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The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

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There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of …

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National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to improve yours.  Occupational therapists provide hands on rehabilitation to help patients after illness or injury, or patients with disabilities improve their ability to move and function in daily life. One …

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Healing Your Heel Pain

Healing Your Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is the number one reason that doctors see patients experiencing heel pain. Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.A.S., C.W.S.P. So what is plantar fasciitis?  It is strained ligaments in the arch of your foot that connects to your heel.  These ligaments may have tiny tears or ruptures that cause a great deal of excruciating pain for many patients. This …

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Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy

Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy

Upon aging, women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which can be related to perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, giving birth or from a hysterectomy. Females tend to experience an imbalance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, loss of muscle, irritability and bone deficiency. Bone loss in …

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Is Your Referred Pain Due to Joint Instability?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Pain radiating into your arms or legs? Why many treatments miss the mark If you have been chronically complaining about pain that radiates down your arms or legs, most likely you have received the traditional recommendations. These can include anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, physical therapy, posture corrections, and maybe even a surgical consultation. If the …

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Advantages of Aging in Place with Home Health Care

Advantages of Aging in Place with Home Health Care

Most people want to continue living independently in their own homes long into their retirement years. Remaining self sufficient in familiar surroundings is important to many seniors. Unfortunately, certain situations — a sudden illness, a chronic condition, and the very fact of aging — affect a person’s ability to care for themselves and effectively manage their daily living. These situations …

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Is TMS the Answer for Chronic Depression?

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One of the most common ailments that doctors treat annually is depression.  Nearly 15 million people in the United States are affected by depression.  Persistent Depressive Disorder or PDD is a chronic type of depression that usually last for more than a year and can be difficult to treat successfully. The typical treatment options for PDD are antidepressant medications and …

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Questions About Your Hearing? Get Your Answers from EXPERIENCED Clinicians!

his year we would like to THANK our Patients and friends of the Practice in acknowledging our amazing team of Clinicians and support staff by voting us THE BEST in the following “Reader’s Choice” Awards:

BONITA’S BEST AWARD
BEST Audiology Practice
(Our 13th Year of Winning Bonita’s Best)

BEST OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
BEST Hearing and Testing Center
BEST Tinnitus Treatment Center
BEST Audiologists

BEST OF NORTH FORT MYERS
BEST Hearing Center
(In our FIRST full year in Tucker Vision Center)

We feel truly BLESSED to have such
WONDERFUL TEAM of Hearing Professionals!

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services “When it comes to taking care of hearing loss, experience really matters!” states John Hoglund of Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center. “Most people do not fully understand how complicated hearing loss can be. There are so many factors involved including the type of loss, how long the loss has been present, sensitivity …

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CATARACT PATIENTS CAN GO “DROPLESS” AT FRANTZ EYECARE

CATARACT PATIENTS

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS Cataract patients in South Florida have reason to rejoice thanks to a new “dropless” cataract surgery method available at Frantz EyeCare. It is designed to eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of cataract surgery: postoperative eye drops. Why Dropless? In standard cataract surgery, patients are required to use antibiotic and steroid eye drops before …

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National AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

National AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

In 1990, 6 of every 10,000 children born in California were diagnosed with autism by the age of 5. By 2001, that had risen to 42 in 10,000. By Evie Breedlove-Mangapora, ARNP & Deborah J. Post, ARNP Today the Center For Disease Control (CDC) indicates that the incidence of children in the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) could be as high as …

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