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What Do Varicose Veins, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes Mellitus Have in Common?

Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI If you have been told by your doctor that your varicose veins are cosmetic or pose no immediate threat to you or that your swollen therapy until real “pain” occurred. With the modern, minimally invasive diagnostic technique of ultrasound and treatment options of endovenous ablation available for the past 18 years (since 2000) for …

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

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department

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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Diabetic Neuropathy: Treating Your Pain

Diabetic Neuropathy: Treating Your Pain

Nicolas Perez, M.D. – Korunda Pain Management Center November is Diabetic Awareness Month. Roughly, 29 million Americans have diabetes. Many of these cases are undiagnosed, but for those individuals that struggle with the disease, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can be debilitating. Diabetic neuropathy is a progressive disease that affects nearly 200,000 new patients per year. Understanding the disease state is …

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National Healthy Skin Month: What You Can Do To Achieve Your Healthiest Glow

MICHELLE PENNIE, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist Many of us have tried various pampering facial masks to get our skin glowing. Some of them have probably been made in our own kitchens with ingredients like yogurt, honey, lemon, and avocado, but there is only so much that a mask can do. After all, it can only penetrate the top skin cells, and …

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Your Heart on Sodium

Your Heart on Sodium

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA Excessive salt is everywhere! However, the majority of our salt indulgences do not come from the salt shaker, they come from processed, packaged, and restaurant foods that many Americans are addicted to. The average healthy individual is encouraged to eat no more than 2300 mg of salt daily; and if you’ve got high blood pressure, vascular disorders …

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DYNASTY TRUST ADVANTAGES IN FLORIDA

DYNASTY TRUST ADVANTAGES IN FLORIDA

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. The term “dynasty trust” sounds like something that could only be useful for aristocrats or folks with more money than they could possibly spend in a lifetime. Jeff Bezos might need a dynasty trust. Or Bill Gates. But most estate plans don’t need that sort of thing, right? Well … it’s not quite so simple. …

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What Anyone Aged 50+ Needs To Know About Lower Back Pain Or Sciatica… Even If You’ve Suffered For Weeks, Months, Or Years

What Anyone Aged 50+ Needs To Know About Lower Back Pain Or Sciatica

By Dr. Scott Gray – Back In Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy At any given time, forty percent of the world’s population experiences lower back pain. Strangely enough, the majority of back pain sufferers live in developed countries. What Causes Lower Back Pain In Those Aged 50+? Most lower back pain doesn’t have a definite cause, rather it’s due …

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Managing Diabetes for a Long, Happy Life

By Justin Ceravolo, PharmD November is National Diabetes Month – a time where many different groups around the country highlight the importance of proper diabetes management. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100 million people in the United States are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Every day, your body breaks down sugar and starches into …

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How do you FEEL in your SKIN?

How do you FEEL in your SKIN?

An Advanced Procedure Can Change Your Life. Preparing for vacations, barbeques, family get-togethers, and beach days are not always easy for many individuals struggling with body issues. We’ve all been there, stubborn belly fat, the dreaded bra bulge, extra pounds on our thighs, and bat arms can make us feel less likely to step out with confidence. Working out, eating …

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Erectile Dysfunction: 2 Unique Treatment Options that Don’t Just Mask Symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction: 2 Unique Treatment Options that Don’t Just Mask Symptoms

No longer are Viagra, penile vacuum pumps, or implants the only option for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. For men between the ages of 45 to 75, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. Some causes of the disorder are vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow, diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, physiological effects, and prostate …

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