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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gum Disease: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Ricardo S. Bocanegra, DDS Why do rheumatoid arthritis and gum disease often go hand in hand? Learn about the significance of the connection and what you can do to protect your overall health. Fast Facts People living with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop gum disease compared to people who do not have RA. Inflammation related to …

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Partners Imaging Center of Naples, Your Hometown Specialists

Partners Imaging Center of Naples, Your Hometown Specialists

Serving the Naples area as the leader in imaging, Partners Imaging Center of Naples is not only the trusted experts in the field, but they are also an integral part of the community. With the ability to accept same day appointments for your convenience and emergent situations, Partner’s Imaging is well-equipped with the most advanced technology and machines. They offer …

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What You Should Know About Clinical Trials

What You Should Know About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials or medical research studies offer a way for researchers to bring new therapies, medications, vaccines, and devices quicker to patients that need them. When a trial is held, rigorous protocols are always in place to protect the patient’s best outcome. Before phase one of any medical trial is brought to humans, they conduct thorough laboratory testing. The IRB (Institutional …

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Slowing the Pace of Your Life

Slowing the Pace of Your Life

By Pastor Timothy Neptune Remember the old merry-go-rounds on the playground when you were a kid?  You would spin in circles until you felt like you were going to fly off.  That’s how life can feel if you don’t make some necessary changes. You live a much faster lifestyle than your parents did.  Your children will live an even faster …

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Computer Guided – Dental Implant Placement

Computer Guided – Dental Implant Placement

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Computer Guided Dental Implant Surgery actually allows the procedure to be “performed” in advance of the surgery.  Surgical simulation can be done on the computer, so the exact size and ideal location for the implant is known.  In essence, the treatment is completed on the simulator pre-surgically.  Recent computer technology breakthroughs enable a surgical guide to …

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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP The best definition of functional medicine that I have seen is by Dr Dan Kalish.  He defines functional medicine as “a science-based approach to healing that is based primarily on natural health solutions to common health problems.”  The heavy use of labs, research and science embraces our current medical model and helps my …

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RINGING EAR? YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

RINGING EAR

Do you hear unusual noise in your head? You are NOT alone! Between 25 and 50 million Americans are plagued with a condition that is imperceptible to other people. They look normal, but they are suffering. In some cases, their agony drives them to consider suicide. Tinnitus is frequently described as ringing in the ears. The sounds are described in …

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Your Clean Home is Our Business

Your Clean Home is Our Business

Did you know that a cleaning service company can do so much more than keep your home clean? Did you know that a service like this can actually help to reduce the amount of stress that you are suffering from? Let me explain. Cleaning takes a lot out of you. I mean, even the slightest clean to your home can …

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Effective Regenerative Medicine Options for Chronic Back Pain

By Debra K. Brinker, RN Many people who suffer with chronic back pain go through the traditional protocols to no avail, because all too often the true underlying cause is not identified. The common denominator for many painful musculoskeletal conditions causing back pain is spinal instability due to injury to the ligaments. Regenerative options can provide solutions that correct the …

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG – Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for symptoms, and a new …

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