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Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

By Kailee Witt, MA – Associate Director, Enrollment Management Systems & Communications at FSW Jessica Clark, APR – Public Relations and Marketing Associate at FSW Whether brought on by workplace stressors, a busy or changing home life, or genetics, mental health issues can impact anyone at any stage of life. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), “1 …

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee – Why suffer needlessly?

By Physicians Rehabilitation Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common illness that causes joints to become stiff and extremely painful.  If you have been diagnosed with OA you are not alone.  Over 27 million people in the United States alone are reported to have this condition! Though OA can affect multiple joints in your body, it is most common in the knees, …

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THE FRACTURE

THE FRACTURE

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellow Foot and Ankle You may have heard the term stress fracture, but just what is it and how does one get it? A stress fracture is exactly what it states it is, a fracture of the bone caused by “stress” to the bone. It is a “microfracture” of the …

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Understanding & Effectively Managing Your Chronic Limb Swelling

Chronic Limb Swelling

By Alyssa Parker A compression pump is widely recognized as effective treatment option for limb swelling. Compression pumps are a safe way to assist your body’s circulatory system in moving the excess fluid which has accumulated in the limb and can cause painful swelling, non-healing wounds, heaviness, and discomfort decreasing your mobility. The compression pump is a gentle massaging technique …

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PSA Screening – Reducing Deaths in Men

PSA Screening

Dr. Carl Klutke In the past few years PSA has been at the center of a great deal of controversy.  Yearly screening of men with this blood test, which has been the norm has come under fire following recent recommendations by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) with the recommendation by this group that screening be eliminated. Since …

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Your Mouth is a Window to Your Overall Health

Your Mouth is a Window to Your Overall Health

By Dr. Alexander Gaukhman Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health — or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Understand the intimate connection between oral health and overall health and what you can do to protect yourself. What’s the connection between oral health and overall health? Like …

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What Your Untreated Hearing Loss is doing to YOUR Brain…

What Your Untreated Hearing Loss is doing to YOUR Brain

By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D. Hearing loss is a fact of life for more than 48 million Americans.  According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, this fact may increase the risk of cognitive problems and even dementia.  “The general perception is that hearing loss is a relatively inconsequential part of aging,” says Frank Lin, an otologist and epidemiologist at …

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Prolapse – It’s not something you have to live with.

Prolapse - It’s not something you have to live with

Have you ever felt like there is an unusual “fullness” in your vagina or pelvis, or felt a fleshy mass where you have never seen one before?  Some women describe this feeling as “sitting on a ball”! You may have a pelvic prolapse.  This is nothing to be alarmed about as you can overcome pelvic prolapse. It is difficult to …

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Three Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems, One Hospital in Charlotte County

Three Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems

Patients often resist or delay necessary surgery because of the toll it takes on their body and their lifestyle. At Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, it’s possible to have complex procedures but with less pain and a faster recovery time—thanks to the revolutionary Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems. These innovative systems allow surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures through tiny incisions, which may …

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SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND ITS IMPACT ON REAL ESTATE, DEATH AND TAXES

SAME SEX MARRIAGE

By James W. Mallonee During the summer of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the concept of marriage equality. Following that ruling, the court went on to decide that State laws banning same sex marriages were unconstitutional.  That decision was born out of a New York case called Windsor v. United States.  It involved a same sex American couple …

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