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North Florida Is Not Immune to the Opioid Overdose Crisis

April 11,2019

The misuse of opioids and addiction to the prescription pain relievers and heroin is a serious national crisis that is also having a huge affect on many North Florida residents and families. When...


Fasting Has Been Practiced Throughout Human Evolution

April 10,2019

Did you know that humans evolved as animals capable of functioning without food for extended periods of time? In ancient times, people did not have supermarkets, refrigerators, or even food...


Does Post-Injury Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Work?

March 26,2019

When Tiger Woods, the most famous golfer on the planet, opts for platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy in an attempt to return more quickly to competition following an injury, the rest of the world...


Should You Take Probiotic Supplements While Taking Antibiotics?

March 19,2019

Antibiotics are an important class of drugs that are prescribed by healthcare providers to treat harmful bacterial infections in the body. However, they have not been proven useful for treating...


Who Should Get a Pneumonia Vaccination?

February 18,2019

The word pneumonia describes a group of symptoms with inflammation in the lungs where air spaces fill with fluid due to an infection from bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi. Pneumonia is a...


Medical Diets for People with Specific Dietary Needs

February 13,2019

Confused as to which diet you should adopt? If so, ask your doctor. Many of the so-called fad diets actually evolved from earlier versions of medical diets designed to meet a patient's specific...


Has the 2019 Flu Season Arrived in North Florida?

January 10,2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for the close monitoring of influenza viruses each month to better assess the disease's potential impact on public health. Since...


Should You Have an Annual Physical Exam?

January 3,2019

Based on your specific risk factors, such as age, family medical history, and lifestyle, it is prudent for your primary care physician to make an annual assessment of your overall health and...


Did You Have a Mole Check Last Year?

December 26,2018

More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined. Fortunately, advanced treatments and patient self-awareness have greatly reduced the risk...


What Cures a Holiday Hangover?

December 21,2018

Unless you have medical restrictions, there is nothing wrong with consuming alcohol in moderation during the holidays. First, make certain you have a designated driver. If not, plan on "catching a...