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Sleep Apnea

– By Adam Shuster, DO – Pain Management Consultants of SWFL – Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome causing widespread body pain.  Fibromyalgia is more common in women but is also common in men.  Aside from pain, sleep disturbance is a very common complaint in patients with fibromyalgia. In fact, sleep disturbance and fatigue, compared to pain  in patient’s with fibromyalgia, …

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Fix Your Gut, Fix Your Problems

– By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C – Fatigued? Difficultly Losing Weight? Brain Fog? Lack Motivation? Depression? Stressed? Catch Every Cold That Comes Around? Getting Old Before Your Time? What could be the cause of all the above symptoms? Bad gut health. Nothing affects your overall health quite like your gut health. So how did your gut get so unhealthy? It …

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Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke

– By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. – Periodontitis or gum disease is a bacterial infection that destroys the bone and tissue that supports the teeth. It is the major cause of adult tooth loss and it affects over 75% of Americans. Researchers have found that people with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer coronary artery disease than those without …

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Lead Poisoning is No Joke!

Protect Your Child Today – By Charlotte County Health Department – Like many other health hazards lead is invisible, but it is everywhere. A heavy metal that accumulates in the body, lead typically victimizes young children. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 1,531 reported new cases of childhood lead poisoning. Because lead-based threats are common yet often ignored, the Florida …

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Family History Matters – Mr. Lobo’s Story

– By CardioVascular Solutions Institute – I was raised in a boarding school with regular meals and never consumed soda, fast food, etc. In adulthood, I kept up good eating habits along with my beautiful wife Melanie and our two children. We also tried to stay healthy by not smoking or drinking in excess. With good dietary habits, why am …

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Q & A Women’s HEALTH

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well as …

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Out Of The Emotional Darkness

– By Jennifer Cooke, D.O. – In just fifteen minutes another person will die from suicide. That person didn’t have to die. Preliminary data for the 2010 National Vital Statistics Report shows that suicide was the 10th leading cause of death. Annually suicide claims the lives of 35,000-40,000 Americans. The estimated financial cost is over $100 million per year. The …

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Study Reveals Diabetes and Age

Can Cause Hearing Loss in Women – By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., Director, Advanced Hearing Center, Englewood, FL – In a recent study of 990 patients by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, it was discovered that having diabetes can cause women to experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they age, especially when diabetes is not controlled through …

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Psychotherapy can Lesson Generalized Anxiety Disorder

– By Dr. Paul Rodriquez, Ph.D. – Concerns are part of life for most people that are expressed as fears and worry periodically through day to day activities. But people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry all the time – about money, health, family, work or almost anything. Just the thought of getting through the day can trigger intense fears. …

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It Is Time To Talk About Hemorrhoids

– By Dr. Allison Karolak – Ultroid – We all try to be honest with our doctors because we know that they cannot help unless they are aware of our symptoms.  Sometimes we hope that they are mind-readers and will ask us if we are suffering from a particular debility, so that we do not have to initiate the conversation.  …

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