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Atrial Fibrillation and Your Weight

Atrial Fibrillation and Your Weight

By Caroline Cederquist, M.D. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the upper chambers of the heart (called the right and left atria) do not contract in a regular fashion and are separate from the contraction of the lower chambers of the heart (called the right and left ventricles). When this synchronous contraction of the upper and lower chambers of the …

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Protecting Children from Pneumonia & Other Diseases

By Hector J. Cordero, M.D. Just like it’s critical for the elderly to get their pneumococcal vaccinations, it’s also just as critical for babies. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends routine administration of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar13®) for all children younger than 2 years of age: • Give PCV13 to infants as a series of 4 …

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Could You Have Undiagnosed PCOS? Warning Indicators You Should Know

Could You Have Undiagnosed PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects 10 million women worldwide. It can begin early in the teenage years or develop later on. Despite its name, many women that have the disorder do not have ovarian cysts, while some do. PCOS is, however, a hormonal imbalance disorder that is thought to be genetic and environmental. Symptoms The three main hormones that are disrupted …

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Debunking the Myths of Aging: Strength & Balance

Debunking the Myths of Aging: Strength & Balance

By Greg Pascucci Often, people believe old age and frailty go hand-in-hand. Studies show quite the contrary! Both psychological and physical aspects of aging are affected by older adults’ activity level. In fact, there is documented evidence from the National University of Singapore that found frailty in seniors can actually be reversed. “As we age, we become more sedentary and …

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Common Fishing Injuries What are they? How can we treat and prevent them from reoccurring?

Common Fishing Injuries What are they

By Luga Podesta, MD The Gulf of Mexico with all of its backwaters, rivers and tributaries are literally out our back doors. It is no wonder that Southwest Florida is a fisherman’s paradise. Although we don’t often equate fishing with orthopedic or musculoskeletal injuries, these injuries occur much more often then we realize and are frequently overlooked. Fishing is a …

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Low Vision and Losing Independence: What You Need to Know

Personalized Retina Care of Naples

By Dr. Katia Taba, Personalized Retina Care of Naples When it comes to vision loss or visual changes, it is imperative that individuals see an ophthalmologist because as we age, low vision can make many daily living requirements that we often take for granted difficult or impossible to accomplish. For example, driving, reading, shopping, financial organization, and medication management all require …

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What’s the Difference Between Integrated Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management?

Difference Between Integrated Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management

Both integrated pain management and interventional pain management are treatment styles designed to help people relieve chronic and acute pain and discomfort. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain – nearly four times the number of people who have diabetes and more than five times the number of people who suffer …

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Alternative Treatment for ED that Doesn’t Just Mask Symptoms

By Dr. Carolina Young Although it can be an uncomfortable topic for men, erectile dysfunction is extremely common. This is especially true in men ages 35-80 years of age. The most prevalent cause of the disorder is vascular disease, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and decreased blood flow. It’s important to see a medical professional if you are experiencing …

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Gel Nails: Hammering Down the Details

Gel Nails: Hammering Down the Details

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MD It is no surprise that gel nails have become very popular. They are quick and easy to apply, have amazing durability, and an incredible glossy appearance. As a busy mom and physician, if I am going to take the time do my nails, I need them to be indestructible. But the question remains, are the …

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TOBACCO FREE FLORIDA ENCOURAGES COMMUNITIES TO SKIP THE DIP DURING THROUGH WITH CHEW WEEK

Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging smokeless tobacco users to set a quit date and create a personalized quit plan during Through with Chew Week. Through with Chew Week is February 18th to the 24th. It is aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco use (chew, dip and snus) and the many effective resources available to quit, including Tobacco …

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