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Breast Cancer

By Michael Smith, M.D., Board Certified Radiation Oncologist – Breast 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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Describing Conditions of Venous Insufficiency…

in Famous Southern Comedian Style Put on your flannel shirt and get out your drawl… Venous Insufficiency or leaky veins of the legs is a poorly understood entity by many physicians and patients alike. When we think about leg vein problems, most of us usually only consider varicose or spider veins rather than many of the other less obvious presenting …

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Ready, Set, School!

Whether it’s your child’s very first day—a very big experience—or your teen’s senior year, good parenting involves the “B” word: Breakfast! Eating well clearly keeps energy coming ‘til lunchtime, and stable blood sugar levels enhance a young one’s attention span. The menu, though, is critical to performance. Breakfast Tips for Back-to-School Shy away from pastries and sugared cereals. Look instead …

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Dr. Jonathan Frantz First Surgeon in Southwest Florida to Offer Bladeless Laser Cataract Eye Surgery

The same innovation used for all-laser LASIK is now revolutionizing cataract surgery. Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Named in: Best Doctors in America & The Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists In May of this year, area Cataract and LASIK Specialist Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, became the first and only eye surgeon in southwest Florida to offer Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery …

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Why Isn’t My Thyroid Medication Working?

By Robert Gilliland, B.S., D.C. – Many people, especially women, continue to suffer with hypothyroid symptoms despite taking medication. Is this still happening to you despite taking thyroid hormone medication? Do you continue to struggle with your weight despite diet and exercise? Is your skin dry and itchy? Do you need to take a sweater with you when you go …

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The New “Smart Drug” – ADDTabz

By Marlena Cecil, PA-C In all my years as a medical professional I have never been as personally excited about the release of a new medication as I am now. There are two very important reasons for my glee – one this new medication is known as the New Adderall alternative and secondly it is made by the “Apple Computer” …

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The Eternal Struggle with Weight Loss

By Sharon C. Sullivan, New Beginnings hCG Clinics, SW Florida – In the past 4 years, the hCG diet has become more and more popular. Last year, with the positive programs about the diet on the Dr. Oz show and others, the diet became one of the most popular around. The hCG protocol has actually been around for years, even …

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Facet Syndrome: The Cause of Your Back Pain?

What Is Facet Syndrome? Facet joints are smooth and slippery surfaces that connect your vertebrae together, allowing you to bend and twist. Although they allow motion, at the same time, they limit your range of motion just enough to prevent accidental injury of your spinal cord. Facet joints are a common source of back and neck pain. In fact, lumbar …

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Achieve Better Facial Balance with Chin & Cheek Contouring

By Casey Surgical Arts – The chin plays a crucial role in facial proportions affecting, for example, the apparent projection of the nose and the definition of the jaw-neck line. A disproportionately small or retrusive chin can make a large nose look even larger, a neckline look blunt, or a chin look weak. Contouring the chin appropriately can dramatically enhance …

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Getting Well and Staying Well – Mind, Body & Spirit

By Yollo Wellness – Isn’t it time for a new health plan? A plan not instituted by our government system, but a plan devised and implemented just for YOU! There isn’t a quick fix for anything in life, so why would you think a pill or single treatment of anything can undo days, weeks or years of not taking care …

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