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Cutting Carbs

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Many of us aren't sure where carbs even come from, or how to quickly cut them out.

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Medical Marijuna

Updated: 03/26/2014 - This week the American Academy of Neurology is putting out a new guideline regarding its use for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, suggesting it may ease some symptoms of the disease.

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Gluten Free Diets

Updated: 03/24/2014 - Although gluten free diets are becoming a new fad, they don't help you lose weight.

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Medical Minute Vasectomies

Updated: 03/21/2014 - Doctors say a lot of guys have their vasectomies done this week and then lay around all weekend watching basketball- doctor's orders.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Updated: 03/21/2014 - A condition known as Deep Vein Thrombosis kills more Americans every year than Aids and Breast Cancer combined. But not many people know about it.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Posted: 01/24/2014 - January is glaucoma awarness month. More than two million americans have glaucoma... but half of them don't know it. It's the second leading cause of blindness in the world --affecting one out of every 50 adults. One Panama City doctor calls glaucoma the silent killer of the eye.

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Updated: 12/22/2012 - When compared with the rest of the nation, per capita Northwest Florida has a tremendous amount of sinus disease. If those problems begin to affect your daily routine, most often the answer is surgery. In the past that meant at least a day in the hospital and a long recovery time, Now an alternative is being offered in Bay County that can be done right in the doctor’s office.

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It's Beginning to look like Flu Season in Bay County

Posted: 12/06/2012 - Despite a relatively mild season locally, flu season is off to a strong start across the rest of the country. The Centers for Disease Control has said they expect this year's flu strains to be serious and is hitting it's victims quicker.

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World Arthritis Day

Posted: 10/17/2012 - October 12th is world arthritis day. When most people think of arthritis, they think of elderly people. But that’s far from the case.

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Local Doctor Calls Neurological Disease an Epidemic

Updated: 10/09/2012 - Panama City- NewsChannel 7 reported Monday about a local five year old little boy suffering from a condition called hydrocephalus or water on the brain. Unfortunately it appears he's not the only one in our area suffering from the neroulogical disease. In fact, one local doctor called it an epidemic.

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Free Online Training Module Helps Families Dealing with Alzheimer's

Updated: 07/05/2012 - Panama City - Alzheimers. By age 85, 30% to 50% of adults show signs of the disease. For family caregivers, dealing with Alzheimer's effects on their loved one can be heartbreaking and stressful. That's why a local in-home senior care provider is spreading the word about a new, and free resource for families. The online training module is called "CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education." It helps families better understand the disease and how to cope with it, as well as offer tips on how to care for the 60% to 70% of Alzheimer's patients still living at home.

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Less Invasive Treatment for Abdominal Aneurysms

Updated: 05/24/2012 - Five percent of the American population has an abdominal aortic aneurysm and most have no clue they could be a ticking time bomb. To make matters worse, there really aren't any symptoms. If it ruptures, large amounts of blood can spill in the abdominal cavity, leading to death within a matter of minutes. The good news is, once you know it's there it can be removed. Now a Bay County doctor has a much less invasive way to get rid it.

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal in Florida?

Updated: 05/10/2012 - The battle over legalzing medical marijuana in Florida continues to grow. Supporters were hoping to pass a bill this past legislative session allowing the drug, but it failed to get enough support.

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May is Skin Cancer/Melanoma Awareness Month

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Florida has the highest rate of skin cancer in the country. May has been designated as melanoma / skin cancer detection month with Monday the 7th known as melanoma Monday. It's a reminder to get checked for this most aggressive form of skin cancer.

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Bay Medical Designated Level Two Trauma Center

Updated: 05/03/2012 - When there's an accident with severe injuries, getting help quickly is the key to survival. In the past patients in our area were usually life flighted to Pensacola or Tallahassee to a hospital that specializes in treating trauma patients. That's no longer the case.

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Bay Medical No Longer Ties Tubes For Women

Posted: 02/23/2012 - Bay Medical is in for some changes due to their new management. Since Sacred Heart is a Catholic organization, certain medical and surgical procedures will no longer be available. After Sacred Heart takes over Bay Medical on April 1st, one of the procedures that will no longer happen is tubal ligations.

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Pill Mill Law Makes it Tough for Some Patients

Updated: 02/21/2012 - The state's new pill mill law has forced some doctors to give up their ability to prescribe certain drugs, forcing their patients to go elsewhere.

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