Patient Articles

Getting shorter as you age? It may be osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a silent skeletal disorder in which your bones become thinner and begin to lose strength. Your chances of bone fractures increase, especially for the wrist, hip and spine. Hip fractures reduce one’s ability to move around and can be difficult to heal.... Click here for complete article.

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MAB 5/13/2020 11:52:00 AM

Methods to Detect Cancer Early

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease. Over a lifetime, about one of every three Americans will develop some form of malignancy. April is National Cancer Control Month. Screenings can help detect cancer early to improve prognosis. Click here to read full article.

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MAB 4/9/2020 7:19:00 PM

Preventive medicine is the best way to avoid getting sick.

We live life everyday with our own set of schedules and habits.When we fall ill, we rely on doctors and health care professionals to help us recover. But what if we could avoid getting sick in the first place? That’s what preventive medicine is all about. Read Full Article Here .

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MAB 3/19/2020 2:30:00 PM

Saving Her Leg

Arterial disease can strike the young and fit, as this runner discovered. Read the full article here.

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MAB 3/10/2016 2:44:00 PM

Neti pot flushes out nasal pollens

This month, FLORIDA TODAY reported on the severity of tree pollens particularly microscopic cedar and oak that are causing misery for allergy sufferers in Brevard County and elsewhere in Florida. Allergist Dr. Parvana Beerelli of Medical Associates of Brevard in Melbourne said this year's outbreak has been especially bad. And even worse, we are a state that deals with pollen year round. Read the full article here. 

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MAB 12/11/2015 5:13:00 PM

Brevard lifeguards see increase in rescued swimmers

Ahammer discovered the near-drowning victim had stopped breathing, so she performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and revived her. The girl was hospitalized on a ventilator for a few days at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, then released, Fire Chief Don Hughes said. Read the full article here. 

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MAB 12/11/2015 5:09:00 PM

Commander would not let cancer define him

...Melbourne gastroenterologist Dr. Adwait Jathal said that almost all colon cancers start off as polyps or small growths on the colon, allowing for detection before cancer develops. It is the third leading cancer death in the U.S. and it's the most preventable, he said. Jathal said tests should begin at age 50 if there is no family history of colon cancer; if there is, the test should start at 40 years old. The tests should be done every 10 years or more frequently if polyps are found... ...

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MAB 12/11/2015 5:03:00 PM

Neurology Clinic Features Thorough, Caring Treatment

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Neurology Clinic has earned a reputation for excellence in neurological care. They offer a full range of neurological services including treatment of headaches and migraines, neuropathy, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease, just to name a few. Advanced treatment options including Botox® for treatment of migraine, dystonia and post-stroke spasticity as well as management of vagus nerve and deep brain stimulators are also offered. ...

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MAB 10/23/2015 7:42:00 PM

Vascular surgeon takes straight-forward approach

Vascular surgeon Dr. Peter Dovgan takes a straight-forward but compassionate approach in explaining serious medical issues to patients and families. Read the article here.

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MAB 10/21/2015 5:31:00 PM