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Venice Regional Offers Life-Changing Surgery for People with Diabetes

Lena Cooper was able to stop taking diabetes and heart medicines immediately after having metabolic surgery at Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

At 240 pounds and on medication for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, Lena Cooper’s health and self-esteem were seriously impaired. “I didn’t like myself very well; I was miserable,” said Cooper, 67, who retired to Florida 12 years ago with her husband after a 30-year career at General Motors in Michigan. Finally, in 2015, the Parrish resident had …

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Tips for Life After Metabolic Surgery

Tips for Life After Metabolic Surgery

You’ve had metabolic (bariatric) surgery, and your diabetes is gone. Now what? For people who have struggled with unhealthy weight for much of their lives, surgery provides a new starting point. It’s not an end to the challenge. Kim Slominsky, a registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with Gulf Coast Medical Group in Venice, offers the following tips for life …

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HOW TO SURVIVE AUGUST

HOW TO SURVIVE AUGUST

By Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan, APR, CPRC Dattoli Cancer Center & Brachytherapy Research Institute It’s hot; it’s steamy; it’s rainy; it’s boring.  It’s August!  The summer is 2/3rds gone and what have you done? For many folks the month of August is their last chance to get a vacation in before children return to school.  Theme parks are crowded.  Highways are …

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The BEST & Most PROVEN Method to the “Typical Neuropathy Treatments”

Typical Neuropathy Treatments

Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, radiation, injuries, autoimmune diseases, spinal stenosis, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease. In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people.  The Latin word literally …

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How Pacemakers Are Saving Women’s Lives

How Pacemakers Are Saving Women’s LivesHow Pacemakers Are Saving Women’s Lives

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women?  It’s commonly overlooked because we statistically tend to think of men as having heart disorders or suffering from irregular heart arrhythmias and heart attacks.  It’s important to know the signs and to focus on heart health for all, especially women since it’s often a silent killer …

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10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

10 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are bigger and stronger, and they push themselves harder than ever before. With sports camps and more structured activities, kids today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, including ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee, or injuries to the labrum …

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5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

5 Alternative Treatments and Home Remedies for Psoriasis

For people with psoriasis, suffering from painful symptoms like inflamed, flaking and red skin is not pleasant. The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with a slew of unwanted side effects. Below are alternative …

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When is ‘Lack of Attention’ a “Disorder?”

When is ‘Lack of Attention’ a “Disorder?”

By Lisa Webb, D.Psy, MPH Those of us with children have all experienced having to ask our child multiple times to complete a chore, assignment or task. One common answer to our requests may be “I didn’t hear you” or “I’ll do it in just a minute” to only discover the task was “forgotten” or only partially completed before another activity …

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5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

5 Back-to-School Confidence Boosters for Your Kids

By Susan Merrill The first day of school at my house ran the gamut from, “I am so excited to go back to school!” to “My stomach hurts. I don’t want to go to school.” In other words, there were years my kids couldn’t wait to go back, and there were other years when the dread they felt made my heart …

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Exercising Safely

Exercising Safely

How the heat can interfere with your health Since August is nationally recognized as Safety Awareness Month, this time of year is a good reminder for us all to perform our workouts safely.  Why should Safety Month include exercise protocols?  Because of the extreme heat and humidity that we face here in Florida. How can the weather affect your overall health?  …

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