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Decreasing Your Cardiovascular Risks and Lowering Your Cholesterol

Decreasing Your Cardiovascular Risks and Lowering Your Cholesterol

February is heart awareness month, which reminds us to consider the fact that our heart health, risk factors and lifestyle are in our own hands. Since heart disease is still the leading cause of death in both men and women, what better way to understand and implement heart healthy prevention? Cholesterol is a natural substance that the body produces through …

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Corns, Callus, Warts?

Southwest Florida Ankle and Foot Care Specialists

By John Mina, D.P.M. These are terms that many people use to describe painful spots on their feet. But what exactly are they. Are they the same thing? Can they be removed? If so , how big of a deal is it? The first step is to figure out what, exactly is going on. In order to do that, we have …

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LOVE: Groundbreaking FDA Approved Treatment for ED

LOVE: Groundbreaking FDA Approved Treatment for ED

During February, love is marketed to us day and night, so what if the love we’re experiencing seems less like an intense flame and more like a smoldering wick? In relationships, sexual intimacy is a common issue that many couples suffer with, and they often do so silently, without much dialogue or solution, which can exacerbate other problems and cause a …

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Is it Time to Consider Assisted Living?

Aging can be challenging not only relating to our health but also our ability to perform daily tasks and to live the life we deserve. When we’re younger, we often take for granted the ability to easily button a shirt without arthritic fingers or the capacity to walk safely from the bathroom to the living room without tripping over an area …

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Timed-Up-and-Go versus Gait Speed An Opportunity for Clinicians to Save Time on Senior Exams?

One-third of seniors age 65+ experience an accidental fall each year, and fall-related mortality is on the rise. It’s no wonder that heightened fall risk leads to fractures, fear of falling, loss of confidence, and subsequent self-restricted activities. Medicare and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) recommend that clinicians include fall risk assessment as part of every annual geriatric wellness exam. …

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Improve Your Valentine’s Day Romance!

Putting Your Best Foot Forward to Improve Your Valentine’s Day Romance!

By Christopher M. Cole, L.Ped Want a better sex life? Well, start by taking a long look down… at your feet. Feet? Yes, and we are not talking about fetishes. Our feet are more important to a healthy lifestyle than most people realize; and that includes a healthy sex life. The human foot is a great barometer of our overall health …

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Overview of Irrevocable Trusts in Florida

Overview of Irrevocable Trusts in Florida

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Not all trusts are created equal. And no single trust can do everything. That is to say: you need to have the right trust for the job. You wouldn’t use the same trust to preserve assets for a loose-spending heir that you would use to hold a life insurance policy or qualify for long-term care assistance. …

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Fighting Illness, Anxiety and Pain with CBD Oil

Fighting Illness, Anxiety and Pain with CBD Oil

There are countless ongoing peer-reviewed studies on the medical outcomes of utilizing Cannabis as a drug therapy in patients that have cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, cognitive damage, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, ALS, Crohn’s, Parkinson’s, Lupus, and many other disorders. CBD oil is also a viable alternative for many patients wanting the healing properties of cannabis and its potent antiviral and anti-inflammatory …

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CycleStation Offers Cutting-Edge Technology to Keep you Motivated and to Track your Progress

CycleStation Offers Cutting-Edge Technology to Keep you Motivated and to Track your Progress

There’s no better way to get your adrenaline pumping than to amp the atmosphere up with LED lighting, energizing music and being surrounded by excited, stimulating people. Additionally, CycleStation in Ft Myers offers the most comprehensive technology to track your progress. It’s called Heart Zones. Heart Zones is the original heart rate training company. Pioneered by Sally Edwards since 1993, …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Better Way to Treat PTSD Symptoms

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Better Way to Treat PTSD Symptoms

Although it’s common for individuals to associate PTSD with military and wartime stress disorders, the National Institute of Mental Health describes PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as the following: “PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers …

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