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Minimally Invasive Treatment for Chronic Acid Reflux

By Lisa Minic – Do you suffer from chronic acid reflux, also known as GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? Is it limiting the foods you can eat or when you can eat? Does it keep you from sleeping comfortably, or sleeping at all? Until recently, there were only two treatment options for people suffering from GERD: prescription medication or invasive surgery. …

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What will you RESOLVE to do in 2013?

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – As each New Year dawns, many of us spend the weeks or months preceding the turning of the calendar contemplating potential New Year resolutions. Most resolutions can be categorized into discrete compartments. Spiritual/religious, professional development, strengthening and renewing family and other relationships, and improving our health are the top ones I generally consider. From …

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Living with Hearing Loss: Developing a Comprehensive Communication Strategy (Part 2 Continued)

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. – Last month we began our discussion of various treatment options available for those with hearing loss.  We reviewed the advances that have been made in today’s hearing aids and the benefits of many technologically-advanced features. This month I continue with a review of other treatment options, specifically, assistive listening devices and brain retraining. Communication …

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What a Pain in the Neck!

By Jaye Sadler, Physical Therapist, Progressive Physical Therapy – According to recent studies, up to 37% of all working age people will miss an average of 11 days of work related to a neck issue during their lifetime. Many (15% or more) will suffer multiple episodes of work loss due to neck issues. Neck pain is common in all types …

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THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

By Denise DiLuv and Robert Briggs, Licensed Massage Therapists, Progressive Health Club – When we go see our doctor, the visit usually last 10 minutes or less and one of our concerns is normally addressed. Stress and pain control are one of the hottest topics and many times the treatment can be initiated with a prescription for massage therapy. THE …

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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 open …

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Did Your Parents Ever Have “The Talk” With You?

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – In last month’s issue we covered seven things you need to know when considering an Assisted Living Community (also known Today, people are more occupied with their cell phones, i pads, and other electronic distractions to take the time to talk. But this specific talk is more on the emotional side where distractions need …

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What are Intraocular Lens Implants?

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS – If you’ve been told that you have cataracts, one of the first things you’ll learn about are Intraocular Lens Implants (IOLs), the artificial lenses that replace the eye’s natural lens that is removed during cataract surgery. When you have your cataract evaluation at Florida Eye Health, Dr. Jonathan Frantz and his Specialty Lens …

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Parkinson’s Disease after the “Early Stages”

By Ramon Gil, M.D. – Whether or not your treating physician prescribed medication(s) for you at the time that you were diagnosed as having Parkinson’s Disease (PD), eventually, as the disease progresses, the problems associated with this condition will require “symptomatic treatment.” There are many different variables that one needs to consider to make the decision in terms of which …

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Nurses Making a Difference in our Community

– By Infinity Homecare – Linda Wilson, LPN, is a per-diem nurse who has been employed in the Port Charlotte Infinity office for several years. She continuously strives to “make a difference” in the lives of everyone that she touches, including her patients. We consider her a “quiet-angel” as she is ever so subtle in reporting her good deeds. When …

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