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The ER Doc Will See You Now

May 11th, 2022
Manatee Memorial Hospital’s freestanding ER at Sun City Center now open The ER at Sun City Center, a newly built freestanding emergency room located in Wimauma, officially opened its doors this week and is now offering emergency medical care to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ER at Sun City Center, an extension of Manatee Memorial Hospital, is the first freestanding emergency department established by the specialty care hospital and is located at 16504 US 301…

All About Arthritis

May 9th, 2022
A joint is an area in the body where two or more bones come together. Most joints are flexible, enabling you to move. Arthritis is a broad term that describes more than 100 conditions that cause inflammation and degeneration of the joints. May is Arthritis Awareness Month, so let’s learn all about arthritis. Two common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OA, or “wear and tear” arthritis, is more common with age. Most people over age…

A Lesson On Lupus

May 2nd, 2022
May is National Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which your immune system, your body’s natural defense against infection and disease, becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. Lupus can cause inflammation and pain in just about any area of your body, including your skin, joints, lungs, kidneys, blood and heart. Lupus can range in severity from mild to life-threatening. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans have some form of lupus. And based…

Decide To Donate Life

April 12th, 2022
Donate Life America is a nonprofit organization with the aim of increasing the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives in the US. Along with its partnering organizations, Donate Life America established National Donate Life Month, observed each year in April, to raise awareness about donation, encourage Americans to register as organ donors and honor those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. The need for organ donors is critical. There are…

Meditating On Multiple Sclerosis 

April 5th, 2022
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. With an autoimmune disease, your protective immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells like it normally would attack foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses. In MS, your immune system attacks myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds and insulates the nerves in the CNS. Without myelin, electrical impulses cannot travel efficiently from nerve to nerve.…

FDA Approves Use Of Patch For Alzheimer’s

March 24th, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration has approved use of the first weekly transdermal skin patch for Alzheimer’s-related dementia. Adlarity (donepezil) is a patch for patients with mild, moderate or severe dementia and is available in 5- or 10-mg per day forms. The patch can be placed on the patient’s back, thigh or buttocks and will consistently deliver a well-tolerated dose of donepezil through the skin for up to seven days. Donepezil is the most widely used medicine for patients with…

Endometriosis Education

March 22nd, 2022
March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is a disorder in women in which tissue similar to the endometrium that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This tissue, called an endometrial implant, is most often found on other reproductive organs, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. But sometimes, endometrial implants can be found in other areas, such as the intestines, rectum and bladder.  During a woman’s menstrual cycle, the hormone estrogen stimulates the buildup of the endometrium…

Concerning Colorectal Cancer

March 14th, 2022
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, observed each year in March, serves as an excellent opportunity to learn more about the third most common cancer, excluding skin cancer, in both men and women in the US. Colorectal cancer is also the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. In the US, approximately 72 percent of colorectal cancers begin in the colon and 28 percent begin in the rectum. The colon is a muscular, 5- to 6-foot…

Be Kind To Your Kidneys

March 7th, 2022
There are multiple health observances celebrated during the month of March. One is National Kidney Month. Our kidneys play an important role in our overall health and well-being, so we should give them a little love and attention once in a while. Learn more about how your kidneys function to keep you feeling your best and how you can help protect them in this blog. Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs about the size of a computer mouse that sit…

Free Colorectal Cancer Screenings At Manatee Memorial on March 8

March 6th, 2022
March is designated as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, to bring attention screening treatment and research. Of note, it’s not just a disease for senior citizens. Diagnosis rates for people younger than 50 has increased 2.2% annually from 2007-16, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The alliance also says the nation’s third most diagnosed cancer, afflicting an estimated 151,030 people in 2022. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer death, with an estimated more than 52,000 fatalities this year.…