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How to Stop Eating Junk Foods

How to Stop Eating Junk Foods

By Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., Board Certified Bariatric Physician, Board Certified Family Physician There is no real technical term for “junk” foods, though they tend to be high in calorie without offering any sort of health benefits in the form of nutrients and fiber. Despite the variety of salty and sweet, junk foods are well-known to come prepackaged on the shelves …

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Osteoarthritis… Is there any hope?

Osteoarthritis… Is there any hope?

By Dr Deanna Barbaro When diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, treatment usually consists of merely managing symptoms since there is no known medical cure for such joint degeneration. Managing symptoms usually consists of prescription medication such as analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and hyaluronic acid injections. Patients are also encouraged to be physically active, stretch, manage weight and attend physical therapy. The goal …

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Paradise Found: Why French Polynesia is Countless Bucket Lists

: Why French Polynesia is Countless Bucket Lists

Karen Berger, a Travel Specialist with Preferred Travel of Naples recently experienced the tranquil beauty and relaxing atmosphere of French Polynesia on a seven day Paul Gauguin cruise (PG Cruises). This area is well known for its picturesque overwater bungalows. However, aboard the ship, you will experience an overwater bungalow in its own right, as you lavishly float along the water. …

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Pain in Your Feet and Toes: Don’t Let the Symptoms Escalate

Pain in Your Feet and Toes

Whether young or old, most people lucky enough to live in Florida appreciate the great outdoors. The weather and sunshine allow Floridians and visitors alike time well-spent kayaking, golfing, playing tennis, jogging, and participating in competitive sports for the majority of the year. While exercising outdoors is a healthy luxury, ballistic movements through exercise and sports- related activities can cause a …

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Older Americans Encouraged to Engage at Every Age

Older Americans Encouraged to Engage at Every Age

By Greg Pascucci Each May older adults across the country are honored for their contributions to our nation during “Older Americans Month”. This year’s theme is “Engage at Every Age,” and emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The Administration on Aging, part of the …

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Treating Painful Arthritis Naturally

Treating Painful Arthritis Naturally

Many different forms of arthritis affect over 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S., and there are over 100 different types of joint disorders categorized under the term of arthritis. Two of the main types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). With Osteoarthritis, wear and tear damages the cartilage in the joints and causes friction between …

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Aching, Swollen Joints: An alternative 100% Natural Method is Now Available

Aching, Swollen Joints: An alternative 100% Natural Method is Now Available

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. Some of the common arthritic symptoms are joint pain, stiffness, warmth, immobilization, and loss of range of motion, fatigue and inadequate blood flow. Once the bones are exposed from deteriorated cartilage and synovial fluids, a great deal of discomfort, burning, and pain lingers for most individuals. If you are experiencing pain from arthritis, …

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FIND YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

FIND YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH?

By Linda Culotta, Mortgage Loan Officer – New Construction/Renovation Loan Specialist Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner has some intriguing insights into the world’s best practices in health, longevity, and medicine. As you might know, Naples, Florida is presently in the third year of its efforts to become Blue Zones certified. Buettner’s book reveals the actual practices of populations that often …

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MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

By Anne Marie Tremaine, MDM May is skin cancer awareness month, and as a dermatologist, it is a time that I put extra focus on raising awareness about skin cancer via education and skin cancer screenings. We kick off the month with Melanoma Monday (May 7th) which spotlights the most aggressive and deadliest form of skin cancer that has been …

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Women & Stroke

Women & Stroke

Blood pressure measures the force your blood exerts on blood vessel walls as it travels through your body. Your blood stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Surprised? You’re not alone. Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women, yet most women do not know their risk of having a stroke. These facts are alarming, but there …

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