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Speech, More Than Just Talk

Speech More Than Just Talk

Most people associate speech therapy with the ability or lack there of to speak, and therapy associated with that. Speech rehabilitation is only a small part of what speech therapist do. In fact, speech-language therapists have many responsibilities in acute-care settings, medical inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and rehabilitation in the home care setting. Speech Therapist work closely with physician specialists …

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The Future of Healthcare Education at FSW

The Future of Healthcare Education at FSW

By Dr. Marie Collins, Dean, FSW School of Health Professions New technology changes how teachers reach students and nowhere is that paradigm more evident than at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). In the School of Health Professions,  a diverse group of students are prepared for multiple careers ranging from emergency medical technicians to respiratory therapists. Like many notable hospitals and …

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‘Tis The Season To Give Back Volunteering Can Improve Physical & Mental Health

Volunteering Can Improve Physical & Mental Health

By Amy Hilliard The holiday season is in full swing. In addition to shopping and entertaining family and friends, the holidays are also a great time to be of service to others. Everyone, regardless of age, can volunteer. In fact, older adults have a lifetime of knowledge, expertise and skills which make them especially equipped to positively impact society and …

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Are Stem Cells the Next Penicillin?

Stem Cells the Next Penicillin

By David Ebner, Staff Writer Chances are that you have heard about stem cells—they have been in the news for years. But did you know that stem cells are being used right now in the United States to treat debilitating lung diseases? Sufferers of diseases like COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema and interstitial lung disease are receiving life changing stem cell …

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Specialized Imaging Available in Local Office

Specialized Imaging Available in Local Office

By Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte – Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte opened in 2005 with the objective of providing residents of Port Charlotte and the surrounding area with the highest quality of medical imaging possible. Since that time, Advanced Imaging has continued to grow and evolve with the newest medical technology available. Advanced Imaging began with the concepts of …

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Where’s the Nearest Restroom?

Nearest Restroom

Dr. Carl Klutke Many people don’t realize how common urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB) are. In fact, these two conditions are among the top 10 chronic conditions effecting American women. For millions of Americans, incontinence is not just a medical problem. It is a problem that also affects emotional, psychological and social well-being. Many people are afraid to …

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The Gift Of Joyful Thought

The Gift Of Joyful Thought

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church My Uncle Mutt always smiled. His real first name was Eugene, but everyone called him Mutt. Late at night, sitting around a pot of Maxwell House coffee, my Dad and Uncle Mutt would tell jokes and “side splitting” hunting and fishing stories until around 2:00 am. Glued to every word …

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Knee Pain Does Not Mean You Need Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery

By Physicians Rehabilitation Aperson 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 of us have usually taken for granted. For many, knee …

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Safety First

Safety First

Contrary to what Hollywood portrays, aging can be a wonderful thing. Getting to see our children grow up into mature adults and live out their goals is a very rewarding process. One of the main purposes on this earth, besides our own happiness, is to pass our knowledge and wisdom to the next generation. “Leave this place better than we …

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STOP DIABETES

STOP DIABETES

Provided by The American Diabetes Association Diabetes is a serious disease, and you probably know someone who is affected by it. Nearly 30 million* children and adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes. About eight million of those people don’t know they have it, which means they’re not getting the care they need to stay healthy. About 5% of …

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