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Eating For Skin Health

By Nora A. Davis, MS, ARNP – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified – Charlotte County Health Department – Have you heard “you are what you eat?” Research has shown that the food we eat definitely affects the skin.  Our skin is the largest human organ and not only gives us our appearance and shape, but protection, regulation of temperature, …

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The Cure for Mid-Life Crisis

By Bill Bambrick, Lexington Manor – The day starts with a cup of coffee, bowl of cereal, and some serious time in front of the mirror counting gray hairs on his balding head. He then wraps himself in misery and self pity to improve his self image with a racy new sports car. We relate to this crisis that’s glamorized …

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Got Milk? No Whey!

We were at a birthday party in 2002. We had just eaten cake and ice cream. Our son Paul’s lip swelled, he became lethargic, started wheezing and vomited. We quickly recognized that he was having an anaphylactic reaction, gave him Benadryl, and called 911. We were fairly certain that it was a reaction to what he had eaten, but there …

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By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., Director, Advanced Hearing Center, Englewood, FL – If you or someone you know suffers from hearing loss, you will understand how frustrating it can sometimes be to speak to family, friends and business associates over the phone.  The constant struggle to understand leads to frequent requests by the listener for the speaker to repeat what …

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“Post Stroke Spasticity”

By Ramon A. Gil, M.D. – This is May: “Stroke Awareness Month” and you may have already heard that in 2011 Stroke became the 4th, no longer the 3rd, cause of death in this country. This great achievement does not resolve other aspects of this huge public health problem. Stroke remains the number 1 cause of severe long term disability, …

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When Should One Begin Having Mammograms?

By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – Lately, there has been quite a bit of conflicting information on when women should begin having mammograms and if there is a magic age when women can stop having mammograms. Every time a new study comes out or a new recommendation is made, women become confused and perhaps even complacent in having their …

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Do You Suffer With Dry Eyes?

By Dr. Todd B. Lang – Dry eyes affect over 20 million people in the US. It will usually start later in life, especially in women starting in the late 40s to early 50s. The symptoms start with a simple burning or dryness.  This can progress to an itchy sensation, stinging, gritty or sandy sensation, light sensitivity, blurry vision, night …

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Limb swelling: what it indicates about your body

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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Hematuria – Refer or Repeat?

By Nicholas Franco, M.D., Board Certified Urologist – Hematuria can be divided into two categories. Gross hematuria and microhematuria. Gross hematuria is visible blood in the urine with or without blood clots and may range from a blush color to dark red. Microhematuria is blood found on urinalysis that is not visible. Although a urine dipstick test may read positive …

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Nanny Granny – Back on Track – Gloria Schoenfeld’s Story

Patient Testimonial for Dr. Gino Sedillo at CardioVascular Solutions Institute Gloria Schoenfeld went to see her cardiologist because she had been experiencing consistent leg pain. The cardiologist discovered that Gloria had no discernible pulse and determined that surgery was needed to correct the problem. He referred her to a surgeon. “I made an appointment with the referred surgeon, and during …

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