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Recognizing the Signs of a Stroke

Every year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, often resulting in death or long-term disability. Stroke happens when the brain’s blood supply gets cut off. The oxygen deprivation that follows causes brain cells to die. The aftermath of a stroke can have a...

Prostate Cancer: Are You in the Know?

September is National Prostate Health Month. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. In fact, one in seven men nationwide will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime during their life. Luckily, there are several things that men can do to take...

Start the School Year off Right With Healthy Vision

Good eyesight is an important part of any successful school year — it helps kids perform their best both in the classroom and on the playground. Poor vision can make learning difficult and stressful. When children can’t see clearly, they often develop avoidant...

Common Warning Signs of Thyroid Trouble

Not feeling so hot lately? Or perhaps you’ve been feeling too hot. If you’ve recently been plagued by sweating, fatigue, weight gain, hair loss or other unusual symptoms, your thyroid may be the culprit. This tiny, butterfly-shaped gland is located in the base of your...

Gessler Opens Extended Hours Clinic

Gessler Clinic now offers hours that fit your life! Monday through Thursday 8 am - 7 pm Friday 8 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 2pm To reach the clinic, call 863-298-3276

4 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin

You only have to step outside for a moment to know that summer is in full swing. Here in the Sunshine State, we enjoy “beach weather” almost year-round. It seems like we just can’t get enough fun in the sun — even sizzling asphalt and outrageous humidity aren’t enough...

5 Tips to Lower Cholesterol Without Medication

If you have high cholesterol, making healthy lifestyle changes can be an intimidating task. There are many medications available that are effective at lowering cholesterol levels, but making the switch to healthier habits is always the best place to get started. The...

Digital Mammography: A Closer Look

Nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In fact, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers to affect American women, second only to skin cancer. Thankfully, the past 20 years have seen a decline in the reported number of...

Physician Highlight: Dr. Brian Lake

Our monthly physician highlight features Dr. Brian Lake. Brian Lake, D.O. completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida, medical school at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and finished training with a fellowship in...

5 Ways to Cope With Seasonal Allergies

Spring ushers in a long-awaited season of warm weather and beautiful blossoms, but for those affected with allergies, it can be a season of immense discomfort. Blooming flowers, trees and other greenery produce high levels of pollen. Seasonal showers encourage the...