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What is Laser Periodontal Therapy?

By Dr. Joseph Farag – Finally, there’s good news for those of you who suffer from gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). We now offer an exciting laser based technique for treatment of periodontal disease called Laser Periodontal Therapy™. Through the use of Millenium Dental Technologies, Inc., PerioLase® Laser, designed especially for Laser Periodontal Therapy™, we can treat your moderate to …

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A Great Alternative to the Emergency Department?

Try Millennium Physician Group’s Walk-in Medical Center Feeling sick on a weekend or during the evening and need treatment? There’s a new alternative to the busy Emergency Department! Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center is a wonderful alternative to a busy Emergency Department for life’s minor health problems. This particular Walk-in Medical Center is unique to the area because it will be …

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Have Fun with Fruits & Vegetables!

By Charlotte County Health Department – One of the great things about fruits and vegetables is that something is always “in season.”  Freshly harvested produce is the best tasting, has the least waste and is generally the best buy. If you aren’t sure, staff in your produce section will know! Technology also helps us continue to have many of our …

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Low Vision

By Jackie Brodsky Marr – Infinity Occupational Therapist – Close your eyes and try to set the washing machine to your regular settings.  Close your eyes and try to set the oven to 350. Now open your eyes. If you had trouble doing these activities of daily living, imagine how it must feel for the many seniors who are presented …

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Healthier Ways To Treat Parkinson’s Disease

By Ramon Gil, M.D. – For many reasons, before and after carbidopa/levodopa was available (used for the first time in the late 1960’s), physicians have heavily depended on drug treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and related disorders. In 1994, Dr. Cynthia Comella, from Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center in Chicago, published the first controlled clinical trial looking at the effect …

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Prostate Cancer Screening: The REAL Scoop!

By William M. Figlesthaler, M.D. – Prostate cancer screening and PSA have received a great deal of press over the past couple of years, and it is time to set the record straight. Consistent with most years, in 2011 there were 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the United States and 33,720 U.S. men died of prostate cancer …

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Did Your Parents Ever Have “The Talk” With You?

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – In last month’s issue we covered seven things you need to know when considering an Assisted Living Community (also known Today, people are more occupied with their cell phones, i pads, and other electronic distractions to take the time to talk. But this specific talk is more on the emotional side where distractions need …

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Planning a Vacation?

Don’t let your hearing loss prevent you from getting the most out of your time off! By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. – Got a vacation coming up?  If you do, chances are you have a checklist of things that need to be done before you head out of town…i.e. cancel your mail and paper delivery, fill prescriptions and pack medications, …

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Minimally Invasive Treatment for Chronic Acid Reflux

By Lisa Minic – Do you suffer from chronic acid reflux, also known as GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? Is it limiting the foods you can eat or when you can eat? Does it keep you from sleeping comfortably, or sleeping at all? Until recently, there were only two treatment options for people suffering from GERD: prescription medication or invasive surgery. …

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Update on the Shrinking Man

By Bert Shubert, Certified Personal Trainer – Progressive Health Club holds a Lose to Win Contest every January. This year was our 6th annual contest. We had such good results, that a couple of our trainers are still running the program for new members. This is the same program that we run in January without the prizes. The best prize …

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