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BE AN EDUCATED CONSUMER! TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF ASSISTED LIVING

TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF ASSISTED LIVING

Starting the search for assisted living can be overwhelming.  Unfortunately, many people are faced with this daunting task in the midst of a crisis: a spouse breaks a hip, a parent develops dementia, a couple needs more assistance with care.  Where – and how – to begin? Let’s talk about assisted living facilities, or ALFs.  Did you know that there …

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Living with Heart Failure Team approach helps patients live full, productive lives

Living with Heart Failure Team approach helps patients live full, productive lives

The numbers are staggering. According to the American Heart Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with heart failure, and over 900,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. “The condition is prevalent among seniors, especially those with underlying heart conditions or other medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension,” said Ki Hassler, D.O., a board-certified cardiologist with South County …

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Vaginal Rejuvenation for Better Sex

When it comes to sexual issues, many women are private and do not discuss their issues openly with anyone, even their doctors. Unfortunately, by keeping quiet, most women do not realize that they are not alone and there is actually treatments to help relieve the pain that can accompany intercourse. The fact that they are suffering from lifeless, ungratifying and painful …

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Parkinson’s Disease Could Be Detected Early Through An Eye Exam

Parkinson’s Disease Could Be Detected Early Through An Eye Exam

Each year nearly 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  This devastating condition is the second most common type of neurodegenerative condition of the brain and nervous system in the world. Typically an individual with Parkinson’s disease is unaware of their illness until they develop signs or symptoms, secondary to progressive nerve cell loss.  The signs of Parkinson’s are hand tremors, …

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What to do when your loved one is diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

What to do when your loved one is diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute Shirley Grey recognized the important role that loved ones play in the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer. Her beloved husband, Herbie, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1991 and died of his disease in 2008. Shirley learned a great deal about coping with a loved one …

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Redefining the Easter Basket The Good, the Bad and the Confusing about Sugar

Redefining the Easter Basket The Good

With National Nutrition Month just behind us and the Easter Bunny on the horizon, figuring out how to balance daily nutrition with holiday indulgences can seem overwhelming.  But with an obesity rate that has increased over 150 percent for adults – and children – since 1990, re-visiting your children’s Easter basket and egg hunt along with your family’s daily diet …

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Alcohol Awareness: The Shocking Truth About Our Youth and Alcohol

Alcohol Awareness: The Shocking Truth About Our Youth and Alcohol

By David Harris, BA, CPhT Alcohol is a topic that almost everyone knows a lot about and simultaneously knows very little about.  It has become a part of our society, engrained in our culture, and a rite of passage from adolescence into adulthood for many youths today.  In 1987, the NCAAD (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC.) established April …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor?  There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium Physician Group’s North Port Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. The North Port Walk-in recently opened and has expanded hours all week …

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Relating to a child with Asperger’s Syndrome

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism, or Asperger’s Syndrome, is on the increase. Here’s some advice on how to recognize and relate to someone with the condition. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome are unique in that they usually demonstrate average or above-average intelligence, but they often have problems interacting with others. They tend to have difficulty relating …

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Living well with Parkinson’s

The Neuro Challenge Foundation has a better approach to Parkinson’s  disease that includes educational and support programs. The average onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is around 60 years of age.  Approximately 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year and 15% of those are under the age of 50, which is called “young-onset.” Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. have …

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