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Forty-Eight Days

Lynn enjoying a good meal.

Lynn Matthews’ heart stopped last November. His ordeal holds lessons for us all. For Venice Realtor® Tammy Kitt, the final walk-through last November with customer Gilbert “Lynn” Matthews was routine. The home was checking out just fine, the movers were on the way with Matthews’ furnishings, and the two were headed out the door when Matthews said he wanted to …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Skip the Wait at Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week or weekend and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! The Venice Walk-in recently expanded their hours to every day of the week. They are now open seven days a week from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The Venice Walk-in Center, conveniently …

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Are You At Risk?

Deep Vein Thrombosis Are You At Risk?

By Federico M. Richter, MD Keeping our veins and body healthy is critical when trying to achieve longevity that’s not wreaked by illness and disorders. Even though most initial vein issues are superficial and if treated by experienced physicians, like those at the Vein Center at Erasers, most issues can be thwarted before posing significant problems. Various forms of venous issues …

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Ketamine For Pain Management

Ketamine For Pain Management

In the U.S. over 100 million people reportedly suffer from some form of chronic pain. Most people can relate to having experienced physical pain in their lifetimes, but to have to live with that pain on a daily basis can become intolerable Neuropathic pain syndromes are the root cause of many individuals chronic discomfort. Neuropathic pain syndromes are related to …

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Stop Snoring & Live Better!

By Richard A. Stanley, DMD, PresidentDoes your significant other keep you up all night snoring? Many people are unaware of the effects snoring can have on your daily life. A dentist trained in oral sleep appliance therapy can help, many times without the use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machine, or in combination with it to make its use much …

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Addiction and Health Concerns

Alcohol Awareness Month: Addiction and Health Concerns

In our social culture, drinking with family and friends is common for celebrating special occasions and events. Drinking alcohol has become notably accepted in our society, and with that acceptance and desensitization comes a lot more alcohol abuse than most people are aware of, or willing to acknowledge. We all know the guidelines of the healthy version of drinking. A glass …

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Is Your Foot & Ankle Pain Treatable?

Is Your Foot & Ankle Pain Treatable?

By Dr.Brian C. Rell, DPM, FACFAS Disease states or trauma can damage the joint, bones and soft tissue in our feet and ankles; however, the most common foot and ankle disorder is caused by inflammation and is widely known as arthritis. Arthritis Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, …

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Pushing Back Against Parkinson’s

Pushing Back Against Parkinson’s

By Matthew Solomon Five years ago, Nancy Rubin moved to Aviva – A Campus for Senior Life. Nancy who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease came to Aviva with a mission to keep doing the things she loved to do. Her goal matched up perfectly with the dedicated work of the Aviva Physical Rehabilitation team and she was paired with therapist, …

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Trouble Urinating? How a Quick, Safe Procedure Can Alleviate Your Urinary and Prostate Issue.

Trouble Urinating

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia During the life of a male, the prostate goes through two main growth phases. The first is during puberty when the prostate nearly doubles in size and the second happens in the young adults’ ages 20-30 when the prostate again begins to grow. Sometimes this second episode of growth causes an enlarged prostate; this is typically detected …

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Seeing the Light – Latest Treatment for Precancers Uses Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy

Seeing the Light - Latest Treatment for Precancers Uses Photodynamic Blue Light Therapy

J. Gregory Neily, DO – Board Certified Dermatologist, Mohs Micrographic Surgeon Looking in the mirror, many of us begin to see brown spots appearing on our faces. We generally shrug them off as “sun damage” without really understanding what that means. While most sun damage is merely a cosmetic nuisance but some types of sun damage can become more serious. Actinic …

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