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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG – Until recently, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) was rarely addressed because women were reluctant to discuss the embarrassing symptoms. Because of our increasing life expectancy, POP has become one of the most common disorders women will face in their life-times.  Today, many gynecologists and primary care physicians routinely screen women for symptoms, and a new …

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Trouble Urinating? How a Quick, Safe Procedure Can Alleviate Your Urinary and Prostate Issue.

Trouble Urinating

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia During the life of a male, the prostate goes through two main growth phases. The first is during puberty when the prostate nearly doubles in size and the second happens in the young adults’ ages 20-30 when the prostate again begins to grow. Sometimes this second episode of growth causes an enlarged prostate; this is typically detected …

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Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist of Bayfront Health Medical Center

Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist of Bayfront Health Medical Center

At Bayfront Health Medical Group, their providers, surgeons and staff live in the local community and remain committed to providing personalized care to each and every patient. With offices in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port, you’ll find the care of specialists in general surgery, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and otolaryngology (ear, …

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What is That Lump in My Belly? Another article on hernias? Yes, they are that important. And that common.

What is That Lump in My Belly? Another article on hernias? Yes, they are that important. And that common.

By Adam P. Lipkin, MD, Fellow American College of Surgeons We recently dissected hernias of the groin (check out “What is That Lump in My Groin?” from the January edition at (swfhealthandwellnes.com) and I promised we would broaden the discussion to hernias of the abdominal wall. A hernia is defined as a defect (hole) in the tough layer of muscle (called …

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Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Understanding the Cognitive and Behavioral Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

By Carisa Campanella, Program Manager, Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects over one million people in the United States with 60,000 new cases being identified each year. Parkinson’s disease is caused by a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine; a chemical messenger in the brain which helps regulate movement. The four …

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Venous Insufficiency & Restless Leg Syndrome

Venous Insufficiency & Restless Leg Syndrome

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous Insufficiency I think it’s time to stop thinking about venous disease as limited to varicose veins. Of all the patients I see in my office, only about fifty percent of them have varicose veins, and the remainder have symptoms (what you feel) or signs (what you can see externally) of venous insufficiency other …

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Achieve Wellness with Chiropractic Care

Achieve Wellness with Chiropractic Care

Ultimately, the goal of receiving chiropractic adjustments should be to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health. In order to accomplish this, chiropractors can use and recommend a variety of natural healing methods, including adjustments, massage, trigger point therapy, nutrition, exercise rehabilitation, and counseling on lifestyle issues that impact your health. The primary focus is simply to …

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Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Focus on Head & Neck Cancers

Long-term survival of head and neck cancers is increasing. Establishing healthy habits can greatly reduce your risk of developing these and other related cancers. An estimated 436,060 survivors of head and neck cancer are living in the United States today, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and that number continues to grow. Through successful research and clinical trials, as …

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Urinary Incontinence

urinary incontinenece

Having an overactive bladder is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, nearly 15 percent of women are dealing with it on a chronic basis. As you may suspect, it is more prominent in women due to pregnancies, menopause, and the unique structure of the female urinary tract. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is a specific type of problem that is …

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Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in Foot and Ankle – To understand foot and ankle arthritis and how it affects us, we must first understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle. Amazingly, the foot and ankle are comprised of 28 bones and 30 joints! However, arthritis mostly affects a few specific …

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