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Should You Seek Medical Help for Heel Pain?

Should You Seek Medical Help for Heel Pain

Dr. Jamie E. Weaver, DPM – Foot and Ankle Surgeon One of the most common reasons that patients visit their physician is for heel pain. Our feet bear the weight of the entire body and if you are overweight, which is typical for many individuals with heel related discomfort, your feet and ankles are the most common areas injured due to …

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Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy Is Turning The Tide Against Some Cancers

Immunotherapy, an approach to cancer treatment that uses the body’s natural defenses, has been around for decades; however, the early forms of this type of treatment were very toxic and did not result in the desired outcomes for most patients. In the past 10 to 15 years, as researchers have learned much more about the genetics and mechanisms of cancer …

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Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

Better Hearing & Speech Month 2018

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Here at Life Care Center of Estero we want to recognize all speech language pathologists (SLPs) by celebrating better hearing and speech month. Speech language pathologists diagnose and treat a multitude of issues including swallowing difficulties, voice disorders, lip and facial weakness, clarity of speech and cognition (including …

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

We make particular note of this awareness effort in our communications, aide training, and public communications, because mental health plays such a large role in the care McKenney Home Care provides. In previous bulletins, we have already discussed how the informal caregivers of elderly loved ones are at greater risk for emotional health problems and how formal home care services can …

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NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

NEW HORIZONS IN VARICOSE VEIN THERAPY

By Dr. John P. Landi, MD, FACS, RPVI, RPhS, Diplomate of The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine OVERALL, VEIN THERAPY IN GENERAL AND VARICOSE AND SPIDER VEIN TREATMENTS SPECIFICALLY, HAVE UNDERGONE DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE LAST DECADE.  THIS RAPIDLY EVOLVING FIELD OF PHLEBOLOGY (THE TREATMENT OF VEINS) NOW HAS ITS OWN BOARD CERTIFICATION BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF …

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Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

Lifting Sagging Skin & Replacing Lost Volume Just Got Revitalized

One of the chief complaints of aging is the laxity of skin and volume loss to the face and neck. Through the years there have been multiple advancements in filling the contours of the face and laser therapy to tighten the skin. However, until recently a “new” procedure has been revived from years ago that is at the forefront of the …

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How to Stop Eating Junk Foods

How to Stop Eating Junk Foods

By Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., Board Certified Bariatric Physician, Board Certified Family Physician There is no real technical term for “junk” foods, though they tend to be high in calorie without offering any sort of health benefits in the form of nutrients and fiber. Despite the variety of salty and sweet, junk foods are well-known to come prepackaged on the shelves …

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Osteoarthritis… Is there any hope?

Osteoarthritis… Is there any hope?

By Dr Deanna Barbaro When diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, treatment usually consists of merely managing symptoms since there is no known medical cure for such joint degeneration. Managing symptoms usually consists of prescription medication such as analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, and hyaluronic acid injections. Patients are also encouraged to be physically active, stretch, manage weight and attend physical therapy. The goal …

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Paradise Found: Why French Polynesia is Countless Bucket Lists

: Why French Polynesia is Countless Bucket Lists

Karen Berger, a Travel Specialist with Preferred Travel of Naples recently experienced the tranquil beauty and relaxing atmosphere of French Polynesia on a seven day Paul Gauguin cruise (PG Cruises). This area is well known for its picturesque overwater bungalows. However, aboard the ship, you will experience an overwater bungalow in its own right, as you lavishly float along the water. …

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Pain in Your Feet and Toes: Don’t Let the Symptoms Escalate

Pain in Your Feet and Toes

Whether young or old, most people lucky enough to live in Florida appreciate the great outdoors. The weather and sunshine allow Floridians and visitors alike time well-spent kayaking, golfing, playing tennis, jogging, and participating in competitive sports for the majority of the year. While exercising outdoors is a healthy luxury, ballistic movements through exercise and sports- related activities can cause a …

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