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Dental Prophylaxis and the Periodontal Maintenance Visit

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D.  – Dentists refer to a dental cleaning appointment as a “dental prophylaxis”. The main purpose of this visit is prevention of dental disease and patient education. This is likely the most important and valuable dental visit a patient may ever make to the dentist. A dental prophylaxis is done on patients that display gum pockets of …

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Dyspepsia: Upper abdominal pain, bloating, fullness

By Julian Perez, MD – Dyspepsia,also known as upset stomach or indigestion, refers to a condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness, accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. It is a common problem worldwide. In the United States, the prevalence is approximately 25% excluding those people who have typical gastroesophageal reflux disease …

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Nutrition and Neuropathy

By Dr. Garrett Harte – We have all been told that good nutrition can generally lead to a longer healthy life. We also know that diets high in fats and sugars can cause diseases such as coronary artery disease and diabetes. What most of us don’t know is that improper diet can lead to malfunction of our nerves resulting in …

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Heart Healthy Flavor – Throw Away Your Salt Shaker!

By Gino Sedillo, MD, FACC, CardioVascular Solutions Institute   – Dr. Gino Sedillo, and his staff at Cardiovascular Solutions Institute, support the heart healthy guidelines suggested by the Cleveland Clinic. Some evidence suggests that limiting daily sodium intake to 1500 milligrams (less than a teaspoon) may benefit patients with cardiovascular risks including, heart failure and hypertension for all middle aged …

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What is Laser Periodontal Therapy?

By Dr. Joseph Farag – Finally, there’s good news for those of you who suffer from gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). We now offer an exciting laser based technique for treatment of periodontal disease called Laser Periodontal Therapy™. Through the use of Millenium Dental Technologies, Inc., PerioLase® Laser, designed especially for Laser Periodontal Therapy™, we can treat your moderate to …

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TESTOSTERONE AND MEN’S HEALTH

By G. Austin Hill, MD – Tired? Is your endurance and strength declining? Have you noticed a decline in your sexual function and lost interest in your sex life? Every man could answer yes to some or all of the above at some time or another after the age of 40.  These can be common symptoms of low testosterone, but …

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A Great Alternative to the Emergency Department?

Try Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center Feeling sick on a weekend or during the evening and need treatment? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. This particular Walk-in Medical Center is unique to the area because it will be …

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Have Fun with Fruits & Vegetables!

By Charlotte County Health Department – One of the great things about fruits and vegetables is that something is always “in season.”  Freshly harvested produce is the best tasting, has the least waste and is generally the best buy. If you aren’t sure, staff in your produce section will know! Technology also helps us continue to have many of our …

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Safe & Effective Weight Loss Combination

By Gary M. Bunch, MD, F.A.C.S. – Chances are, right now you would like to (or need to) lose some weight, build some muscle and get in better shape, or maybe you just want to live a better, healthier lifestyle. Dr. Bunch of Bradenton Surgical Group will challenge the way you think about slimming down and shaping up, by introducing …

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Low Vision

By Jackie Brodsky Marr – Infinity Occupational Therapist – Close your eyes and try to set the washing machine to your regular settings.  Close your eyes and try to set the oven to 350. Now open your eyes. If you had trouble doing these activities of daily living, imagine how it must feel for the many seniors who are presented …

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