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Medical Marijuana: A Viable Treatment Option for PTSD Most Likely The Only One You NEED

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other similar disorders, is a qualifying condition for medical marijuana treatment. PTSD can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening, traumatic, or terrifying events that cause intense fear, helplessness, or physical harm such as sexual or physical assault, unexpected death of a loved one, a motor vehicle accident, war, or natural disaster. Family members of …

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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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Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

Painful, Swollen Legs When You Travel? Time for a Vein Evaluation

By Patrick Nero, MD, FACS, RPVI Modern air travel can be challenging for any number of reasons – long lines, cramped seats, and poor customer service to name a few. At Vein Specialists, many of our patients have a hard time with air travel for other reasons. They have a hard time sitting for prolonged periods and develop leg swelling and …

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See Better, Live Longer Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life

By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS After learning she had cataracts in both eyes, Jacqueline Pearlman began researching cataract surgeons in her area of Southwest Florida. Today, she is beyond thrilled with how well she can see since having her cataracts removed at Frantz EyeCare last year. “My vision now is amazing,” said Jacqueline. “It’s amazing what you see now …

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Stroke Master Products: Recovering Stability, Gait, & Balance After a Stroke

Stroke Master Products

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 15 million people suffer stroke worldwide each year. Of these, 5 million die and another 5 million are permanently disabled. According to the National Stroke Association, “Foot drop is common after a stroke. It is a weakness or paralysis that limits your ability to raise the front part of your foot. The foot …

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Are You Suffering From Back Pain and Limited Range of Motion?

Are You Suffering From Back Pain and Limited Range of Motion?

Many of us strain our backs by lifting things improperly, having bad posture, sleeping in curled up positions, and wearing uncomfortable shoes. Perhaps you have been lifting heavy objects like furniture, doing rigorous yard work, or maybe you’re one of the many people that don’t hold their stomachs in toward their spine. No matter how you’ve hurt your back, many individuals …

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PROBLEMS IN PARADISE HOMESTEAD TITLED TO YOUR TRUST AND LAPSED DEVICES

PROBLEMS IN PARADISE HOMESTEAD TITLED TO YOUR TRUST AND LAPSED DEVICES

By James W. Mallonee Recently, I’ve been involved in a case that has two major issues pertaining to real property and its distribution to the beneficiaries of a trust. One party says they are in control of a piece of property and that a specifically devised portion of property is also theirs. As you can imagine, the other side is …

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A Healthier You: Put a Preventive Care Plan into Action

A Healthier You: Put a Preventive Care Plan into Action

By Dr. Christine Laramée, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare North/Central Florida You don’t have to be sick to visit your primary care physician. Being proactive and working with your doctor to create a preventive care plan can help you live a healthier life and maybe even reduce your health care costs. Preventive care plans simply start with routine checkups and screenings. …

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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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Hearing vs. Vision

Hearing vs. Vision

There is a common misconception that if you can buy a pair of readers from the drugstore for your vision, why can’t it be that simple for your hearing? By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Hearing and vision are both very important senses; however, losing your hearing is very different from losing your vision.  The main difference between these two types …

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