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Achilles Tendonitis – How to Prevent further Injury

Achilles Tendonitis

Dr. Jamie E. Weaver – Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon There are two main calf muscles, the gastrocnemius, and the soleus; both of these large muscles are connected to the Achilles tendon.  The Achilles is the largest tendon in the body and is made up of fibrous tissue that resembles a rope like substance.  Along with the calf muscles, the Achilles …

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Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy

Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy

Upon aging, women will start to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalance, which can be related to perimenopause, menopause, postmenopause, giving birth or from a hysterectomy. Females tend to experience an imbalance of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, which can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, weight gain, loss of muscle, irritability and bone deficiency. Bone loss in …

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Why Do I Need a Primary Care Physician?

Why Do I Need a Primary Care Physician?

Many people believe they only need a doctor when they are sick.  However, having a primary care physician may be your key to staying healthy.  An important responsibility of a primary care physician is providing preventative care.  “A primary care physician is like a wellness coach,” said Holly Dagney, D.O., a board certified family medicine physician with Physicians Regional Medical Group.  …

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Regain Control of Your Life New Minimally Invasive Overactive Bladder Treatment Available

Regain Control of Your Life New Minimally Invasive Overactive Bladder Treatment Available

By Rolando Rivera, MD, FACS Do you ever find yourself struggling to hold it in? Or do you plan your social outings based on which local venues have the cleanest restrooms? If you are living with bladder symptoms of urgency, frequency, and leakage, it could be a common condition called overactive bladder (OAB). The incidence of OAB is staggering and …

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A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

A Novel Way for Managing Your Chronic Sinus Disease

More than 30 million people in the U.S. are affected by chronic sinusitis.  Each year it’s one of the most common reasons that individuals visit their doctor.  People who suffer from ongoing sinus complications usually have difficulty breathing, contributing to other health disorders. Some of the symptoms of Chronic Sinusitis are: • Nasal obstruction • Difficulty breathing • Postnasal drainage …

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Rest IS Best Importance of sleep on health and well-being.

Rest IS Best Importance of sleep on health and well-being.

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero That sounds good doesn’t it? Let’s all rest more.  I mean, you have always been told that getting enough sleep is important… but why? Getting enough sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life and overall safety. Physical Health: Sleep is necessary to …

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Tips for Talking to your Doctor about Pelvic Floor Disorders

Tips for Talking to your Doctor about Pelvic Floor Disorders

It can be difficult to talk about problems such as incontinence or vaginal bulges, even with a doctor. But doctors are used to talking about these problems, and it’s worth asking about your symptoms because they can be treated. Your doctor may refer you to a urogynecologist – an expert in treating these problems – if your doctor thinks a specialist …

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Treating Ingrown Toenails

Treating Ingrown Toenails

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.A.S., C.W.S.P. Toenails that curl in on the sides can penetrate through the toe’s skin causing a great deal of discomfort and even infection.  If you’ve ever had an ingrown toenail, you know that the pain coming from that tiny little area on your body is excruciating and not easily overlooked. There are ways that you …

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Summer Safety

Summer Safety

Longer days, warmer sunshine, and a few safety precautions During the next few months, families will be more active than normal with school being out and summer vacations planned.  We will be enjoying excursions, playing on the beach, visiting parks and barbecuing a lot more often.  With all of this extra activity comes the unfortunate increased chance of injury.  Summer safety …

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Cutting Edge Technology and Science Meet to Make You Look Years Younger!

Cutting Edge Technology and Science Meet to Make You Look Years Younger!

Swan Centers is comprised of two distinct and different companies; The first is Swan Age Reversal Centers, which offers Non-Surgical Treatments and the second is Swan Plastic Surgery Centers, which offers Cosmetic Surgery Procedures.  With these two options, it allows you the opportunity to have a wide array of choices for all of your Aesthetic and Cosmetic needs, all under one …

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