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Are You Ignoring Your Vascular Risk Factors and Symptoms? Dr. Eileen de Grandis weighs in on what patients should know

Are You Ignoring Your Vascular Risk Factors and Symptoms

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda are exceptionally focused on recruiting and retaining a dedicated group of specialists and subspecialists to further develop services for the community. Recently, they recruited Dr. Eileen de Grandis for her highly-sought after vascular surgery algorithms and expertise. Dr. Eileen de Grandis has been treating patients in Southwest Florida for the past two years. …

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): When to Seek Medical Treatment

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): When to Seek Medical Treatment

By Andrew K. Weitzel, D.O., FACOS If you have a urinary tract infection your bladder is red and inflamed. This irritation is what causes a great deal of discomfort and exacerbating the sensations of the need to urinate more frequently. It’s quite common for little to no urine to express through the urethra. Other symptoms are cloudy urine that has …

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Common Myths About Skin Health – Debunked!

Common Myths About Skin Health – Debunked!

Living in our piece of paradise in this beautiful state of Florida is different than living in most other states. When I moved to Florida some time ago, never did I imagine that shorts and flip-flops would be wearable in the winter. Sunshine is available most days here. What a luxury to be grateful of! By Hedy Setyadi, MD, FAAD, …

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NEOWAVES – FINALLY You Can Say Goodbye to ED

NEOWAVES - FINALLY You Can Say Goodbye to ED

Our office specializes in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction through the use of low-intensity shock wave therapy. Our method is a scientifically proven, non-invasive procedure that uses focused sound waves to increase blood flow to the penis, optimizing erections, sensitivity and sexual performance. What Are Some of the Causes of Erectile Dysfunction? Most men who suffer from ED have vascular issues …

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WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

WHY DOES PROBATE FEEL LIKE IT TAKES SO LONG?

By James W. Mallonee The answer to the above is that it does not take any longer to perform the administration of an estate by means of probate or trust administration. The length of an estate administration is generally extended because of having to settle tax issues or family feuding. Under normal circumstances the time line to complete an average estate …

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The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

The Germiest Items in Your Home May Not be What You Expect

If you had to pick one household item that’s the biggest hotspot for germs, what would you choose? Is it your toothbrush holder? Nope. What about your bathroom doorknob or faucet handle? Guess again. It turns out our bathrooms are not as germy as we might expect. However, our kitchens can be thriving breeding grounds for bacteria, including the beloved …

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5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

5 Ways a Move to Senior Living Can Increase Well-Being

The choice to move to senior living can be difficult and emotionally charged. Most people understandably prefer to stay at home as long as possible. But, what I have learned through the years is that many folks who could benefit from a senior living community wait too long before making the decision. In fact, I have heard many residents say they …

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Varicose Veins – A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

Varicose Veins - A Cutting-Edge Procedure to Treat this Painful Disorder

By Federico M. Richter, MD Various forms of venous issues affect 25 million Americans. Their legs are swollen, achy and they have a heavy sensation. When our veins are working properly, they pump blood back to the heart. Valves in the veins are made to open and close in one direction. If these valves or the wall of the veins are …

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Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

Radio-Frequency for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

By Jordan Churchill, Director of Operations Effective treatment of chronic pain-causing conditions, like arthritis of the spine for instance, is undergoing rapid advancement. In the past, liberal use of anti-inflammatory steroid was the only recourse for arthritic pain. The problem with steroids? They carry short and long term disadvantages. For patients who are diabetic, steroid-use must be minimized due to …

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Can Better Technology Fight Breast Cancer? Experts say 3D Mammography can do just that.

Can Better Technology Fight Breast Cancer

By Joylin Isaacs Shirley – Guest Writer When local women gather this month at the Ninth Annual Women’s Health & Breast Cancer Awareness Open House hosted by Venice Regional Bayfront Health, many will be breast cancer survivors. Survival rates are increasing as early detection and treatment are on the rise. Today, new 3D mammography, also known as digital tomosynthesis, can detect …

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