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What is Assisted Living?

What is Assisted Living?

We went to Fran Gray, at Springwood Court in Fort Myers to get the answers. Fran has become an expert in caring for our seniors. She has been the Director of Nursing and now the Executive Director for 19 years at the lovely 26 year old community. “Assisted living communities are an ideal housing arrangement for mostly seniors who are in …

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Sacral Neuromodulation for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Sacral Neuromodulation for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence

Meir Daller, M.D. Have you tried treatment for overactive bladder, urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence and still suffer from any of the symptoms below? • Urgency to get to the restroom in time • Increased frequency of urination • Getting up at night 2 or more times to urinate • Wearing adult protective undergarments or pads • Inability to empty …

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A Healthy New Year’s Resolution with Lehigh Regional Medical Center

A Healthy New Year’s Resolution with Lehigh Regional Medical Center

Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Along with the normal, lets get skinny mantra, its important for people to seriously take their health and wellness into consideration. Along with eating a nutrient enriched diet and regular exercise, stopping smoking should be your number one priority for 2017. If you or someone you love is a smoker, no matter how …

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Conquer Your Fitness Goals This Year!

Conquer Your Fitness Goals This Year!

Are you ready to finally conquer the health goals you resolve to meet this year? Resolutions aren’t easy to keep. Promises to eat well and exercise are made for important reasons. Maybe the doctor says we need to lose a few pounds, maybe we want to set a good example for our children, maybe we want to feel better about ourselves. …

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The Post Holiday Heart

The Post Holiday Heart

We all know the risk factors for Coronary Heart disorders, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, a poor diet, diabetes, stress and aging. But, did you know that there is a post holiday heart attack correlation?  For years medical researchers have been aware of the unfortunate uptake in coronary failure during the holidays and into the New Year. There have …

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8 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolution

8 Ways to Keep Your Fitness Resolution

The TOP New Year’s resolution is fitness!  Sixty nine percent of Americans want to be fit and healthy in the new year.  We all want to be healthy and mobile into our retirement years.  So how do you get fit and stay fit?  It’s a lifestyle thing. 1.    Movement Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your body is …

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You’ve Probably Heard That Family Living Trusts Can Avoid Probate, But Does Your Living Trust Also Provide Asset Protection For Your Family?

You've Probably Heard That Family Living Trusts Can Avoid Probate, But Does Your Living Trust Also Provide Asset Protection For Your Family?

By Steven J. Gibbs, Esq. Defining “asset protection” is a great first step to understand how to use your living trust effectively as part of a family asset protection plan. Doing asset protection is about adopting strategies to legally protect your assets.  Assets are defined as anything that you own that has value. A living trust does NOT provide asset …

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Thyroid Awareness Month: Pets Can Have Thyroid Issues Too

Pets Can Have Thyroid Issues Too

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and that makes us stop and consider the fact that, not only people are affected with this disorder, but also our pets. It’s more common that dogs over the age of five may start to develop symptoms of a thyroid issue. The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland in the base of the neck …

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Hip Preservation Comes to Physician’s Regional

Hip Preservation Comes to Physician’s Regional

By Bryan Hanypsiak, M.D., Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon People that are experiencing pain in their hip or groin area may be suffering from hip arthritis or a pre-arthritic condition called Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI).  The pain may occur after standing from a seated position or when sitting for prolonged periods of time.  It may be activity related, associated with particular leg …

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MonaLisa Touch™ – The New Laser Therapy for Vaginal and Vulvar Atrophy

MonaLisa Touch™ - The New Laser Therapy for Vaginal and Vulvar Atrophy

What is vaginal and vulvar atrophy? GSM, or genitourinary syndrome of menopause, is a condition in which the walls of the vagina and vulva become thinner and dryer due to a decrease in estrogen. It affects around 40 percent of women, particularly after menopause, and can cause painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, burning and decreased urinary tract health resulting in pain …

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