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Heartburn & GERD: What’s the Difference?

Heartburn & GERD: What’s the Difference?

You probably hear the term “heartburn” all the time. On television commercials, the radio, in magazine ads and on billboards. Chances are you have also heard a mention or two about GERD or GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease. The two can become …

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Preventing Heat-Related Illness among Student-Athletes

Preventing Heat-Related Illness among Student-Athletes

Students across the country are back in school, hitting both the books and the playing fields. High school athletics represent a favorite pastime for countless students, but in the heat of Florida these activities can pose a health risk. High-school …

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Do I Have PAD?

Do I Have PAD?

PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease) is a very serious disease that affects millions of Americans over age 50. Arteries in the legs of someone with PAD are narrowed by plaque build-up from cholesterol and other substances, preventing the delivery of the …

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Top Seven Tips for Choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon

Top Seven Tips for Choosing an Orthopedic Surgeon

Finding the right doctor can take time and patience. And when it comes to important procedures like orthopedic surgery, selecting the right specialist is even more important. For instance, an older patient who needs a hip replacement may need a …

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When Is Back Surgery the Best Option?

When Is Back Surgery the Best Option?

If you have back pain, you know how it limits you. It hurts to sit, it hurts to turn, and it turns to bend down. Simple, everyday activities become daunting tasks you try to avoid. Nearly 80 percent of Americans …

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When It Comes to Your Heart, Rehab Is Not Optional

When It Comes to Your Heart, Rehab Is Not Optional

Your body has over 600 muscles. What’s the most important? Your heart, which delivers the oxygen and nutrients that sustain the rest of your body. Heart attack, heart disease, and other cardiovascular conditions drastically diminish the heart’s ability to perform …

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It’s Time for an ER Visit! Are You Ready?

It’s Time for an ER Visit! Are You Ready?

When you’re facing a medical emergency, there’s often not much time to think. That’s why it’s important to take the time to prepare for a trip to the ER—before you ever have an emergency. Although it sounds counterintuitive (after all, …

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Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point receives recognition from the American Heart Association for turning guidelines into lifelines

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point receives recognition from the American Heart Association for turning guidelines into lifelines

HUDSON, FL. July, 2010 — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is one of only three Florida hospitals and the only Tampa Bay area hospital recognized for achieving Triple Gold Recognition in all three areas in implementing the American Heart Association/American …

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Could It Be More than Heartburn?

Could It Be More than Heartburn?

Most of us are familiar with the signs of heartburn: a burning sensation, pressure in the chest, and indigestion. But many people don’t know that other conditions can mimic heartburn. One of the most common is angina, which is a …

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The Role of Clinical Environment in Healing

The Role of Clinical Environment in Healing

From the ancient Greeks to Florence Nightingale, many medical pioneers have embraced the concept that a patient’s environment significantly impacts healing. Every aspect of a patient’s surroundings can contribute to the patient’s recovery. Environmental Factors that Improve Outcomes Lack of …

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