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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Open Late & Weekends for All Minor Emergencies

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! Millennium’s Fort Myers & Cape Coral Walk-in Medical Centers are now open late and weekends to better care for you during all of life’s minor emergencies. There are no appointments necessary and wait times are …

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SHOULDER REPLACEMENT DONE WITHOUT A HOSPTIAL STAY? Local surgeon utilizes new, innovative techniques to improve patient experience and outcomes.

SHOULDER REPLACEMENT DONE WITHOUT A HOSPTIAL STAY

Arthritis is a condition that occurs in various joints in the body, including the knees, hip, spine, and also, the shoulder. When arthritis occurs, the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones making up the joint breaks down, flaking off into the joint. The joint becomes swollen and stiff, and the lining tissue of the joint (the synovium) becomes overgrown …

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CBD: Multiple Health Benefits From Nature

CBD: Multiple Health Benefits From Nature

CBD (cannabidiol) is also a viable alternative for many patients wanting the healing properties of cannabis and its potent antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects without the strict regulations of industrial hemp, AND without the psychoactive, mind-altering effects of THC. CBD is known to bind to receptors and is thought to regenerate cells and brain function, while terpenes are the leafy green part …

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Your Immune System is Aging Too! Preventing Cold/Flu Symptoms

Your Immune System is Aging TooYour Immune System is Aging Too

Aging Immune systems Have you noticed that certain things happen as you age?  Maybe you are tire more easily and need more sleep, or don’t have as much endurance as you once had.  Do you get sick more often?  Does it take you longer to get over a cold or the flu?  Older bodies get hit harder with viruses and …

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Sun Protection Isn’t Just for the Summer Months

Sun Protection Isn’t Just for the Summer Months

The reason we hear so much advice on wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and avoiding over sun exposure between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, is due in large part to the sun’s harmful UV rays during the time when the sun is the highest in the sky. But just because it’s darker, cloudier and cooler, that doesn’t mean it’s any safer. UV radiation …

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Vision Loss in The Elderly Population is High: Learn How You Can Help Your Loved One

Vision Loss in The Elderly Population is High

Low vision and blindness are common conditions in the elderly population; 6.5 million seniors over the age of 65 have some degree of age-related vision loss. And with this vision loss comes several of risk factors. Vision loss and blindness can intensify the following risks and issues: • Falls • Bone fractures • Needs private transportation • Difficult with daily …

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Could You Have Undiagnosed PCOS? Warning Indicators You Should Know

Could You Have Undiagnosed PCOS? Warning Indicators You Should Know

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 10 million women worldwide. It can begin early in the teenage years or develop later on. Despite its name, many women that have the disorder do not have ovarian cysts, while some do. PCOS is, however, a hormonal imbalance disorder that is thought to be genetic and environmental. Symptoms The three main hormones that are disrupted …

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Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Do you REALLY Need a Professional to Help You with Medicare?

Medicare is a sophisticated system but maneuvering your way through the maze is the tricky part. You’ll want to have the best coverage based on what your income will allow. Having the assistance of a qualified broker is essential to making sure you choose the right options for you and your loved one. When an individual turns 65-years-of-age, most people are …

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Allergic Asthma: What You Need to Know

Allergic Asthma: What You Need to Know

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 26 million people have asthma, and allergic asthma is the most common type affecting 60% of sufferers. Allergic asthma has the same symptoms as asthma but is the result of what the body is having an allergic reaction to, which causes bronchial inflammation. Allergies can trigger the body’s immune response through skin …

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Can the Treatment of your Veins be the Answer to your Pains?

Can the Treatment of your Veins be the Answer to your Pains?

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous disease affects about 20% of the U.S. population, about 40 million adults according to Dr. Joseph Magnant, founder of Vein Specialists. He says, “Venous disease is a medical condition like hypertension and high cholesterol.” But the problem is, the majority of people suffering from venous disease don’t realize they have it. Those who …

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