Category: Matter of Health

Help for Hernias

Hernias are common  — and often extremely uncomfortable — ailments that affect people of all ages. Though there are several types of hernias, they generally occur when part of an organ, usually the intestines, sticks through a weak point or tear in the thin muscular wall that holds the abdominal organs in place.

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, the colon cancer death rate in this country could be cut by more than one-half if Americans simply followed recommended screening guidelines. Early detection and treatment are critical. If caught early, colorectal cancer is 90 percent curable.

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer rates are skyrocketing, both in the U.S., where more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually, and around the world. In fact, one in five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer at some point in their lives. It is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with more new cases than the combined incidences of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

by Marissa Magsino, M.D., FAABFM

7450 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Suite 204, Orlando


Platelet Rich PlasmaPlatelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is composed of concentrated, autologous platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation. More simply put, PRP comes from a patient’s own blood. It is unique to them and is therefore more easily assimilated by the body after being prepared through a centrifuge and injected into the patient’s target area.

Healing Properties of Adipose Derived Stem Cells

submitted by Spa Blue

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Damage to the body typically results in inflammation. This could be in the form of redness, raised or bumpy skin, blisters, rashes, itching, burning, etc. This is the body’s natural reaction; it is part of an automatic immune response to identify and assess the extent of the damage, to stop any bleeding or immediate threat to the body (such as infection), and ultimately to heal and repair the damage caused to restore proper function.

The Vampire FaceLift … Not As Scary As You Think

by Marissa Magsino, M.D., FAABFM

The Vampire FaceLift is a minimally invasive facial that brings about a more youthful appearance. Growing in popularity, many people first heard of the procedure when celebrities Kim Kardashian and Gisele Bündchen openly talked about theirs. The term “vampire” was inspired by how this facial uses the patient’s platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate …

Bladder Security After Menopause

– by John C. Carrozzella, M.D., FAARFM

There you are, out with your husband at the latest Broadway show at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. You’re having a wonderful date night. Then it happens, you sneeze and feel warm fluid flow down between your legs. Stunned and surprised, you look down and there it is — a big embarrassing wet spot. Date night over. Future engagements in doubt. You’ve just discovered that you are the latest victim of a common …

A Prescription to Prevent & Treat Low Back Pain

 – by Maahir Harquw, M.D. • Celebration Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute • • – It is estimated that four out of five people of all ages will contend with low back pain. It can flare up during everyday activities or seemingly out of the blue. If not addressed, it can limit one’s…

Helpful Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

by Ricardo Marin, M.D. • JSA Medical Group • Medicare open enrollment, which occurs annually from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, marks an important time of year for individuals older than age 65 to change their health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year. Below are several tips to help seniors who…