For most people the holiday season is a special time of year spent with family and friends building lasting memories. But for others the holidays evoke feelings of stress, sadness and loneliness. An increase in stress, a busy work schedule and missing loved ones (who are no longer with us) are all triggers, which can lead to depression over the holidays. …Read More »
Health and Wellness
With Possible Shortages Looming, Passport Health Sarasota Has the Vaccines You Need Including Flublok®, FluMist, and Shingrix.
The nerve pain shingles sufferers endure can be paralyzing and last for months, and for some, years. The agony many suffer cannot be overstated. If you’re 50 or over, the Shingrix vaccine is a must. A reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox, shingles emerges as people age and appears on the skin in a blistering and excruciating rash. The …Read More »
As technology advances, understanding medical exams and procedures becomes more complex. The quality of services provided is an important consideration. The American Cancer Society endorses mammography, along with yearly physical examinations and monthly self-examinations, as the most effective means of detecting breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Generally, mammography can reveal benign and cancerous growths before you or …Read More »
Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthcare Florida, explains why getting a flu shot now is important As the holidays approach, so starts the annual flu season. While flu – or influenza – is most serious for older Americans and people with certain chronic conditions, influenza can affect people of all ages and lead to hospitalizations, significant health complications and …Read More »
There are technically two types of education plan authorized by Internal Revenue Code Section 529 –prepaid tuition plans and education savings plans. By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. In general, 529 plans are tax-advantaged investment accounts sponsored by states or state agencies, or by educational institutions, that are designed to facilitate college saving plans. All fifty states and the District of …Read More »
The holidays bring joy by celebrating with family and friends, attending holiday parties, special events and gift giving, but along side of all of the “Fa La La” often comes a bit of stress, over indulgence and rushing from here to there. This fast-paced time of year can wreak havoc on our skin from dehydration, lack of sleep, poor dietary …Read More »
The season of gluttony has arrived! The steady onslaught of office treats, holiday buffets, and that ever so tasty double peppermint mocha latte topped with whipped cream can easily knock down the wall of resistance for even the most health conscious eater. If you are like most, by the time the holidays are over, you have noticed a few extra …Read More »
BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated with your Overactive Bladder (OAB) medication not working? Do the side effects pose more health risks than benefits?
By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG When you have Overactive Bladder, you learn to settle. To settle not only for the constant bathroom trips, but also for treatments that haven’t worked as well as you’d like or left you with unpleasant side effects. There’s another approach. BOTOX® is approved to treat Overactive Bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate with …Read More »
Living in Florida, we are all more susceptible to the sun’s damaging rays, as our weather allows us to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Harmful UVB rays not only make us vulnerable to skin cancer, but they can cause severe premature aging. The sun’s photodamaging effects decrease our collagen level, which causes sagging, loss of laxity, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Even …Read More »
The Holidays are filled with events, family dinners, parties and celebrations. It’s a time to enjoy time with our loved ones near and far, but when it comes to aging parents, you may be surprised at their appearance and struggles they have when you see them this season. The changes may be surprising, but not uncommon. As individuals age, their bodies …Read More »