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Walking Over Niagara Falls

Walking Over Niagara Falls

By Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor at Bayside Community Church During one of our Easter Services at Bayside Community Church, Nic Wallenda (one of our members) walked a high-tension cable over the audience in our auditorium as an illustration for our Lead Pastor, Randy Bezet’s, message. As Nic climbed onto the high wire and began his walk over our heads, …

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Effective Treatment for Venous Insufficiency

Effective Treatment for Venous Insufficiency

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Venous insufficiency, or leaky veins, is often the underlying cause of many seemingly unrelated symptoms such as night time leg cramps, Charley horses, restless legs syndrome and night time urination. Manuel Avalos, Jr. confided that his nighttime leg cramping had become very severe. “Years ago, I noticed that I was developing varicose veins in …

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Stem Cells Break 25-year Stalemate in COPD Options for Floridians

Stem Cells Break 25-year Stalemate

By David Ebner – Staff Writer     Since 1990, there have been a plethora of medical breakthroughs. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States even though death rates for heart disease have dropped by more than 35 percent since 1990. With the progress of cancer …

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Help For The Depressed

Help For The Depressed

According to NAMI (National Institute of Mental Illness) one in 10 Americans experience depression at some point in their lives yet only about 20 percent seek professional medical help—even though the condition is completely treatable. “May is National Mental Health Month,” says Jamie Seneca, Community Outreach Director for Nurse On Call. “Why not take this month to reflect on your …

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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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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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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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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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