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50 Shades of HORMONES

50 Shades

… A HEART TO HEART ABOUT YOUR HORMONES-YOUR HEALTH-YOUR CHOICES By Dr. Anne Lord-Tomas,OB/Gyn – Pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) have long been a topic of discussion for both healthcare providers and female patients alike. Although the beneficial physical and psychological affects of HRT have always been clinically relevant, associated potential risks have been a concern especially …

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Minimally Invasive reatment for Chronic Acid Reflux

Minimally Invasive reatment 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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ADVANCED IMAGING ANNOUNCES BREAK-THROUGH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE DETECTION METHOD

ADVANCED IMAGING ANNOUNCES BREAK-THROUGH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE DETECTION METHOD

Advanced Imaging is pleased announced the introduction of PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography combined with Computed Tomography) imaging services to Charlotte County and surrounding areas. State-of-the-art diagnostic services are critical to effectively diagnose and treat patients with heart disease. Heart disease is still a leading cause of death for both men and women. In 2010 (most recent statistics available), 1 in …

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Cosmetic Dermatology for All Ages & Skin Types

Cosmetic Dermatology for All Ages & Skin Types

With the beginning of each new year many people make resolutions with regards to their appearance. If looking better is something you are concerned with, cosmetic dermatology might be what you need to help you achieve desired results. What does it look like and feel like to have beautiful healthy skin on an ongoing basis? You want to have the …

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How’s Your Resolutions Going?

How’s Your Resolutions Going

By Bert Shubert, Certified Personal Trainer – Happy New Year, It’s the start of a New Year and most of us made some kind of New Year’s resolution. A lot of us made promises that we would get in shape, lose a few pounds and become more active. Well, guess what? It’s been almost a month and if you’re sitting …

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To Run or Not to Run… That is the Question…

To Run or Not to Run

By Jaye Sadler, Progressive Physical Therapy – In recent history there has been a surge in the popularity of running throughout the US and Internationally. In 2010 there were 503,000 adults who ran in and finished a marathon. That number represents an increase of 6-10 % in the past 3 years with the average age of the marathoner being 38.8 …

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Most Fatal Falls Occur at Home

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – “I have fallen and cannot get up!” We all have heard this line over the years with a slight chuckle based on its origin back in the 80’s and 90’s. Life Alert was the commercial that made us all aware of being safe at home. Is this the best solution or does it give …

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Aging

Aging

There are many things you need to have in place as we get older that some of us never thought of. They will bring you peace of mind today and provide guidance to your family members and friends. Keep Your Documents in Order Keep your important papers all together in one place by perhaps setting up a file or designate …

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Communication Strategies for the Hearing Aid Wearer, Part 4: Making a Commitment to Lifelong Better Hearing;

Communication Strategies for the Hearing Aid Wearer

Using Body Language as  a Communication Tool By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. – Deciding to purchase a pair of hearing aids can take a great deal of thought. Studies show that some people wait as many as seven years after becoming aware of their hearing difficulty to finally seek help from an audiologist or hearing instrument specialist. Combine the stress …

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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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