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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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Local Cardiologist Recognized by the Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI)

Local Cardiologist Recognized by the Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI)

Rao Musunuru, M.D. a local cardiologist was recognized as the “2010 Physician of the Year” by the Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI). He received the award in recognition of his outstanding contributions and excellence in the field …

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Choose an Emergency Room—Before You Need to Visit!

Choose an Emergency Room—Before You Need to Visit!

Visiting the emergency room isn’t something that anyone looks forward to, but it is something that you can plan for. A little research about local hospitals can help you choose the right emergency room for your family before an injury …

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When Treating STEMI, Every Second Counts

When Treating STEMI, Every Second Counts

Each year, approximately 400,000 people suffer from a STEMI, or ST-elevated myocardial infarction. STEMI is the deadliest form of heart attack, because it is caused by a complete blockage of an artery. As the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen …

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