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Is Your Life Controlled by Alcohol?

It’s Okay to Ask for Help! – By Charlotte Regional Medical Center – According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), over 100,000 Americans die each year from alcohol related causes.  Although most Americans think drunk driving is the leading cause of alcohol-related deaths, according to the NIAAA, only 45% of all deaths in automobile accidents can …

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Depression… A Silent Suffering

By Pastor Terry Hoskins, Director of Oasis Counsel Depression has taken our culture by storm with about 19 million people struggling with some level of depression. It has been reported that 30% of women in America deal with depression, and about 15% of men also struggle with depression. While an outstanding 80% of people who are depressed are not getting …

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The New “Smart Drug” – ADDTabz

By Marlena Cecil, PA-C In all my years as a medical professional I have never been as personally excited about the release of a new medication as I am now. There are two very important reasons for my glee – one this new medication is known as the New Adderall alternative and secondly it is made by the “Apple Computer” …

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Collapsed Arches?

 WALKING ON THE SIDE OF YOUR FOOT By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – If we think about the anatomy of our foot and ankle we all think that the Achilles tendon is the most important tendon in our lower leg and the one that causes the most problems. But …

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“Welcome to Medicare”

Exam is a Low-cost Option to Protect Your Health By Millennium Physician Group Did you know that many health conditions have no obvious symptoms, meaning you will not know something is wrong unless you are looking for it? That is why preventive health care is key, says Maria Del-Rio Giles, M.D., with Millennium Physician Group in Naples. “It is never …

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Spring has sprung:

Get it while the getting is good By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and AnneElena Foster Few would argue, this is the best time of year in Southwest Florida.  The spring weather is still spectacular, with clear, sunny days that aren’t yet too hot. If you’re like most people, this weather does something to you. These warm, breezy days are the stuff of …

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Sex for Heart Patients

By James V. Talano, MD, MM FACC The Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness & Treatment – Sexual activity is a major quality of life issue for men and women with cardiovascular disease and their partners. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, discussions about sexual activity rarely take place between patient and doctor. Sexual activity is a natural part of our lives …

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Women Caring for Women

Emily Clements is the mother of two young children, a 3-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy. And like so many other working mothers, Emily is tasked with maintaining a careful balance between career and motherhood—managing the demands of family life while maintaining the medical needs faced by all women. The difference is, when Emily Clements goes to work every morning, she …

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What Are The Causes of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

By Prathima Moorthy, M.D., Pain Management Center of Naples There are many different terms for sacroiliac joint problems, including SI joint dysfunction, SI joint syndrome, SI joint strain, and SI joint inflammation. Each of these terms refers to a condition that causes pain in the SI joints from a variety of causes. As with most other joints in the body, the …

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Colon Cancer Is Preventable

By Shardul A. Nanavati, M.D., Advanced Gastroenterology of Naples The first step to preventing colon cancer is understanding what the risk factors are. Everyone is at risk and should take he necessary steps to prevent it. If you are at high risk for colon cancer, there are steps that you can take to decrease your risk. Most of the time, we …

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