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  • Tighter standards protect young athletes

    From Concussions to weight management, sport safety is key Making sports safer for children is a big issue these days – from protecting athletes who suffer concussions to those attempting dramatic weight loss. “Concussions are things that are going to happen. You don’t let them go back to playing until that concussion is healed,” says…

  • Have fun in the sun while safeguarding from the heat

    Steps to help prevent heat exhaustion and stroke The Sunshine state is known for its sandy beaches, adventurous theme parks, and cool swimming pools. But she is also known for her hot, muggy days. Being careful not to get overheated is the number one rule in Florida. As reported in an article from the Surgeon…

  • Working on a midsection miracle

    Finding a routine to get rid of that stubborn stomach fat Belly fat. Midriff bulge. Stomach flab. Wheat belly. That extra layer of fat around the abdomen goes by a number of names. Whatever you call it, if you’ve got it, more than likely you want it gone. Now. And it’s hard to budge. The…

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  • Aortic Dissection: Rare and Potentially Deadly 

    Aortic Dissection: Rare and Potentially Deadly 

    Aortic dissection is a tear in the inner layer of the aorta, the main blood vessel branching off from the heart.  An acute aortic dissection is a medical emergency and presents with excruciating chest or upper back pain that radiates to the neck or back. Other symptoms include sudden loss of consciousness and shortness of…

  • Vision Myths, Debunked!

    Vision Myths, Debunked!

    by ANISA PATAIL, O.D. Whether it’s an old wives’ tale or something a friend mentioned in conversation, you may have heard some things about your eyes that made you wonder if they are true.  I’m here to put your questions to rest!  Here are the myths I hear the most:  1) Eating carrots will improve…

  • Suffering From Lymphedema? Learn More About This Common Condition

    Suffering From Lymphedema? Learn More About This Common Condition

    Lymphedema is swelling caused by obstruction or reflux in the lymphatic vessels and is one of the most common conditions afflicting humans. The lymph vessels are long, thin-walled tubes that form a very intricate network in the arms and the legs. In some cases, these lymph vessels are absent or are damaged or destroyed, and…

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