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Boost Your Brain with Exercise

By |2024-07-08T12:27:51-04:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , |

Exercise is good for your body, but did you know that those benefits also extend to your brain? “Exercise improves the function of your cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems, all of which support your brain's health and ability to do its job,” says CentraState neurosurgeon Mark McLaughlin, [...]

The Future of Medicine Starts with Clinical Trials

By |2024-07-08T12:17:18-04:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Without clinical research, medicine would not have cancer immunotherapy, cardiac angioplasty or the data showing that ulcers are caused by a bacterium and not spicy foods. Through clinical trials – studies that test new therapies, medications or medical devices in humans – researchers have investigated and developed breakthroughs that [...]

5 Signs Your Child May Need Speech or Occupational Therapy

By |2024-07-08T12:14:47-04:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: , , |

While every child is different, some may need additional help to meet developmental milestones. CentraState speech-language pathologist Danielle DaCunha, MS, CCC-SLP, and occupational therapist Diana Cruz, MS, OTR/L, CSRS, share five signs that your child may benefit from a speech or occupational therapy evaluation. They have trouble meeting developmental [...]

How to Release Tension with Somatic Stretching

By |2024-07-09T15:50:34-04:00June 11th, 2024|Categories: Health A-Z, Physical Therapy|Tags: |

When you roll your neck to release tension after looking down at your phone for too long, you are instinctively doing somatic stretching. It’s your body’s way of releasing sore, overworked muscles. Over time, muscles can become chronically tight due to stress, injuries and repetitive activities. This can negatively [...]

Treating Esophageal Cancer without Surgery

By |2024-06-14T14:23:36-04:00May 31st, 2024|Categories: Cancer|Tags: |

Esophageal cancer is highly treatable when found at an early stage. At the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState, patients with early-stage esophageal cancer may be eligible for a state-of-the art, non-surgical treatment that allows for a quicker return to work, family, and daily activities. Board-certified thoracic surgeon Igor Brichkov, [...]

Can Cranberry Juice Treat a UTI?

By |2024-06-21T12:31:17-04:00April 18th, 2024|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: |

While it can’t treat a urinary tract infection (UTI), natural, tart cranberry juice may help prevent recurrent UTIs by flushing the bladder of infection-causing bacteria. “If you have frequent UTIs, drinking natural cranberry juice certainly can’t hurt,” says CentraState OB/GYN Angela Markman, MD. “But it’s important to use proven prevention [...]


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