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Homeopathic Remedies: Safe and Effective for Entire Family

By John’s Pharmacy – Homeopathic medicine is one of the safest approaches to self-care. For over 200 years, homeopathy has provided an effective, natural choice to treat physical and emotional conditions. Using therapeutically prepared micro doses of plant, mineral and biological sources, homeopathic preparations ensure a high standard of purity and are non-toxic. Homeopathy works with the body’s innate healing …

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“IS YOUR GUT KEEPING YOUR FAT?”

Step into the Spotlight with Dr. Sievers and Coach Karen: When it comes to turning your weight loss plan into results, maintaining gastrointestinal (GI) health cannot be overemphasized.  A properly functioning GI tract is not only vital to overall health, but it plays a key role in making or breaking your weight loss goals.  Even the best weight loss programs …

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It’s Heating Up in Naples

If you have been thinking that it’s been a busy season, you are right. Due in part to so many national articles, like Smithsonian Magazine naming Naples one of the Top Ten Small Towns of America this month, and Trip-Advisor naming us to their list of top 25 US beaches, the number of visitors to Naples was up 10% year …

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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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Straighten up SWFL

By Dr. Vivian Ebert, Chiropractic Physician – Figure 1 Reveals: Unlevel shoulders and hands. She bears weight over her right leg and spine – the distance between the ankles should be even. There is a gap between her right side and right arm, but none on the left. Figure 2 Reveals: Forward head posture and forward weight bearing. The white …

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That’s A Bright Idea!

By Dr. Rich Bimler, Lutheran Life Communities – Listen to what the people around you are saying these days. I am sure we all hear “Hi’s” and “How are you’s” as well as some affirming words and a few grumbles now and then, perhaps mostly now! Listen to ourselves also. Are we providing more complaining conversations than encouraging words to …

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COPD Patients Can Breathe Easier, Live Better with Comfort Care

By Avow Hospice, Inc. – What she remembers most vividly is the sweetness of the spring air after the damp and cold of winter – what a pleasure it was to fling open the windows and fill her lungs completely with the smell of freshness and bright new beginnings. Now taking almost any kind of breath is a struggle for …

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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Beast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Since 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer it is likely that either you or one of your friends or family members will be affected. For that reason, it would be helpful for you to understand some …

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Swollen, Achy Legs?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – Jean, a 45 year old cath lab scrub tech, had been suffering with progressive leg swelling for at least 15 years. Although she did have a history of  varicose veins in her sister, she initially did not have any signs of varicose veins, and had been told by a number of medical professionals that …

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Do You Suffer From Adrenal Fatigue?

Fatigue – Poor Sleep – Altered Appetite – Decreased Thyroid Function – Poor Immune Function – Insulin Resistance – Low Sex Drive These are just some of the symptoms associated with dysfunctional adrenal glands. Poor adrenal function is associated with many illnesses from heart disease to digestive problems. Common Causes of Adrenal Fatigue and Anxiety The most common adrenal fatigue …

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