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The Reason You Don’t Feel Fantastic and How to Fix It

By Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl Ac, AP Do you have any, some or all of the following 5 symptoms? . Fatigue . Depression &/or Anxiety &/or Insomnia . Weight Gain, especially around the abdomen . Digestive Problems and Strong Cravings . Sex Hormone Imbalance (low testosterone, menopausal symptoms, etc) These are problems in the majority of people that come to …

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Your Checklist When Going to the Doctor/Dentist: Health Care Surrogate Designation, HIPAA Release, and Living Will

By Bonie S. Montalvo The time has arrived.  You cannot prolong it any longer, it is now time for your visit with the dentist. Did you thoroughly brush your teeth? Did you floss? Did you bring you HIPAA release? Wait. What? Yes, you heard right, your HIPAA release, along with your Health Care Surrogate Designation and your Living Will.  Imagine that …

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Failure is a Part of Growth

Failure is a Part of Growth

By Pastor Timothy L. Neptune The Apostle Peter was a bold man. He stepped up when others stepped back. He was often the first to speak in a group setting. Because of his faith, he was able to walk on water. And, like most risk takers, he experienced his share of failures. Faith involves risk. Failure is a possibility.  But …

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Legalization of Marijuana: Political, Social, Legal or Medical Conundrum

Legalization of Marijuana

Information here has been extracted from recent article by Robert DuPont, MD and can be found on the www.rivermendhealth.com website. Recently in the State of Florida Amendment 2 was endorsed by 72% of Florida Voters. State Senator Rob Bradley intends to file a bill saying “Our constitutional duty is to ensure the availability and safe use of medical marijuana in …

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Sun: Benefits, Risks and Keeping Your Skin Healthy

Sun: Benefits, Risks and Keeping Your Skin Healthy

By Cheryl Bernardi, Manager at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs Summer, as blissful and carefree as it is, also means sun exposure and potential skin damage. We have been told for 40+ years that sun exposure is bad, will cause skin cancer and damage to your skin. However what was not mentioned was that a limited amount of sun exposure …

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Is There an Alternative to Joint Replacement?

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By Debra K. Brinker, RN Joint replacement surgeries are increasing rapidly. In the last ten years, knee replacements have more than doubled and hip replacements more than tripled.1 The most common cause of chronic knee and hip pain leading to joint replacement is osteoarthritis. Other causes of knee and hip pain include bursitis, tendonitis, sports injuries, chondromalacia patella, ligament injury, …

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Charcot Foot Deformity Why Diabetics Should Be Concerned

Charcot Foot Deformity Why Diabetics Should Be Concerned

Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., C.W.S.P. Board Certified Ankle and Foot Surgeon and Board Certified Wound Care Specialist Over 6 million people in the United States have Type II Diabetes.  Along with this diagnosis, come many secondary disorders and complications.  One of the main side effects of the disease is nerve damage due to high blood sugar.  The most common area …

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The Life Care Center of Estero-Making You Feel at Home

The Life Care Center of Estero-Making You Feel at Home

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Not all assisted living facilities are the same, and that’s certainly true of Life Care Center.  Making the decision to leave your home and live in a facility can be a challenging process.  Word of mouth is usually a good determiner of quality care within a respectful environment, …

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Create a Safe Home for Dementia Patients

People with Alzheimer’s can live in their homes, as long as safety measures are in place. As Alzheimer’s progresses, a person’s abilities change. But with some creativity and problem solving, you can adapt the home environment to support these changes. How dementia affects safety? With creativity and flexibility, you can create a home that is both safe and supportive of the …

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Premier Smiles Whitening and Brightening

Premier Smiles Whitening and Brightening

When some children start to get their permanent teeth, they may have more of a yellow hue than their deciduous teeth originally did.  This can be from illness, certain medications like tetracycline that stains the teeth from within, or their permanent teeth may just naturally be a darker color, but why do our teeth seem to darken with age? Our teeth …

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