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Cancer Prevention: Alkaline and Antioxidant Foods

By Tammy Provence, Founder of Good2Go Healthy Take Out  – There are so many reasons to eat a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables that are free of pesticides and herbicides, that are not radiated and certainly not genetically modified. Organic….that goes for meats, dairy and grains as well. So, for starters, it’s imperative to eat clean, simple, whole …

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Women & Heart Disease

By Gino Sedillo, MD, FACC, CardioVascular Solutions Institute   – At Cardiovascular Solutions Institute, Dr. Gino Sedillo treats almost as many women as men. The women treated by Dr. Sedillo range in age from 30 to 100. They present with symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, abdominal pain, dizziness, and edema (swelling). Some patients are found to have …

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THE MOST VERSATILE BRACE OF ITS KIND

“Love Your Life Without Lower Back Or Radiating Pain” By Stephen Stokes, BSc, DC, FIAMA – More than 90% of chronic back and neck pain is caused by damage to the spinal discs. The spinal disc is a cushion that acts as a shock absorber between your spinal bones. When placed under torque the disc can squish out of shape, …

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What Patients Need To Know About Metal on Metal Hip Implants

By John Kagan, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon – Metal-on-metal implants used during hip replacement surgery continue to come under fire. There have been major concerns about product safety and reliability, as well as the potential health risks to patients. First, it’s important to realize that for decades, hip replacement surgery has been a successful treatment for painful and disabling osteoarthritis. During …

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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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COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Discount Med Direct, in conjunction with Parkway Collection Plaza, is hosting a Community Health Fair on Oct. 24. The health fair will provide basic health services and information to the community. Parkway Collection Plaza is managed by Caroline Delong. The health fair, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Parkway Collection Plaza, at the …

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Take Charge of Breast Cancer

You or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. After any cancer diagnosis it is perfectly normal for the patient to feel frightened, overwhelmed and full of uncertainty. Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, it is important to always remember that you are not alone. Never forget one fact: millions of women have had success with treatment …

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What you should know about Breast Cancer Screening and how to cut your risk.

By Gray Bowen Swor, MD – October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month in the US.  It’s an opportunity to get the word out about breast cancer, screening recommendations and ways to reduce your risks. Approximately 225,000 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Three million women currently have a history of invasive breast cancer. …

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What is going on Lee County?

Let’s get a grip on our health and our weight! This is one statistic we do not want to lead the country on! By Sharon C Sullivan, Clinic Director New Beginnings hCG clinics SW Florida – Nova Medical SWF, Inc. – In September, Fort Myers News-Press had an article on the staggering rate of obesity in the country and in …

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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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