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Are You at Risk? What You Need to Know About Heart Disease

Dr. Joseph Freedman MD, MBA Did you know that after the age of twenty our vascular systems begin to accumulate plaque? Tiny plaque deposits can embed themselves into our delicate vascular structure throughout our entire bodies. Over time the sticky plaque can mount up and cause hardening of the arteries, block oxygen-rich blood from reaching our hearts, or cause clots to …

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Should You Seek Medical Help for Heel Pain?

Should You Seek Medical Help for Heel Pain

Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM – Foot and Ankle Surgeon One of the most common reasons that patients visit their physician is for heel pain. Our feet bear the weight of the entire body and if you are overweight, which is typical for many individuals with heel related discomfort, your feet and ankles are the most common areas injured due to …

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Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses, has been around for decades; however, the early forms of this type of treatment were very toxic and did not result in the desired outcomes for most patients. In the past 10 to 15 years, as researchers have learned much more about the genetics and mechanisms of cancer …

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Have Fun in the Sun, Protect Your Skin Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Have Fun in the Sun, Protect Your Skin Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment

By T.J. DePaola, PharmD May is melanoma and skin cancer detection and prevention month, so we’re shining a light on practical tips to help avoid and treat skin cancers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer will affect 1 in 5 Americans in their lifetime. Alarmingly, more than 80 percent of skin cancer deaths result from melanoma, and …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Here at Life Care Center of Estero we want to recognize all speech language pathologists (SLPs) by celebrating better hearing and speech month. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat a multitude of issues including swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, lip and facial weakness, clarity of speech and cognition (including …

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

We make particular note of this awareness effort in our communications, aide training, and public communications, because mental health plays such a large role in the care McKenney Home Care provides. In previous bulletins, we have already discussed how the informal caregivers of elderly loved ones are at greater risk for emotional health problems and how formal home care services can …

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The Heat Has More Of An Effect on Your Pets Than You May Realize

The Heat Has More Of An Effect on Your Pets Than You May Realize

During the next few months, our families will be a little more active than normal with school being out and vacations planned for the near future. We will soon be enjoying, excursions, playing on the beach, visiting the parks, and barbecuing a lot more often. With all of this extra activity, comes the unfortunately increased chance of injury, especially for our …

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon Can Make a Tremendous Difference in the Quality of Your Foot and Ankle Care!

An Orthopaedic Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle problems can make a huge difference. I am Dr. Myles Rubin Samotin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon fully trained in taking care of all extremities from the shoulders to the fingers, from the hips down to the toes. In addition to a very lengthy training and specialization in orthopedics, I am subspecialty and …

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NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine OVERALL, VEIN THERAPY IN GENERAL AND VARICOSE AND SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS SPECIFICALLY, HAVE UNDERGONE DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE LAST DECADE.  THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING FIELD OF PHLEBOLOGY (THE TREATMENT OF VEINS) NOW HAS ITS OWN BOARD CERTIFICATION BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF …

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Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

One of the chief complaints of aging is the laxity of skin and volume loss to the face and neck. Through the years there have been multiple advancements in filling the contours of the face and laser therapy to tighten the skin. However, until recently a “new” procedure has been revived from years ago that is at the forefront of the …

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