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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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THE FRACTURE That May Cause You Stress

By Myles Rubin Samotin, MD – Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship Trained in 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 …

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Nurses Making a Difference in our Community

By Infinity Homecare Linda Wilson, LPN, is a per-diem nurse who has been employed in the Port  Charlotte  Infinity  office  for several years. She continuously strives to “make a difference” in the lives of everyone that she touches, including her patients. We consider her a “quiet-angel” as she is ever so subtle in reporting her good deeds. When the office …

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Urgent Care Center Provides Alternative to Emergency Department

Millennium’s Walk-in Medical Center Provides Fast, Affordable Care Is my life at risk? This is the No. 1 question you should ask if you are trying to decide whether to visit an urgent care center or an emergency department. “If you feel as if your health problem is life-threatening, you need to go to an emergency room immediately. If it’s …

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Lead Poisoning is No Joke!

Protect Your Child Today – By Charlotte County Health Department – Like many other health hazards lead is invisible, but it is everywhere. A heavy metal that accumulates in the body, lead typically victimizes young children. Between 2005 and 2009, there were 1,531 reported new cases of childhood lead poisoning. Because lead-based threats are common yet often ignored, the Florida …

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Family History Matters – Mr. Lobo’s Story

– By CardioVascular Solutions Institute – I was raised in a boarding school with regular meals and never consumed soda, fast food, etc. In adulthood, I kept up good eating habits along with my beautiful wife Melanie and our two children. We also tried to stay healthy by not smoking or drinking in excess. With good dietary habits, why am …

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Q & A Women’s HEALTH

By Jonathan Jay, MD, Board Certified Urologist Q: I had a sling for bladder control problems, six months ago, but I still have urinary leakage. What can I do? A: Although technical or healing issues can play a role, other factors may have been involved with your leakage in the first place. A careful history and examination as well as …

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Out Of The Emotional Darkness

– By Jennifer Cooke, D.O. – In just fifteen minutes another person will die from suicide. That person didn’t have to die. Preliminary data for the 2010 National Vital Statistics Report shows that suicide was the 10th leading cause of death. Annually suicide claims the lives of 35,000-40,000 Americans. The estimated financial cost is over $100 million per year. The …

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Study Reveals Diabetes and Age

Can Cause Hearing Loss in Women – By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., Director, Advanced Hearing Center, Englewood, FL – In a recent study of 990 patients by Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, it was discovered that having diabetes can cause women to experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they age, especially when diabetes is not controlled through …

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Psychotherapy can Lesson Generalized Anxiety Disorder

– By Dr. Paul Rodriquez, Ph.D. – Concerns are part of life for most people that are expressed as fears and worry periodically through day to day activities. But people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) worry all the time – about money, health, family, work or almost anything. Just the thought of getting through the day can trigger intense fears. …

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