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Ouch! My Eye Hurts

By Dr. Todd B. Lang – According to the American Society of Trauma (ASOT), approximately 2.5 million eye injuries occur every year in the United States. Adult males 18 to 45 years of age are the most common age group to get injured in just under half of reported injuries. Approximately 25% of reported injuries occur in children under 18 …

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Manage Your Damage with Laser Treatments

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery – For nearly 20 years now, medical lasers have been used for such things as tattoo removal, dark spot removal, and clearing up acne scars and other blemishes. Laser treatments smooth the appearance of skin while rebuilding and restoring skin to its natural beauty. The precision of laser treatments enables dermatologists to polish off damaged …

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The Fight Against Prostate Cancer

By Dr. Thomas Fabian, Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – I would imagine that almost every person who sees a “pink ribbon” associates that ribbon with breast cancer and the fight against breast cancer. What about the “blue ribbon?” The blue ribbon represents prostate cancer and the fight against prostate cancer. Many people may not be aware, but September has …

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Hormonal Fluctuations Throughout a Woman’s Life Affects Many Tissues, Including Their Gums

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Women experience hormonal changes throughout different periods of their life.  They have specific health needs as they transition into puberty, menstruation cycle, pregnancy or menopause. Women oral health needs also change at these times. While women tend to take better care of their oral health than men do, women’s oral health is not markedly better …

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Estrogen Revisited… Lifelong and Fearless

By Donna Walters and Blane Crandall, MD – A great disservice is being done to women regarding hormone replace- ment therapy. Women have not been given important information necessary to make decisions about their health care. They have not been given information about the aging process and how hormone replenishment can delay the ravages of hormone loss for decades. The big …

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Trauma Care: Every Second Counts

As a leading provider of quality healthcare, Blake Medical Center’s new $2.5 million Provisional Level II Trauma Center is equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering with traumatic injuries, a leading cause of death for both children and adults. Studies show that the sooner patients get to a designated trauma center, the better their chance for survival. …

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Denial – it’s a cycle of self-defeat

By Dr. Caroline Cederquist and AnneElena Foster – A friend showed up late for lunch one day complaining that the dry cleaner had shrunk a favorite skirt and she’d been unable to get the zipper closed. She explained her exasperation with the cleaners as she popped mouthfuls of heavily buttered bread into her mouth, never considering that it might be buttered …

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Dr. Bada is the first General Surgeon in Charlotte County Performing da Vinci©

Thanks to technological advances, doctors now have an effective alternative to traditional open and laparoscopic surgery that allows them to offer patients the best of both approaches- da Vinci Surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci© Surgical System, surgeons can operate through tiny incisions of 1/2 cm and with greater vision, precision and control than ever before. If your …

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After The Golden Years

By Jennifer Cooke, D.O. – As we go through life, we make plans and set out our future goals, but not many people ever plan for what happens at the end of our lives. What are your last wishes when it comes to you health and end of life decisions? Have you discussed your plans with family members? Is everyone …

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Healthy, Beautiful Hair at Your Fingertips

Not every woman is born with shiny, well behaved, gorgeous hair. Some have to work at it; proper care is needed even for those that are fortunate to have naturally lovely locks. Simply implementing some tried and true techniques can help you achieve and maintain beautiful shiny hair. Physical and internal health is the foundation for beautiful hair. If the …

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