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Your Ally in Medication Adherence

Your Ally in Medication Adherence

According to one estimate published in the New England Journal of Medicine, one-third to 69% of medication-re-lated hospital admissions and readmissions result from non-adherence.1 What’s more, the prevalence of medication non-adherence is surprisingly high. Michael Fischer, MD and colleagues followed 195,930 e-prescriptions made by 1,217 prescribers.2 On average, 22% were not even filled. The rate was highest among prescriptions for new …

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Cervical Spine Instability Getting a Correct Diagnosis with Digital Motion X-Ray and Restorative Treatment with Prolotherapy

By Debra K. Brinker, RN The cervical spine is unique, consisting of vertebrae that are smaller and more mobile than all of the movable vertebrae of the spine. This high degree of mobility is necessary in order to move the head through its varied range of motion. The cervical ligaments, stabilizing structures primarily responsible for connecting adjacent bones, are especially …

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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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Soothing the Soul, Healthy Living, and Cruising the World in Lavish Luxury

Soothing the Soul, Healthy Living, and Cruising the World in Lavish Luxury

One of life’s greatest pleasures is brought to us through unique experiences. Experiences of new sights, sounds, tastes, touch, and communication are what give us lasting memories and bonds. Silversea Cruise Line knows exactly how to welcome you to the WORLD. Liz Hillman, Senior Travel Specialist of Preferred Travel of Naples recently journeyed on a 121-day world cruise on Silversea’s …

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Tips for Staying Independent as You Age

Tips for Staying Independent as You Age

By Greg Pascucci Our nation will celebrate her 242nd birthday on July 4th. Known as Independence Day, it commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This month, we encourage older adults to begin taking steps to maintain their independence as they age. According to research, seniors who were active and engaged, retain better cognitive function and live independently longer. Here …

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The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

The Double-Sided Discomfort of Heel Pain

Dr. Michael J. Petrocelli, Every year more than a million patients visit their doctor due to heel pain! The most common foot and heel discomfort is caused by an excruciating disorder known as heel spurs in combination with plantar fasciitis. Heel Spurs Heel spurs are calcium deposits that grow into boney protrusions under the heel bone. They are usually not too …

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Autoimmune Thyroid Disease A Common Medical Condition

Autoimmune Thyroid Disease A Common Medical Condition

I just attended the annual meeting of the Institute of Function Medicine. An entire lecture was devoted to autoimmune thyroid conditions. One of the speakers asked the audience of almost 800 physician attendees, how many present had the condition of autoimmune thyroiditis themselves. Half of the participants raised their hands. Physicians with the condition attended so that they could further their …

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Living with Diabetes? Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective

Understanding the Disease from a Diabetologist’s Perspective – By Kara Jacobs – Dabetes is a term most Americans are becoming too comfortable with in their daily life.  Recent studies show that more and more of our local population are being diagnosed with diabetes–a disease that is largely preventable. Charles Kilo, M.D., of Millennium Physician Group in Naples, remembers growing up …

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Looking Good and Itchy

Looking Good and Itchy

By Daniel I. Wasserman, M.D. One of the most commons causes for patients to seek a dermatology consult is for itchy skin on the neck and/or face, particularly the eyelids. It is often surprising for patients to learn that one of the most common causes of an itchy rash on the face may be an allergy to something they may have …

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NASA-PATENTED THERAPY SHRINKS THE PROSTATE: NO PILLS – NO SURGERY – NO SIDE EFFECTS

NASA-PATENTED THERAPY SHRINKS THE PROSTATE

By Dr. Robert Gilliland, DC If you have an enlarged prostate (BPH) or erectile dysfunction (ED) the following information could be life changing! Recent double blind, placebo controlled medical studies have shown this non-invasive, NASA-patented therapy to: • Decrease prostate volume by an average of 57% • Reduce symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) • Reduce symptoms associated with erectile …

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