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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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Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist of Bayfront Health Medical Center

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist of Bayfront Health Medical Center

At Bayfront Health Medical Group, their providers, surgeons and staff live in the local community and remain committed to providing personalized care to each and every patient. With offices in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port, you’ll find the care of specialists in general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and otolaryngology (ear, …

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What is That Lump in My Belly? Another article on hernias? Yes, they are that important. And that common.

What is That Lump in My Belly? Another article on hernias? Yes, they are that important. And that common.

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons We recently dissected hernias of the groin (check out “What is That Lump in My Groin?” from the January edition at (swfhealthandwellnes.com) and I promised we would broaden the discussion to hernias of the abdominal wall. A hernia is defined as a defect (hole) in the tough layer of muscle (called …

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Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

By Carisa Campanella, Program Manager, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects over one million people in the United States with 60,000 new cases being identified each year. Parkinson’s disease is caused by a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine; a chemical messenger in the brain which helps regulate movement. The four …

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Distracted Driving: Don’t Be a Statistic

Distracted Driving: Don’t Be a Statistic

American House Distracted driving causes more than 300,000 accidents, annually. That’s one in every four, making it the number one cause of automobile accidents in the U.S. Although studies show texting while at the wheel is the leading cause of death among teens, this dangerous practice isn’t limited to inexperienced, young drivers. Seniors are texting while driving too. With so many …

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Nearly 60,000 Americans are Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease Each Year – Medical Marijuana: A Promising Treatment Option

Medical Marijuana: A Promising Treatment Option

Parkinson’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative condition and the second most common type of deterioration of the brain and nervous system worldwide. Typically an individual with Parkinson’s is unaware of their illness until the progressive cell death has already led to impairment and significant symptoms. The signs of Parkinson’s are hand tremors, muscle stiffness, memory loss, confusion, uncontrollable twitching or shaking, …

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Venous Insufficiency & Restless Leg Syndrome

Venous Insufficiency & Restless Leg Syndrome

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous Insufficiency I think it’s time to stop thinking about venous disease as limited to varicose veins. Of all the patients I see in my office, only about fifty percent of them have varicose veins, and the remainder have symptoms (what you feel) or signs (what you can see externally) of venous insufficiency other …

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

It is estimated that about 1 million Americans in the United States are living with Parkinson’s. Although, many cases that go unreported. According to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the economic cost is estimated at nearly $25 billion a year. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominately dopamine-producing (“dopaminergic”) neurons in a specific area of the brain called …

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