in our society. One of the tasks physicians perform that almost everyone knows about is the care of the ill and injured patient. But physicians

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Breaking the mold of medical advertising

When asking, “What’s the standard of medical advertising?” That’s a simple question to answer: new medical staff, the latest equipment, or latest ratings from U.S. News and World Report are

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Editor’s Dose: Don’t miss out on this issue’s Healthy Cook article

As I spoke with various doctors and medical professionals on this month’s topic of breast cancer, several themes were emphasized. Specifically, the importance of a healthy diet and nutrition is

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Body, Mind & Spirit: Restoring confidence while reconstructing the breast

Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease, in my experience, is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures. New medical techniques have made

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Beyond breast cancer: Looking after your health

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone the first phase of treatment: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or hormone therapy. Now comes the next step in your journey: taking good

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Publisher’s Note: Will the Medicaid overhaul favor certain FL-based HMOs?

 It seems only yesterday it was August 2, when hundreds of pages describing the Florida Medicaid overhaul were released.  The goal of this overhaul is to shift Medicaid beneficiaries into “managed-care

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September STATs

  A Prostate Pick Me Up 60% Percentage decrease in death from prostate cancer in men who drank 6 cups of coffee daily, decaf or regular. Source: 20-year Harvard University

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Healthy Cook: The cure for the common fruit (variety is key)

Follow nutrition headlines and it may be tempting to focus on one fruit that’s exciting to health researchers. Unfortunately, the stars of the produce stand can change their rankings as

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Don’t look, I’m exercising!

  The Challenge of Going to the Gym for the Body Conscious The locker room isn’t the only scary place in the fitness center. The workout areas present their own

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Publisher’s Note: Fruits and veggies – more matters month

  Many may not know that September is national “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters” month. The Produce for Better Health Foundation offers the “Fruits and Veggies – More Matters”