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The discovery of parasites could change the way we treat several chronic conditions

The discovery of parasites could change the way we treat several chronic conditions

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL In my early medical career I spent a lot of time in Southern Africa and the Thailand/Cambodia border working as a doctor in refugee camps or with the very poor people of Africa. One of the pearls of wisdom

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Up Your Protein and Counteract the Holiday Weight Gain!

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL The holiday season is here! The houses are decorated. Our kids are excited about Christmas and Christmas gifts. I love this time of year but I will say when it comes to my medical practice Thanksgiving Day to January

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Depression and Lithium Supplementation

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL Have you noticed there are a lot of people suffering with anxiety and depression? I am surprised at how many of my friends tell me how they have never mentioned it to their doctor; but that they do have

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Platelet Rich Plasma – An Older Treatment Now Used for Today’s Chronic Conditions

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL I try to keep up with the literature in medicine but with 8,000 medical articles published daily, it is hard to stay current. Now, I know many doctors hate it when a patient brings in a medical article to

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Is Genetic Testing Right For You?

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL My practice is always interesting. It seems I never get the plain old sore throat problem. Most of my cases are of the complicated type. But I have found out over the years that if you stick with the

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Stem Cell Therapy – The Future Has So Many Possibilities!

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL We received a request from a dentist to treat a lady with severe bone loss in her upper jaw that was causing a number of serious dental problems. There are some interesting studies showing that umbilical cord stem cells

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Stem Cell Therapy – Navigating Your Needs

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL It seems as if everyone is talking about stem cells. What are Stem Cells? Medical News Today defined them on July 19th, 2017 as a class of cells that specialize in becoming bone, muscle, nerves, tissues, blood cells and

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Alternative Medicine Giving Hope to Elderly and Terminally Ill Patients

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL Over the last several years, I have noticed something in my medical practice: that a number of my elderly patients have told me that the older they get the less their Healthcare Providers take their medical problems seriously. These

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Phthalates and Plastic

Phthalates and Plastic

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL   Over the years of practicing medicine, I have noticed that some diseases which I rarely saw as a resident I now see quite often. For example, I had a brother and sister come in to see me a

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Anti-Depressants are not the Only Treatment for Depression

Dr. John Young, MD (727) 545-4600 Largo, FL   I have been getting more and more patients coming in that complain of just being “down.” Simply put, feeling depressed. So, instead of reaching for my prescription pad to put a patient on the latest anti-depressant drug I

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