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With Inner Engineering – Reducing Stress Isn’t As Hard As You Think

With Inner Engineering

Stressed out? If so, you’re not alone; the American Psychological Society reports that almost a quarter of adults in the U.S. are under extreme stress. The silver lining is that finding your way out—transmuting your stress into happiness; pain into peace—may be easier than you think. Perhaps you have explored methods to improve your health or mental clarity, or simply to …

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Keeping an EYE on Health Care

Wait, I’ve never heard of ‘diabetic retinopathy.’ I’m inquisitive about many things. I was the kind of child who used to exhaust my doctors with so many HOW, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and WHY questions that I not only exhausted the docs, but I often exhausted the time available for an actual exam. As I have gotten older, I have become …

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Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

Head, Neck and Oral Cancers Often Found in Routine Exams

April is the national awareness month for Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal (Head and Neck) Cancers. While not as common as some other types of malignancies, these cancers can often be discovered during routine screening exams by a dentist, medical doctor, dental hygienist, or even by self-exam. According to the American Cancer Society, some of the early warning signs and symptoms …

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Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

Ladies, If You Are Looking for a New Urologist, Consider a Urogynecologist

What is Urogynecology? Many women experience problems that overlap between the fields of gynecology and urology, and they often bounce back and forth between the two specialties. Urogynecology bridges that gap and allows for both of these issues to be addressed by one physician. The field of Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology and is dedicated to the …

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Women, Addiction, and Ongoing Recovery

Women, Addiction, and Ongoing Recovery

Unique Challenges of Women While addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an equal-opportunity disease, women are affected differently than men. Generally speaking, women progress faster in addiction than men, face different barriers to getting help, and recover differently. Recognizing these differences can be critical in identifying addiction and determining the most effective treatment options. Women and Addiction Historically Historically, …

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Treatment of Depression for Sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease

Treatment of Depression for Sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. In the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, a face may …

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The Carlisle Invites Public to Benefit Fashion Show for Local Students

The Carlisle Invites Public to Benefit Fashion Show for Local Students

Intergenerational Programs Benefits Old & Young Alike By Amy Hilliard Research continues to show that when young and old come together to form fun, meaningful relationships, both generations reap a wealth of emotional and physical benefits including improved self-esteem and overall health. The Carlisle Naples, an active retirement community, has a long-standing partnership with Sabal Palm Elementary School and promotes …

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The Very Greatest: The Final Fight of Muhammed Ali and the Future of Stem Cell Therapy for COPD

COPD

There isn’t much debate when it comes to the legacy of Muhammed Ali. He was, as he often claimed, “the greatest” boxer of his era, winning his first Olympic Gold medal at the age of 18. And, he was a rebel too. As a civil rights vanguard, he blatantly refused the draft leading to his arrest and the stripping of …

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National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

National Occupational Therapy (OT) Month

By Ashley Carlson, DPT, ATC, MTC, OP Coordinator  Life Care Center of Estero Happy national occupational therapy month! This month is used to recognize those who spend their lives working to improve yours.  Occupational therapists provide hands on rehabilitation to help patients after illness or injury, or patients with disabilities improve their ability to move and function in daily life. One …

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Healing Your Heel Pain

Healing Your Heel Pain

Plantar fasciitis is the number one reason that doctors see patients experiencing heel pain. Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., F.A.C.A.S., C.W.S.P. So what is plantar fasciitis?  It is strained ligaments in the arch of your foot that connects to your heel.  These ligaments may have tiny tears or ruptures that cause a great deal of excruciating pain for many patients. This …

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