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Archive for October 2020

Advocate for Yourself During the Pandemic

Navigate the new normal with grace and grit. In Florida, most schools have reopened for in-person instruction, restaurants and bars serve customers, and sporting events carry on. Soon enough, the holidays will arrive with their own set of social expectations.  And yet, the pandemic continues.  Reopening society is a dicey dance, moving one step forward,…

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Hablemos sobre el color de su orina

Si bien es posible que no desee pensar en ella, la orina es un indicador de su estado de salud general. La orina normal es un 95 % de agua más otros compuestos extraídos del cuerpo. Los riñones la producen cuando filtran el exceso de agua y desperdicios de la sangre que circula por el cuerpo.…

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What is that Ringing Sound?

Have you ever heard a buzzing sound or a ringing that no one around you could hear? Tinnitus, a hearing condition characterized by the perception of sounds like hissing, buzzing, or clicking in the ears, is experienced by more 15% of people in the United States. But this extremely common condition is also widely misunderstood.…

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Hurricanes Disrupt At-home Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment

For patients who have obstructive sleep apnea (OAS), hurricanes can be especially disruptive. According to a study that surveyed OAS patients’ experiences with Hurricane Irma, many reported that they were unable to use positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy before, during, and after the storm. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine recently published the results of…

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Fun Costume Today. Blind Tomorrow?

It’s no scare tactic: wearing non-prescription contacts can lead to permanent vision loss. Wearing fashion contact lenses to enhance your Halloween costume’s fear factor may seem like a fun idea, but these non-prescription lenses can cause something far more terrifying — blindness. Several varieties of over-the-counter decorative lenses can cause abrasions on the cornea, which could…

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Reduce Chronic Inflammation – With Food

What is inflammation, and why is it so bad for your health? Inflammation is the body’s natural response to fighting infection, injury, and toxins. But, widespread chronic inflammation can damage healthy cells, tissues, and organs. This can cause fatigue, fever, mouth sores, rashes, abdominal pain, and chest pain. Over time, the body’s inflammatory response can…

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Not Every COVID-19 Test is the Same

The pandemic has focused a spotlight on the importance of accurate medical tests, especially in light of recent increases in coronavirus cases. “The important thing to remember,” says Merce Jorda, M.D., who serves as chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Miami Health System, “is that there are multiple types of tests…

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Can Proton Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?

Can the precision of a proton beam keep the hearts of breast cancer patients safe during radiation treatment?  A national collaborative study is now underway to find out. And the results could help define the future of breast cancer radiotherapy treatment. Proton beam therapy, also called proton therapy, is a newer approach to delivering radiation…

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