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Innovative Packaging System Helping Patients Track Medications and Reduce Errors

Innovative Packaging System

By: Justin Ceravolo, PharmD According to researchers from the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center, approximately 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription medication, while more than half take two. It is common for older adults to take as many as half a dozen prescription medications, leaving them most at risk for medication consumption errors. Conditions such as high …

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Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

Need an Alternative to the Emergency Department? Visit Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center

By Kara Sabatino Feeling sick during the week and can’t get in to see your primary care doctor?  There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium Physician Group’s North Port Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. The North Port Walk-in recently opened and has expanded hours all week …

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Underlying Reasons for Limb Swelling

Limb Swelling A Search for New Treatments

By Alyssa Parker – Many people may experience complications after an operation due to the significant amount of trauma your body endures. Whether it’s cancer related, non-cancer related, or a minor surgery, patients may develop post-operative symptoms such as swelling in a limb or a particular area of the body. Swelling in the limb which may appear to be temporary …

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Living with Diabetes? Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Dabetes is a term most Americans are becoming too comfortable with in their daily life.  Recent studies show that more and more of our local population are being diagnosed with diabetes–a disease that is largely preventable. Charles Kilo, M.D., of Millennium Physician Group in Naples, remembers growing up …

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Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

Gum Disease Linked to Autoimmune Disorders

By Juan Teodoro, D.M.D. Autoimmune disorders refer to a varied group of illnesses that involve almost every organ system in the human body to include the tissues in the oral cavity. Most patients suffering from autoimmune disorders are more likely to have gum disease than people without them. Inflammation is the common denominator. In all these autoimmune disorders, the patient’s …

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Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

Frantz Cosmetic Center is Helping Patients Look their Best

By William W. Ehrlich, MD, FAACS, Oculofacial & Cosmetic Surgeon One of the most common goals for summer is to improve the way we look – whether that’s losing weight or improving our appearance in other ways.  Most often our appearance doesn’t match the true expectations that we have of ourselves. I recently joined the medical team at Frantz EyeCare …

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Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

Proven Knee Arthritis Treatment

By Physicians Rehabilitation – FDA Approved Treatment for Knee Arthritis Offered Locally A person with knee pain knows how often it gets in the way of doing the things they want and need to do in daily life. Because the knee is a weight bearing joint, knee pain affects almost everything we do that requires mobility, including those things most …

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Summer Heat Safety

Summer Heat Safety

Summer months offer more and more opportunities for fun, rewarding outdoor activities, some with a host of benefits for those with a particular medical condition, specifically those older patients. Those benefits can even include an increase in vitality and energy. But summer isn’t all sunshine and rainbows – that very same sun that seems to stay out longer and longer …

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Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Snoring/Apnea

By Dr. Gilbert We probably all know someone who snores. Who can forget the rumbling, tumbling, and even gasping sounds in the middle of the night?  While snoring certainly affects the sleep quality of one’s bed partner, it can also be very problematic for the snorer as well. Snoring is a sound that originates from vibrations of constricted soft tissues in …

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Stop Overlooking Signs of Incontinence

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects over 40 million Americans, yet it often goes untreated or unrecognized.  The reason for this trend is multifactorial, spanning from embarrassment to speak about this topic to dealing with more acute or morbid conditions that require focused attention. Nevertheless, it is a treatable condition that frequently …

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